Professor C. V. R. Murty

Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras

Areas of Interest:

Modeling Nonlinear Behaviour of Structures, Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings and Bridges, Seismic Design Codes, Earthquake Structural Safety of Built Environment, Earthquake Disaster Mitigation


Earthquake Engineering;, Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions

Major Professional Contributions:

He is an active academic in Earthquake Structural Engineering in India. He has contributed to revisions of Indian Seismic codes for buildings and bridges. He has conducted continuing education programs on seismic design in India, Nepal and Bhutan. He has authored/co-authored many books and reports on earthquake design of buildings and structures, including the IITK-BMTPC Earthquake Tips, some of which have been translated into international and Indian languages. He is a Principal Author of the Guidelines for Management of Earthquakes, prepared by NDMA, Government of India. He is the Chairman of the Earthquake Engineering Committee of BIS, Government of India.

Professional Experience:

Director, IIT Jodhpur
11 September 2013 – 10 December 2018

Independent Director, FCI Aravali Gypsum and Minerals Limited, Public Sector Enterprise of Ministry of Fertilizers, Government of India, New Delhi
September 2016 – August 2019

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
14 July 2010 – present

Dean (Planning), Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
August 2009 – December 2009

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
11 May 1993 - 13 July 2010


Earthquake Disaster Mitigation, Earthquake Structural Safety, Seismic Design, Continuing Education, Indian Standards Codes, Nonlinear Behaviour of Structures, Teaching, Books


Contact Information


C. V. R. Murty
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras
Chennai 600036
off: (044) 2257 4302, 94999 64486

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


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Chairman, Earthquake Engineering Sectional Committee CED 39, Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India (since February 2020)
  • 2018 ICI Best Paper Award for authoring the paper Limiting Twisting during Earthquakes in Buildings with Unsymmetrical Stiffness in Plan – Elastic Study co-authored by Tamizharasi,G., Prasad,A.M. and Murty,C.V.R., as Best Paper Published in ICI Journal; the Indian Concrete Institute, 26th ICI Annual Awards, 22 September 2018, Bangalore
  • 2016 Member, 2nd Advisory Committee, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, November 2016 – present
  • 2016 ACCE Nagadi Award for authoring the book Some Concepts in Earthquake Behaviour of Buildings as Best Publication in Civil Engineering (useful to Consultants), Association of Consulting Civil Engineers, 30 April 2016, Bangalore
  • 2008 Distinguished Teacher Award, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated: Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 1963