DRDO Campus Selection Scheme for Indian Nationals

DRDO conducts Campus Selection in all institutions having intake through IIT system, IISc Bangalore, National Institutes of Technology(Regional Engineering Colleges) and Central Universities viz. Delhi University (DCE, NSIT), Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Allahabad Univesity, Tezpur University, North Eastern Hill University(Shillong, Meghalaya) . Depending on the requirements every year, selection is made in different subjects normally during July-December.

Defence Research and Development Organisation

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is a agency of the Republic of India, responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organisation.

Student Training and Projects at DRDO

DRDO receive innumerous requests in connection with the summer internship/industrial training/project work in their organization i.e. DRDO. They are happy to know about enthusiasm of students to do their training in the organization. However, They would like to make you aware that DRDO comprises different laboratories spread across the country, the detailed addresses of which are available in DRDO website.

Recruitment to all Group 'C' and Group 'D' posts in DRDO

The selection of candidates for direct recruitment to all Group 'C' and Group 'D' posts in DRDO is through Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) formerly Personnel Assessment Centre (PEACE), Metcalfe House, Delhi - 110054.

The pay scales of the DRDS Scientists

Grade Pay Scale ( Basic Pay Rs.) Grade Pay
Scientist 'B' 15,600-39,100 5400/-
Scientist `C' 15,600-39,100 6600/-
Scientist `D' 15,600-39,100 7600/-
Scientist `E' 37,400-67,000/- 8700/-
Scientist `F' 37,400-67,000/- 8900/-
Scientist `G' 37,400-67,000/- 10000/-
Scientist `H' 67000-79,000/- ----
Distinguished Scientist 75,500-80,000/- (HAG+Scale) .

Secretary DRDO, DG R&D and Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri (SA to RM) : Rs. 80,000 (Fixed)


DRDO takes utmost care of the career-advancement of its scientists and operates a fully Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) which means that with each promotion, based purely on merit basis, the posts in the grades of Scientist 'B' to 'G' are upgraded automatically to the next higher grades.

Limited Departmental Competitive Examination LDCE

RAC conducts LDCE for entry to Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) as Scientist 'B'. Senior Technical Assistants 'B' or Senior Technical Assistants 'C' or Technical Officers 'A' or Technical Officers 'B' having five years regular service and other technical personnel in the lower grades with ten years regular service in DRDO and possessing the educational qualifications prescribed for the post of Scientist 'B' as laid down in DRDS Rules 1979 (as amended from time to time) are eligible to appear in the LDCE. However, there is no upper age limit, and, not more than five chances are allowed. DG R&D may relax the restriction in number of chances as well as the number of years of regular service prescribed for technical personnel in lower grades from ten years to five years.

DRDO Campus Selection Scheme for Indian Nationals

DRDO conducts Campus Selection in all institutions having intake through IIT system, IISc Bangalore, National Institutes of Technology(Regional Engineering Colleges) and Central Universities viz. Delhi University (DCE, NSIT), Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Allahabad Univesity, Tezpur University, North Eastern Hill University(Shillong, Meghalaya) . Depending on the requirements every year, selection is made in different subjects normally during July-December.

Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude ROSSA

RAC advertises for the post of Scientist ‘C’ through Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude (ROSSA) for the fresh PhD scholars. Fresh PhD scholars are those who have pursued the studies up to the PhD level without any break of not more than two academic years, after the post-graduation in science subjects including Mathematics or Psychology or graduation in Engineering or Medical Sciences.

DRDO Scientist Entry Test SET-2011

The decision regarding conduct of DRDO SET-2011 and Campus Selection shall be taken in July 2011. However, candidates are advised to refer Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) website regularly for the updates.

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