Director, SCCE

Director, SAMM

Gurdaman Lal Sharma














Dr Gurdaman Lal Sharma


Professor & Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

PhD, MTech, BTech, MBA, BA, PGD



Prof G L Sharma is a seasoned engineer and academician with 32+ years of cumulative experience in the Industry as well as academic. He is an alumni of IIT Bombay. Presently he is Director, School of Automobile, Mechanical Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur and also holds responsibility of Industry Connect. He has good mix of experience in Industry (21years) and Academia (11). Prior to joining Manipal University as founding HoD and Professor of Mechatronics Department in 2012, he served in the Indian Navy as practicing Marine Engineer and commissioned officer from 1985 -2012. He took premature retirement to pursue his passion in the field of education to transform the younger generation towards responsible global leaders. He has been instrumental in setting up three new universities in the leadership position.

He earned hands on experience in all major technologies while serving onboard ships and submarines built in US, France, Germany, Russia, UK and indigenously built ships. He has worked in the different capacities onboard ships as Chief Engineer, Controller Material Planning, Equipment Health Monitoring and Machinery Certification Authority, Sea Trainer, Curriculum designer, Policy Maker and Production Manager etc. His significant on board warships appointments include INS Vikrant, INS Viraat, INS Taragiri and INS Shakti.


Dr. GL Sharma belongs to that rare breed Engineering professionals who has all throughout his career was concurrently, yet actively, involved with Academia. He was the Founder Director of Four School and founder member of Amity University Kolkata, Founder Director and Dean Engineering of JECRC University Jaipur. He is fellow of Institution of Engineers and life time member of Condition Monitoring Society of India and Marine Engineers Institution. He received his B. Tech (Mechanical) from Naval College of Engineering, Pune, and M. Tech (Systems & Control Engineering) from IIT Bombay and Ph D from IIT Bombay in addition to BA from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and MBA from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

He has more than 45 publications and has won the awards of best theory paper (1998) and best technical paper (2012). He has also undertaken various project during his long spanned engineering career.


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellowship of Institution of Engineers, India.
  • Membership of Condition Monitoring Society, India
  • Membership of Institute of Marine Engineers, India
Key Projects

1. Replacement air craft arresting gear and catapult unit with Ski-jump onboard INS Vikrant,  Mumbai (1987), India.


2. Setting up test rig for Internal Chemical Cleaning of boilers at INS Shivaji, Lonavala (1992), India.


3. Complete retubing of Wilcox Babcock boiler at INS Shakti, Mumbai (1993),  India.


4. Complete refitment / renewal of underwater system onboard INS Viraat, Mumbai(1995), India. 


5. Replacement of conventional propeller shaft seal with inflatable deep sea seal INS Viraat, Mumbai (1995), India.


6. Complete replacement of underwater walls in dry dock at Cochin Shipyard onboard INS Viraat (1995), India.


7. Setting up of remote data logging system for complete ships’ machinery at INS Shivaji, Lonavala (2000), India.


8. Setting up of Automatic Controls lab at INS Shivaji, Lonavala (2000), India.


9. Replacement SCADA system from pneumatic system with electro - pneumatic system onboard a ship with remote monitoring (2001), India. 


10. Conversion of furnace fuel oil boiler to diesel fuel boiler (2001), India.


11. Setting up of remote temperature monitoring system for 56 steam turbine and gear box system parameters (2003), India.


12. Replacement of analog contact tachometers with proximity sensor remote monitoring digital tachometer (2003), India.


13. Setting up of Gas turbine simulator for training at Kochi (2008), India.


14. Software design for e – Condition based Preventive Maintenance (e-CBPM) In-house development. At Visakhapatnam (2009), India.


15. Setting up of Vibration and acoustic emission lab at Visakhapatnam. (2010), India.


16. Setting up ships radiated noise control lab at Visakhapatnam (2011), India.


17. A study onboard ship for noise reduction and monitoring at Visakhapatnam 2010. (inhouse), India.


18. Extension of running hours between major overhaul of Voltas AC plants of 2 million BTU onboard a war ship, Machinery Trials Units, Visakhapatnam, India.