Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) at IIT, Chennai

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had established Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) at IIT, Chennai, in the year 2012.

DRDO is planning to set up Advanced Technology Centres at well-known academic institutes, including IITs in the country for advancing directed basic research in the following areas:

• Advanced Propulsion Technologies and Next Generation Aero Engine Technologies at IIT-Bombay;

• Unmanned Autonomous Soldier – Assist Technologies at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

DRDO is organizing technical workshops with research faculty and scientists and negotiating with Institutes for establishing these Advanced Technology Centres at premier academic institutions. Research focus areas, existing capability and need for additional research amenities are assessed for establishing these centres.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri Assaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today.

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