Shri DVB Swamy, Sci F, has assumed the charge of the office of the
Principal, Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla w.e.f. 1 March
2005. He took over the charge from Dr VP Singh, Sci G, who superannuated
after serving the college as Principal for over twenty-two years.
Shri TS Balasubramanian, has been promoted to Sci G w.e.f. 1 July
2005. He obtained his BE in 1972 and MTech from IIT, Madras in
1974. He joined DRDL, Hyderabad in 1974, and was
instrumental in installing and commissioning of electron beam welding
machine in addition to creation of new infrastructure facilities. As Head
(Processing, Planning & Control) at DRDL, he has contributed for the
indigenous development of missile sub-systems.
He joined Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment
(CVRDE), Avadi, in 1982 and was incharge of fabrication shop and took
active part in the successful rolling out of first MBT Arjun prototype in
1983 and was awARDEd for the same. He was nominated as Project
leader to undertake Combat Improved Ajeya with a time bound
program of 18 months. The above project was completed and accepted by users
for induction into the service. Under his leadership, the Technology
Transfer of C.I. Ajeya is being implemented at HVF, Avadi, smoothly for
both OE and OH tanks.
Presently, he is leading a group of scientists for conceptualising the
development of experimental tank configuring Ajeya chassis with MBT Arjun
Weapon System which is under field trial. He is a member of various
Professional Societies viz. IIW, SAE and FPSI.
Shri S Satyamurthy joined DRDO in 1971 at CVRDE and continued
till October 1973. Later he joined Overseas Communication Services,
Vikram Salellite Earth Station, Arvi where he gained the experience in
operation and maintenance of Earth Station Communication Equipment.
While serving there, he obtained his AMIE (I) in Electronics and
Tele Communication Engineering and in November 1977 he rejoined DRDO at
CVRDE as Sci B contributing to communication system engineering projects of
all AFVs. He was instrumental for establishing a state-of-the-art large
EMI-EMC test facility for tracked vehicles at CVRDE with excellent shielding
effectiveness. He obtained his ME from Anna University in 1989.
As project Director for one of the core technology projects of CVRDE, he led
a team of scientists and successfully completed the technology demonstration
of vehicle electronics data acquisition system, a value addition product for
MBT Arjun in the form of VHF telemetry based built-in diagnostic test
instrumentation for automotive and weapon system.
He has more than fifty technical papers to his credit. He has been conferred
with the 2nd N V Gadhadar Memorial Gold Medal-2002 at IETE in
recognition of his contribution to Electronics and Telecommunication
Services. He is a life member of Society of EMC Engineers (India)
and a member of IEEE Chennai chapter.
HIGHER QUALIFICATION ACQUIRED
Shri M R Bhutiyani, Sci F, earlier
Scientist at Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), Manali,
and at present Head, Department of Geology, Faculty of Civil Engineering,
College of Military Engineering, Pune, has been awARDEd PhD in
Environmental Science for his thesis on Detection of Hydrological and
Climatic Trends in the Northwestern Himalaya: Implications for Climate
Change by Pune University.
Smt Sujata Dash, Sci D, Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL),
Delhi, has been awARDEd PhD on topic entitled, Numerical Modeling of
Coastal Circulation Along the Orissa Coast by Indian Institute Technology
(IIT), Delhi on 13 August 2005.
Smt Varsha S Bhingarkar, Sci B, High Energy Materials Research
Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, has been award PhD in Chemistry for her
thesis entitled, A Study of Binders in Pyrotechnic Compositions for Solid
Rocket Propellant Igniters from Pune University on 16 September 2005.
Dr R Gopalan, Sci F, Defence
Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, has been selected
for giving study support to the Survey of Science and Research in
Asia-Pacific region by UNESCO and the Australian Expert Group
in Industry Studies (AEGIS) at University of Western Sydney (UWS).