Dr. Jandhyala N Murthy


Dr Jandhyala N Murthy, Professor and Director of GRIET studied PUC(MPC) from Maharajah’s College of Vizianagaram(1969-70) and then BTech(Mechanical) from IIT Madras (1970-75), MS (Thermal Power)(1982-84)and PhD (Thermal Power)(1985-88) from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. He served in the Maintenance Branch of the Indian Air Force as an AE(M) officer for over 25 years since 1975, held various appointments looking after operations, overhaul, training at unit, station and command levels. He was an Instructor at Air Force Technical College, Bangalore and had a tenure at Combustor division, Gas Turbine Research and Development Establishment, Bangalore. He led an IAF Technical Training Team to Botswana, Africa, providing training and maintenance support to Botswana Defence Force. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He took voluntary retirement from the IAF as a Wing Commander in 2001 and immediately joined as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Hyderabad, an accredited and permanently affiliated college under JNTUH. He assumed the responsibility as the Director of GRIET since 31 January 2018, after a successful tenure as the Principal of GRIET since March 2004. His areas of interest span the Thermal Engineering domain, Gas Turbine Combustion Chambers, simulation and education.

Areas of Interest : Thermal Propulsion, Computer Graphics, Modeling, Aircraft Maintenance, CFD, Turbomachines, Education

Contact details:

Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology

Bachupally, Kukatpally,Hyderabad – 500 090Telangana, INDIA

Tel : 091 720734440

Email: nm.jandhyala@griet.ac.in

Curriculam Vitae


  • Ph.D in Thermal Power, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK (1985-1988)
  • MS in Thermal Power, Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK (1982-1984)
  • MSc in Defence Studies, University of Madras, Chennai (1991-1992)
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai (1970-1975)


  • FDP201x: Pedagogy for Online and Blended Teaching-Learning Process, 14 Sep – 12 Oct 2017, IITBombayX
  • FDP101x: Foundation Programme in ICT for Education, 03 Aug – 07 Sep 2017, IITBombayX
  • ET601Tx: Educational Technology for Engineering Teachers, 07 Jan – 07 Mar 2016, IITBombayX
  • Quality Initiatives in Technical & Higher Educational Institutions ” (in Compliance with NBA & NAAC Accreditation), Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, 10-12 March 2015
  • Junior Commanders Course, Air Force Administrative College, Coimbatore, 27 Aug – 20 Oct 1990
  • Joint Services Staff Course, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, 1991-1992
  • Technical Instructors Course, Air Force Technical College, Bangalore, 25 Aug – 07 Sep 1988
  • CHUKAR II Target System Training Course 26 October 1979.
  • Aviation Operations and Quality Control Procedures, IOC, Bombay Mar 1978
  • Aeronautical Engineering Course (Mechanical), Air Force Technical College, Bangalore, 03 Jan 1976 – 04 June 1977


Papers and Presentations

  • Study of Rice Straw Biocomposie and a Comparative Study of Flexural Strength of Various Biocomposite Plywood Materials” – Swadesh Kumar Singh, Jandhyala N Murthy, PAPN Varma, D Sailaja, International Conference on Civil, Biological and Environmental Engineering BEE-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, ISBN978-93-82242-40-9.
  • Assessment Practices in Engineering” – A Review, The Journal of Engineering Education January – 2012, Vol.No.XXV-3 ISSN 0971-5843.
  • Assessment Practices in Engineering” – A Review, 41st ISTE Annual National Convention December 2011, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab
  • Reliability Data Generation” – EVIAMAT -94, New Delhi
  • Approach for Reliability and Maintainability assurance of Kaveri Engine ” – Workshop on “MiG Engine Experience for Kaveri Project”, HAL Koraput, 1993
  • Combustor Design Programme” – DEFCAP-88, ADE, Bangalore, 1988
  • Computational Study of some of the implications for Gas Turbine Design, Maintenance as a consequence of NOx generation ” – 18th CIMAC Congress, Tinanjin, China, 1988

Professional Work

Academic Work

  • Research Work: The design and development of gas turbine combustors is a crucial but uncertain part of an engine development process. Combustion within a gas turbine is a complex interaction of, among other things, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer and chemical kinetics. At present, the design process relies upon a wealth of experimental data and correlations. The proper use of this information requires experienced combustion engineers and even for them the design process is very time consuming. Some major engine manufacturers have addressed this problem by developing computer programmes based on the above test and empirical data to assist combustor designers. Such programs are usually proprietary. A similar attempt is made in my research work, which has yielded DEPTH, a combustion design program. DEPTH (Design and Evaluation of Pressure, Temperature and Heat transfer in combustors) is developed in Fortran-77 to assist in preliminary design and evaluation of conventional gas turbine combustion chamber including emissions and stability.
  • Assisted in developing test rig facilities for combustors while at GTRE 1992 -94
  • Assisted to create framework for FMECA studies at GTRE. 1993
  • Guided and Examined UG, PG projects at the university level, from 2001
  • External Examiner for Thermal Engineering at Cranfield University, UK, 2009-2014

Honors and Awards

  • Best Principal from ISTE AP Chapter, 2014
  • Won the second prize for an essay on Productivity – a nationwide open essay competition conducted by Botswana National Productivity Centre, Botswana, 1996
  • Recipient of Chief of Air Staff Medal by the Indian Air Force, 1990
  • Winner of Roy Fedden Memorial Prize at CIT, Cranfield, UK, 1984
  • Awarded School of Mechanical Engineering Prize at CIT, Cranfield, UK, 1983
  • Winner of Gold Medal from Maharajah College of Vizianagaram, 1970

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Combustion Institute (Indian Chapter), Institute of Aeronautical Engineering,
  • Indian Society for Technical Education, Institution of Engineers


  • 1976-1977 Training as AE Officer at Air Force Technical College, Bangalore
  • 1977-1980 Squadron Engineering Officer, first and second line operations and maintenance activities in fighter squadron and a pilotless Target Aircraft squadron
  • 1980-82 Squadron Engineering Officer of the first Pilotless Target Aircraft Squadron
  • 1984-1985 Senior Production Manager in a Base Repair Depot, Overhaul/ assembly of Viper Engine and its accessories.
  • 1988-1991 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Air Force Technical College, Bangalore. Visiting faculty for Gas Turbine Technology Course – a fellowship course for Scientists of DRDO, at Institute of Armament Technology, Pune.
  • 1992-1994 Combustor Group, Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bangalore
  • 1994-1997 Team Leader, Indian Air Force Training Team of officers and men to Botswana to impart training to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on maintenance and operations.
  • 1997-98 Staff Appointment at Command HQ, IAF
  • CEO (Chief Engineering Officer) of a transport base with fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
  • 1998-2001 Senior Engineer(Aircraft), Fighter Training Establishment, IAF
  • 2001-2003 Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, GRIET
  • 2003-2004 Vice Principal and Head of Computer Science Department, GRIET
  • 2004-2018 Principal, GRIET
  • 2018-till date Director, GRIET
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