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.
Directly as Scientist 'B'
Final year/ pre-final year student of BE/BTech/BSc (Engineering) who have cleared all papers and secured First Class or equivalent CGPA (with minimum 65% marks(7.25 CGPA) for UR or 60% marks(6.75 CGPA) for SC/ST/OBC or equivalent) in aggregate upto the last semester are called for interview in their respective disciplines. The equivalent CGPA is as per AICTE norms. Relaxation are given to SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates as per Govt. of India regulation/rules in vogue. Selection letters are issued to the highly meritorious candidates in Electronic, Mechanical and Computer Science field on the spot as recommended by the Campus Selection Committee.
Through Aeronautical Research & Development Board (ARDB) Fellowship
Aeronautical Research & Development Board(ARDB) offers fellowship to BE/BTech and ME/ MTech candidates of Aeronautical Engineering in the various institutes of national fame, i.e., IITs, MIT Chennai, PEC Chandigarh.
The ARDB scholars are inducted at Scientist B level into DRDO on completion of their degree programme. The scholars were finally interviewed by RAC during their final semester of their BE/BTech or ME/MTech degree and selected provisionally subject to completion of necessary prescribed formalities for appointment to Group A post of Govt. of India with field service liabilities.
Amount of Fellowship:
A grant of Rs. 3,000/- per month and Rs. 2,500/- per year for purchase of books for BE/BTech students and Rs. 6,000/- per month and Rs. 3,500/- per year for purchase of books for ME/M.Tech students is given.