MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programme

ARDE, Pune

Under the continuing education programme (CEP) of DRDO, the Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, organised a course on Basic Production Technology during 18-22 September 2000. The topics covered during the course were: Basic concepts of production, conventional machining process, recent trends in CNC machining, properties of materials, quality control aspects of production, piezoceramics, and rubber, plastics and composites. Participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course.

ARDE also organised a course on Munition Technology during 21- 25 August 2000. Twenty-eight participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: Air-delivered ammunition, ballistics, naval ammunition, shaped charges, mines, grenades, rocketry, and recent trends in the field of high performance ammunition. The faculty was drawn from ARDE and HEMRL, Pune.

ISSA, Delhi

The Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, organised a course on Software Reliability Engineering during 18-22 September 2000. Twenty-four participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: Software reliability models, software testing, verification and validation, software maintenance, software quality assurance, optimization and fault tolerance of software system, etc. Prof KK Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , Delhi; Prof PK Kapur, Department of Operational Research, and Prof PS Grover, Director, Computer Centre, University of Delhi, were amongst the guest faculty.

HEMRL, Pune

The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, organised a course on High Energy Materials, during 4-15 September 2000. Dr HS Yadav, Offg. Director, HEMRL, inaugurated the course. The topics covered during the course were: High energy materials, covering synthesis and characterisation, processing, safety etc.
of rocket propellants, gun propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics. The faculty was drawn from HEMRL, Pune University and other DRDO labs/estts. Twenty-six participants from IAT, HEMRL and ARDE attended the course. Dr SP Panda, Sci G , IAT, offered the valedictory address. Dr SN Asthana was the Course Director while Dr T Mukundan was the Course Coordinator.

IAT, Pune

The Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, organised a course on Launch Dynamics & Internal Ballistics of Guns during 11-15 September 2000. Ten scientists from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered during the course were:Launch dynamics and internal ballistics. Dr RC Tripathy, Sci E and Dr (Mrs) SD Naik, Sci D, were Course Director and Course Coordinator , respectively.

TBRL, Chandigarh

The Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) , Chandigarh, organised a course on Introduction and Appreciation in Computers during 18-22 September 2000. Thirty-two participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The faculty was drawn from TBRL and Punjab Engineering College.

sspl, Delhi

The Solidstate Physics Laboratory (sspl), Delhi, organised a course on Preparation and Characterization or Semiconductor Crystals and Epilayers, during 4-5 September 2000. Seventeen participants from various DRDO labs/estt attended the course. The topics covered during the course were: Metallurgical thermodynamics, theory of crystal growth, bulk growth techniques, defects and crystal growth, defects chemistry, defects in semiconductor crystals and epilayers, epitaxy concepts and epitaxial techniques, electrical characterisation principles, and electro-deposition-basics and advanced applications. As a part of the course, the participants attended a Workshop on Probing Atomic Surfaces organised at the Indian Institute of Technology (lIT), Delhi. Dr HP Vyas, Offg. Director, sspl, presided over the valedictory function and distributed course certificates to the participants. Dr RK Sharma, Sci F, was the Course Coordinator .