DST - ARCI (E)
This documentary covers various aspects of ARCI Hyderabad. ARCI (International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials) was established in the year 1997. It is an Autonomous Research and Development Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India with its main campus at Hyderabad and operational centre in Chennai. ARCI's mandate includes- Development of High Performance Materials and Processes for Niche Markets, Demonstration of Technologies at Prototype / pilot scale and Transfer of Technology to Indian Industry. A unique feature of ARCI’s mandate relates to the fact that it is industry centric. To ensure that multi-disciplinary inputs can be readily harnessed for any of its targeted development efforts, ARCI has formed Centres of Excellence (COEs) in many generic thrust areas related to materials and materials processing, like nanomaterials, ceramics, engineered coatings, fuel cells, carbon materials, sol-gel coatings, laser materials processing, solar energy and automotive energy materials. Each of these COEs has been involved in the development of advanced materials- based technologies pertaining to their core expertise.