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Cmde. CD BALAJI, Distinguished Scientist
Chairman, K-tech Centre of Excellence in Aerospace & Defence, GoK
Former Programme Director (Combat Aircraft) & Director, ADA, GoI
CD Balaji is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Sep 1978 into the Engineering Branch and has specialised in the Naval Aviation Arm. He has extensive experience in operation and maintenance of aircraft operating from an Aircraft Carrier that had features of Catapult launch and Arrested Recovery.
He moved to Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) on deputation in 2002 involved with the first-time development of a Naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Navy) right from obtaining the necessary Govt. sanction for the LCA (Navy) Programme in Mar 2003. In his capacity of the Project Director LCA (Navy), he has been responsible for the design, development, building and flight testing of LCA(Navy) Prototypes at ADA, Bangalore. In a nutshell, it has been a journey “from paper to flight”. The historic maiden flight of the first Naval variant of LCA (NP1) took place on 27 Apr 12 followed by the maiden ski jump launch on 20 Dec 14. The historic arrested recovery took place on 02 Aug 18.
From 01 Dec 2006, he took permanent absorption to ADA and rose to the grade of a Distinguished Scientist. He has also carried out duties of Secretary ADA for over 10 years. He was appointed in the position of The Programme Director (Combat Aircraft) & Director, ADA from July 2015. He superannuated from this position on 31 Mar 2017.
From Jul 2017, he has been mentoring a Centre of Excellence in Aerospace & Defence that has been set up under the aegis of Govt. of Karnataka along with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and Dassault Systemes. This aims at Skill Enhancement of Engineers in the domain to make the students Industry Ready.
He has also been empanelled as an Independent External Monitor (IEM) by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
Foundation / Internship Course – 1 month Course
• 1st Batch From (17th July 2017 To 16th Aug 2017)
• 2nd Batch (3rd Aug 2017 – 6th Sep 2017)
• 3rd Batch (20th Sep 2017 – 26th Oct 2017)
• 4th Batch From (23rd Oct 2017 To 24th Nov 2017)
• 5th Batch From (11th Jan 2018 To 12th Feb 2018)
• 6th Batch from (9th July 2018 to 6th Aug 2018)
• 7th Batch from (16th July 2018 to 10th Aug 2018)
• 8th Batch from (16th Jan-2019 to 14th Feb 2019)
• 9th Batch from (22nd April 2019 to 24th May 2019)
• 10th Batch from (8th July 2019 to 8th August 2019)
• 11th Batch from (8th July 2019 to 8th August 2019)
• 12th Batch from (8th Jan 2020 to 6th Feb 2020)
• 13th Batch Started from (7th Oct 2010 to 23rd Nov 2020)
• 14th Batch started from (4th Dec 2020 to 13th Jan 2021)
• 15th Batch Started from (22nd Feb 2021 to 1st Apr 2021)
Advance Course – 4 months course
• Advance Course-1st Batch from 4th Dec 2017 to 17th April-2018
• Advance Course-2nd Batch from 25th June 2018 to 23rd Nov 2018
Project based course – 4 months course
• Project Based Course – 1st Batch from (11th Jan 2018 to 18th May 2018)
• Project Based Course – 2nd Batch from (11th Feb to 18th May 2018)
• Project Based Course – 3rd Batch from (22nd Mar to till)
• Workshop on Composites Value Stream on 20th & 21st Jan 2021 in association with KATC
• Seminar session on State of Art Technologies in Aerospace Design & Development on 25th & 26th Nov 2020 in association with KATC
• Webinar session at NMIT – Product Design & its application on 23/11/2020
• Webinar session at NMIT – Introduction to Aerospace Domain on 1/11/2020
• Webinar session on Value Stream on 1/10/2020
• Webinar session on 15/09/2020 at NK-Orchid College of Engineering.
