Dr Vinayak Kalluri

Dr Vinayak Kalluri, Dean- Academic Affairs, Associate Dean- Quality Assurance and Rankings, and the Controller of Examinations of SRM University-AP, is a multifaceted personality with an ambitious track record in academics and leadership. As the Dean of Academic Affairs, he shall be responsible to establish and maintain a collegial work climate, cooperatively leading the academic units towards improved productivity and relevancy. He shall also ensure the academic integrity and curricular coherence of all programs to support the growth of the University and build a high-performance driven organisation.

He has held several prodigious positions such as Member of University Planning and Coordination, Associate Professor- Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean- Academic Affairs & Operations in School of Engineering & Technology etc., in the erstwhile institution- BML Munjal University, Gurgaon. Pursuing an enterprising and challenging career as a training industry professional and academician in his previous places of work, Dr Kalluri has designed and delivered various undergraduate, postgraduate, and online courses throughout his career.

He is known for his association in the development of a manufacturing centre involving a mix of conventional facilities and advanced equipment like CNC turning, CNC Milling, EDM, Wirecut EDM, Injection Moulding Machine, Micromachining centre, cutting force Dynamometers, Energy Meters, Thermal Image camera etc. He has also been closely involved in the development of other mechanical engineering labs like Material Testing, Fluid mechanics and Thermal Engineering Labs. He promotes indigenous design and customization of lab infrastructure to foster hands-on learning. Having obtained his PhD from BITS-Pilani in Product Design in 2014, he was in constant exploration of the possibilities of lab development that cater to the requirements of students in the advanced fields.

In addition to his prominent collaborations, publications, and presentations; Dr Kalluri has been a member of the organising committee for various National and International conferences. He has also been the organiser of many student and faculty workshops on sustainable manufacturing and emerging technologies. He is the recipient of the Best All-rounder Faculty Award from BML Munjal University in August 2016.

Dr Kalluri nurtures a good network with academic leadership in India and across the globe like the Imperial College London, MIT USA, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Singapore Management University, Purdue Northwest University and University of Texas and Austin etc.