DRDO  Company Profile

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    7 Jan, 2012

    DRDO Company Profile
    DRDO was formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of the then already functioning Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO). DRDO was then a small organisation with 10 establishments or laboratories. Over the years, it has grown multi-directionally in terms of the variety of subject disciplines, number of laboratories, achievements and stature.

    DRDO works towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of weapon systems and equipment in accordance to the requirements laid down by the three services. DRDO?s work involves various areas of technology, including aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.

    Today, DRDO is a network of 51 laboratories which are deeply engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture.

    Presently, the Organisation is backed by over 5000 scientists and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel. Several major projects for the development of missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems etc are on hand and significant achievements have already been made in several such technologies.


    Core Competence

    Deptt of Defence Research and Development (R&D) is working for indigenous development of weapons, sensors & platforms required by the three wings of the Armed Forces. To fulfill this mandate, Deptt of Defence Research and Development (R&D), is closely working with academic institutions, Research and Development (R&D) Centres and production agencies of Science andTechnology (S&T) Ministries/Deptts in Public & Civil Sector including Defence Public Sector Undertakings & Ordnance Factories.


    Defence research & development services

     Recruitment and selection of right people with desired competencies form the base of building an effective organisation. Defence Research & Development Organisation recruit/select scientists and engineers through an annual competitive examination at national level called Scientist Entry Test (SET) through open advertisement.  In addition to this, talent search through campus interviews, scholarship scheme through Aeronautics Research & Development Board (ARDB) and fresh Ph.D scholars under Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude (ROSSA) is also launched. 

    Defence Research Technical Cadre (DRTC)

     The members of this cadre form strong skilled manpower base to assist scientists and engineers engaged in research and development work.

    Admin and Allied Cadre

    The members of Admin & Allied cadre provide administrative/establishment support.  Personnel for officer post are recruited through UPSC and non-gazetted personnel are recruited by the laboratories/establishments as per the notified Recruitment Rules.

    Training and Development

    DRDO has a dynamic training and development policy which is executed through the Continuing Educational Programmes (CEP) for all cadre personnel viz DRDS, DRTC, Admin & Allied.  At the entry level in DRDS, the newly recruited scientists undergo a 16 weeks Induction Course at Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune.  Under the Research and Training (R&T) scheme the scientists are sponsored for ME/M Tech programmes at IITs/IISc and reputed universities.  The fees is also reimbursed by the DRDO where scientists undergo Ph.D programme.  In addition to this, the Organisation through its two premier Institutes namely Institute of Technology Management (ITM) and Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) deemed university offer courses for scientists and Armed Forces in the area of Technology Management, R&D Management and Armament.  Recently, a training centre at Jodhpur has been established to meet the training needs for Admin & Allied cadre. In order to attract the futuristic talent, DRDO has Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Senior Research Fellow (SRF) and Research Associate (RA) schemes for young & dynamic personnel & interested in Defence Research and Development.

    " DRDO will get transformed into a Technological Leader of World Class with corporate structure and with a mission of making the nation independent of foreign Technology in critical spheres "

    " Design and development which will lead to production, of the state-of-art weapons and equipment and other support
    systems as required by the Indian defence services from time to time "

    Formed : 1958

    Headquarters :DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi

    Employees :30,000 (5,000 scientists)

    Annual Budget: US$ 1.18 billion (2006) 





    Electronics and computer sciences

    Combat Vehicles & engineering

    Naval Research and Development

    Missile Systems

    Defence R & D Organisation
    D-5, Airport Colony Kumharpara
    India-494 001

    For more details please visit www.drdo.org

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