• Webinar Session for Startups on Value Stream on 01/10/2020
• Webinar Presentation on Internship/Foundation on 04/09/2020
• Webinar Session on Model Based Systems Engineering on 12/08/2020
• Webinar Session on Virtual Testing with Simulation on 05/08/2020
• Webinar Session on Digital Mock Up on 29/07/2020
• Webinar Session on Electrical Harness Design on 22/07/2020
• Webinar Session on Digital Manufacturing & Ergonomics on 15/07/2020
• Webinar Session on Satellite Navigation on 01/07/2020
• Webinar Session on Aerodynamic Evolution of the Wing Design on 24/06/2020
• Webinar Session on Cockpit Technologies on 17/06/2020
• Webinar Session on “Making Students Industry Ready” on 15/05/2020
Value Stream Course (Industry Based)
• 7th Jan To 15th Jan 2018
• 4th April 2018 To 19th April-2018
• 5th Nov 2018 To 14th Nov 2018
• 5th,10th Nov 2018 & 11th, 14th Jan 2019
• 7th Jan to 10th Jan 2019
• 13th Jan to 4th Feb 2020
Orientation & Awareness Course
• Awareness Course conducted at KLECET, Chikkodi on 24/05/2021
• Orientation Course conducted at Sambhram Institute of Technology, Bengaluru on 20/5/2021 to 22/05/2021
• Orientation Course conducted at BMSCE, Bengaluru on 6/05/2021 to 12/05/2021
• Awareness Course conducted through online at MIT ADT Pune, on 14/10/2020
• Webinar Lecture Series conducted through online at KLECET Chikkodi, on “Awareness Course” on Internship/Foundation Course in Aerospace domain on 06/10/2020
• Awareness Course conducted an Introduction & Challenges in Aero Domain at NK-Orchid College of Engineering, Solapur on 15/09/2020
• Awareness Course conducted through online MBSE at Dayananda Sagar University on 19/08/2020
• Awareness Course conducted through online “FDP Evolution of aircraft wings” at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology Erode on 05/08/2020
• Webinar Lecture Series conducted at SJCE Mangalore, on “Career Opportunities in
• Aerospace & Defence sector” on 11/06/2020
• Webinar Lecture Series conducted at Sambhram Institute of Technology at Bangalore,
• on Satellite Navigation on 28/05/2020
• Orientation Course at Mangalore Institute of Technology Engineering, Moodabidri on 24th to 26thFeb 2020
Orientation Course at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam Erode, on 6th, 7th& 8th Jan 2020
Orientation Course at Sambrama Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 21st& 22nd Nov 2019
Awareness Course at BNMIT College of Engineering, Bangalore on 14th Nov 2019
Orientation Course at APS College of Engineering, Bangalore on 7th, 8th & 9th Nov 2019
Orientation Course at KSSEM College Of K.S.School Of Engineering & Management, Bengaluru on7th, 8th & 9th Nov 2019
Awareness Course at Amruta Institute Of Engineering Management Science, Bengaluru on 5th Nov 2019
Orientation Course at RRIT Chikkabanavara, Bangalore on 24th, 30th & 31st Oct 2019
Orientation Course at Sambrama Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 22nd, 24th & 25th Oct 2019
Orientation Course at Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 21st to 23rd Oct 2019
Orientation Course at Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 18th to 22nd Oct 2019
Orientation Course at Jyothy Institute Of Technology, Bengaluru on 14th to 16th Oct 2019
Orientation Course at Malnad College Of Engineering, Hassan on 7th Sept 2019 to 9th Sept 2019
Orientation Course at RR College of Engineering, Bangalore on 28th Aug 2019 to 30th Aug 2019
Awareness Course at Nagarjuna College of Engineering & Technology, Bengaluru on 28th Aug 2019
Orientation Course at SJCE, Mangalore on 10thto 11th May 2019
Orientation Course at ACS College of Engineering, Bangalore on 2ndto 3rd May 2019
Orientation Course at East West College of Engineering, Bangalore on 24th to 26th April 2019
Orientation Course at MITE, Mangalore on 11th to 13th April 2019
Orientation course at Sambrama Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 8th to 10th April 2019
