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CRPF Collaborates with IIT Delhi, DRDO and JATC to Augment its R&D Capabilities

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CRPF-collaborates-with-IIT-Delhi,-DRDO-and-JATC-to-augment-its-R&D-capabilitiesOn October 17, 2020 In order to augment its Research and Development(R&D) capabilities, The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has collaborated with Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT) Delhi, Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), and Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC), a joint initiative of  DRDO and IIT Delhi.

  • Prof Naresh Bhatnagar from IIT Delhi, Sudhir Gupta DG TM(Technology Management) at DRDO, MH Rahaman, Director of JATC and Nalin Prabhat, IG(Inspector General) Ops(Operations) CRPF signed the MOU at Senate Hall, IIT Delhi campus.

Key People

V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi and AP Maheshwari, Director General of CRPF along with senior officers of the CRPF were present at the event.

Aim & Benefit of the Initiative

i.This initiative aims at capacity building to make optimal use of police technologies.

ii.It will also help in integrating with DRDO labs for realistic Indigenisation of technologies on the internal security grid.

iii.It will also provide operational feedback on futuristic technologies, which enable the IIT Tech experts to conduct proactive R&D.

Key Info

Certificate course under IIT Delhi’s Continuing Education Program

i.Under the Continuing Education Program of IIT Delhi, a batch of 40 engineering graduate officers or subordinate officers of the CRPF with the right aptitude and potential will undergo 3-6 months certificate course.

ii.This certificate course will equip them with skills, competencies and knowledge to tackle complex challenges, meet operational and strategic needs, and also to enhance competitive advantage.

Higher degree courses at IIT Delhi

Further, from this trained batch a few selected officers will undergo higher degree courses at IIT Delhi. These trained officers also act as technical advisers to CRPF.

Trained officers of CRPF will be associated with projects

The CRPF officers/SOs(Subordinate Officers) who are trained by the IIT Delhi will also be associated with joint research projects undertaken by DRDO and IIT Delhi in the field of defense/security tech solutions.

Additional Info

CRPF has over 3 lakh personnel, of which more than 500 officers/SOs hold a degree in Engineering.

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Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) will establish a research cell at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad(IIT-H), ‘DRDO – IIT-H Research Cell’ to meet the future defence technological requirements of the country. The research cell is established as an extension of the DRDO Research and Innovation Centre (RIC), Chennai.

About Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO):
Chairman– Dr G. Satheesh Reddy
Headquarters– New Delhi, India

About Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF):
Director General– AP Maheshwari
Headquarters– New Delhi, India