Welcome to N. Krishnamurthy's cyber home for his NIE musings and memories


(Updated: 20 May 2022)

I am Natarajan Krishnamurthy, of the second batch of B.E.s produced by NIE, CE-1955.
I grew up with NIE, in NIE, and for NIE, from 1951 to 1967. I was privileged to have known almost all the Founders, some of them quite well. I was honoured to have been part of the early history of NIE, seen (and worked with) many NIE firsts such as the NIE Magazine. I was taught by the Thrimurthy-s Ramaswamy, Rama Rao, and Narasimha Rao, a few real 'professors', one with a doctorate and another with a M.S. from Caltech, plus a few young idealists such as Aprameya and Narasimha Murthy. I was fortunate to have shared with Aprameya the celebration of the NIE Founders' Day, and the starting of the NIE Alumni Association, among other exciting activities.
And in time, I taught at NIE, starting as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering, then promoted Reader, and after my Ph.D. from USA, was made Additional Professor of Civil Engineering, serving as Acting Head of Department for some time. As teacher, I have been lucky to have had many NIE students who went on and became great -- even world famous -- in their own right, including non-Civil Engineers like N.R. Narayana Murthy.
On the pages in this website, I plan to share my memories and thoughts on NIE, especially in its early days when it struggled to find its place in the sun, in the hope that it may inform and inspire the generations of youth that came after us, the early disciples of pioneers, and some, pioneers themselves.
At 90, I am still professionally quite active, mainly in the workplace safety and risk management areas, particularly in the construction field. More about me may be gathered by cliking on my website:
You may reach me through e-mail: proscank@yahoo.com

Click on the links at right which you want to browse
1. NIE Alumni Association Golden Jubilee Celebrations (2007)
2. NIE Alumni Association News
3. NIE Founders' Day Celebrations (1957)
4. Aprameya, Memories and Homage(2009)
     [I plan to develop similar pages on the other two NIE friends whom I have lost recently:      Professor N. Narasimha Murthy, and Sri. B.N. Venkatesha Rao. - NK]