Activities of SODET

S.O.D.E.T has provided as platform to the DPSUs and Ordnance Factories to interact and work towards strengthening the Defence Forces by pooling the resources and working together to achieve self-reliance.

S.O.D.E.T started its activities with the first opening function held in Bangalore in April 2001 with Prof MGK Menon, eminent Scientist, as Chief Guest. A twin seminar on the following subjects was held:

Role of CEO's in Strategic Partnering for Technology Innovation & Sharing.

Manufacturing Technologies for the future. Since then following activities have been completed:

A compendium on manufacturing facilities has been prepared for use by all Members.

A Compendium on Technologies available at a various Member Organisations has been prepared and circulated among Members.

A report on the current CAD/CAM facilities, technologies has been prepared and also a seminar was held on the topic.

A report on current status and potential for high speed and high productivity machining technology and equipment was prepared and a seminar was held on the same.

A S.O.D.E.T Technovision-2002 Conference on "Product Life Cycle Management Technologies" was held jointly with IBM, Dassault Systems, CSM Software. The conference focused on IT Design of Aerospace & Defence Equipment through a Digital Product Date Processing Environment. This new technology is called PLM.

A S.O.D.E.T Technovision-2003 Seminar on In-House R&D was held jointly with United Service Institution of India on 8th January 2003 at New Delhi. Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Sri George Fernandes was the Chief Guest and Hon'ble Raksha Utpadan Rajya Mantri Sri Harin Pathak inaugurated the seminar. The Chief Executive of S.O.D.E.T Member Organisations were honoured by Hon'ble RURM during the occasion and Hon'ble Raksha Mantri presented R&D Innovation Awards to thirty-two (32) outstanding scientists from Member Organisations for their significant contributions in various R&D projects. A total of 9 (Nine) technical papers were presented by Member Organisations highlighting R&D efforts and achievements of their organisations.

In addition to the above, some of the Member Organisations invited all others for visiting the facilities and expertise and arranged seminars highlighting the specific technologies and facilities available with the Member Organisations to create greater awareness and for sharing and optimum utilisation.

Proposals are being discussed for inter-organisational projects sharing expertise, technologies, facilities and also risks.

Institution of S.O.D.E.T Award for Technology Development & Innovation with effect from 2004-2005 to encourage talent in Member Organisations.

The following Centers of Excellence have been identified for further strengthening and sharing among members:
    Composite Material Manufacturing facilities at HAL
    Mass Manufacturing facilities at BEL
    Flow Forming facilities at BDL
    Flexible Manufacturing Systems at Ordnance Factory, Trichi & BEML, Mysore.

2005 - 2006

A 2 day workshop on "Contract Management & Development of Negotiation Skills: was held at HAL Management Academy during September 2004. Secretary (Defence production), Ministry of Defence inaugurated the workshop.

S.O.D.E.T instituted Awards for "Technology Development & Innovation" with effect from 2004-2005 to encourage Talent in Member Organisations.

A 1 day workshop on "Cost Reduction" was organised at Bangalore on 31st August 2005. The Secretary (Defence Production), Ministry of Defence inaugurated the workshop.

A 2 day Seminar on "R&D Project Management" was held on 20th Sep 2005 and 21st Sep 2005 at BDL Hyderabad with the active support of M/S. BDL and M/S. MIDHANI. Success stories as well as problems faced by the Member organisations in the execution on R&D projects were shared besides Structural inputs given by the eminent faculty.

A 2 day Seminar on "Process Excellence through Six Sigma" was held on 7th Feb 2006 and 8th Feb 2006 at Bharat Electronics Quality Institute, Bangalore with the active support of BEL. About 26 senior executive attended the seminar.

A 2 day Seminar on "Corporate Strategic Planning" was held on 2nd June 2006 and 3rd June 2006 at Hotel Oberoi Grand Calcutta.

A 2-day Seminar on "Workshop on Export Manufacturing, policies and offset" held on 17th Nov 2006 and 18th Nov 2006 at Windsor Sheraton & Towers Bangalore.

