Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recruits more than 500 promising and talented young scientists every year through its recruitment schemes viz., Scientists Entry Test popularly known as DRDO – SET and Campus selection.
Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) a nodal establishment of DRDO started organizing the Scientist Entry Test on all India basis from the year 2002. Since then more than 2000 scientists / Engineers have been inducted in DRDO in varied discipline of Science & Technology viz., Aeronautics, Electronics, Mechanical, Computer Science, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics etc. Number of applicant’s in SET ranges between 30,000 – 100,000. The test is conducted simultaneously at nearly 100 centers all over India spread over in nearly 20 cities on 1st Sunday of September every year.
This year SET is scheduled to be organized on 2nd September 07 for which over 30, 000 applications have already been received at RAC. RAC also visits 27 reputed, Institutions including all IIT’s, NIT’s, IISc Bangalore, IT BHU etc. to induct over 200 young bright scientists in varied disciplines through its Campus Selection Programme.
The initiative by DRDO, to recruit talented manpower in the different disciplines of Science & Engineering has started paying rich dividend to the organization enabling it to work in the frontier areas of technologies to meet the future requirements of Armed Forces. There are many more programmes in DRDO for recruiting experienced and qualified scientists. RAC inducts fresh young PhD scholar’s scheme widely known as Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude (ROSSA) and Talent Search for NRI’s through Adhoc recruitment. For details one can visit websites rac.drdo.in or www.drdo.org.,according to Dr.ArunKumar, Director R.A.C in a Press release issued at Bangalore