D.V.S. MURTY was formerly Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received industrial training in the design, construction and testing of instruments at Cambridge Instruments Co., UK as a Government of India Scholar (1957–60). Professor Murty was responsible for setting up the electrical measurements and instruments laboratory at IIT Kharagpur. He was also responsible for designing and planning syllabi and curricula for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Instrumentation Engineering at IIT Kharagpur and many other engineering institutes in the country.