Smt U Jeya Santhi
Outstanding Scientist & Director General - Human Resources (HR)
Smt U. Jeya Santhi, OS has been appointed as DG(HR), DRDO HQrs, New Delhi with effect from 01 July 2023. Smt U Jeya Santhi, Outstanding Scientist is a graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore with a Post Graduation in Computer Science from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Smt Jeya Santhi served as Director SAG from 01 Feb 2021 to 30 June 2023.
She joined DRDO at Electronics and Radar Development Estt. (LRDE) in 1989 wherein she worked in development of various Advanced Speech Secrecy Systems for Army Radio Engineering Network with her specialization in Embedded Controller Design.
In July 1995, She was posted to CVRDE and made significant contributions to various projects including VEDAS( Vehicle Electronic Data Acq Systems) & Active Suspension Controller for MBT ARJUN, Development of CAN based Integrated Vehicle Electronic Controller for commercial vehicles . As a core member of Futuristic Combat System program, she made notable contributions in initiation of the project ‘Unmanned Ground Vehicles’. She has presented number of papers on the development of the controllers for Vetronics applications with high speed data buses during her tenure at CVRDE.
Later, she moved to DRDO, New Delhi where she has spear headed number of projects in various capacities from Project Director, Technology Director to Associate Director. She played a key role in planning and implementation of various projects in meeting the requirements of tri services.
She is a recipient of DRDO Performance Excellence award, Strategic Contribution award, Scientist of the year award, and number of Lab level individual and technology group awards.