How I got an internship at DRDO – The complete process

How-I-got-an-internship-at-DRDO-The-complete-process

About the Author: Satish Beja, an Electronics & Communication (ECE) student from ABES Engineering College,  gives us a glance at his selection experience for an internship at DRDO.

Internship plays a vital role in building one’s career, and it also adds value to their education. As in every engineering college, it is mandatory for a pre-final year student to undergo an industrial training or a summer internship,  I too, like everyone else, underwent one. I did my industrial training from DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation), New Delhi, and initially, I wasn’t sure how to apply for it. I referred to various websites and spent a lot of time on DRDO’s website. One of my seniors then explained to me the selection procedure and functions of various departments at DRDO.

I applied in the LASTEC Department (Laser Science & Technology Center) of DRDO and emailed my resume to the HR Department. After a few weeks, I got a reply regarding the interview schedule along with some important guidelines related to the documents that I needed to bring along for verification.

More than 500 students came that day, and we were asked to stand in a queue, and then, individually, our identities were checked. There after, we were guided to the seminar hall where we had our interviews; I was interviewed by one of the scientists of DRDO.

These were the questions asked during the interview process:
1. What is the difference between a microprocessor and a microcontroller?
2. How does the speed of data communication increase every now & then? What is the technology that drives it?
3. What is modulation?
4. How does Coaxial cable work?
5. What is the full form of LASER and how does it work? Also, name the different types of lasers.
6. What is TIR?

The interview went well as I knew the answers to all the above-mentioned questions. After a few days, I got an email regarding my selection, and I was asked to report at DRDO for confirmation. I had an interest in Embedded System Design, and so, I wanted to do a project in that domain. I was fortunate to get a chance to work in the LASTEC Department where most of the ECE students were trained.

I did my six-week training at DRDO under the supervision of Rajesh Kumar Lakwal (Scientist ‘C’). I worked on a project named – Wireless Data Communication using RF Module. In this project, we used SX1278 RF module, which we operated within a range of 50m. The SX1278 transceivers feature the LoRa long range modem that provides ultra-long range spread spectrum communication and high interference immunity whilst minimizing current consumption. After successful completion of the code, it was implemented; the results were observed on the serial monitor, and then, verified.

DRDO has a structured work culture. It is one of the best Research & Development Organisations that India has. It was a privilege to be a part of such a prestigious organization and to work with such renowned scientists, who are making our nation stand out on a global level, especially, in the field of technology.

If Satish’s experience motivates you, you can check the latest internships in Delhi and electronics internships.

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156 thoughts on “How I got an internship at DRDO – The complete process

  • August 11, 2017 at 8:31 PM

    This was really useful.
    thank you for sharing.

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  • August 13, 2017 at 2:23 PM

    How did you apply to LASTEC department?

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    • August 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM

      You can email your resume to the HRD department of LASTEC.
      If you want the email ID of the HR you can drop down your mail-id here.

      Maybe this answers your question. Also, share this post among your friends, they might get some understanding regarding the selection process. And if you have any other query please be open to ask.

      Thank you.

      Reply
      • August 15, 2017 at 11:11 PM

        Is it possible to do intern during Jan to Apr period? If so can you mail HR email ID to activevijai007@gmail.com
        And you have mentioned that more than 500 students applied for that and may I know how many of them were selected?

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        • August 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM

          Around 150-200 students were selected at that time. I didn’t remember the exact number.

          Reply
          • November 8, 2019 at 8:27 AM

            I am B.tech student( CS)
            I want do internship from DRDO

        • August 16, 2017 at 11:49 PM

          Yes u can apply for internship during the month of April.

          Reply
      • September 10, 2017 at 8:11 PM

        Can you provide me the email id of HR . If yes then my email ID is arorayash1998@gmail.com

        Reply
      • December 25, 2017 at 9:53 PM

        Helpful

        Reply
      • January 25, 2018 at 10:02 PM

        Hello sir,
        Here is my gmail gaurav.k9636@gmail.com
        Please send HR’s email ID.
        Thank you.

        Reply
      • February 7, 2018 at 1:09 AM

        Hello Satish sir,
        will you please send me the mail id of HR department?
        here is my mail address: varshakansotiya@gmail.com
        Thank you!

        Reply
      • March 10, 2018 at 10:09 PM

        Hi, I am an Electronics Student and i am interested to go for intern in DRDO so,please send me the HR mail ID:
        yuvaraj.28born2win@gmail.com

        Reply
      • July 29, 2018 at 5:45 PM

        I can t understand how to apply in drdo and others for internship?

