11th convocation of DIAT held in the city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 1 June 2019

Dr Satheesh Reddy said, “Being a past research student of DIAT, when it was known as IAT, I will always try to make this university a centre of excellence. DIAT being the only university of the MOD."

PUNE: The 11th convocation of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) was held here on Thursday. Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman Governing Council DIAT Dr Satheesh Reddy was the chief guest. 

During the convocation, he presented various degrees to graduating students.

He said, “Being a past research student of DIAT, when it was known as IAT, I will always try to make this university a centre of excellence. DIAT being the only university of the MOD. DIAT should cater to the need of the nation in the development of defence-related technology by imparting the relevant topics of science and technology to the students of DIAT.”

He further impressed upon the importance of innovative ideas being transformed into a useful final product required in the area of defence technology. 

On the sidelines, while interacting with media persons, he threw some light on the ongoing advanced research work in the area of smart weapons, robotics, etc. He also informed regarding various MOUs and tie-ups being done with various other institutions and private sector for skill development of the workforce of DRDO and the development of defence technology.

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