Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is going to establish a Research Cell at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to meet the future defence technological requirements of the country.
The ‘DRDO – IITH Research Cell’ will undertake basic and applied research programs in identified technology areas.
Being established as an extension of the DRDO Research and Innovation Centre (RIC), Chennai, the Research Cell is envisaged to become a Centre of Excellence in conducting scientific and applied research in advanced technologies for defence.
The MoU to establish the Research Cell was signed by Mr. K.K. Pathak, Director, Directorate of Futuristic Technology Management (DFTM), DRDO, Shri. MSR Prasad, Distinguished Scientist and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (MSS), DRDO, and Prof. B.S. Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad.
The MoU was signed during a virtual event organized at the DRDO DG-MSS Office in Hyderabad on 3rd July 2020 in which officials from DRDO and IIT Hyderabad participated.