Amaravati: SRM University AP hosted G Satheesh Reddy, eminent scientist and Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman, on the campus. He was formally received by SRM University AP Registrar D Gunasekaran and Deputy Registrar B Sivakumar. Besides SRM AP Faculty, Guntur Joint Collector A Md. Imtiaz was also present on SRMAP campus for the interaction with Reddy. Reddy stressed that while R&D is progressing at breakneck speed the world over, India needs to shift from her dependence on imported technology. He encouraged SRM-AP to emerge as a hub for new technology development. “Faculty at academic institutions like SRM-AP can play a major role in developing processes and technologies to help local industries not only improve product quality and output”, he said, “but also indigenously manufacture specialised equipment and machines.”
DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy visits SRM AP
Reddy took a keen interest in faculty research presentations particularly themes relevant to aerospace and defence applications such as advanced materials (high temperature coatings), laser technology (warfare and Tera Hertz applications), additive manufacturing and underwater object detection. Providing pointers on developing new technologies, Reddy appreciated the PhD credentials and vast experience of SRM-AP faculty and invited them to submit proposals in fields relevant to DRDO.