Autonomous Colleges In Maharashtra




DRDO has been pursuing basic and applied research in collaboration with academia, since last six decades. DRDO has been funding the research projects through various mechanisms to engage academia under its Grant-in-Aid scheme. In last five years, DRDO has given impetus to create Research Eco-system for Directed Research by establishing the Centres of Excellence within premier institutes and universities. DRDO is continuously taking efforts towards expanding the research base by engaging faculties, researchers, scientists, start-ups and industries for developing targeted emerging and futuristic technologies to accelerate the technological self-reliance in defence and security of the nation. DRDO has collaborated with AICTE for conducting the Regular M.Tech Course in Defence Technologies having 6 specialized streams in collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The M.Tech. courses would infuse interest in students and motivate them to pursue their career in research and development for defence and security to join defence, PSUs and private defence industries.

To support the efforts of DRDO and to fulfil the vision of AatmaNirbhar Bharat, DKTES Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji, has taken initiation to start the course from academic year 2021-22


Need for M.Tech. (Defence Technology)

DRDO has established very good connect with faculties and researchers of academia through research projects. So far the engineering education in the country do not have M.Tech courses, adapted to impart knowledge related to defence and security applications. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) Pune, CME Pune and select institutes and industries have been mainly providing required specialized knowledge related to defence and s ecurity to the students and armed forces personnel.

The M.Tech. in defence technology courses has been designed to produce Post Graduates who will have the necessary theoretical & experimental knowledge, skill and aptitude in various defence technologies areas and pursue them to carry out R&D in defence. The students will be provided valuable exposure & knowledge for various state of the art defence systems and contemporary technologies through class lectures & main thesis work. During the program, the students would be given valuable exposure by carrying out their main thesis work in DRDO labs, Defence PSUs & Private Defence Industries. This collaborative effort of DRDO, AICTE and Industries will provide required knowledge to the students and create job opportunities for them. The academic-industry trained workforce will immensely contribute in realizing GOI vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.


Program Objectives

  1. To develop Post Graduates who have the necessary theoretical & experimental knowledge, skill and aptitude in defence technologies and systems and can get recruited in the various defence laboratories, defence public sector & private industries, ordnance factories and other similar sectors of the economy at national and international level.
  2. To contrive skilled manpower in the field of defence technologies.
  3. To enhance students’ interaction with the senior, experienced manpower engaged in defence labs and defence industries and have real time knowledge / experience in the technology development, technology deployment and defence systems.
  4. To acquaint students for the needs of technologies related to defence & security of nation and to create zeal among students to pursue research and development for defence technologies.

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Program Outcome



Acquire technical competence, comprehensive knowledge and understanding the methodologies and technologies associated with land, air & naval defence systems. Apply knowledge to identify, formulate and analyse

complex engineering problems.

Scholarship of



Having an ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, engineering & technology for development of defence technologies.

Critical Thinking


Having an ability to design a component, subsystem or a system applying all the relevant standards and with realistic constraints, including operational and environmental.

Research Skill


Acquire the skills for uses of contemporary techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools

Usages of Modern



An ability to identify, investigate, understand and analyse complex problems, apply creativity, carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems related to defence technological issues.

Design, Development & Solutions


Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written contexts in the form of technical papers, project reports, design documents and seminar presentations.



Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

Individual &Team



Program Structure

It is a 4 semesters program with total 80 credits. It is having 6 specializations, as regard to the specializations, semester -1 will have common curriculum and semester 2 curriculum will be varied as per the specialization. Semester 3 & 4 includes dissertation and industrial training. The M.Tech. in Defence Technology will be having following specializations:

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Combat Vehicle Engineering


Aerospace Technology


Naval Technology


Communication Systems & Sensors


Directed Energy Technology


High Energy Materials Technology


  • Semester-1 courses will be same for all specializations.
  • Semester -2 courses will be as per the selected specialization.

Eligibility criteria

Those who have pursued under graduation in following disciplines are eligible for taking up the M.Tech. Defence Technology courses:


1)      Aerospace Engineering

25)    Electronics, Science and Engineering

2)      Aeronautical engineering

26)    Electronics and Computer Engineering

3)      Applied Electronics and Communication Engineering

27)    Electronics and Communication Engineering

4)      Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

28)    Electronics and Computer Science

5)      Chemical Technology

29)    Electronics and Control Systems

6)      Chemical engineering

30)    Electronics and Power Engineering

7)      Computer Science & Engineering

31)    Electronics and Telecommunication

8)      Computer and Communication Engineering

32)    Electronics, Instruments and Control Engineering

9)      Computer Engineering

33)    Electronics System Engineering

10)   Computer Engineering and Applications

34)    Instrumentation and Electronics

11)   Computer Networking

35)    Instrumentation Engineering

12)   Computer Science and Information Technology

36)    Marine Engineering

13)   Computer Science and Technology

37)    Marine Technology

14)   Computer Technology

38)    Mechanical and Automation Engineering

15)   Electrical and Computer Engineering

39)    Mechatronics Engineering

16)   Electrical and Electronics Engineering

40)    Mechanical engineering

17)   Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering

41)    Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

18)   Electrical and Power Engineering

42)    Military engineering

19)   Electrical Engineering

43)    Optics and Opto-electronics

20)   Electronics engineering

44)    Power Electronics Engineering

21)   Electrical, Electronics and Power Engineering

45)    Radio, Physics and Electronics

22)   Electronics and Communication engineering

46)    Software Engineering

23)   Instrumentation engineering

47)    Structural Engineering

24)   Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering

48)    Telecommunication Engineering