New Delhi: Amity University organized a webinar on Career Awareness Programme, “M.Tech. in Defence Technology” in collaboration with Ladakh Science Foundation.
Mr. Tsering Tashi, Founder Director, Ladakh Science Foundation & Deputy Project Director, Navigation Spacecrafts, ISRO, Bengaluru said MTech in Defense technology program will provide employment as well as research opportunities in the area of defense. He said students of Ladakh should be encouraged to participate because at present the participation of private sectors in the space sector is increasing, initially ISRO was a pioneer in the field of space, but now the new space policy has opened doors for the private sectors also. Now, even private sectors can also launch new satellites. MTech in Defense technology course will be helpful for government and private sectors in space industries. Dr. Tashi advised the students to do Mtech in Defense technical program because this course is the need of the hour. He expressed pleasure in sharing, that many Ladakhi students have shown interest in this innovative programe and thanked Amity for bringing this program to Ladakh.
Speaking on the topic, Role of Youth in Defense Research and Development, Mr Shabir Ahmad, Scientist ‘F’ (Joint Director, IRDE, Dehardun) at Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) – Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) said, “today I am representing the scientific community of Ladakh here, the people of Ladakh play an important role in the field of defence. The Ladakh Scout Regiment is a part of the proud Indian Army who have shown their courage in many battles. We cooperate with the Indian Army by working in DRDO or other defense related institutions. Through this program, the knowledge of MTech Defense Technology started by Amity University and technical inputs from DRDO will provide opportunities to the students of our Ladakh so that they can increase their educational qualifications and have higher possibilities of opportunities in the field of research and development in the area of defense. This is a great opportunity for the students who want to make a career in the field of Defense Technology. These students will get the opportunity to work in DRDO and other defense laboratories during the course of teaching, from which they will get practical information”. He advised the students of Ladakh that they should take advantage of the opportunity provided by Amity.
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group said at present we all are in the age of knowledge, which is necessary to solve the problems. Science, research and innovation are the part of a strong country. This course will provide opportunities for research development in the areas of defense including missiles, defense equipment, aeronautics, combat vehicles etc. Amity is establishing India’s first planetary Science, Education and Experience Station in the Ladakh region to run several programs for Astrobiology, Space Biology research and enthusiasts to undertake mentorship and hands on training from the world’s best space scientists for Mars Exploration and Climate change studies. Apart from these programs, the station will also encouraging students to pursue STEM education and amplify awareness about space in the country.
Dr. Chauhan announced full scholarship of 100% to 3 students from Ladakh who wish to pursue program in MTech Defense Technology. He further announced the conferring of Honorary professorship to Mr Shabir Ahmad and Mr. Tsering Tashi.
Dr. W Selwamurthy- President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation and Dr. Basant Singh Sikarwar, Professor and Head , Department of Mechanical, Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology provided detailed information about the course of M. Tech in Defense Technology program, areas of expertise and the career prospectus after success completion of the program.