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 Polytechnics, 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 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.