The inauguration of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) took place at the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad, making it the largest facility of its kind in the country. DRDO Chairman, Dr Samir V Kamat, inaugurated the facility at the IIT-Hyderabad campus in Telangana, and stated that the centre will take on futuristic projects for long-term research needed by DRDO. He also highlighted that the DIA-CoE IITH is the largest among all 15 CoEs in the country, and the DRDO team will collaborate with IIT-H to identify target projects in each domain and execute them within a period of 3-5 years.
Three years ago, DRDO and IITH started a research cell that has now been converted into a Centre of Excellence. This CoE will focus on seven technology projects and will operate at DIA-CoE located at IITH. Professor B S Murty, the director of IITH, stated that the establishment of this center is a significant move towards achieving self-reliance in the defense sector, which is a crucial aspect of Atmabibhar Bharat.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- DRDO founded: 1958;
- DRDO Agency executive: Dr Sameer V Kamath, Chairman;
- DRDO Headquarters: DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.
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