2007 - 2008

A 1-day Seminar on "Micro Electro Mechanical System" held on 25th May 2007, at Bharat Electronics Ltd Bangalore.

International Seminal on "Defence R&D and Technology Management held on 29th Feb 2008 and 30th Feb 2008 at New Delhi.

A 1-day Seminar on "Nano-Technology" held on 25th Aug 2008, at Hotel Katriya De Royal, Hyderabad.

2009 - 2010

A 2-day Seminar on "Work Culture Building for Organisational Excellence" held on 24th July 2009 and 25th July 2009, at Hotel The LaLit Ashok, Bangalore.

A 2-day National Seminar on "Quality Assurance for Defence Industries" held on 16th July 2010 and 17th July 2010 at Hotel Mahduban, Dehradun.

A 2-day National Seminar on "DPP, Offset & MOU/Contract Drafting" held on 29th Sep 2010 and 30th Sep 2010 at Hotel The LaLit Ashok, Bangalore.

A 2-day National Seminar on "Aluminium Alloys and Titanium Alloys" held on 26th Nov 2010 and 27th Nov 2010 at Hotel Grand Bay, Vizag.

2011 - 2012

A 2-day National workshop held during 27 Jan 2011 - 28 Jan 2011 on "Composites Technology For Applications In Defence" at Goa Marriott Resort, Panjim, Goa

A 2-day National workshop held during 8 June 2012 - 9 June 2012 on "Heads of Member Organization Meet" at Angsana Resort, Bangalore

A 2-day National workshop held during 22 June 2011 - 23 June 2011 on "Standards for Quality & Empowerment" at New Delhi

A 2-day Workshop held during 20 Jan 2012 - 21 Jan 2012 on "Brand Identity and Image" at Mysore

A 2-day Workshop held during 09 March 2012 - 10 March 2012 on "Financial Tools for Decision Making & Project Financing" at Pondicherry

2013 - 2014

A 1-day Workshop held on 09 March 2013 "Special Casting Processes - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous" at Hotel ITC Windsor, Bangalore

Meet on "Interactive Meeting of HR Practices" at MDL, Mumbai

Meet on R&D Strategies at GSL, Goa. held on 26 April 2013.

A 1-day Workshop on "Advances in Non-Destructive Examinations" at Ramada Resort, Cochin held on 24 May 2013

One and half day Workshop on "EMI/EMC and it's Relevance for Defence Systems" at Hotel ITC Windsor, Bangalore held on 20 September 2013
SODET Award for the year 2011-12 & 2012-13 held on 25th Feb. 2014 at Mumbai

2014 - 2015

A 1-day Workshop on "Concurrent Engineering & DFM" at Bangalore held on 06 June 2014 at Hotel Movenpick,Bangalore

A 1 Day Workshop on "Risk Management for Defence Industries" on 08 August 2014 at ITC Windsor, Bangalore

A 1 Day Workshop on "Best Practices in Quality and Bench Marking in Defence Industries" on 05 September 2014 at Hotel Ramada,Mumbai

A 1 Day Workshop on "Procurement Best Practices in DPSU's" at Hotel LaLit Ashok, Bangalore on 31 October 2014

A 1 Day Workshop on "Project Management and Sharing of experiences on Contract Management", at Angsana Oasis & Spa Resort, Bangalore on 21 November 2014

SODET Award Selection Committee Meet on 15 November 2014 at BEML KGF

2015 - 2016

NODAL OFFICER'S MEET at Bangalore on 13 March 2015

5 days workshop on "Project management" Held at BEL officers Club,Bangalore during 01 June 2015 - 05 June 2015

Industrial Visits to BEL & HAL, Bangalore for SODET members during 9th & 10th July 2015

39th Governing Council Meeting at HAL Board Room on 21 July 2015

2nd Batch Project Management Programme held at BEL Club Bengalore during 21th & 25th September 2015

ISO 9001:2015 Awareness Training Programme held at CQAE Office Bengalore on 28 September 2015

"IT Best Practices in Defence Industries" at Hotel Movenpick & Spa, Bengalore during 27th November 2015

