AICTE and DRDO has launched the M.Tech in Defence Technology programme which has six specialised streams - Communication Systems & Sensors, Naval
AICTE and DRDO has launched the M.Tech in Defence Technology programme which has six specialised streams – Communication Systems & Sensors, Naval Technology, Directed Energy Technology, Aero Technology, Combat Technology and High Energy Materials Technology.
MTech programme in Defence Technology has been launched by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday.
The main aim of providing this programme by defence ministry is to accelerate the development in defence sector and theoretical and practical knowledge will be imparted in various areas. This programme was launched on July 8, 2021 by Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy and Chairman AICTE Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe, at a virtual event organised by AICTE.
Any institutes or universities, IITs, NITs or private engineering institutes affiliated to AICTE can conducted the MTech Defence Technology Programme. This programme can be conducted in online as well as offline formats and the “Institute of Defence Scientists and Technologists (IDST) will going to provide the support to the institutes who are leading the programme.
This programme consists of four semesters with total of 80 credits including 6 specialisations. The first semester will have a common module and the second-semester modules will be varied as per the specialisation. The third and fourth semesters include thesis writing and industrial training. The course would offer specialisations in armoured vehicle engineering, aerospace technology, communication systems and sensors, directed energy technology, naval technology and high energy materials technology.
Who are eligible to apply for this course?
Students who have pursued BTech in aeronautical engineering, applied electronics and communication engineering, applied electronics and instrumentation engineering, chemical technology, chemical engineering, computer science & engineering, computer and communication engineering, computer engineering, computer engineering and applications, computer networking or allied fields will be eligible to apply for this course.
Scholarship for Girl Students
In another evolution, the Pragati Scheme for Technical Education of Girl Students has been launched by AICTE. In the AICTE-approved institutions, the girl students studying there have benefited under the scheme. The eligible students have been provided the scholarship amount of ₹50,000 annually. Moreover in 2020-21 about 7,254 scholarships were splurge across the country. “This initiative has been taken for reforming the educational sector in India by bringing more girl students to the technical forefront,” Mr. Sahasrabudhe said.
Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe expressed his joy over the launch of the program and said that it won’t just generate a talented students in defence technology however will likewise make off shoots benefits in terms of new defence start-ups and entrepreneurs. He stressed that research would be associated with everyday life as it is central for the human mind.