        Reply
        • October 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM

          Hi Ramesh,

          Satish might not be following the post. You could visit the official career page of DRDO for details.

          Thanks~ Stelin

          Reply
      • October 9, 2018 at 7:59 PM

        Hi sir, I am a B.tech (ECE) 3rd yr. student. I needed the email ids of HR.So please help me.

        Reply
        • October 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

          Hi Santi,

          Satish might not be following the post. You could visit the official career page of DRDO for details.

          Thanks~ Stelin

          Reply
      • March 16, 2019 at 8:33 PM

        Can you please share the email ID of the HR of the HRD department of LASTEC and how to get the email IDs of the HRs of other departments of DRDO please help as soon as possible.

        Reply
      • June 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM

        Hi brother ,
        I am Leela Mohan pursuing mechanical engineering second year. I wish to do an internship in Defence reasearch laboratory(DRDL) for that I am having some doughts regarding the internship .so, I want talk with you personally will you send
        me your contact number.

        Reply
      • September 25, 2019 at 6:28 PM

        please share me the HR’s email id

        Reply
      • February 8, 2020 at 9:17 PM

        Hi Satish sir,
        I really liked your DRDO Internship story. I also wanted to apply for it, but don’t have the exact idea, how to do it. Please send me the mail ID of HRD of DRDO to subhadipghosh857@gmail.com

        Reply
  • August 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    When we have to apply for this…means registration date for apply in drdo

    Reply
    • August 14, 2017 at 5:54 PM

      You can apply in the month of April. Every department have its own Interview schedule. Once you are selected they will give you 1 month duration within which you can start your training any day according to your college schedule.

      Reply
      • May 27, 2018 at 11:59 AM

        Hello sir please provide me HR email id, and in which other departments we can apply.
        my email is saini.pranjalii7@gmail.com
        Thank you

        Reply
  • August 14, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Did you receive any stipend?

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  • August 14, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    No I didn’t get any stipend. Generally, no one gets stipend in such organisation and not even in any PSU’s.

    Reply
  • August 15, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    I am from Mechanical,How can i get internship /vt in DRDO?

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    • August 15, 2017 at 12:13 PM

      Almost all labs in DRDO have some research related work related to mechanical profile.

      Reply
  • August 15, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    I am a student of MCA .How can i apply in DRDO for internship?

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    • August 15, 2017 at 9:29 PM

      The process is similar and I have already mentioned the selection procedure. DRDO works in the department of aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat, vehicle, advanced computing, naval system, simulation and live science.

      Once you have decide your field of work and lab, make a short resume and a cover letter describing why you want to apply to that specific lab, also mention any previous work done by you related to that field or domain.

      Thank you

      Reply
  • August 16, 2017 at 5:58 AM

    hey what are the terms and condition to intern at DRDO ? i mean as i entc 2nd year student can i apply for these???

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    • August 16, 2017 at 6:31 AM

      Yes you can apply for the internship even after the completion of your 2nd yr.

      Reply
  • August 19, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Can we apply at DRDO through Internshala?

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    • August 19, 2017 at 8:09 PM

      I’m not aware of that. It can be best answered by the Internshala team. I hope they will respond to your query at the earliest.

      Reply
  • August 19, 2017 at 6:40 PM

    I am student of Ece 2nd year. How Can I apply in DRDO for internship? Can you please send me HR email ID ?

    Reply
    • August 19, 2017 at 8:03 PM

      The process for applying in DRDO for internship is same for everyone irrespective of your year of engineering.
      I have already answered this similar question of yours in the former comments.

      Reply
  • August 21, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    How can i prepare for such interviews? I mean i have just started my 2nd year in ECE from UIET, Chandigarh. How can i get internships in other organisations like this?

    Reply
    • August 28, 2017 at 8:41 AM

      If you are from electronics just make your fundamentals very strong. Work upon practical stuff’s.

      Reply
  • September 2, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    Hi, I’am a student of final year B-TECH in discipline chemical engineering i have a query that, may i apply for an internship.

    Reply
      • September 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM

        Sir i want to project on synthesis &biological activity of semicarbazones .
        I am student of m pharm pharmaceutical chemistry.
        Sir please say about this .
        This is possible from drdo Gwallior .
        And say about fee who i will pay

        Reply
  • September 12, 2017 at 6:01 PM

    What is the opportunity after getting training from drdo??

