Dr. Vijayananda Kaup, B.E., M.Sc(Engg)-I.I.Sc, Ph.D-I.I.Sc, FIE
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
E-mail ID: vijayananda.k@cmrit.ac.in
Mobile No: +91-9945158322


Ph.D (KINEMATICS) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (1994).

Thesis: Computer Aided Structural Synthesis and Analysis of Kinematic Chains and Epicyclic Gear Transmissions.
Superisor: (Retd.) Prof. T. S. Mruthyunjaya, Founding Chairman, Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
MSc (Engg) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. (1989).
Thesis: Development of a New Test for the Detection of Isomorphism in Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms.
Superisor: (Retd.) Prof. T. S. Mruthyunjaya, Founding Chairman, Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing (CPDM), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore University, 1985.


 1 Nov 2010 Oct 2012FairTech Engg. Services Pvt. Ltd, BangaloreHead Analysis; Program & Delivery ManagerTo oversee the Entire off-shore development work (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace) 
 2 May 2008 Nov 2010QuEST (Rolls-Royce Aero Engines) Technical ManagerTo independently develop the plugin SK09 (to interface with LS-DYNA) for Rolls-Royce's proprietary Stress/Thermal Analysis software - SC03; To oversee all the plugin development work at QuEST Bangalore Office; Project Management.
 3 May 2005 May 2008QuEST (Toshiba Energy, Japan)Subject Matter SpecialistDevelopment of Design  Process Automation Tool for Steam Turbine Design (Toshiba, Japan)
 4 April 2003 May 2005QuEST (for GE Hydro, Canada)Project&Technical ManagerDevelopment of Design Process Automation Tool for Hydro Generators Design (GE, Canada) 
 5 Jan 2002 Mar 2003Deldot Systems, BangaloreTechnical ConsultantDevelopment of Intranet tool; Development of Software Product; Product Management.
 6 Aug. 2001 Dec 2001TechDomain Inc., KentuckyTechnology ManagerNASA Technology Commercialization Projects
 7 July 2000 July 2001Microsoft Corporation, CaliforniaDesign ConsultantDevelopment of Software Modules for Microsoft WebTV.
 8 May 2000 June 2000Ridesource, CaliforniaProject ManagerOversee Software Development; Application Design
 9 May 1995 April 2000Deldot Systems, BangaloreProject & Product ManagerOversee and  Manage software Projects and projects development

  From To Institute Designation Subjects Handled
 1 Aug. 1987 July 1988K.R.E.C, Surathkal, KarnatakaAssistant LecturerTheory of Machines; Dynamics of Machines; Machine Drawing; Engineering Drawing
 2 Dec 2012 June 2014Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, BangaloreProfessorKinematics & Dynamics of Machines, Machine Design, Theory of Elasticity, Mechanical Engineering Science.
 3 July 2014 To dateC M R Institute of  Technology, BangaloreProfessorDesign of Machine Elements 1 & 2; Mechanical Vibrations; Dynamics and Mechanisms Design (for M.Tech)
  From To OrganizationDesignation Area of Research
 1 Aug 1993 May 1995 Indian Institute of ScienceResearch AssociateDesign of Flexible Nozzle for Kaveri Engine
 2 Aug 1988 July 1993 Indian Institute of ScienceResearch StudentKinematics –  Structural synthesis & Analysis of Linkages & Epicyclic Gear Transmission Systems
 3 Aug 1985 July 1987 Indian Institute of ScienceResearch StudentKinematics – Isomorphism in Linkage mechanism
 4 Aug 2001 Dec 2001 TechDomain Inc., Kentucky USATechnology ManagerNASA Technology Commercialization Projects
Areas of Interest in Teaching

Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines; Theory of Elasticity (PG); Design of Machine Elements; Mechanical Vibrations; Advanced Mechanism Design (PG); Mechanics of Materials; Dynamics & Mechanisms Design (PG)
Areas of Interest in Research

Kinematics; Mechanisms Design, Structural Synthesis and Analysis; Design Process Automation, Programming for Engineering Applications; Non-Conventional Energy Sources; Natural Fibers based Composites (Green Composites);
  • K Vijayananda and T S Mruthyunjaya, Computer aided structural synthesis of multi-speed epicyclic gear transmissions, Recent Advances in Mechanical Power Transmissions, Tata McGraw-Hill, pp.385-408, 1990.
  • T S Mruthyunjaya, K Vijayananda and H R Balasubramnian, Computerised Structural Synthesis and Analysis of Eleven-link, Two-freedom Kinematic Chains, Revue Roumaine des Sciences Techniques, Serie de Mécanique Appliquée, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp.91-106, 1992.
  • K Vijayananda and T S Mruthyunjaya, A New Isomorphism Index and its Applications to Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms, 26th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Maryland, USA, 10-13 September 2000.
  • Vijayananda Kaup, An Atlas of 12-Link, 1–Freedom Simple Jointed Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms,  International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI), Vol.2, Issue.6, pp. 17-31, 2015.
  • Vijayananda Kaup, Characteristic Polynomial for Detecting Isomorphism among 12-Link, 1-Freedom Simple Jointed Kinematic Chains, European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, 2015, 2(5): 32-37.