Shrikantha S. Rao


Professor, Dean (A & CA)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, November 21, 1992

Professional Experience: 

25 years of which 22 years at NITK

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Academic Background

Ph.D from NITK in 2004
M.Tech.(Advanced Manufacturing) from NITK in 1991
B.E.(Mech. Engg.) from UVCE,Blore in 1988

Areas of Interest

• Artificial Intelligence Applications in Manufacturing

Significant Projects

• Earth Volume Estimation software for MRPL project
• Scrap Assessment software for Chiramith Watch Works,Mlore

Supervision of Ph.D

Already awarded : 11
Ongoing: 04

Significant Publications

1. Arun kumar, Giridhar, Mervin Herbert and Shrikantha Rao. “Microstructural Characterazation and hardness evaluation of friction stir welded composite AA6061-4.5Cu-5SiC (wt.%), Defence Science Journal, 63(4),(2013) 1-6.
2. Prasanna Kumar, Mervin A. Herbert and Shrikantha S. Rao, “AI Technique Applications in Inventory Management: A Review and Analysis of Literature” International Journal of Business and Management Tomorrow, 3(5), (2013), 1-13.
3. Rashmi L Malghan, Dr.Shrikantha S Rao,, Dr.R J Souza, “ Review of Developments in Web Based Manufacturiing”, Intl. Jl. Of Engineering Research and Development, Vol.8, Issue 2 (2013), 8-18
4. Gururaja Udupa, S.Shrikantha Rao, K.V.Gangadharan, “A Review of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Al-Composite and Functionally Graded Composites as a Future Material for Aerospace”, Intl. Jl. Of Modern Engineering Research, Vol 4, Iss.2, Feb,2014 (open Access)


• Developed CAD Laboratory
• Developed CNC Laboratory


Detailed CV: 


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Dr. S M Murigendrappa

Professor and Head,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK),


P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

  • Phone No. (O): +91-0824-2473049

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