Dr. Venkataraman Krishnamurthy is an Indian civil servant.[1]


V. Krishnamurthy worked as a Chairman of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) during 2005 - 2014.[2]

He was a member of National Advisory Council during its first tenure.[3]

Member, PM’s Council on Trade & Industry .[4]

Member, PM’s Trade & Economic Relations Committee.[5]

Member, PM’s Energy Coordination Committee.[6]

Member, PM’s High Level Committee on Manufacturing.[7]

Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Industry (1977–1980) .[8]

Member, Planning commission of India (1991–1992). .[8]

Chairman &CEO Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)(1972–1977). .[8]

Founder Chairman &CEO Maruti Udyog Limited (1981–1990).[9]

Chairman &CEO Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL) (1985–1990).[10]

Founding Chairman, Technology Information,Forecasting & Assessment Council. .[8]

Co-Chairman, Indo-Japan Study Committee.[8]

Chairman of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (N.C.P.E.D.P.).[11]

Academic and professional associations

Chancellor, Indian Maritime University (At Present).[12]

Chairman, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore(1982–1984).[13]

Chairman, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad(1985–1990).[13]

Chairman, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi(1990–1993).[13]

Chairman, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (1987–1992).[13]

Member, Board of Governors, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad (1975–1979) & (1990-till Date ).[14]

Educational Works

Bharathidasan Institute of Management

In August 1984 Krishnamurthy met with Bharat Ratna, Chidambaram Subramaniam and Professor P. S. Manisundaram, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University, to develop the idea of establishing a management institute within the grounds of an industrial company. A partnership was signed with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, leading to the formation of the Bharathidasan Institute of Management.[15][16][17][18]


Padma Shri was conferred in the year 1973.for civil services category. This is the Government of India's Fourth highest civilian award.[19]

Padma Bhushan was conferred in the year 1986.for civil services category. This is the Government of India's Third highest civilian award.[20]

Padma Vibhushan was conferred in the year 2007 for civil services category. This is the Government of India's Second highest civilian award.[21]

He is the recipient of " The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun" in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the promotion of bilateral economic relations and understanding of Japan in India.H.M. The Emperor of Japan Bestowed the Order on 3 November 2009.[22]

He was conferred the Special Nakajima Award By JIPM in the year 2007 for his efforts to promote Total Productive Management (TPM) Initiative in India...[23][24]

Business Leadership Award In 1975.[25]

Businessman of the Year Award in 1987 .[25]

Steelman of the Year Award in 1989 . .[25]

Lifetime Achievement Award in Management given by AIMA for the Year 2005.[26]


  1. ^ "NAC I: The knocks, and the nicks". indianexpress.com. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : V. Krishnamurthy is Chairman of manufacturing panel". thehindubusinessline.in. 
  3. ^ "The Hindu : National : NAC reconstituted". hindu.com. 
  4. ^ http://www.goodgov.in/content/2010/jun/03/pm-urges-industry-to-contribute-in-skill-development/
  5. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/pm-sets-up-panel-to-coordinate-trade-ties/131225/0
  6. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=Cn3wjsJiuvgC&pg=PA99&lpg=PA99&dq=Member,+PM%E2%80%99s++energy+coordination+committee+v+krishnamurthy&source=bl&ots=TzuKTbwixA&sig=h8ZFba3c_ZLdkIg6k_Mc-_oeum4&hl=en&ei=C9laTO_qEcHcnAeGkrHcAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false
  7. ^ http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=18826
  8. ^ a b c d e http://nmcc.nic.in/chairmanProfile.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.vikalpa.com/pdf/articles/1989/1989_july_sep_57_67.pdf
  10. ^ http://dspace.vidyanidhi.org.in:8080/dspace/bitstream/2009/3924/9/OSM-1997-043-9.pdf
  11. ^ " http://www.dnis.org/news.php?issue_id=11&volume_id=6&news_id=954&i=8
  12. ^ " http://www.imu.edu.in
  13. ^ a b c d http://www.sailhrawards.com/sail/jury.htm
  14. ^ http://www.asci.org.in/courtofgover.asp
  15. ^ http://www.pagalguy.com/2010/02/know-about-the-mba-at-bim-trichy/
  16. ^ "Media Room". bim.edu. 
  17. ^ http://top-b-schools.2iim.com/best_Indian_business_schools/top_management_institutes/top_india_MBA_PGDM_b_schools_2.shtml
  18. ^ +Arun Prabhudesai. "Top 25 Business Schools In India Of 2015 [Updated List]". Trak.in - Indian Business of Tech, Mobile & Startups. 
  19. ^ "http://www.competition-commission-india.nic.in/work_Shop/DrKrishnamurthy_biodata.pdf
  20. ^ "http://www.sailhrawards.com/sail/jury.htm
  21. ^ "http://nmcc.nic.in/Html/vKrishna_murthy.htm
  22. ^ "http://www.in.emb-japan.go.jp/Press_Releases_Embassy%5CPR09-2009.html
  23. ^ ."http://www.domain-b.com/industry/general/20070413_companies.htm
  24. ^ "http://nmcc.nic.in/pdf/CII_Commemorates_Dr.pdf
  25. ^ a b c http://www.qcin.org/nbqp/qualityindia/Vol-1-No5/profile.htm
  26. ^ http://www.aima-ind.org/ne_AwardsAchievement.aspx