08 Mar 2019

How to apply for Internships at DRDO? [Step By Step Approach]

If you are looking for the right way to apply for internships at DRDO aka Defense Research and Development Organization, please read the following instructions carefully. Many students make the mistake of not applying properly and end up not getting the desired internship. 

Before we begin, it is critical to understand what DRDO's official stand is on student projects and Internships. Please read carefully -

We receive innumerous requests in connection with the summer internship/industrial training/project work in our organization i.e. DRDO. We are happy to know about enthusiasm of students to do their training in the organization. However, we 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.

Each laboratory has a different field of research, development and core competence like armaments, materials, electronics, heavy vehicles, missiles, life sciences etc. about which you can get an overview from the website. As these are a cluster of laboratories under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, each has different training policies based on their security restrictions. The Director of the concerned lab is the only approving authority for such type of industrial trainings. We therefore suggest that you should directly contact the Director of the concerned lab in which you desire to get your training through the Head of your College/Institute. Any further clarifications regarding the training process and policies may also be obtained from the concerned lab in which you desire to have your training from
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It clearly indicates that you can't simply keep approaching the official website of DRDO and expect a response from them. 

I've included a complete list of DRDO laboratories across India. As suggested by the officials of DRDO, you will have to contact the directors of the concerned laboratory directly. But you must do it through your college; and not individually.

Step By Step Approach

  1. Identify the laboratory nearest to you (refer to the email ID list below)
  2. Identify the laboratory relevant to your area of interest
  3. Draft a request letter on College's Official Letterhead
  4. Mention the purpose, reason for application and value the students can provide
  5. Request to seek appointment with concerned authority. 
  6. Send the email from principal's email ID or via T&P in-charge. 
  7. If you do not get any response, seek an in-person appointment with the PRO. 

Important: Make sure to be very clear about your requirements about internship. Do mention how many students want to intern, their engineering branches and maybe their academic performance in a separate attachment. 

Complete List of DRDO Laboratories All Over India

  1. Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM) , Nasik
  2. Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) , Bangalore
  3. Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) , Agra
  4. Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) , Hyderabad
  5. Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) , Pune
  6. Centre for Advanced Semiconductor Technology (ASEMIT) , Delhi
  7. Centre For Air Borne System (CABS) , Bangalore
  8. Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) , Bangalore
  9. Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC) , Bangalore
  10. Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) , Delhi
  11. Combat Vehicles Research & Development Estt. (CVRDE) , Chennai
  12. Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) , Bangalore
  13. Defence Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL) , Dehradun
  14. Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL) , Bangalore
  15. Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) , Delhi
  16. Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) , Mysore
  17. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) , Pune
  18. Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) , Haldwani
  19. Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) , Leh Ladakh
  20. Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) , Delhi
  21. Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) , Delhi
  22. Defence Laboratory (DLJ) , Jodhpur
  23. Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) , Hyderabad
  24. Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) , Hyderabad
  25. Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) , Kanpur
  26. Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) , Gwalior
  27. Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) , Hyderabad
  28. Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) , Tejpur
  29. Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) , Delhi
  30. Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) , Bangalore
  31. High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) , Pune
  32. Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) , Delhi
  33. Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) , Dehradun
  34. Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA) , Delhi
  35. Institute of Technology Management (ITM) , Mussorie
  36. Integrated Test Range (ITR) , Balasore
  37. Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) , Delhi
  38. Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) , Bangalore
  39. Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) , Bangalore
  40. Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) , Ambernath
  41. Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) , Cochin
  42. Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) , Vishakapatnam
  43. Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) , Balasore
  44. Research Centre Imarat (RCI) , Hyderabad
  45. Research & Development Establishment (RDE(E)) , Pune
  46. Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) , Delhi
  47. Snow & Avalanche Study Estt (SASE) , Chandigarh
  48. Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) , Delhi
  49. Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) , Chandigarh
  50. Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) , Ahmednagar

Contact Details of DRDO Lab Directors [Full List]

