1967 - B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Chief Controller, R&D @ DRDO, New Delhi
Padmasri M Natarajan is presently a Distinguished Scientist and Chief Controller Research & Development (Combat Vehicles & Engineering) in the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineers. In a distinguished career spanning over three decades he has directed a wide variety of projects in technology design and development for our country. He was one of the key members of the prestigious main battle tank, ‘Arjun’, project. He has also significantly contributed to the indigenization and commercialization of several technologies. He has played a very important role in building lasting relationships among our defence, industrial and academic organizations. He is one of the most respected leaders in the field of defence engineering and technology in our country.
In recognition of the efforts, achievements and professional excellence of M. Natarajan in engineering and technological innovation, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to present him this award.