Center of Drone Excellence

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Center of Drone Excellence (CODE)


NADDSO and All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA) rollout 500 on-campus Center of Drone Excellence (CODE) setup plan at universities and colleges across India in Year 2023 to imbibe and empower youth in new disruptive Drone technology and encouraging indigenized drone development. This state-of-art CODE brings together a diverse group of experts, working collaboratively to consult with government, industry who want to implement the latest aerial intelligence technology. CODE is designed to develop drones for multipurpose including civilian roles as well as search, rescue, surveillance and defense under the experts' guidance.

  • Developing mini drone to large industry purpose drones
  • Accelerate software platforms and Artificial Intelligence technology
  • Exploring solutions of most challenging operational problems
  • Data collection methods
  • Engaging industry and government for research projects
  • Drone entrepreneurship development program

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NADDSO & AICRA Setting up 500 on-Campus Labs in universities and colleges across India in Year 2023. Any Govt/Non-govt school may apply.


CoE Lab Setup at Institute Premise

  • MoU Signing with Institute
  • Setup of CoE
  • Branding of CoE with collaborative partner

CoE Programs

  • FDP Program on Industry 4.0 Technologies
  • Engaging faculties in real-time applications
  • Semester wise certification program on 4.0 Technologies
  • Robotics literacy Programs

Innovative research with a collaborative partner

  • Project-based learning
  • Curriculum renovation process
  • Reskilling courses & on-premise Internship Programs.

Incubation Centre

  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Curriculum renovation process

Our Key Feature of Service

Infrastructure Setup

The setup requires a minimum of 800 SqF to 2000 SqF of the furnished area with a capacity to accommodate 50-75 students at a time. AICRA invests between INR 6.0 Lakhs to 12 Lakhs subject to the number of learners. Institute will also need to provide basic infrastructure including PCs, Training Setup, Internet, etc. The Project Managing team including Technical Support Manager, Delivery Manager, Activity In-charge, Trainer, will also be deployed by AICRA to look after CoE operations.

Projects & Modules

All student branches are covered in comprehensive modules including IT, EC, EEE, Mechanical, Civil, Mechatronics, etc. Average 60 hours of project-based learning sessions are designed per semester. Students learn to complete 5 to 10 projects in a semester.

  • Integrated Certification Program
  • Robotics Literacy Program (RLP): 'O', 'A' and 'B' Level
  • Faculty Development Program (FDP)
  • Internship Program