1.13 lakh applications for 220 posts at DRDO

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 28 September 2009, 09:15 Hrs   |    38 Comments
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 1.13 lakh applications for 220 posts at DRDO
Bangalore: Recession seems to have turned the tide for employers and employees alike. With the ongoing job losses, the Defence Research and Development Organization is turning out to be a much sought after destination for job seekers. The premier defence organization received a whooping 1.13 lakh applications for the scientist entry test held recently.

The applications were received in response to an advertisement in May for 220 posts in the Defence, the R&D wing of the ministry of defence, a release said here today. More than 70 percent of the applicants appeared for the examination conducted on September 6 this month at 139 centres in 31 cities. For the test held in September last year to induct 500 scientists, only 43,215 had applied.

The organization is attracting more talent, because of the opportunities it provides to work on challenging technologies, in excellent working environment of laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, improved compensation, career growth prospects and performance oriented complementing scheme.

The DRDO has 52 laboratories spread across the country, engaged in developing wide range of military system.

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