    Reply
  • October 5, 2017 at 3:51 AM

    Can i get email id of HR please….@internsala
    My email id : hs99215@gmail.com

    Reply
  • October 9, 2017 at 10:51 PM

    I’m a first year student of Electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Can I apply for internship in DRDO? If yes, please elaborate the procedure.

    Reply
  • November 22, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    I am student of final year M.s.c biotech How can I apply in DRDO (timarpur ,new delhi) for training cum project programme
    Sir please say about this.

    Reply
  • December 7, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Can you please send me the emailid of HR of drdo at sdhwani1997@gmail.com and also please tell me about the procedure for applying for internship in aeronautics field of drdo as I am a student of 3 year aeronautical engineering.

    Reply
    • March 19, 2018 at 9:52 AM

      Kindly send HR Email id.. my email is-s.ksanjay@yahoo.in
      Or post address of HR for DRDO
      Thanks

      Reply
  • December 22, 2017 at 12:15 AM

    I too am keen on doing my intern from a good scientific organization and improve on my technical part through the projects.Please suggest the various suitable places for B.Tech electronics.Additionally could you please mail the email of the HRD of DRDO at kinshook1234@gmail.com.

    Reply
  • December 26, 2017 at 11:37 PM

    can I get email address of honourable HR please .if yes then send it to me kadamv039@ gmail.com

    Reply
  • December 26, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    can I get email address of honourable HR please .if yes then send it to me kadamv039@gmail.com

    Reply
  • December 26, 2017 at 11:41 PM

    Respected sir. can I get email address of HR sir , If so please send it to me on tejrajghadge93@gmail.com

    Reply
  • December 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    This is really useful to us.
    please share more details about DRDO.

    Reply
  • December 28, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    Hello, this article was really helpful. Could you please share the email-id of the HR of LASTEC?

    Reply
  • January 6, 2018 at 2:14 AM

    Thanks this was helpful
    I too have ECE and I am interested in robotics and communication system mainly robotics so where I should apply like in which center will you please help me with this I will be very thankful to you….
    You can mail me @ shanaf1025@gmail.com

    Reply
  • January 11, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Can you please give the email Id of HR department to me at vis10singh98@gmail.com & whether my resume is enough to send them or is it to be a recommendation letter by a professor in my college. Please reply fast

    Reply
  • January 14, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    If u could…..plz send the email id of HR to my email id…… abhinandanspy@gmail.com……I’m very eager to do training in DRDO.

    Reply
  • January 16, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Can I get the link where to apply and is the HR for each department is same(I’m from mechanical deparrment?
    My mail id is karangpta567@gmail.com

    Reply
  • January 16, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    I did not get the mail id still did anyone of them get it?. If any one has email id for HR department for DEBEL please do share.

    Reply
  • January 24, 2018 at 8:44 PM

    i want to apply for an internship program in drdo.i am a btech second year student .plz sent me hr id at aldrina2010@gmail.com

    Reply
  • January 26, 2018 at 11:13 PM

    I am a first year student .I am interested in robotics and electronics.please suggest me in which department i should apply.please send me HR’S id at
    anuragaaggarwal121@gmail.com.
    Thank you

    Reply
    • January 29, 2018 at 10:59 AM

      Hi Anurag,

      Satish might not be following the post. You could visit the official career page of DRDO for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • January 27, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Do you know the email id of hr at psychology institute? I am unable to find it. Please help me – rounaknayak3@gmail.com

    Reply
    • February 1, 2018 at 5:53 PM

      Hi Rounak,

      Please visit the official career page of DRDO for details. We do not have any information regarding this.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • February 1, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    Respected sir / madam ..

    I have third year aeronautical engineering student. Sir i have applied for the internship for the DRDO compny so please sir you can guide me to how got to apllied for the DRDO compny at the internship purpose….

    Reply
    • February 1, 2018 at 5:51 PM

      Hi Mohamadarfat Sheikh,

      We do not have any information regarding this currently. You could visit the official career page of DRDO for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • February 24, 2018 at 12:01 AM

    can you please send me the email id of the hr?
    my email id is : amrito1996@gmail.com

    Reply
  • February 24, 2018 at 6:53 AM

    I am a CS first year student, Can i apply for internship at DRDO?

