Dr. Manas K Mandal, who recently joined IIT Kharagpur as Distinguished Visiting Faculty has been, conferred the Technology Leadership Award, DRDO. He received the award from the Defense Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley in the presence of the Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, and the Chairman, DRDO, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus Dr. S. Christopher.
Dr. Mandal was a Distinguished Scientist and the Director General (LS) in DRDO before joining IIT-Kharagpur and did make exemplary contribution towards military psychology for the Indian Armed Forces. He took up the challenge to serve the armed forces in critical areas like selection system for the Armed Forces, test development for Special Forces, military motivation in low-intensity-conflict, trade allocation system for military hardware, pilot selection system for fighter aircraft, psychological adaptation in extreme environment. His contribution to military psychology has been greatly appreciated for which he also rece