Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, August 31, 1987

Professional Experience: 

32 Years 11 Months of Teaching and Research Experience in NITK Surathkal
5 Years 6 Months of Industrial Experience in M/s. The Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd., A.P State
Total Work Experience = 38 Years 5 Months


Contact Details


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+91-824- 2473372


Academic Background

1. Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1999
2. M.Tech, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 1987
3. B.E (Mining Enginering), Osmania University, Kothegudem, A.P., 1980

Areas of Interest

1. Rock Drilling
2. Mine Planning
3. Rock Mechanics

Significant Projects

1. Co-Investigator; Condition Monitoring and Performance Evaluation of Long wall Powered Supports (INR 10 Lakhs) -Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India, 2000-2003.
2. Co-Investigator; Evaluation, Design and Cost Analysis of Illumination system in Surface Mine Projects (INR 6.65 Lakhs) -Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India, 2002-2005.
3. Principal Investigator; Development of Bio-Diesel and its Application in Mining Machinery Working in Surface Mines (INR 1.46 Lakhs) -Sponsored by M/s Madras Cements Limited, 2003-2006.
4. Co-Investigator; Dust Modeling in Open-cast Coal Mines (INR 77.04 Lakhs) -Sponsored by Coal S & T, Govt. of India, 2011-2014.
5. Principal Investigator; Development and Characterizations of Advanced Solar Cell (INR 30 Lakhs) -Sponsored by VGST, Govt. of Karnataka, Department Of Information Technology, Biotechnology And Science &Technology, 2017-2020 (Ongoing).
6. Co-Investigator: Application of Nano Membrane Technologies to purify Mine Waste Water (INR 5 Lakhs)- Sponsored by Ministry of Mines, Govt. of India, 2019.

Book Chapters: 

Supervision of Ph.D

Ph. D Awarded: 09
Ph. D (Submitted): 04
Ph. D Guidance (Ongoing): 06
M.Tech Projects: 09
B. Tech Projects: 89

Text Books: 


Funded Projects (Ongoing): 

