Expansion of DRDO, Coordination Center to be set up in six IITs, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s approval

DRDO Updates: Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO – Defense Research and Development Organization) is going to expand soon. DRDO will set up its coordination center in six IITs across the country. This proposal of DRDO has been approved by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. DRDO has given information about this by tweeting. 

DRDO to set up Industry Academia-Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) in six IITs across the country. It has been approved by the Ministry of Defense on Thursday. This coordination center will provide employment opportunities to many youths. This coordination center will also benefit DRDO. The coordination center enables DRDO to have many skilled personnel. DRDO endeavors to create skilled workforce by coordinating industry and academia. 

At which six locations will coordination centers be set up? – 
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has approved DRDO to set up coordination centers in six IITs. It includes six IIT centers namely Hyderabad, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee and BHU. Students here will get an opportunity to prove their talent in DRDO. 

#DRDOUpdates | Hon’ble Raksha Mantri has approved setting up of 06 new DRDO Industry Academia-Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE) at IITs (Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, BHU, Jodhpur & Hyderabad).@DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/kIPQ7cCmcn

— DRDO (@DRDO_India) September 15, 2022

 What happens next?
Rajnath Singh has approved the coordination centre. Now after this the Secretary and Director of DDR&D, IITs will sign the MOU. The CoEs will then operationalize it soon. The coordination centers in the six IITs will conduct research for rapid development of specific and futuristic technologies for defense and security. This tweet has been made by DRDO. 

Secretary DDR&D and Directors, IITs will sign MOUs and make these CoEs operationalized soon. These centers would enable research for accelerated development of specific and futuristic technologies for defense & security.

— DRDO (@DRDO_India) September 15, 2022

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