Dr. Chandrasekhar J. joined Amrita in 2008 to take on the lead in setting up a full-fledged Aerospace Engineering Department at the Coimbatore campus.

Prior to coming to Amrita, Dr. Chandrasekar had an illustrious career at IIT Bombay, where he consistently served in positions of administrative and academic responsibility. These included Deputy Director, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of Administration, Chair of Undergraduate Admissions, and Chair and Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

After leaving IIT, he served as Advisor and Director of Technical Education for the Government of Goa, with the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government. His duties included over-all administration of three Engineering Colleges, five Polytechnic colleges, two Colleges of Pharmacy and the Medical and Dental College of the State of Goa and conducting the state level common entrance test (CET) for admission to the above colleges.

Dr. Chandrasekhar has been the advisor to 10 Ph. D. and 40 M. Tech. students. He has authored more than 30 technical publications in national and international journals and conferences. He has executed several funded national-level research projects for various agencies of the Ministry of Defense, such as ADA Bangalore, DRDL Hyderabad, ARDE Pune and VRDE Ahmednagar), and has served as an expert member on several national-level Review and Selection Committees.

His current research interests are Flight Dynamics and Control, UAVs and Simulation. He has an M. Tech. and a Ph. D. from IIT Bombay.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Wg. Cdr. (Retd.) Sushil Kumar T. V. K., Dr. Chandrasekhar J., Dr. Shriram K Vasudevan, and Balachandran, A., “An analysis of effect of wing walls on natural ventilation”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol. 8, 2015.[Abstract]

Background/Objectives: The air flow inside a building due to natural ventilation consists of recirculation regions and a main flow between the inlet and outlet. Recirculation regions are characterized by low velocities resulting in thermal discomfort for the occupants. Winged walls are basically protrusions from external walls to improve the process of natural ventilation. Existing literature on wing walls is on main air flow pattern only. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In this paper, CFD was used to compare effectiveness of configurations suggested in the literature. Information was also obtained about the recirculation regions. Further conventional wing walls were modified and its effectiveness presented. Findings: Valuable information on recirculation regions can be accomplished through this innovation. Optimum dimension of wing walls to improve natural ventilation has also been achieved through the research. More than all these, the information obtained from this research can be used for designing energy efficient buildings.

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Dr. Chandrasekhar J. and Dr. Avinash Shivdas, “The Yagna Spirit–new age business dynamism”, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 34–53, 2014.[Abstract]

New paradigms of doing business are evolving as the world is struggling with a financial crisis. It has become a compelling need for business enterprises to explore innovative solutions to overcome this crisis. The voluntary organisations are establishing social businesses as corporate entities and are embracing social responsibility projects. The distance between philanthropy and business is being substantially reduced. The emerging success stories of new age business entrepreneurship reveal the insights expressed in ancient Indian literature, which has struck deep roots in Indian ethos – the Yagna Spirit, which is becoming a new age business dynamism. 1) This paper1 discusses the concept of Yagna from the entrepreneurial perspective and makes an attempt to develop the core philosophy of Yagna Entrepreneurship; 2) It elucidates the traits of Yagna Entrepreneurs and traditional business practices influenced by the spirit of Yagna in the contemporary business context.

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