    Reply
    • February 26, 2018 at 1:17 PM

      Hi Rohit,

      We do not have any information regarding this. Please visit DRDO’s official career page for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • February 27, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    I am a B.tech C.S.E. second year student. What field can you apply for in D.R.D.O. ? Can you please mail me the email address? Thank you.
    Email: babyjosemon77@gmail.com

    Reply
  • March 16, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Sir please provide me email I’d of HR

    Reply
  • March 19, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Kindly send HR Email id.. my email is-s.ksanjay@yahoo.in
    And post address of HR for DRDO
    Thanks

    Reply
  • March 25, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    I’d b glad if i could also be forwarded with the HR department mail id .
    Thank you.
    My id : pravzbloom@gmail.com

    Reply
  • March 31, 2018 at 1:58 AM

    I’m a student of B tech, chemical engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. I’m going to complete my 2nd year so I’m in search of some good chemical industries so that I can get chance of applying my summer internship in it. Please help me in getting some info regarding it.

    Reply
  • March 31, 2018 at 6:16 PM

    Will DRDO take CSE students for Internship?
    Please send me the contact id of the HR to this mail id nuravt007@gmail.com.

    Thank You.

    Reply
    • April 3, 2018 at 2:03 PM

      Hi Varun,

      Yes, DRDO provides internships to CSE students. Please visit their careers page for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • April 11, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Hello sir,
    I Anshul Gupta student of 3rd year from IT want to do intern in DRDO related to machine learning and computer vision.
    So please forward me HR email id at ganshul917@gmail.com

    Reply
    • April 12, 2018 at 1:08 PM

      Hi Anshul,

      We don’t have the email id of DRDO’s HR. I’d suggest you connect with a previous intern for the details. You may also visit their official careers page for further details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • April 27, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Hi Sir,

    Do DRDO provides Internship for CSE students ?
    Please send me the contact id of the HR to this mail id vishalnirwan0@gmail.com.

    Please let me know the procedure to be followed on career page of DRDO.
    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    • April 30, 2018 at 10:56 AM

      Hi Vishal,

      We don’t have the email id of DRDO’s HR. I’d suggest you connect with a previous intern for the details. You may also visit their official careers page for further details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • May 4, 2018 at 2:39 AM

    Hi sir I am 3rd year mechanical engineering student.what kind of things needed to make resume for industrial training in drdo.

    Reply
    • May 4, 2018 at 10:47 AM

      Hi Pancham,

      I’m afraid we won’t be able to help you with this. Please try getting in touch with some former/present interns at DRDO to understand this.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • May 20, 2018 at 1:33 AM

    Sir ,
    please tell me that i have interest in embedded systems and robotics. So can you tell me at which department should i apply?
    please answer me on my email:- samarthrps4485@gmail.com. Also please give the HR email id to that department.

    Thanks in Advance!!

    Reply
  • July 1, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    hello sir
    please provide me with the HR email Id at oishik36@gmail.com

    thank you…

    Reply
  • July 8, 2018 at 11:08 PM

    Hello Sir! I am Mohanish. Congratulations for your successful intern.
    Could you please share the email id of HR of the same dept.(LASTEC) to mohanishst@gmail.com

    Reply
  • July 17, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    Hi Satish,
    This is a great article and It helps me a lot. You discussed different topics about the DRDO internship very nicely.

    Reply
  • July 23, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Sir
    I have completed my Msc instrumentation (electronics and computer’s), I’m interested in embedded systems and robotics. So please suggest me, how I can get internship in DRDO.
    Please answer me on my email :
    pavichinni23@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

    Reply
  • August 17, 2018 at 5:54 PM

    Hi sir
    I am an electrical student . How can i get intern at drdo pls elobarate

    Reply
    • August 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

      Hi,

      Currently, we do not have any information regarding internships at DRDO. You may visit their official careers page or get in touch with an intern at DRDO via LinkedIn for details.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

      Reply
  • August 23, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Hi,sir
    I am pursuing 2 btech ECE.
    I want to know about DRDO internship,because I want do a internship in DRDO.How can I get a chance for internship in drdo or isro
    Please provide me a information sir

    Reply
  • October 23, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Hlo Sir,
    Could you please send the HR mail-id to me. I’m a student of ECE branch (3rd year) and I love working in Embedded Systems domain. My mail-id is : dineshpol210@gmail.com

    Reply
    • October 24, 2018 at 4:04 PM

      Hi Dinesh,

      Satish might not be following the post. You could visit the official career page of DRDO for details.

