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IAT, Pune

The Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, organised a National Seminar on Reliability Analysis & Engineering, during 14-15 June 2001. The Seminar was aimed at discussing reliability evaluation techniques, quality assurance, software reliability , reliability estimation, maintainability, safety and hazard analysis, etc. Forty-four technical papers were presented in the Seminar. Shri Arun Firodia, Chairman and Managing Director, Kinetic Engineering Ltd, Pune, inaugurated the Seminar. Prof GS Mani, Director & Dean, IAT and Chairman, Organising Committee, spoke on the objectives of the Seminar as to bring together engineers, academicians, project managers and manufacturers on one platform to share their experiences in the areas related to reliability, maintainability and test procedures. In addition to the technical sessions, industrial sessions on software tools used for reliability analysis were also organised as apart of the Seminar. About 120 participants attended the Seminar. Lt Gen Amarjit Singh, Director General of Quality Assurance , released the Proceedings and Souvenir of the Seminar .

LRDE, Bangalore

The Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore, organised an All India Inaugural session of the conference under progressConference on Emerging EMC Issues in the New Millennium, during 19-21 June 2001. Shri VP Sandlas, Distinguished Scientist and CC R&D (S), inaugurated the Conference.

Dr G M Cleetus, Director, LRDE, presided over the function. Delegates from DRDO, Services, public and private sector undertakings, and academic institutions attended the Conference.

The Conference was spread over 10 sessions covering 40 technical papers on various subjects of EMI/EMC. Dr KG Narayanan, Chief Advisor & Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bangalore, chaired the concluding session of the Conference.

SASE, Manali

The Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Manali, conducted a Dissemination Workshop on Avalanche Feedback (DWAF-2001) from 30 April to 1 May 2001. Officers from various   formations of 14 and 15 Corps and Border Roads Organisation attended the Workshop. The Workshop, organised in .four technical sessions, aimed at bringing the users and scientists on a common platform to discuss about the winter 2000-2001 and the steps to be taken to improve upon the accuracy of  avalanche prediction and to minimise casualities due to avalanches.

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