Lab nameEmail IDTelephone No.PRO Contact
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bangaloredirector[AT]ade[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25057037
25248603
08025057019
Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agradirector[AT]adrde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25893274
25885007
-
Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG), Hyderabaddirector[AT]anurag[DOT]drdo[DOT]in04024347630-
Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Punedirector[AT]arde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25893274
25885007
02025865124
Centre for Advanced Semiconductor Technology (ASemiT), Delhicentrehead[AT]asemit[DOT]drdo[DOT]in+91-11-23903879-
Centre For Air Borne System (CABS), Bangaloredirector[AT]cabs[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25225121
26572638
-
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), Bangaloredirector[AT]cair[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25342646
25244298
Extn:2270/2271
28532880
08025343165
Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), Delhidirector[AT]cfees[DOT]drdo[DOT]in01123813239
01123907102
01123907103
01123907104
01123907141
Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), Bangaloredirector[AT]cemilac[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25230680
28517272
-
Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM), Delhidirector[AT]ceptam[DOT]drdo[DOT]in
drdoentrytest[AT]ceptam[DOT]drdo[DOT]in
01123882323-
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Estt. (CVRDE), Chennaidirector[AT]cvrde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in26385112
26383722
26364001
26364051
Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), Bangaloredirector[AT]dare[DOT]drdo[DOT]in08025347704
080-25347707
-
Defence Electronics Application Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradundirector[AT]deal[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2787084
2787086
-
Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangaloredirector[AT]debel[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25280692
25058325
23446987
-
Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Delhidirector[AT]desidoc[DOT]drdo[DOT]in01123812252
23986680
01123902408
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysoredirector[AT]dfrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in0821-2579003
0821-2473783
0821-2579488
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Punedirector[AT]diat[DOT]drdo[DOT]in24389426
24389427
24389428
-
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Haldwanidirector[AT]diber[DOT]drdo[DOT]in05964225564
256434
223386
224601(R)
-
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), Leh Ladakhdirector[AT]frl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in252096
252224
-
Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhidirector[AT]dipas[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2394 6257
23831053
-
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhidirector[AT]dipr[DOT]drdo[DOT]in1123923560-
Defence Laboratory (DLJ), Jodhpurdirector[AT]dlj[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2510275
2511057
-
Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL), Hyderabaddirector[AT]dlrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in24440061
24530264
-
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabaddirector[AT]dmrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in24340233
24340681
24340155
24345116
-
Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpurdirector[AT]dmsrde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2450695
Extn.103
2453597
-
Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Gwaliordirector[AT]drde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2341550
2341856
-
Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabaddirector[AT]drdl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in24340511
24340546
24583000
24583010
27208045
-
Defence Research Laboratory (DRL), Tejpurdirector[AT]drl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in03712258508
258836
-
Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL), Delhidirector[AT]dtrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in23811599
24648566
-
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangaloredirector[AT]gtre[DOT]drdo[DOT]in25240698
25241892
08025040415
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Punedirector[AT]hemrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in0202586930302025912483
Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhidirector[AT]inmas[DOT]drdo[DOT]in23942418
23981910
-
Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE), Dehradundirector[AT]irde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in+91-135-2787169
2787126
-
Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA), Delhidirector[AT]issa[DOT]drdo[DOT]in23812639-
Institute of Technology Management (ITM), Mussoriedirector[AT]itm[DOT]drdo[DOT]in01352632267
2632814
-
Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasoredirector[AT]itr[DOT]drdo[DOT]in272033
272304
-
Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhidirector[AT]lastec[DOT]drdo[DOT]in01123817625
01123815180
-
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), Bangaloredirector[AT]lrde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in918025243873
918025243816
-
Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC), Bangaloredirector[AT]mtrdc[DOT]drdo[DOT]in28386801
23450099
-
Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL), Ambernathdirector[AT]nmrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in0251262303702512623006
Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Cochindirector[AT]npol[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2424878
2422004
-
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Vishakapatnamdirector[AT]nstl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2530801
2541636
-
Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasoredirector[AT]pxe[DOT]drdo[DOT]in06782272045
272122
-
Research & Development Establishment (RDE), Punedirector[AT]rde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in27150305
27150653
-
Recruitment And Assessment Centre (RAC), Delhidirector[AT]recruitment[DOT]drdo[DOT]in01123817833
01123810314
011-2383-0599
pro[at]recruitment[dot]drdo[dot]in
Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabaddirector[AT]rcilab[DOT]in040-24306200
040-27567419
-
Scientific Analysis Group (SAG), Delhidirector[at]sag[dot]drdo[dot]in011-23819828
011-23812695
-
Snow & Avalanche Study Estt (SASE), Chandigarhdirector[AT]sase[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2699801
2701374
-
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), Delhidirector[AT]sspl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in23818041
27521828
-
Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarhdirector[AT]tbrl[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2657659
2657674
2651723
-
Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagardirector[AT]vrde[DOT]drdo[DOT]in2548400
2548411
02412544004
Extn.4595

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