The University of Hyderabad (UoH) and Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Research at DRDO Industry Academic – Centre of Excellence, University of Hyderabad (DIA-CoE UoH) in Hyderabad.
The MoU was signed by Kailash Kumar Pathak, Director of DFTM, DRDO HQ, and Dr. Devesh Nigam, Registrar from UoH. Prof. RS Sarraju, Vice-Chancellor I/c, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Scientist ‘E’, DIA of Futuristic Technology Management, DRDO HQ, Prof. N Siva Kumar, Chairman, MoU Committee & Dean of School of Life Sciences, Dr. V Kameswara Rao, Director of ACRHEM, and Prof. SL Sabat, Director of R&D Cell were present during the signing ceremony.
The MoU will be valid for 25 years and will be reviewed every three years. The objective of this MoU is for DIA-CoE UoH to facilitate and undertake multidisciplinary directed basic and applied research in the research verticals-Design and development of high energy materials.
ACRHEM was established in 2005 and has been supported by DRDO since then. The new MoU between the University of Hyderabad and DRDO is for a period of 25 years. The centre’s name has been changed to DRDO-Industry Academia Centre of Excellence (DIA-CoE, UoH).