Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences
|Established||20 September 1962|
|Director||Dr. Bhuvnesh Kumar|
200 support staff,
30 research scholars
|Website||DIPAS Home Page|
The Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) is an Indian defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in Delhi, it conducts physiological and biomedical research to improve human performance in extreme and wartime environments. DIPAS is organised under the Life Sciences Directorate of DRDO. The present director of DIPAS is Dr. Bhuvnesh Kumar.
Research in military physiology began in 1950 through a small group of scientists and medical physiologists at Defence Science Laboratory, Delhi. In 1962, a full-fledged laboratory was established with the thrust area of high altitude physiology, nutrition and biochemistry of human in severe stress environment and ergonomic assessment of workstations and man-machine interface.
DIPAS was officially established on 20 September 1962. In 1968, the laboratory was relocated within the premises of Army base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment. In 1993, the lab was shifted to its present permanent premise at Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi.
Dr Shashi Bala Singh, DS & DG(LS) served as Director, DIPAS from 1 December 2010 to 30 November 2016. Dr Bhuvnesh Kumar, Sc 'G' assume the charge of Director DIPAS w.e.f 19 December 2016.
Areas of work
Neuroscience and Physiology,
Projects and Products
In 2010 DIPAS team under supervision of Dr. G Ilavazhagan (former director) was actively involved into the study of Prahlad Jani, performed in cooperation with Sterling Hospitals and under supervision of the Indian Government and other organisations, like SRISTI. A press release had been published detailing the tests conducted and procedures undertaken to ensure the quality and reliability of the research
Technologies for Civilian use
- DIPAS History
- http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/DIPAS-UPDATE.pdf Update on observational study of MATA JI by DIPAS
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