Admission 2023


Office of Research

The Office of Research is functioning to implement the VMRF-DU strategic plan by nurturing and promoting interdisciplinary research culture and encouraging collaborations at national and international level to achieve the highest ethical standards in research.

This office is the point of contact for the following issues:

  • Preparation and submission of research proposals.
  • Provide guidance and to Identify the source of funding from different funding agencies.
  • Provide guidance for initiating inter-disciplinary university research programs and formation of research units within the VMRF-DU institutions.
  • Periodic review of research activities.
  • Review of proposals submitted by the PIs.
  • Complaints pertaining to research misconduct.
  • To address research grievances.


Dr. S.A.V. Satya Murty Director - RESEARCH

Dr. S.A.V. Satya Murty


Dr. S.A.V Satya Murty is currently working as Director - Research in Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation (A Deemed to be University). Prior to joining VMRF, Dr. Satya Murty worked as Distinguished Scientist & Director of Indira Gandhi Centre of Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, the second largest R&D institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Prior to that he held various senior Positions in IGCAR and has an excellent R&D career. Subsequent to his superannuation, he held Raja Ramanna Fellowship for two years.

Dr. Satya Murty had a distinguished academic career. He did his B.Tech from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and was awarded Gold Medal for getting University First Rank. Subsequently he did one year Orientation Course in Nuclear Science & Technology at the training school of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and was awarded Homi Bhabha Award for getting First Rank. He did his Ph.D from Homi Bhabha National Institute.

He has more than 200 Publications in peer reviewed Journals and international & national conferences, Four book chapters, many design reports etc. He is the Editor of Two International Journals and one national journal.

Dr. Satya Murty was conferred many awards including INS Outstanding Service Award 2011 from Indian Nuclear Society in the category of Nuclear Reactor Technology including Reactor Safety, Group Achievement award as Group Leader in the years 2011, 2012, 2014 from DAE, Life Time Achievement Award by Institute of Engineers (Kalpakkam Chapter) in the year 2016.


Dr.S. Suriyanarayanan. M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

Deputy Director Research

Dr.S. Suriyanarayanan. M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D is the Deputy Director Research of VMRF- Deemed to be University. As Deputy Director, Dr.Suriyanarayanan overseeing the implementation and delivery of the Research and Impact strategy and providing a comprehensive, high quality research planning function to the University and it s constituent colleges. Prior to this position, Dr. Suriyanarayanan served as Project coordinator, Faculty, Head of the department (I/c) at the Department of Water and Health, JSS University, Mysuru, India. He also served as Science Officer for SCOPE Beijing Office, RCEES, Beijing, China from April 2015 – March 2017.

He has research experiences in the areas of Environmental Monitoring, Radiation Ecology and Environmental Microbiology. He is an active member of scientific societies and other membership bodies. He is a recipient of Young Scientist research grant award from SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He secured the prestigious award of visiting scientist fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences during the year 2016-2017.Dr.Suriyanarayanan has been a visiting faculty to Faculty of Sciences, KhonKaen University, Thailand.

He was recognised as Chairperson for Many national and International conferences. Also serving as Editorial Board Member for peer reviewed Journals. Dr.Suriyanarayanan has participated in more than 20 national and international conferences and presented papers. He published more than 40 research articles in National and International Journals.