C.P. Sharma, formerly Professor, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, is well known for his expertise in engineering materials, heat treatment and alloy development. With total 41 years of experience in teaching, research and industry, Prof. Sharma has also published research papers in national and international journals of repute and has authored/co-authored two textbooks on 'Engineering Materials' and 'Mechanical Behaviour and Testing of Materials' respectively. Prof. Sharma contributed his academic and administrative excellence at different positions at the Institute, including member of BOG and Deanship. Presently, Prof. Sharma is deeply involved in the study of Ancient Indian Knowledge Systems (Vedic period) with specific focus on metallurgy and materials.