DRDO to begin nanotechnology course at DIAT
India’s premier Defence Research institution, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), is about to start a new nanotechnology course at one of its units, the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT).
DRDO has a well formated Nano Science and Technology initiative programme. It has financed many projects in the fieldand initiated many centres of excellence for nano research in various universities across India, as well as started off many research studies and tasks projects.
Though DRDO is yet to have a full fledged project on nanoscience or technology for its applications in defence , it has many system projects that has nanotechnology based devices and materials being carried out in many of its laboratories.
Last year, DRDO announced a Rs 500 Crore nano foundry in collaboration with the University of Madras National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NCNN).