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Continuing Education Programme
course on Bioinformatics during 1-5 November 2004. Dr PK Banerjee, Director, DIPAS inaugurated the course which was attended by 20 participants from Life Sciences laboratories. The topics covered included: bioinformatic analysis in genome research, gene prediction, comparative genomics, pharmacogenomics, statistical methods in biology; bioinformatics in proteome research consisting of algorithms for protein structure prediction, structure based drug designing; modelling, fold recognition and ab initio approaches, computer aided drug designing, web-based resources for bioinformatics, knowledge discovery in biological data mining, computing language UNIX/PERL, etc. Dr Soma Sarkar, Sci E was the Course Director while Dr YK Sharma, Sci D was the Course Coordinator.
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, organised a course on Recent Trends in Microbiological Quality Testing of Foods during 1-5 November 2004. Dr V Shreenivasa Murthy, former Dy Director, CFTRI, Mysore inaugurated the course. The lectures delivered during the course highlighted the testing methods including molecular and immunological technique, matrix associated laser techniques, flow cytometry and biosensors.
Institute for Systems Studies and Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, organised a course on Emerging Trends in Modelling and Simulation during 27 September-1 October 2004. Thirty-two scientists from different DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The course commenced with theme talk by Shri KVSS Prasad Rao, CCR&D (TMS) and Distinguished Scientist. The subjects covered included: concepts of modelling and simulation, applications in weapon effectiveness analysis, air warfare modelling, missiles systems, communication systems, damage assessment, evaluation of warheads, life cycle costing and state-of-the-art distributed simulation, all time simulation and fuzzy applications in modelling.
Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam, organised a course on Embedded Systems during 13-17 September 2004. Dr K Satyanarayana, Director, NSTL inaugurated the course. Participants from 10 DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Topics covered during the course were: design, real-time operating systems, embedded compilers, HDLs and PLDs, VLSI design, VHDL and verilog, power processors, case studies of missile and LCA-Tejas applications. Smt M Sandhya, Sci E was the Course Director.
Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, organised a course on Rules and Regulations as Applicable to Establishment Functioning during 1-5 November 2004. Shri RC Sethi, Director, VRDE inaugurated the course which was attended by 30 participants from various labs/estts. The major topics covered during the course were: organisational structure of DRDO, leave rules, administrative appointments, Trade Union Act 1926, Factory Act 1948, recruitment process, handling of court cases, budget control and monitoring, and documentation procedures, etc.
Other Courses / Conferences / Seminars
Defence Laboratory (DL), Jodhpur, organised a training course on Radiological Emergencies for ITBP and CISF Officers/Personnel during 13-15 and 18-20 October 2004, respectively. Nineteen participants from ITBP and 20 participants from CISF attended the course. Shri RK Syal, Director, inaugurated the ITBP course while Dr MP Chacharkar, Group Director inaugurated the CISF course. Shri DK Tripathi, Sci D was the Course-Coordinator for both the courses.
A session of DRDO Agri-Food Industry Meet in progress
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, organised a DRDO Agri-food Industry Meet on 16 October 2004 with a view to familiarise the industries with the technologies developed by the food and agricultural laboratories. More than 40 repre-sentatives from about 30 industries along with the representatives of four DRDO Agri-food Labo-ratories participated in the meet. An exhibition of products from DFRL, Mysore; DARL, Pithoragarh; FRL, Leh; and DRL, Tezpur was also organised on this occasion. Eleven different entrepreneurs showed interest in acquiring technologies from these laboratories.
Microwave Tube Research and Development Centre (MTRDC), Bangalore, organised a two-day National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Vacuum-Electronic Devices and Applications during 30-31 October 2004 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Foundation of MTRDC and also to commemorate the Centenary of Thermonic Diode, which heralded the electronic era. Shri VP Sandlas, CC R&D (ECS) and Distinguished Scientist inaugurated the seminar and delivered the Presidential Address. Shri Y Gopala Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics was the Chief Guest. Dr Lalit Kumar, Director, MTRDC welcomed the gathering and introduced the theme of the seminar. Shri Basavarajaiah, Director, Bharat Electronics, Bangalore Complex, released a souvenir. One-hundred and ten delegates from the leading production and research institutions of the country participated in the seminar.
Technology Transfer of X-band Coupled-Cavity TWT
Dr Lalit Kumar, Director, MTRDC, Bangalore, and Shri S C Khanna, Director (C&MS), Bharat Electronics signed the Transfer of Technology (TOT) documents pertaining to X-Band CC-TWT for Tejas (LCA) Multi-Mode Radar. The function was presided over by Shri VP Sandlas, CC R&D (ECS) and Distinguished Scientist and Shri Y Gopala Rao who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Shri M B Verma, Director, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bangalore, was the Guest of Honour. Shri V P Sandlas handed over the TOT documents to Shri Y Gopala Rao. The ceremony coincided with the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of Foundation of MTRDC and also the commemoration of the Centenary of Thermonic Diode.