Eminent technocrat Archibald putt said “Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand”. From this we can understand Technology and Management are the allied areas and closely related for effective outputs. The management discipline allows the technological organizations to manage their fundamentals and to create a competitive advantage.
Keeping this on mind, a guest lecture was organized for Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Trichy on “Technology Management” on 6 August 2016. The guest lecture was attended by Dr.P.Sivakumar, Director and Distinguished Scientist of DRDO. He began his lecture by explaining the importance of DRDO contribution in building Indian defence system. He also described the prominence of battle tanks for Indian sub-continent. He highlighted more on Arjun MBT tank, it is the only tank which performs efficiently in Indian terrain requirements and it is also considered as “Desert Ferrari”. He further explained how the management process carry out in designing and developing fighting vehicles for Indian armed forces. At the end of the session he interacted with the students and answered their queries profoundly.
Dr.P.Sivakumar graduated from Mechanical Engineering from College of Guindy and Post graduated in production engineering from Madras Institute of Technology and obtained PhD from IIT madras in the mechanical engineering.