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Inauguration of ERBA Smart Lab

The NAL Health Center has now acquired ERBA Smart Lab: a fully automatic biochemistry analyzer to replace its previous semiautomatic analyzer. This colorimeter-based equipment is used to measure many sensitive biochemical parameters in the human blood vital to gauge the functions of kidneys, liver, pancreas etc.

CSIR/NAL signs MoU with Plexion Technologies (India) Private Limited

CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science

The CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS) is an initiative to expose the young minds to the exciting world of science.

NAL celebrates Karnataka Rajyothsava Day

This year's Karnataka Rajyothsava celebrations had a very special significance. It is the golden jubilee year - "Suvarna Karnataka Rajyothsava". Celebrations at NAL had that grand and special touch.

Dr R Ramachandra Rao distinctions

The Sri Rama Satyanarayana Memorial Award 2006 was awarded to Dr R Ramachandra Rao, Materials Science Division, Scientist, NAL.

NAL colony basketballteam distinction

In the recently concluded M C Srinivasa Memorial 'B' Division League Basketball Championship 2006, NAL colony basketball team emerged as winners...

CSIR Outstanding Performance Award

The CSIR Outstanding Performance Award for 2006 were handed over by Dr J Narayana Das at the CSIR Foundation Day function held on 26.9.06 ...


Knowledge and Technology Management Division is formed merging Technical Secretariat (TS), Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) and Information Management Division (IMD)... 

Shylaja Srihari, Ph.D

Ms Shylaja Srihari Scientist, FRP Division has been awarded the Ph.D degree in the faculty of Engineering, Bangalore University...

CSIR Foundation Day

CSIR was founded in 1942, and is now 64 years old. Unlike its employees who must retire at 60, CSIR continues its cheerful endeavour to do good basic or applied science, and develop R&D technologies in response to strategic, societal or marketing imperatives. CSIR's Director-General R A Mashelkar often tells us that our work must involve "innovation, compassion and passion", and this is indeed an admirable resolve...

Time to sign off

Information PasteboardIt's time to sign off as the editor of the Information Pasteboard. There are now only a few days to go before I leave NAL...

Gujar Mal Modi Award for 
 Dr Kota Harinarayana

It is a pleasure to greet Dr Kota Harinarayana on being conferred the 2006 Gujar Mal Modi Award "for his important role in the development of India's light combat aircraft, Tejas". This is a much respected award; previous winners include Satish Dhawan (1988), C N R Rao (1989), R Narasimha (1990), A P J Abdul Kalam (1996) and K Kasturirangan (2002)...

First Prof A K Rao  Memorial Lecture      

The decision of the Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and
Process Engineering (ISAMPE) to institute a memorial lecture in memory of Prof A K Rao, who passed away on 10 December 2005, is laudable; Prof Rao was the guiding spirit behind the ISAMPE movement...


New book on flight vehicle system identification

AIAA has recently published the book titled "Flight Vehicle System Identification: A Time Domain Methodology" by Dr R V Jategaonkar, formerly a NAL scientist and, since 1986, with DLR's Institute of Flight Systems...


PLMSS 2006 workshop

As a prelude to the International Conference on Trends in Product Life-Cycle Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis (PLMSS) during 18-20 December 2006 in IISc, Bangalore, NAL, ADA and HAL jointly organised a three-day short course on Aircraft Conceptual Design by Dr Daniel P Raymer, President, Conceptual Research Corporation, USA during 14-16 December 2006 at S R Valluri Auditorium, NAL.

38th SSBMT Indoor Final Tournament 2006
Dr SKC retires on 30 November  2006

Dr Sunil Kumar Chakrabartty (SKC) belongs so much to our CTFD division that it is something impossible for all of us to accept that our SKC – a source of great inspiration and energy for our division will stop coming to office from 1 December. SKC always meant much more to all of us than his mere physical presence.

CAE delegation at NAL

Suvarna Karnataka Rajyothsava at NAL

Fiftieth year of Karnataka Rajyothsava celebrated at NAL on 23 November 2006 had that golden sheen.

Vigilance Awareness Week -2006

The valedictory function of the 2006 Vigilance Awareness Week was held in NAL on 13 November 2006.

Dr Raj Iyengar Seshadri – A tribute

It is with extreme grief that I have to write about Dr R Seshadri, a senior scientist of Materials Science Division and a very dear friend, who left us on 11 November 2006.


Inauguration of the Large Scale Rotating Rig (LSRR) for Compressor and Turbine Aerodynamics Research

The crisp and bright morning of 19 October 2006. Propulsion Division's new LSRR facility at NWTC, Belur was all decked up for the inauguration...

A Summary of events between June - September 2006

There has been significant progress on the SARAS PT-II developmental activities at the SARAS hangar...

S S Bhatnagar memorial indoor tournaments 2006...


NAL bags 1st IETE - Corporate Award
The council of the Institution of Electronics and elecommunication Engineers (IETE) has awarded the 1st IETE – Corporate Award to NAL in a glittering function in New Delhi...

Dr Srinivas Bhogle calls it a day

‘Loss of another rare talent’ was an often repeated title in these columns in the recent past, due to the high attrition rate of both voluntary and superannuation retirements. Today it is sad that the author of many such articles himself is a victim, loss of rarest of rare talent! ...

C-MMACS Foundation Day

C-MMACS was set up on 15 July 1988 The C-MMACS Auditorium was overflowing; with Dr J J Isaac slated to deliver this year's Foundation Day Lecture this was no surprise. Dr Isaac gave a vivid account of the R&D activities at Propulsion Division in the advanced areas of hypersonic air breathing propulsion and advanced gas turbine technologies...

Hindi fortnight celebrations

Driving on Bangalore streets, I have seen a large number of cloth banners at the entrance of PSU's, academic institutions and R&D establishments announcing Hindi fortnight celebrations...

"Photography is strictly prohibited!"

While travelling last week in the Andaman Islands, and indeed after visiting practically every government establishment, I can't help noticing how often we are alerted that photography is strictly prohibited. It makes you wonder: why are we doing this?...



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