Prof. Murty started his academic journey with a Diploma in Metallurgy in 1983 from Govt. Polytechnic, Vijayawada, followed by BE from VRCE Nagpur in 1986 and ME from IISc Bangalore in 1988. He obtained his PhD (1992) also from IISc, Bangalore. After serving at IIT Kharagpur for 12 years, he has been a Professor at IIT Madras since 2004. He is an Institute Professor and Girija & R. Muralidharan Chair Professor at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada since 2011 and also an Associate faculty of School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada since 2016.