Orientation Course at SIT College, Mangalore 2nd& 3rd April 2019
Orientation Course at Raja Rajeshwari college of Engineering, Bengaluru on 25th to 27th Mar 2019
Awareness Course at Acharya College of Engineering, Bengaluru on 22ndMarch 2019
Orientation Course at Raja Rajeshwari college of Engineering, Bengaluru on 18th to 20th March 2019
Orientation Course at UBDT, Davangere on 14th to 16th March 2019
Orientation Course at RYM Bellary, 5th to 7th March 2019
Orientation Course at JSSATE, Bengaluru on 21st to 23rd Feb 2019
Students from ACS College Of Engineering got trained in Awareness Course on 17th Nov 2018
Students from APS College of Engineering got trained in Orientation Course on 29th to 31stOct 2018
Students from PDIT Bellary got trained in Orientation Course on 25th to 27thOct 2018
Students from RIT, Chennai got trained in Awareness Course on 8th Oct 2018
Students from Impact College got trained in Orientation Course on 3rd to 5thOct 2018
Students from Yenepoya Institute of Technology, Mangalore got trained in Awareness Course on 5th Sep 2018
Students from BGSIT, Hassan got trained in Orientation Course from 20th August to 22nd August 2018
Students from KLECET, Chikodi got trained in Orientation Course from 16th August to 18th August 2018
Students from SAIT, Bangalore got trained in Orientation Course from 7th August to 11th August 2018
Students from SJCE, Mangalore got trained in Orientation Course from 9th July to 13th July 2018
Embedded Course will take you on a Journey where an in depth transfer of technical and software skills will be embedded within oneself. The course lasts for a duration of three years where majority of the topics heavily lean towards the Aeronautical domain. An in-depth theoretical syllabus will be covered which will give students a strong hold of the fundamentals. Intensive software skill development will be taking place on the 3Dexperience Platform of Dassault Systemes which is a powerful tool developed to cater the needs of the of the entire Product life cycle of today’s Industry. Students also have an opportunity to carry out the project work with the help of the Centre.
WHO CAN JOIN?
ALL Colleges approved by AICTE and Other DEEMED Universities.
Why Choose this Course?
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Covers the entire design process right from the 3D models to the 2D drawings, Models taught are a part of the aircraft assembly
Study the effects of loads and Moments acting on various aircraft structures to cater safe design and conduct FEM analysis to validate them.
Study the design, analysis, manufacturing & testing of composite materials used in various parts of the aircraft
Study the principles of Aerodynamics and their effects on various sections of the air-frame for various flow regimes.
Design methodology, Aircraft sizing, Aircraft performance, Aircraft Mechanical Systems, Landing Gear, Electrical Systems, Communication, Navigation, Cockpit display, etc.,
ADVANCED/PROJECT-BASED COURSE (4 MONTHS)
The Advanced/Project-Based Course is aimed at giving holistic experience in various disciplines such as Structures, Aerodynamics, Electrical Systems, Hydraulics, Avionics, etc. Advanced training will be imparted on 3DEXPERIENCE PLATFORM. The students will have the dual benefit of getting an exposure to the Aerospace domain and have the potential of undertaking specific industry problems as dedicated projects to be handled by a student group of 4.
Students who have completed Foundation / Internship Course of CoE A&D
Industry Professionals in Aerospace domain
Project – Based:
Students who are in the Final Year of Engineering / M.tech / M.E.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The Advanced level training program is structured to provide in-depth exposure to students on the industry practices. The would help in making the students industry ready to be productive right from day one upon recruitment in the Industry.
