Get list of DRDO Recruitment 2016-2017 along with other details such as no. of vacancies, types of post, eligibility criteria to apply for DRDO Jobs 2016-2017. DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) was founded in the year 1958 by the combination of the Technical Development Establishment and Production with the Defence Science Organisation and the Directorate of Technical Development. It was founded under the administrative control of the Government of India and Ministry of Defence. DRDO is a agency of the Republic of India, given the duty of the military’s development and research. It has its headquarters located in New Delhi, India. It has a network of 5 laboratories, which are occupied in increasing defence technologies covering a variety of fields, such as armaments, aeronautics, land combat engineering, electronics, life sciences, missiles, materials, and naval systems. It is India’s biggest and most varied research organization. The organization consists of around 5,000 scientists who belong to the Defence Research & Development Service (IDRS/DRDS) and about 25,000 other technical, scientific and sustaining personnel.