Eleven DRDO labs are affiliated to Bharathiar University to conduct the research program and three labs for offering M.Sc. courses. Around 150 DRDO scientists from various labs are recognised by BU as research supervisors for those working as research fellows in DRDO labs for their PhD degree. More than 225 candidates from DRDO labs are registered for their PhD program with BU. In addition to above around 20 service officers are enrolled each year for M.Sc. in Military Psychology offered by DRDO lab DIPR and co-ordinated by the DRDO center. The degree is awarded by Bharathiar University