Chennai: Prof. C.V.R. Murthy, civil engineering professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, has been appointed as director of IIT-Jodhpur by the President and visitor of IITs Pranab Mukherjee.
Prof. Murthy assumed charge as the new director on Wednesday and will serve in the post for five years. After completing B.Tech (civil engineering) at IIT-Madras, he continued at the institute to do masters in that subject.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy in civil engineering from the Caltech, USA. He joined IIT-Madras as a senior project officer in the civil engineering department in 1986, moved on to become a lecturer, assistant professor before becoming a professor in 2003. He was associated with BIS as advisor on seismic safety design for buildings.