Dr. Dasharath Ram

Outstanding scientist and associate director, DRDL (DRDO)

Areas of Interest:

Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Modelling and Simulation of Manufacturing Processes


Precision Hardware Fabrication, Aerospace Manufacturing

Consultancy Areas:

Aerospace Manufacturing


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Developed number of manufacturing processes and technologies to cater the specific needs for hardware manufacturing of missile projects. Built-up the expertise in Precision machining, Rocket Motor Fabrication, Mechanism fabrication, Flow forming, Welding, Pipe Bending, Spinelling technology, Solid lubricant coating using Sputtering and Nitrocarburising etc.
Transformed the facility from component fabrication to product specific fabrication i.e. Rocket Motors, Airframes, Air bottles, Launchers, Manipulators, etc. Developed the capability of modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes i.e. machining, welding and forming, which in turn helped to reduce the product development cycle time.
Significantly contributed in technology transfer for productionisation of missiles hardware like propulsion and airframes for different missiles projects to production industries.

Professional Experience:

  • Scientist ‘B’ 31-03-1986 30-06-1989 DRDL, Hyderabad NC/CNC Machines.
  • Scientist ‘C’ 01-07-1989 30-06-1993 DRDL, Hyderabad CAD/CAM.
  • Scientist ‘D’ 01-07-1993 30-06-1997 DRDL, Hyderabad CAD/CAM, DNC.
  • Scientist ‘E’ 01-07-1997 30-06-2002 DRDL, Hyderabad Manufacturing Tech.
  • Scientist ‘F’ 01-07-2002 30-06-2008 DRDL, Hyderabad Prototype Fabrication.
  • Scientist ‘G’ 01-07-2008 17-10-2013 DRDL, Hyderabad Prototype Fabrication.
  • Scientist ’H’ 18-10-2013 Till date DRDL, Hyderabad Hypersonic Wind Tunnel.


Precision Machining, Aerospace Manufacturing, Prototype Fabrication


Contact Information


Address (Office) Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL),
PO Kanchanbagh,
Hyderabad-500 058 (Telangana State)

Phone: 040-24343876
Fax: 040-24343876

Address (Residential)
H. No. 8-9-53, Dhatunagar, PO Kanchanbagh,
Hyderabad-500 058 (Telangana State)
Phone: 040-24341404, 09490748497 (M)

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  • B.E., Allahabad University, 1984 Electrical Engineering.
  • M.S., Cranfield University U.K., 1992, Advanced Manufacturing Tech.
  • PhD Bharthiar University, 2007, Production Engineering.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Gold Medal in B.E. 1984 for Standing First in Branch.
  • Commendation Certificate and Award of Rs.1000/- received in the year 1989 for contributions to IGMDP.
  • An Award of Rs.1000/- received for development fabrication of Torque Shaft components of Rudder Assembly of LCA.
  • Commendation Certificate and Award of Rs.25,000/- as Swarna Jayanti Award of Year 1999 by Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Eminent Mechanical Engineer Award – 2012 by Institution of Engineers (India).
  • I. T. Mirchandani Memorial Research Award-2013 by Indian Institute of Welding, India.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 01-02-1962