40th Governing Council Meeting and 14th Annual General Body Meeting at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilder Limited, Mumbai during 11th December 2015

Modelling and Simulation for Defence Industries at BEL Officers Club, Bengalore during 11th January 2016

1 Day Workshop "Reliability Engineering" at BEL Officers Club, Bengalore during 19th February 2016

ISO 9001: 2015 certification programme for the lead auditors of member organizations during 21st & 22nd April 2016

Five-day PMP Certification Programme (Special request by DGQA) 02nd to 06th May 2016

Two-Day Residential Capacity Enhancement Workshop ON "TOT Contracts - Law Management for Executives of DPSUs" at Silent Shores Resort, Mysore- 570 018(Karnataka) during 20th & 21st May 2016

Industrial Visit to BEML units at KGF and Mysore during 09th & 10th June 2016

Nodal Officers Meet held at BEL Officers Club,Bangalore during 25th June 2016

Five-day PMP at GRSE, Kolkata during 27th june & 02nd July 2016

2016 - 2017

One-day Workshop on "Big Data & Data Analytics" at Le Meridean, Hotel, Bangalore during 08th July 2016

One-day HR Conference on 15th July 2016

Three-day Workshop on Quality & Reliability for ALISDA during 16th to 18th August 2016

ISO 27001 Certification Programme (With DIQA) during 03rd to 07th October 2016

Nodal Officers Meet at BEL Officers Club, Bangalore. during 27th December 2016

Industrial Visit to OFB, Ambajhari, Nagpur during 06th January 2017

ISO14001 Lead Auditor Course (2015 Version) at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad during 30th & 31st January 2017

Six Sigma Green Belt held on 23rdto 28 th January 2017 at BEL Campus, Bangalore.

Contract Management aimed at Vendor / Contractor Performance & Alternate Dispute Resolution in DPSUs - A Way Forward held on 20th February 2017 at at BEQI, BEL, Bengalore.

2017 - 2018

3-day Internal Auditor's Training Course on AS9100 Rev-D held on 17thto 19th April 2017 at BEQI, BEL Campus, Bangalore.

2-day Residential Workshop on "Advanced Welding Technology" held on 19th& 20th May 2017 at Hotel Breeze Residency,Trichy.

Interaction Meeting on "Implementation of GST" held on 24th June 2017 at Bharat Dynamics Limited(BDL),Hyderabad.

Industrial Visit to "Goa Shipyard Limited" held on 29th June 2017 at Goa.

SODET Award Screening Committee Meet held on 14th July 2017 at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

2-day Residential Workshop on "Advanced Metal Processing & Evaluation Techniques" held at Golden Palm Resort,Off Tumkur Road, Bangalore during 20th & 21st July 2017.

42nd Governing Council Meeting held on 29th July 2017 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Bangalore.

R & D Sub-Committee Meet held on 29th July 2017 at BEL Officers Club, Bangalore.

Sub-Committee Meet on "Bench Marking" held at BEL BSTC Building,Bangalore during 30th August 2017.

One-Day Workshop on "Intellectual Property Rights" held at Hotel Taj Vivanta,Yeshwatpur,Bangalore during 13th September 2017.

Residential Workshop on "World Class Manufacturing" at Hotel Southern Star, Mysuru during 13th & 14th October 2017.

2nd Sub-Committee Meet on "Bench Marking" at BEL Officers Club, Bangalore on 27th October 2017.

One-Day workshop on "creativity and innovation" at Hotel Movenpick, Bangalore on 1st December 2017.

Sub-Committee Meet on Procurement at Hotel Le Meridien, Bengalore on 20th December 2017.

2-day Non-Residential Workshop on "RF Technology" at Hotel Marriott, Hyderabad on 11th& 12th January 2018.

Nodal Officers Meet at Hotel Le Meridien, Bengalore on 31st January 2018.

SODET Award Function For the years.
2013-14 / 2014-15 / 2015-16 at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Bhanur unit on 10th February 2018.

