Professor Challa Venkata Ramana Murty

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Areas of Interest:

Modeling Nonlinear Behaviour of Structures; Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings and Bridges; Seismic Design Codes.


Earthquake Engineering;
Structural Engineering;
Civil Engineering

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

C. V. R. Murty is an active academic in Earthquake Structural Engineering in India. He has significantly contributed to revisions of the Indian Seismic codes for buildings and bridges. Also, he has conducted very successful continuing education programs on seismic design in the country. Further, he has coauthored many texts and reports on design and safety aspects of earthquake engineering, the very popular IITK-BMTPC Earthquake Tips, a public education series on learning earthquake resistant design and construction. He is a Principal Author of the National Disaster Management Policy and Guidelines-Earthquakes", a policy document prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India..

Professional Experience:

  • Director, IIT Jodhpur, 2013-Present
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2010 – present
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, 2009 –2010
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2003 – 2010
  • Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1999 – 2003.


Earthquake, Structures, Safety, Design, Codes, Teaching, Books, Continuing Education.


Contact Information


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600036
Phone: (291)-251 2141
Mobile: 94455 67653
Fax: (0291)-251 6823

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  • B. Tech; Civil Engineering, 1984, IIT Madras
  • M.Tech, Civil Engineering, 1986, IIT Madras
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1992, Caltech, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2007
  • Editor-in-Chief, World Housing Encyclopedia, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 2005-2009
  • ICI Best Construction Technique Paper Award for authoring the book "Earthquake Tips: Learning Earthquake Design and Construction", Indian Concrete Institute, September 2005
  • ISET Hanumantacharya Joshi Award for the best paper in Structural Dynamics during 1993-96 in the publications of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Roorkee
  • AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers, AICTE, New Delhi. 1995-98

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

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