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.


RCI, Hyderabad

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 frequencies.

He has more than 30 publications to his credit.


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 Analysis.