SODET 43rd GC Meeting & 16th AGM at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad on 26th March 2018.

2018 - 2019

QA Sub-Committee Meet at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad on 08th May 2018.

2-day Residential Workshop on "Robotics & Automation" at Hotel Breeze Residency, Tiruchirappalli on 08th & 09th JUNE 2018.
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 3 Theoretical Underpinnings
Japanese Engineer Builds Real Life Gundam Robot
Participants Details Sheet.1
Participants Details Sheet.2
Robotics Workshop Photos
Robotics Workshop Group photo

Workshop on "Nano Technology & it's role in Defence & It's Applications" at BEL Officers Club, Bengaluru. on 6th July 2018.
Certificate of Nano workshop.

SODET Award Screening Committee Meet at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad on 07th& 08th August 2018.
"SODET Award results for the year 2016-17"

3 Days local Vendor Training for BDL,BEL,OFB, MIDHANI and HAL on AS 9100 Rev D at Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad on 27thto 29th August 2018.
Vendor Training

One-Day Workshop on "EMI/EMC" at Centre for Learning & Development (CLD),C/o Bharat Electronics Limited, Jalahalli Post,(Near BEL Circle) Bengaluru – 560 013 on 30th August 2018.
EMI EMC Training

Workshop on "Export Marketing for Senior Officers of Defence Establishments 09th& 10th November 2018

SODET & Aeromag organized national seminar on "Innovation In Aerospace & Defence Indigenisation 10thDecember 2018

12th January 2019 PROGRAM DETAILS

“Role of Artificial Intelligence In Defence and Other Applications” at Angsana Oasis Spa And Resort, Doddaballapur, Bengaluru - 560 064.
Workshop Photos
Deep Learning
Dr.S Ravi Presentation
Dr. Karmakoti Presentation

2019 - 2020

03rd & 04th May 2019

2-day Vendor Training On "AS9100 Rev.D"

23rd & 24th May 2019

2-day Workshop On "3-D Printing"
Defense Institute of Quality Assurance(DIQA),Bengaluru
Workshop Photos
Participants list 1/2 Participants list 2/2
Presentation 1/2 Presentation 2/2

28th June 2019

Industrial Visit, HAL, Lucknow.

03rd July 2019

AS9100 Rev. D, BDL, Hyderabad.

08th & 09th August 2019

SODET Award Screening Committee Meet,
Venue:- BEL Officers Club, Bengaluru
Awards List 1 Awards List 2
Award Photos

18th October 2019

45th Governing Council Meeting
Venue:- Hotel Sheraton, Hyderabad
Event Photos

08th November 2019

One-day Workshop On “Industry 4.0”
Venue:- Hotel Royal Orchid Central, Bengaluru
Event Details Delegate Lists
IOT Workshop Event Photos

07th February 2020

Title :- Seminar On “Computer Vision and Advance Speech Processing under AI for Defence Applications”
Venue :- DEFEXPO20, Lucknow,(UP)
Event Details DEF EXPO 2020
Event Photos

27th February 2020

Title :- R&D Sub-Committee Meet
Venue :- BDL,Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad.
Event Photos

2020 - 2021

27th April 2020

Title :- Safety Meet
Venue :- Through Video Conferencing.

29th April 2020

Title :- Export Sub-Committee Meet
Venue :- Through Video Conferencing.

01st May 2020

Title :- Nodal Officer Meet
Venue :- Through Video Conferencing.

18th May 2020

Title:- 46th Governing Council Meeting.
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

02nd June 2020

Title:- 2nd R & D Sub-Committee Meet.
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

22nd June 2020

Title:- SODET Award Distribution Function for the years 2016-17 & 2017-18
Venue:- Through Video Conference.
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SODET Award Photos

27th July 2020

Title:- Robotics & Autonomous System, Challenges and Opportunities
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

10thAugust 2020

Title:- Webinar on "ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

09thSeptember 2020

Title:- "Robotics Interaction Meet"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

23rdSeptember 2020

Title:- "Lecture cum Interaction on “Overview of Adoption of AI as part of DP”"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

16th & 17th October 2020

Title:- "SODET Award Screening Committee Meet for the year 2018-19"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

30th & 31st October 2020

Title:- "SODET Award Screening Committee Meet for the year 2019-20"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

27th November 2020

Title:- "Webinar on QA Subcommittee Meet"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

02nd December 2020

Title:- "Webinar on International Contract Management"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

2021 - 2022

06thJanuary 2021

Title:- "Webinar on "Failure Mode and Effect Analysis""
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

20thJanuary 2021

Title:- "47th Governing Council Meeting"
Venue:- Through Video Conference.

