VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology celebrated its ‘19th Foundation Day’ where Anil M. Datar, Scientist and Director, Armament Research and Development Establishment, Pune, delivered the Foundation Day lecture on “DRDO-Academia Collaboration”.

He said DRDO has been the torch-bearer of the defence research and development in the country. He said for science and technology to develop in any country, the starting point is academia. He said DRDO was open to invite talents from the institutions.

D.N. Rao, general secretary of Vignana Jyothi and C.D. Naidu, principal were present.

A blood donation camp was also organised by the NSS wing of the institution along with Rotary Club where 500 students donated blood.