MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

Continuing Education Programme

CABS, Bangalore

The Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), Bangalore, organised a Course on Internet and Intranet during 5-9 August 2002. Thirty-seven participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The course was well appreciated by the participants for the proper coverage of the subject and presentation skills.

CVRDE, Avadi

The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi, organised a Course on CNC Machining Technology during 26-30 August 2002.Twenty-six participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The major topics covered included: programming for lathe and milling machine, tooling for CNC machines, introduction to computer-aided manufacturing, and maintenance of CNC machines.

DIPAS, Delhi

The Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, organised a Course on Monitoring of Physiological Functions during 5-9 August 2002. The course aimed at teaching basic concepts and  recording techniques in monitoring sample physiological functions of relevance in  our dally life like pulmonary function, blood pressure (BP), electro-cardiogram (ECG), electro-myogram (EMG), etc. Twenty-two participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Prof PK Banerjee, Director, DIPAS, was the Course Director and Dr Usha Panjwani, Sci C was the Course Coordinator.

HEMRL, Pune

The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune, organised a Course on Ballistics in Defence during 19-23 August 2002. Dr Haridwar Singh, Director, HEMRL inaugurated the course and Prof KC Sharma, Prof Emeritus, Visiting Prof, Dept of Space Sciences, University of Pune, delivered the valedictory address. Twenty-four scientists from different DRDO labs/estts and DGOF, attended the course. Topics on internal, external, and terminal ballistics were covered during the course.

IAT, Pune

The Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, organised a Course on Fibre Optic Sensor-Technology and Applications during 19-23 August 2002. Thirty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts and other institutions attended the course. The course covered topics on dielectric waveguide, fibre optic components, sources, and detectors, fibre optic sensors and sensing techniques, optical actuators, physical and chemical sensors, and industrial applications of fibre optic sensors. Shri N Chandrasekaran, Sci D was the Course Director and Shri BB Padhy, Sci C was the Course Coordinator. Prof (Dr) SA Gangal, University of Pune, distributed certificates to the participants.

IRDE, Dehradun

The Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradun, organised a Course on Photonics-Technology and Applications during 16-20 September 2002. Dr VV Rampal, Ex-Scientist, DRDO inaugurated the course and also delivered the keynote address. Twenty-five participants from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. The topics covered included: holography, optical image processing, integrated and fibre optics, nonlinear and adaptive optics, holographic optical elements, diffractive optics, and laser. Shri JAR Krishna Moorty, Director, IRDE delivered the valedictory address.

LRDE, Bangalore

The Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangalore, organised a Course on Staying Competitive in R&D during 6-9 August 2002. Dr B Bowonder, Dean of Research & Chairman, Centre for Technology Management, ASCI, Hyderabad, conducted the course. The course covered the topics on managing R&D, creative problem solving, core competence and R&D, new product development process R&D alliances, organisational development and leadership in innovative organisations, concurrent engineering, road map case study, managing through organsational learning, visioneering, and knowledge management. Forty-five scientists from various DRDO labs/estts attended the course. Dr GM Cleetus, Director, LRDE, Bangalore, inaugurated the course and Dr RP Shenoy, Ex-Director and Distinguished Scientist, DRDO delivered the keynote address.

PXE, Balasore

The Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore, organised a Course on lntroduction to Oracle during 5-9 August 2002. Sixteen participants attended the course. The topics covered included: database, Oracle-8i SQL, tables, group functions, data manipulation, declaring variables, etc. Shri PK Dasgupta, Sci D was the Course Director.

Workshop/Seminar

The Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabd, organised a Workshop on Brazing Technology during 3-4 July 2002. Shri Prahlada, Director, Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, inaugurated the workshop and emphasized the role of vacuum brazing in missile and space applications. Welcoming the delegates, Dr Banerjee, Distinguished Scientist and Director, DMRL highlighted the importance of vacuum brazing for fabrication processes. The workshop focused on various aspects of brazing, design of braze joints, metallurgical aspects of brazing, practical aspects of brazing, brazing fillex; alloys, quality assurance procedures, etc. The workshop also included case studies presented by representatives of various labs/estts.