20thApril 2021

Title:- "Webinar on "Agile Project Management""
Venue:- Through Online.

05thMay 2021

Venue:- Through Online.

23rdJune 2021

Title:- Webinar on Overview on Lean Management
Venue:- Through Online (Cisco Webex Platform).

24thAugust 2021

Title:- Webinar on "Managing Corporate Mental Wellness"
Venue:- Through Video Conference .

13thAugust 2021

Title:- Webinar on "Safety in Defence Industry"
Venue:- Through Video Conference .

29thSeptember 2021

Title:- Webinar on "Overview of PMBOK7"
Venue:- Through Video Conference .

20th,21st & 22nd October 2021

Title:- NABCB Remote Office Assessment
Venue:- Through Video Conference .

29th November 2021

Title:- Webinar on ISO Standards "ISO/IEC 17021-1, 17021-2, 9001:2015 & 14001:2015"
Venue:- Through Video Conference

08th December 2021

Title:- Webinar on "Drone and It's applications in Defence Industry"
Venue:- Through Video Conference

2022 - 2023

04th February 2022

Title:- Webinar on 'Aerospace Quality Management System'
Venue:- Through Online.

22nd February 2022

Title:-48th GCM & 19th AGM Meeting
Venue:- Through Video Conference (VC).

02th& 03th June 2022

Title:-Workshop on 'Reliability Tools and Techniques in Defence Equipments'
Venue:-Hotel Royal Orchid(Metropole), Mysuru

07th June 2022

Title:-Indigenization Meet
Venue:-Royal Orchid Central Hotel, Bengaluru

14th July 2022

Title:-Programme on 'ISO45001:2018'
Venue:-Royal Orchid Central, Manipal Centre, Bengaluru.

29th July 2022

SODET has been granted accreditation for ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 from NABCB, QCI.

26thth Aug 2022

Impartiality Committee Meet (ICM).
Venue:-SODET Office, BEL, Bengaluru.

23rd Sep 2022

Training on ISO45001:2018
Venue:-BEML, Mysuru Unit, Mysuru.

24th Sep 2022

NODAL Officers Meet
Venue:-Hotel Southern Star, Vinobha Road, Mysuru.

18th November 2022

Title:-Workshop On 'INDUSTRY 4.0 for AEROSPACE & DPSU'
Venue:-Hotel Southern Star, Bengaluru

21st December 2022

Title:-Seminar On 'Cyber Security'
Venue:-Hotel Holiday Inn , Bengaluru

2023 - 2024

03rd & 04th February 2023

Title:- SODET Award Presentation
Venue:-BEL(NALANDA), BAE, Bengaluru
Note:- The award applicants may please make the presentation as per the list attached

SODET Award Winners List
for the years 2020-21 & 2021-22.

Title:- SODET Award Presentation
Venue:-Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Manyata Business Park, Bengaluru - 560 045

13th & 14th March 2023

Title:-ISO SOA Audit
Venue:-SODET Office, BEL, Bengaluru

19th April 2023

Title:- SODET GC / AGM Meetings
Venue:-Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Manyata Business Park, Bengaluru - 560 045

30th May 2023

Title:- SODET AI Meet
Venue:- BAE, BEL,Nalanda,Bengaluru

8th July 2023

Title:- Non-Destructive Testing
Venue:-Hotel Fortune JP Palace, Mysore

14th July 2023

Title:-AS9100 Rev. D for Defence Industries
Venue:-Hotel Royal Orchid Central, Bengaluru