Faculty coordinator:Prof.(Dr) M.L.Sharma
No of Students: 15
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under the Ministry of Defence. DRDO dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services. DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.
An Educational visit to” Solid State Physics Laboratory(SSPL), Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Timarpur, Delhi, was organized by the Department of Information Technology, MAITon Friday, 15th February, 2019 with the consideration to give exposure to our students about research and development activities in the world-renowned research laboratory in Solid State Physics. Fifteen students B.Tech.(I.T.) along with coordinator Prof.(Dr) M.L.Sharma, HOD(IT) visited SSPL to understand the latest research and technological advancement in the field of semiconductor physics.
In the afternoon at 12.30 P.M. we reached at SSPL. At the DRDO gate, we were welcomed by Prof.(Dr.) Chandra Prakash, HOD(Applied Sciences), MAIT and two Technical Officers, SSPL. After getting entry pass, we entered in the DRDO campus. The administration served snacksand tea to our team. This trip was managed by Prof.(Dr.) Chandra Prakash. We also requested to Director, DRDO to address our students. She motivated our students by sharing new technologies.
In the learning session, students were divided in two batches for the visit to research labs. Technical Officersexplained the research activities in an excellent way. Entire fabrication process of Integrated Circuits(IC) technology was demonstrated. Material characterization and latest development in materials used in high power and high-frequency application devices were explained. The GaN, high electron mobility Transistor was center of attraction.Our students had a very informative and interactive session.
Outcomes of the visit are:
- Students gained experience of how the research activities are executed.
- They understand how the software and theoretical knowledge is realized in actual practice to make useful software and devices for the benefit of society.
- Research organization has been the center of attraction for the research oriented students. Such exposurehelps them to identify their prospective areas of research.
- It helped in enhancing interpersonal skills and communication techniques
- Such exposure develop the sense of responsibility among the students to work in a learning environment with security and safety.
The students of B.Tech (IT) are indeed grateful and appreciate the efforts of Prof. (Dr.) Neelam Sharma, Director, MAIT, Sh. Satish Gupta, Secretary, MATES, Prof.(Dr.) M. L. Goyal, Vice-Chairman, MATES, Dr.Nand Kishore Garg, Founder Chairman, MATES and the whole management.