The project carried out by the students will help them in gaining extensive knowledge in the domain. The training program also helps the students learn the 3DEXPERIENCE PLATFORM which integrates different applications like CATIA, SIMULIA, DYMOLA and DELMIA which are widely used in the Aerospace and Defence Industry.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Overall Design Analysis Simulation Systems Engineering & Manufacturing Exposure to Aerodynamics & Configuration Mechanics Overview of space vehicle concepts Launch Vehicles and Payloads, Structures Configuration and Materials Systems FCS/Hydraulics/Landing Gear/ Environmental Control System, Reliability Quality Assurance & Certification Avionics Electrical, Tooling & Manufacturing Maintenance.
Course structure and duration : 260 hours Theory & 350 hours Lab over 4 months
Faculty: Experts with rich experience and background in Aerospace & Defence industry.
The Value Stream Course is specifically targeted to Industry personnel focusing on proving working professionals the necessary guidance in Aerospace and Defence domain as per their requirement.
This course emphasizes on enhancing skill sets towards Design, Simulation, Analysis, Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, etc. Hands-on training will be provided on various tools in a typical Digital Platform, which is a powerful tool developed to cater to the entire Product Life Cycle of Current and future Industry needs.
WHO CAN JOIN?
Working professional in Startups, MSME’s & Industrial Professionals
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Perfect course for Working Professionals who want to develop their skill set
Provides an Experiential Learning
Customised courses with duration as per individual requirement
Industry Specific Training by Experts
Hands-on Experience on State-of-Art Software Infrastructure taking you through a Holistic Design & Development Process up to Digital Manufacturing.
Structures (Metallic, Sheet Metal and composites)
Various Mechanical Systems,
Avionics & Electrical Systems
Systems Engineering, etc.,
Technology (Digital Lab)
Product Design Simulation and Analysis
Digital Manufacturing Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
Electrical Harness Sheet metal
Piping & Tubing
K-tech Centre of Excellence in Aerospace & Defence
An initiative from Government of Karnataka to provide high quality training for Engineering students in Aerospace and Defence (A&D) domain in collaboration with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi and Dassault Systemes (DS).
Objective of the Project: To generate highly specialised skilled engineers in the A&D domain over a time and provide with Certification and Placements post course completion as an end objective.
Background for this Project: There is an acute shortage of skilled manpower for producing flying machines in India. Under the ambitious plan of Indian Government, “The Make in India” concept has sown seeds for production of these Flying Machines in India. Strategically India has required Infrastructure and manpower to meet the demands of the Industry. But there is a need to develop and upgrade skills to match the requirements of this ever-growing Industry.
Market research findings: It is given to understand that India will need 15,000 engineers today to become a self-reliant manufacturer and exporter of defence products. This is expected to grow four folds i.e.: 60,000 engineers, by the end of this decade. With 1 million engineers graduated out of 3500 engineering colleges in India last year, only 4%-7% were job ready to work for core engineering sectors. This explains the wide gap and the demand for skilled manpower in this domain and hence the need for this project
Importance of A&D domain: Forecast of 5 lac crores investment is required in the A&D domain for the next decade (U.S 100 Billion $). U.S 82 Billion $ market opportunity is available with the present fleet composition of 370 units in the year 2010 to 1046 units in the year 2020. This fleet would essentially comprise of Twin Aisle, Single Aisle and Regional Jet. India has the 9th Highest expenditure for Defence products in the world. Low cost of skilled labour of India in comparison with China @ 20% higher and U.S @ 95% Higher, gives us the advantage to execute “Make in India” concept successful in this domain (Source: KPMG Analysis)
1. Plan of Action
This is the step where a detailed plan is conducted to shortlist which Institution is eligible to become the Nodal Centre for CoE A&D, to check the existing Infrastructure available for successfully conducting the CoE A&D course training. Necessary support with respect to content developed by CoE A&D industry domain experts will be provided as part of the Scope of Work (SoW). Renowned consultants of Aerospace and Defence industry, who are part of CoE A&D Team and technical experts of Dassault Systemes aviation software products, combine to form a team who have designed the course content jointly for Theory & Lab Sessions.
Team collaboration CoE A&D – Nodal Centre
Course design – CoE A&D Team
Content Approval – CoE A&D Team
Minimum 25+ students are planned for a batch. Facility can be doubled if more students need to be trained.
