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AICTE launches MTech in Defence Technology

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MTech in Defence Technology

A regular M.Tech. Program in Defence Technology has recently been launched by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Key Details:

  • M.Tech. Program in Defence Technology has been launched with an aim to impart necessary theoretical & experimental knowledge, skill and aptitude in various defence technology areas.
  • This programme can be conducted at any AICTE affiliated Institutes or Universities, IITs, NITs or private engineering institutes.
  • The institutes for conducting this programme will receive support from the Institute of Defence Scientists & Technologists (IDST).
  • The programme can be conducted in online as well as offline formats.

About the Programme:

  • It is a four-semester programme with a total of 80 credits.
  • The program has the following six specialized streams:
  • Combat Technology
  • Aero Technology
  • Naval Technology
  • Communication Systems & Sensors
  • Directed Energy Technology 
  • High Energy Materials Technology
  • The first semester will have a common curriculum and the second-semester curriculum will be varied as per the specialization.
  • The third and fourth semesters include dissertation and industrial training.
  • The course would offer specializations in combat vehicle engineering, aerospace technology, communication systems and sensors, directed energy technology, naval technology and high energy materials technology.

DRDO:

  • It is an acronym for the Defence Research and Development Organization.
  • DRDO is India’s largest research organization. It was founded in 1958.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi, India.
  • It is an agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
  • It is charged with the military’s research and development.
  • It has a network of laboratories engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems.
  • The Minister currently responsible for DRDO is Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence.
  • The present Chairman of DRDO is Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy.

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