Defence Institute of Advanced Technology
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|Institute of Armament Studies (1952-1967)
Institute of Armament Technology (1967-2006)
|Chancellor||(Honorary) Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Surendra Pal|
|Location||Pune, Maharashtra, India
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT-DU) is the premier Deemed University under the Department of Defence Research & Development, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. DIAT (DU) is specializing in the training of officers of Indian Armed forces (Army, Navy & Air Force), Paramilitary forces (CRPF/BSF/ITB/SSB etc.), Defence Research Organizations, Ordnance Factories, Defence PSUs (Like HAL, NAL ) and other central and state government Agencies.
MHRD, Government of India has placed DIAT (DU) in Category 'A' Deemed University & accredited by NAAC and NBA. Recently DIAT (DU) was ranked 38th Best University in India by the National Institution Ranking Network during March 2016.
The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, (DIAT) as it is known today, came into being as the Institute of Armament Studies in 1952 in the CME campus. In 1967, the Institute was renamed as "Institute of Armament Technology, (IAT)", which moved to its present location at Girinagar, Pune. From the relatively narrow scope of Armament Studies alone in the Fifties, the role of the Institute was considerably enlarged by the Defence R&D Council in 1964 and further in 1981.
On the basis of accreditation by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Pune University recognised eight courses for the award of ME degree in 1980. In the year 2000, the Institute acquired the status of a Deemed University. IAT has been renamed as DIAT w.e.f. 1 April 2006.
DIAT (DU) is supported by 52 laboratories of Defence Research & Development Organization to conduct collaborative research works and to validate, assess various technologies developed by DIAT (DU). Also, DIAT (DU) is supported by the Armed Forces to conduct field trails on various research Activities.
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology – Deemed to be University (DIAT) is the premier Technological University of Dept. of Defence R&D / DRDO – Ministry of Defence – Govt. of India, engaged in imparting technical education, in niche areas at PG (M.Tech) & Ph. D levels over the last 60 years, in its various forms & capacities. The main focus of the institute is to evolve as an innovative Unique Teaching & Research University to develop indigenous contemporary defence related technologies. The University is spread over 496 acres in scenic beautiful location, overlooking Khadakwasla Lake, in Sahyadri hills. The University has been awarded various Education Excellence Awards.
The University has well equipped laboratories with latest equipments and simulation / analysis software. The M. Tech programmes are designed to include Course of Study, Seminars, Project/Thesis, Practice School & Industry visit through which a student may develop his / her concepts and intellectual skills. Above all, the students is encouraged to develop a capacity for free and objectives enquiry, courage and integrity, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and aspirations of society. The emphasis is on practicals & use of software. The education system is CBCS where teaching is done by well qualified faculty drawn from DIAT and serving / retired scientists & officers of DRDO, Services, ISRO, IITs, various R&D and teaching institutes in India and abroad. DIAT has MoUs with various Industries in India, Universities & Establishments across the world. DIAT has an active Placement Cell. The uniqueness of DIAT is that fresh students have an opportunity to interact with service officers who are doing their M. Tech & Share their field experience with them. The students have an opportunity to visit DRDO laboratories & get opportunity to listen and interact with scientists engaged in various disciplines carrying out state of art, Research & Development.
In order to meet the specific and futuristic training requirements of Armed Forces, DIAT (DU) was bifurcated to form MILIT (Military Institute of Training) which conducts short term certificate courses for the Officers of the three services.
M. Tech Programmes & Specializations
- Guided Missiles
- Air Armaments ($)
Material Science and Chemical Technology
- Material Science and Technology
- Chemical Science and Technology
- Energetic Materials and Polymers
- Armament and Combat Vehicles
Modeling and Simulation
Computer Science and Engineering
- Cyber Security
- Software Engineering & Intelligent System
Sensor Technology/Laser and Electro-Optics (LEOC)
- Sensor Technology
- Laser and Electro-Optics (LEOC)
Electronics & Communication Engineering
- Signal Processing & Communication
- Radar and Communication
- Defence Electronics Systems ($)
- Navigation Systems (GNSS, GPS, GAGAN etc.)
- Wireless Networks & Applications
Technology Management (#)
* Robotics is a multidisciplinary specialisation. M Tech degree will be awarded as per the UG Degree of the student viz. M Tech in EE/ME/AE etc.
# applicable to Sponsored / Self-financed candidates only
Accommodation and mess facilities are available in the POINTS Hostel on payment basis. More than 200 rooms are available for the accommodation of students in the DIAT (DU) Campus