SPPU becomes member of IBS
Becomes the first Indian varsity to achieve the unique feat
Pune: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has become the first Indian university to be a member of International Ballistics Society (IBS). The only other Indian member of IBS is Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The Department of Centre for Modelling and Simulation of the university, which was started in 2003, has played a significant role in the new collaboration. Since 2011, the department has promisingly worked upon several projects on specialised subjects in military engineering like ballistics, fluid, structural dynamics and material modelling, signal processing, mechtronics and other sectors which have helped in enrolling into the membership.
This new membership will enable the university to actively interact with defence research organisations and bodies of other countries. Moreover, it will be beneficial for students who have been pursuing research in weapon systems and other material related fields.
IBS is an extension of International Ballistics Committee (IBC) which was founded in 1960 with an aim to promote the science of ballistics. IBS conducts a global symposium in every two years. The 31st IBS symposium hosted by DRDO will be held in 2019 at Hyderabad.