      Thanks~ Stelin

      Reply
  • November 26, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    In which center’s of DRDO an ECE student can do the internship?

    Reply
    • November 27, 2018 at 3:46 PM

      Hi Apurva,

      We currently do not have any information regarding this. You could visit the official page of DRDO for details.

      Thanks~ Stelin

      Reply
  • January 25, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    How did u get the mail of HR?

    Reply
  • February 7, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    can you please explain what are the specific and necessary points that should be mention in resume of DRDO. I am the student of mechanical engg field.

    Reply
  • February 12, 2019 at 4:14 PM

    Hello sir,
    I am 2nd year student of chemical engineering and I want to do my summer training in DRDO Kanpur(DMSRDE) so can u plz tell me if any criteria for DRDO training.sir i cannot find the DRDO director email or any internship/training in DRDO or ISRO so can plz help me in finding a good training/internship.
    My email
    laxmikumariprasad348@gmail.com

    Reply
    • February 22, 2019 at 2:14 PM

      Hi Laxmi,

      Thank you for writing in.

      In case you are looking for internships, please register on Internshala here – http://bit.ly/new-registration. You can filter internships according to your preference. If you want to enroll in an online training course, please visit trainings.internshala.com. You can use the coupon code BLOG10 for an additional discount of 10%.

      Thanks~ Ankit

      Reply
  • February 18, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Hello sir,
    I’m 3rd year student of ece engineering ,I want to do my industrial training in DRDO Kanpur ,can you please tell me the email id of HR.
    I’ll be very thankful.
    shraddha160599@gmail.com

    Reply
  • February 18, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Hello sir,
    I’m 3 rd year student of ece, I want to do my industrial training in DRDO Kanpur, I would be very grateful to you if you wl tell me the email ID of the HR.
    Thanku

    Reply
  • February 18, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Hello sir,
    I’m Sneha 3rd year student of electronics and communication engineering, I want to do my industrial training in DRDO Kanpur, I would we very grateful to you if you will tell me the email ID of HR.
    Thank you.
    Sneharaj839@gmail.com

    Reply
  • March 7, 2019 at 1:13 AM

    Hello sir
    I m Manisha 1st year student of msc biotechnology I want to do training in drdo Delhi,I would be grateful to u if u tell me the email I’d of HR

    Reply
    • March 8, 2019 at 4:55 PM

      Hi Manisha,

      We don’t have the email id of DRDO’s HR. I’d suggest you connect with a previous intern for the details. You may also visit their official careers page for further details.

      Thanks~ Batool

      Reply
  • March 16, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    can you please send me the email ID of the HR of LASTEC and also of other labs at my email ID subasishkar35@gmail.com .
    I am a 3rd year ECE student , can I apply now or is it too late for the summer internship at May?

    Reply
    • March 18, 2019 at 11:33 AM

      Hi Subasish,

      We don’t have the email id of DRDO’s HR. I’d suggest you connect with a previous intern for the details. You may also visit their official careers page for further details.

      Thanks~ Batool

      Reply
  • March 28, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    hello sir/madam,
    i’m doing engineering as a first year student in ECE.i wan’t to do technical interships in may,can you suggest me some technical interships.i would be greatful if you helpme out

    Reply
  • May 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Sir can u send me ur resume format?
    And which skills are required for LASTEC department?
    My email id – kupandey.dhn@gmail.com

    Reply
  • September 18, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    can you please send me the email ID of the HR of LASTEC and also of other labs at my email ID
    chanduvenkat01@gmail.com

    Reply
    • September 19, 2019 at 10:50 AM

      Hi Chandana,

      I’m afraid we won’t be able to provide the email address. You might want to visit DRDO’s official careers page for details or may get in touch with interns/employees at DRDO via LinkedIn.

      In case you’re looking for research or engineering internships, we have plenty of internships available on our platform. You may visit here http://bit.ly/new-registration to view relevant internships.

      Thanks~ Keshav

      Reply
  • January 26, 2020 at 7:19 PM

    Hello Sir ,

    If I want to do internship in any lab located in chennai or bangalore .Where and How to get email ID of HR person.
    Could you please let me know .

    Reply
    • January 28, 2020 at 3:52 PM

      Hi Pramod,

      Please visit http://bit.ly/internship_is to view all available internships on our platform and go for the one which you feel is best suited as per your profile.

      Thanks
      Keshav

      Reply

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