Sures Chandra Roy obtained DSc (1926) from University of London, UK. While in Indian Meteorological Service, he was In-charge, Colaba Observatory, Mumbai; Director, Burma Meteorological Service, Rangoon; Deputy Director-General, Administration and Instruments; and Director-General of Observatories, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi.
Academic and Research Achievements: A physicist to begin with, Roy specialized in meteorology and seismology. While In-charge of the Colaba observatory, he analyzed seismograms from Indian observatories. He brought in several new schemes: (i) establishing a network of radio-wind finding stations in India to make more precise observations; (ii) installing storm-detecting radars at principal airports; and (iii) setting up an improved meteorological organization in Assam, including the Meteorological Centre at Guwahati.
Other Contributions: Dr Roy will be remembered for the growth of meteorological services in India