Dr Arun Kumar, has been appointed Director, Recruitment and
Assessment Centre (RAC), Delhi, w.e.f. 1 September 2005.
Born in 1950, he obtained his post graduation from Allahabad University
and PhD from University of Delhi in 1978. He joined Institute
for System Studies and Analyses (ISSA), Delhi, on 27 June 1973, where he
made significant contributions in the field of reliability modeling and
system analysis for missile systems and MBT Arjun. Interactive integrated
software, RELESMO for reliability estimation for major defence systems,
was successfully developed under his leadership at ISSA.
He joined RAC, Delhi on 1 April 1998 and since then has made significant
contributions in streamlining all the activities related to recruitment and
assessment. He speeded up the process of various recruitment schemes. His
major contribution at RAC has been the successful implementation and conduct
of Scientist Entry Test (SET) since 2002. He was involved in the
implementation of tele-interviews for adhoc recruitment of NRI candidates
and CCTV system for monitoring the conduct of the Interview Boards leading
to greater transparency in the system at RAC. For his outstanding
contributions at RAC, he was conferred with DRDO Lab Award-2004.
He is the President of Operational Research Society of India (ORSI),
Delhi Chapter; Secretary, International Society for Reliability Engineers
(ISRE) and Referee, IEEE Transactions Reliability. He has
published 10 research papers in reputed professional journals.
Dr Rajendra Prasad Tripathi has been appointed Director, Institute
of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (lNMAS), Delhi, w.e.f. 5 August
2005.He obtained his MBBS in 1975 and MD in Radiodiagnosis from
University of Poona, Pune in 1983. He has served in Army Medical
Corps and rose to the rank of Brigadier and was commended with
Vishist Seva Medal on 26 January 2001. He is actively involved in basic
and clinical research in the field of non-invasive imaging for the last 24
years with focus on development of new techniques and application of
existing and new protocols in specific disease conditions.
He joined DRDO in 1986 and was permanently seconded to DRDO in July
1991. He has completed several research and exploratory projects. He has
several publications, few monographs and chapters in books to his credit. He
has guided students for their MD/MS and OM / PhD thesis. He is a teaching
faculty for DNB Radiodiagnosis, MSc RaDIATion Sciences and Diploma in
RaDIATion Medicine (DRM) courses.
Dr Tripathi has been a WHO Fellow at the University of California-San
Francisco; Mallinkrodt's Institute of Radiology, St Louis, USA;
and German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany (1991 and 2002);
Fellow of Indian College of Radiology and Imaging (FICRI) and Member
of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS). He has been awARDEd
Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card for meritorious service, Dr
Panna Lal Varshney Memorial Oration, and Dr K M Rai Memorial Oration
and Gold Medal 1998.
Dr VG Borkar has been promoted as Sci G w.e.f. 1 July 2005. He
obtained MSc from Bhopal University in 1976 and PhD from Osmania
University, Hyderabad in 1994. He has worked as Scientist at Defence
Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, and later at
Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad since 1981. His areas of
interest are design, development and testing of microwave and millimeter
wave antennas, components, systems and radars. Presently, he is heading the
antenna and RF seeker components group at RCI.
He pioneered the work on development of twist reflectors and trans-paraboliads
at DRDL and RCI. The first trans-twist monopulse antenna system for
seeker applications at 94.0GHz was designed and development under his
guidance. The group is working on radar cross section measurements at
94.0GHz for scale down models and full-scale measurements at microwave
He has more than 30 publications to his credit.
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Dr A Venugopal Rao, Sci E, Defence
Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, has been awARDEd
PhD by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in July 2005 in
recognition of his research work entitled, Workability in Cold Forging:
Evaluation of the Performance of Theoretical Criteria through Finite Element