Mr. Lakshminarayanan R. Subramanyan is an entrepreneur who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of electronics, instrumentation and control. He heads a company, Situ Electro Instruments Pvt Ltd, in Mumbai which believes in total development of appropriate technology for Indian applications and has a number of important substitutes to its credit.
After brief stints as Development Engineer with FCI and Automatic Electric Ltd, Mr. Subramanyan started Situ Electro Instruments in 1971 with one employee and a first year turnover of R. 30,000/-. Today the same company has a turnover of Rs 2.5 crores and competes with multinationals such as ABB, Siemens, G.E- Harris, etc.
Situ Electro Instruments have been involved in projects which include powerline and energy transducers and digital energy meters for a number of Electricity Boards around the country and for SCADA/ control Panel Manufacturers. They designed, developed and manufactured indigenously India’s largest distribution SCADA for BEST, Mumbai. Situ designed, developed and manufactured “under water mines” with on-board on-line FFT for monitoring ships signatures for Navy; besides development of monitoring equipment and controllers for agencies such as Navy, NPCL, RAPP, ECIL, ONGC, etc.
Inspite of active involvements in Situ’s developmental activities, Mr. Subramanyan has kept close contact with academic institutions by serving as member of Board of Examiners and as faculty for Continuing Education Programmes at IIT Bombay, University of Mumbai, etc. He is a Member of the National Board of Accreditation, AICTE. He has a number of papers to his credit in international and national conferences. Mr. Subramanyan’s company Situ, has also sponsored M. Tech & B. Tech projects at IIT Bombay, Mumbai University and sandwich courses at polytechnics.