It is difficult to capture the NTI STORY in a single
continuous flow. Its achievements were not made in one study, by
a single scientist or a team. Sometimes a task may have engaged
many and taken years to complete. Other times several tasks may
have run parallel. There can be several versions, depending on the
view point. Whichever way recounted, the story will have shortcomings.
It is possible that the enclosed one has perhaps many. Nonetheless
it is a genuine effort at capturing all the nuances that have gone
into the history of NTI. Readers interested in further details are
encouraged to consult the Annexures and access information from
the original sources preserved at the NTI.