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Dr. R. Krishna Murthy is a consultant heading S.R. Mohan Das & Associates, a Consultancy firm that specialises in the field of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management. The late S.R. Mohan Das, his father was a pioneer in the field of Industrial Relations. He is also the Director of Industrial Relations Institute of India, a non-political and non-governmental organisation, set up by Late. S.R. Mohan Das and Editor of its monthly Journal ARBITER. Before that Dr. Krishna Murthy had worked three years in Larsen & Toubro Ltd. he has also visited U.K. Switzerland, Italy, Brussels on UNDP fellowship and fellowship from the International Industrial Relations Association.


He has done his Ph.D. in Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management. He passed out from Bajaj Institute in 1976 with specialization in the area of Personnel and after doing his Ph.D, completed his LL.B. As an organisational consultant he has been associated with a number of companies to assist in organisational change and Human Resources developmental activities within the organisation.

Human Resources

Dr. Krishna Murthy has been associated with many organisations in the capacity of a retainer. This has been for advice on routine H.R. matters or legal issues, matters pertaining to compliance under labour laws, legal queries, handling issues of indiscipline, termination of employment, etc. particularly in the pharmaceutical industry in managing medical representatives and field related issues and problems. He has worked with a number of companies as an organisational consultant for bringing about organisational changes as a catalyst and change agent in restructuring and revitalising the organisation.

Industrial Relations

Many companies have consulted him in their thick and thin days with issues related to Industrial Relations pertaining to Wage negotiations, Collective bargaining, Strategies for dealing with Unions, Employees, trouble shooting, Handling issues pertaining to Integration, mergers, acquisitions, and Closure, Strike, retrenchment, VRS and many other issues.

As an NGO representative, he is on the Internal Complaints Committee of many companies advising and assisting them in handling complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace mandated by law.


Dr. Krishna Murthy has wide exposure and expertise as a trainer having conducted many training and management development programmes in multinational companies and Indian organisations. He has travelled widely during the course of his three decades experience in the H.R. field. He has conducted several Workshops and Seminars on behalf of the National Institute of Personnel Management, Baroda Management Association, and Industrial Relations Institute of India. Dr. Krishna Murthy has been involved with both public sector as well as private sector companies and has conducted numerous management development programmes for them.

He has conducted many trade union leadership development workshops for many companies to help develop the internal leadership of the trade unions and bring about qualitiative changes in the Industrial Relations climate and environment in the company. He has also helped the company line managers acquire skills in managing the workforce better by educating them on the labour laws, understanding individual and collective behaviour of employees.