Need for M.Tech. (Defence Technology)
DRDO has established very good connect with faculties and researchers of academia through research projects. So far the engineering education in the country do not have M.Tech courses, adapted to impart knowledge related to defense and security applications. Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, CME Pune and select institutes and industries have been mainly providing required specialized knowledge related to defense and security to the students and armed forces personnel. The M.Tech. in defense technology courses has been designed to produce Post Graduates who will have the necessary theoretical & experimental knowledge, skill and aptitude in various defense technologies areas and pursue them to carry out R&D in defense. The students will be provided valuable exposure & knowledge for various state of the art defense systems and contemporary technologies through class lectures & main thesis work. During the program, the students would be given valuable exposure by carrying out their main thesis work in DRDO labs, Defense PSUs & Private Defense Industries. This collaborative effort of DRDO, AICTE and Industries will provide required knowledge to the students and create job opportunities for them. The academic-industry trained workforce will immensely contribute in realizing GOI vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
DRDO has been pursuing basic and applied research in collaboration with academia, since last six decades. DRDO has been funding the research projects through various mechanisms to engage academia under its Grant-in-Aid scheme. In last five years, DRDO has given impetus to create Research Eco-system for Directed Research by establishing the Centres of Excellence within premier institutes and universities. DRDO is continuously taking efforts towards expanding the research base by engaging faculties, researchers, scientists, start-ups and industries for developing targeted emerging and futuristic technologies to accelerate the technological self-reliance in defense and security of the nation. DRDO has collaborated with AICTE for conducting the Regular M.Tech Course in Defense Technologies having 6 specialized streams and B.Tech (Elective Courses) in collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The M.Tech. courses would infuse interest in students and motivate them to pursue their career in research and development for defense and security to join defense, PSUs and private defense industries.
The MTech. in Defense Technology will be having following specializations: Specialization 1. Combat Vehicle Engineering 2. Aerospace Technology 3. Naval Technology 4. Communication Systems & Sensors 5. Directed Energy Technology 6. High Energy Materials Technology