Amrita Professor, Dr.Prabaharan awarded Defence Research and Development Organisation's Academy Excellence Award 2018 for his team's outstanding research and development contribution on December 18, 2020.

Dr. Prabhakaran P. a professor at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, received the Academy Excellence Award 2018 from Hon. Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh, who also presented the award certificate and ₹200000 during the national Defence Research and Development Organisation - DRDO's award distribution function on December 18, 2020. Hon. Union Minister of State for Defence, Yesso Naik, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, and DRDO's Chairman, Dr. G. Sathish Reddy attended the event and were present at the award ceremony.

The function was presided over by Chief of Army, Chief of Navy and Chief of Airforce staff and several senior functionaries from Ministry of Defence and Government of India were present at the function.

Academy excellence award from DRDO is given annually to eminent researchers and senior academicians who has made significant contributions to Research and Development. During the ceremony DRDO also confers awards for other categories including technology spin-off awards, Individual awards among others.

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