Within a few years, the M.Tech programme in Electronics Design was started, and this continues to be one of the most sought after programmes in the country. The research programme (PhD and M.Sc (Engg)) started later, and features among the most prominent programmes at present. The centre is now a full department within the division of Electrical Sciences of the Indian Institute of Science. In January 2012, CEDT was renamed as **Department of Electronic Systems Engineering**. This new name that includes the key word “system” resonates very well with the approach that has been followed in the department down the years, viz., the approach of building prototypes that take into account a multitude of practical issues, including industrial design and product engineering, ergonomics, system-level packaging and thermal design. In essence this captures the core competence of the department, and reflects accurately the spirit of activities in the department.