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DEBEL - Director's Profile

Mrs. Manimozhi Theodore graduated from the University of Madras with BE (Honours) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in the year 1984. She joined LRDE, DRDO in 1984. She completed her Post-graduation in System Science & Automation from the prestigious institute of IISc, Bangalore in Robotics in the year 1991. In the year 2000 she joined CAIR, DRDO.

During her tenures at both LRDE and CAIR, she actively contributed and led projects in the field of Secured Net Centric C3I and Communication Systems. She was the lead developer in development of Secure Net-centric C3I Systems for Army right from inception, User requirement capture including security requirements, development, ToT to production agency and induction including post induction support. She has been deeply involved in development and fielding of Bulk Encryption Equipments, Secure Telephone, Artillery Combat Command and Control System and Security Systems for Army Radio Engineering Network.

She has established Organizational Policies for Quality Assurance. With her sustained efforts, CAIR obtained ISO 9001:2008 in Nov 2009, was accredited CMMI Dev 1.3 Maturity Level 2 Appraised Establishment in May 2014. It was the first lab in DRDO to receive this accreditation. Subsequently in Nov 2016, the CAIR was upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 compliant.

She was awarded the DRDO Performance Excellence Award in 2007 and Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award in 2010. She was bestowed with Laboratory Technology Team Award in 2013 and Technology Group Award in 2014. She was felicitated as Senior Woman Scientist in 2015.

Mrs. Manimozhi Theodore, Sc 'G' took over as Director, CAIR in June 2017 and subsequently as Director, DEBEL in June 2019.

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