Significant Publications

1. Raghavan, V., and Ch SN Murthy. "Prediction of cuttability from rock cutting resistance." Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 118.3 (2018): 321-329.
2. Weibull distribution analysis Bala, R.J., Govinda, R.M., Murthy, C.S.N. "Reliability analysis and failure rate evaluation of load haul dump machines using Weibull distribution analysis". Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems. 2018. 5(2), pp. 116-122
3. Kumar, Tripathi Abhishek, Ch SN Murthy, and Aruna Mangalpady. "Performance analysis of PV panel under varying surface temperature." MATEC Web of Conferences. Vol. 144. EDP Sciences, 2018.
4. Harish Kumar N, S., R. P. Choudhary, and Ch SN Murthy. "Failure rate and reliability of the KOMATSU hydraulic excavator in surface limestone mine." American Institute of Physics Conference Series. Vol. 1943. No. 2. 2018.
5. Kumar, S. Vijay, Ch SN Murthy, and B. M. Kunar. "Effect of thermal response on physical properties during drilling operations-A case study." Materials Today: Proceedings 5.2 (2018): 7404-7409.
6. Tripathi, Abhishek Kumar, M. Aruna, and Ch SN Murthy. "Performance of a PV panel under different shading strengths." International Journal of Ambient Energy (2017): 1-6.
7. Tripathi, Abhishek Kumar, M. Aruna, and Ch SN Murthy. "Output power loss of photovoltaic panel due to dust and temperature." International Journal of Renewable Energy Research 7.1 (2017): 439-442.
8. Moger, Ganapathi D., Ch SN Murthy, and Udaykumar R. Yaragatti. "Experimental, simulation and a case study on electrical energy consumption in mine drive haulage system." Power and Advanced Control Engineering (ICPACE), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE, 2015.
43. Balla Kalyan, Hemanth Reddy A, Ch.S.N.Murthy( 2014). “In-Pit Crushing and Conveying Systems”. Procs of National seminar on “Recent Trends in Mechanised Mining” organized by Kothagudem School of Mines.
46. Balla Kalyan, Hemanth Reddy A, Ch.S.N.Murthy( 2014). “Automation in Mining - Health and Safety Benefits” Procs of National Seminar on “Miners Health”, February-2015.
9. Vardhan, Harsha, and Ch SN Murthy. "An experimental investigation of jack hammer drill noise with special emphasis on drilling in rocks of different compressive strengths." Noise control engineering journal 55.3 (2007): 282-293.
10. Khare, Saurabh, et al. "Multiple seam mining: a critical review." Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels 54.12 (2006): 327-329.
11. Ghose, A. K., and C. S. N. Murthy. "Drilling of roof bolt holes-problems in Indian coal measure rocks." (1988).
12. Murthy, Ch. S. N., Surendranathan, A. O. R. Puthalath, and Imran Hussian, M. (2013). “ Acid Mine Drainage and its Impacts on the Mining Environment and Remedial measures- An overview ” The Indian Mining & Engineering journal, 6-12,vol 52(05) January.
13. Ch. S.N.Murthy, Manjunatha, Raja S., B .Kalyan, Modi Jemish Kumar and Bharath Kumar A Y(2013).,” Method and Monitoring of Yield Pillar”. Procs of Geominetech Symposium (ENTMS 2013) on New Equipment, New Technology_Management and Safety in Mines and Mineral based Industries, Vol.II.No.2, 127-133.
14. Ch. S.N.Murthy, Raja S., B .Kalyan, Modi Jemish Kumar and Bharath Kumar A Y(2013).,” Maintenance Engineering in Mining” Mining Engineering Journal, Vol.55(1), 24-28.
15. Ch.S.N.Murthy, M. Aruna, & N. Lakshmipathy, (2014): “Design and Development of Optimum Lighting parameters for Haul Roads in Surface coal Mines using MATLAB Software Program - A Case Study”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, India., Vol. 3, Issue 6, june 2014, pp 10101-10112.
16. Ch.S.N.Murthy, M. Aruna, & N. Lakshmipathy, (2014): “Problems Encountered in the Types of Lighting Systems Generally Used in Surface Mining Projects A Case Study.”, The International Journal of Engineering And Science. Vol.3 Issue: 9, September 2014 pp 61-72.
17. Bala, R. J., Govinda, R. M., & Murthy, C. S. (2018). Reliability analysis and failure rate evaluation of load haul dump machines using Weibull distribution analysis.
18. Harish, K., Choudhary, R. P., & Murthy, C. S. N. (2018). Reliability-based preventive maintainability analysis of shovel-dumper system in surface coal mine using ANN and isograph reliability workbench.
19. Kumar, C. V., Vardhan, H., & Murthy, C. S. (2019). Quantification of rock properties using frequency analysis during diamond core drilling operations. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (india): Series D, 100(1), 67-81.
20. Kumar, C. V., Vardhan, H., Murthy, C. S., & Karmakar, N. C. (2019). Estimating rock properties using sound signal dominant frequencies during diamond core drilling operations. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 11(4), 850-859.
21. Kumar, N. H., Choudhary, R. P., & Murthy, C. S. (2019). Evolution of the probability distribution function of shovel–dumper combination in open cast limestone mine using RWB and ANN: a case study. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 5(4), 1607-1613.
22. Choudhary, R. P., & Murthy, C. S. N. (2019). Failure rate analysis of shovel and dumper in opencast limestone mine using RWB and ANN.
23. Shankar, V. K., Kunar, B. M., & Murthy, C. S. (2018). Experimental investigation and statistical analysis of operational parameters on temperature rise in rock drilling. International Journal of Heat and Technology, 36(4), 1174-1180.
24. Sarathbabu, Goriparti, C. S. N. Murthy, and M. Aruna. "Minimization of specific energy of a belt conveyor drive system using space vector modulated direct torque control." (2019).
25. Kumar, C. V., Vardhan, H., & Murthy, C. S. (2019). Multiple regression model for prediction of rock properties using acoustic frequency during core drilling operations. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 1-16.
26. Jakkula, Balaraju, and Murthy Ch SN. "Maintenance management of load haul dumper using reliability analysis." Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering (2019).
27. Jakkula, B., Mandela, G. R., & Chivukula, S. M. (2020). Application ANN Tool for Validation of LHD Machine Performance Characteristics. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, 1-12.
28. Harish Kumar, N. S., Choudhary, R. P., & Murthy, C. S. (2020, May). Model based reliability analysis of shovel–dumper system’s mechanical failures used in the surface coal mine: a case study. In Safety and Reliability (pp. 1-15). Taylor & Francis.
29. Kumar, N. H., Choudhary, R. P., & Murthy, C. S. (2020). Reliability-based analysis of probability density function and failure rate of the shovel–dumper system in a surface coal mine. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 1-12.


Funded Projects (Completed): 


1. SRG- Information Technology Award given by MEAI- Hyderabad for 2015-16.

2. Best content award for the paper "Reliability Analysis of Dumper in Lime Stone Mine Based on Weibull Distribution” 91st The IRES International Conference, Chicago, USA, 24th -25th November, 2017.

3. Best paper award for the paper “Experimental Investigation on the Influence of Humidity on PV Panel Performance in 2nd International Conference on Paradigms in Engineering and technology organized by Methodist College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, 12th – 13th, 2018.

M.Tech Students (Completed): 


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 Dr. K. Ram Chandar,

 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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