Course training room & other related requirements:
3 rooms (1 training room+1 nodal coordinator room+1 Faculty/Lab trainer’s room)
Minimum 25 student’s capacity
30 workstations i6, RAM 32GB, 2GB NVDA Graphic Card (for Training room).
Compatible Server (DELL 4400)
Dassault Systemes Academic Software Licences.
1 Projector screen, 1 projector, 1 Remote & 1 Laser pointer.
Internet (speed 100 Mbps) and LAN connections
Microphone & good audio system
White boards, Marker pens & basic stationery
Air-conditioned rooms with proper lightings
3 Faculty/6 Lab Trainers
1 Nodal Co-ordinator full-fledged Office with One Workstation, Printer copier, Internet facility, Storage facility, basic stationery, Files, Folders, etc
Starting of the Project it is essential to have required hardware to set up & install hardware with necessary software.
Name Task Responsibility
Training set up Infrastructure – Nodal Centre
Configuration Workstation & Networking – Nodal Centre
Configuration Software & Server – DS Team Support
3. Manpower Requirements
In this step to provide training to the Manpower plan will be prepared. This will ensure the No: of Faculty (Theory & Lab) needs to be identified, trained & deployed to execute the training programme on the behalf of CoE A&D at the Nodal Centre.
3.1. Guest Lecture
In this step CoE A&D will ensure to provide the Expert Faculty current in Domain from Industry as part of Guest Lecture
4. Training Content
In this step Preparation of training content to take training in the classrooms will be provided from CoE A&D.
4.1. Course Training Content for Trainers
In this step Preparation of training content for the trainers to deliver in the classrooms will be provided in the form of PPT from CoE A&D.
4.2. Course Content for Students
In this step Study material that can be made available to the students would be prepared. A training material covering all concepts discussed in the classroom would be prepared in the form of the PPT from CoE A&D.
Content Preparation Topics & Review – CoE A&D Team
Content for Trainers – CoE A&D Team
Content for Students – CoE A&D Team
5. Training course plan
In this step Detailed course plan would be prepared on identified systems. Students would be given necessary training on how to understand, support, modify various design elements of the system.
1 Course is recommended as below:
• Internship Course (1 month): This will be spread over 60 Hours will be allocated for Theory & 100 hour will be allocated for Lab Sessions on 3DExperience Platform of Dassault Systemes.
6. Students Evaluation & Certification
In this step, examination paper that evaluates students of the course and to provide the necessary certificate would be designed.
Name Tasks Responsibility
Evaluation Identification of Experts – Nodal Centre
Written Test Questionnaire/OMR – CoE A&D Team
Certification Parameters – CoE A&D Team
7. Start of Training
Course would be carried out in this step. Each training would accommodate 25 students.
Name Tasks Responsibility
Internship Course Scheduling Nodal Centre
7.1. Internship Course (Duration: 1 Month) recommended
Start of Course
No of students: 25
Examination & Certification
Name Tasks Responsibility
Start Internship Course – Nodal Centre
Examination Process – CoE A&D Team
Certification Schedule – CoE A&D Team
Outcome: Complete awareness of civil, military and space crafts and good understanding on functions of sub systems. The students can choose to enrol for the Advance Course with CoE A&D at VTU Regional Office, Bengaluru premises to become Industry/Job ready.
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering for Faculty Members
Introduction to 3DEXPERIENCE Platforms
CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA, DYMOLA
Design, Analysis / Simulation, Manufacturing, Model Based System Engineering, Electrical Harness Design
This course is aimed at providing an Experiential Learning on live or live simulated environments with real deliverables, Hands-on and Do-it, Yourself approach.
With the right mix of theory and practical exposure, the students would come out with essential knowledge in aircraft development and develop a truly professional teach talent.
