Pune: Former DRDO Scientist Dr. Narayana Murthy Assumes Role as DIAT Vice Chancellor

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Pune, 26th March 2024: Dr. B.H.V.S. Narayana Murthy, a distinguished defence scientist and former Director General (Missiles & Strategic Systems) at DRDO, has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) in Pune. Dr. Murthy officially assumed the role on March 20, 2024, following his appointment by the Appointment Committee of Cabinet.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. BHVS Narayana Murthy has been celebrated for his pioneering research and development in indigenous design and advanced Avionics technologies for defence and aerospace applications in India. Graduating in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REC Warangal, he went on to complete his M.Tech from JNTU Hyderabad and earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from IIIT Hyderabad before joining DRDO in 1986.

Dr. Murthy’s contributions to the field have earned him prestigious accolades, including the Honorary Fellowship of the Computer Society of India and recognition as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering. He has also been the recipient of esteemed awards such as the Rocket and Related Technologies Award by the Astronautical Society of India, the Agni Award for Excellence in Self-Reliance, and multiple DRDO Performance Excellence Awards.

In light of his appointment, the Registrar, Deans, and Heads of Departments at DIAT extended their congratulations to Dr. B.H.V.S. Narayana Murthy, expressing confidence in his leadership and vision for the institute.