Andhra University Vice – Chancellor Prof G Nageswara Rao along with his delegates visited Defense Ministry, Government of India at South Block and meet Additional Secretary , Ministry of Defense , Government of India Jiwesh Nandan and submitted a proposal for the establishment of “Defence Research and Development Center(DRDC)” at Andhra University.
A U VC Prof G.Nageswara Rao briefs about the different MOUs signed between Andhra University and three wings of Army , Navy and Air force and 26 Courses being offered to these wings by the Andhra University.
AU VC Prof G.Nageswara Rao further requested the Additional Secretary to expedite the proposal submitted for the establishment of “Defence Research and Development Center(DRDC)”at Andhra University .
In response to AU VC request, Jiwesh Nandan promised to take this proposal to the concerned authorities and also to integrated defense staff department .
Before wrapping up the meeting, AU VC highlighted the importance of “Defence Research and Development Center(DRDC)”and its institutionalization with defense ministry funds .
Prof P S . Avadhani Principal AU College of Engg (A) Prof K .Venkata Subbaiah Dean ,Research and Development , Prof P Mallikarjuna Rao Dept of Electrical Engg , Mr Ujjwal Kumar Ghatak , Academic Advisor , AU Defense joint educational and research programme and Dr Shaik Suleman , Secretary , AU Alumni Association, New Delhi Chapter were also present during the discussions.