Design & Development
Tooling & Manufacture
Ground & Flight Testing
Inspection & Quality Assurance
Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
Introduction to Aerospace & Defence domain Fundamentals of Flight Mechanics Aircraft Structures Aircraft Systems Maintainability & MRO, Reliability & Certification and Tooling & Manufacturing Configuration and Materials, Mechanical Systems FCS/Hydraulics / Landing Gear/ Environmental Control System Quality Assurance & Certification Avionics Electrical, Tooling & Manufacturing Maintenance.
Course structure and duration : 60 hours Theory & 100 hours Lab over 1 month
Faculty: Experts with rich experience and background in Aerospace & Defence industry.
KANTHETI BADARI NARAYANA
K-tech CoE in Aerospace & Defence,
VTU Regional Office, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore
a) Profile Description
He has over 42+ years of experience in the field of structural mechanics, CAE/FEA and their applications in Aerospace Structural components.
Currently he has been working as senior consultant at K-tech CoE Aerospace & defence, VTU Regional Office, Nagarbhavi.
b) Experience Details
His Areas of Expertise include Structural Mechanics, Fatigue & Fracture, composite, FEM, smart materials, optimisation, 3D printing, renewable energy systems and project and technology management.
d) Educational Qualifications
e) Awards, Honours and other Professional Information
f) Life member of professional Bodies
RAMESH KUMAR P
Aeronautical Engineering Expert With an enriched experience in Automobile | Aeronautics | Avionics | General Math Skills | Training & Development | Problem Solving Skills | Strategy |Physical Science | Mechanical and Technical Skills | Writing & Business Knowledge | Analytical | Critical Thinking | Aviation | Testing | Quality Control | Quality Inspection | Management | Process Engineering |Leadership | Quality Management | Engineering Management | Continuous Improvement | Machine Tools | Cross-functional Team Change Management | Product Development | R&D | Product Design | Quality Assurance | CAD | ISO | Performance Management |CAD/CAM
Year of experience 44 +years
High-performance sharp, talented and experienced aircraft mechanical systems engineering manager with experience in aircraft mechanical system design, production manufacturing and supporting the ATR -72, Boeing 737, Airbus 330,340, and Boeing 777. Responsible for leading the engineering team for the design, development, testing and qualification of flight control, landing gear, hydraulics, environmental, propulsion, and fuel systems. Also is having experience working closely with Engineering Leadership and the Integrated Product Team, support manufacturing and flight test, and mentor team members. Conduct classroom and practical training. Training includes certification training for engine/APU qualifications, Aircraft Recurrent/Refresher Training, Familiarization Training, and System Line Maintenance Training on assigned aircraft or on assigned systems for employees and customers.
KEY RESULT AREAS
H R SUDARSHAN PRASAD
1. Profile Description
General Manager – Aircraft Research Design & Development
An Aerospace industry professional with 42+ years of rich experience in the area of Aircraft Design & Development environment encompassing all areas of design. Core competence in the area of Avionics & Electrical System design, Cockpit design & Cockpit controls & display systems. Knowledgeable in all aircraft systems like Flight Control Systems & General systems like Aircraft Fuel, Hydraulics, Environment control system, Armament system & Escape system, Landing gear system, Arrestor hook recovery system for Naval aircraft etc.
Currently, he has been working as a senior consultant at K-tech CoE Aerospace & defence, VTU Regional Office, Nagarbhavi.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Dec 1971 – Nov 2010
Spans all facets of system design & development including
By virtue of experience in the R&D centre of HAL, acquired the necessary knowledge of Design, Airworthiness, Production and Supply of advance technology system and accessories. Good at Planning, Reviewing activities, clearly identifying the critical path & evolving risk mitigation plans.
Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)Jan 2011 – September 2015
1st Term: Jan 2011 to Dec 2011
2nd Term: Dec 2012 to Jan 2012
3rd Term: April 2013 to March 2014
4th Term: Oct 2014 to Sept 2015
General Manager – Aircraft Research and Design Centre (ARDC) May 2010 – Nov 2010.