'Kapindra Precision Engineering',  a start-up incubated by IITM Incubation Cell has been adjudged as #1 Start-Up in the DRDO Dare to Dream Innovation Contest under the  'Open Category' challenge area​, for their theme to deal with the heat dissipation issue (thermal management) of interstellar missiles during re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere where they experience destructive high temperatures (>2,400 C).  

Kapindra Team Members

Prof. M.S.R. Rao 
Dr. N. Arunachalam 
Dr. S. Sathyan 
Padmanabh Bagaria (CEO, Kapindra)
K. Ramasubramanian (ME13D046) 
C. Nikhil​ (ME18S303) 
Arun Veerabagu (ME17S021)
Dr. Maneesh Chandran (former doctoral scholar, IITM)  

​They will receive the award and a cash prize of Rs.10 lakhs during the DRDO Industry Meet scheduled to be held on October 15th in the august presence of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.​