• Chartered Engineer & Arbitrator
  • President
    Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
  • National President
    Indian Institution of Production Engineers
  • Former Member
    (Minister of State Rank)
  • State Disaster Management Authority
  • Govt. of Karnataka
  • W. P. Krishna Associates
  • Chartered Engineers, Registered Valuers & Arbitrators
  • 391/1, 8th Cross, 13th Main, Rajamahal Vilas Extension, Sadashivanagar
  • Bengaluru - 560 080
  • Karnataka State
  • India
Contact Co-ordinates Birth and Family Background
  • Born in 1963 in Bengaluru
  • Great Grandfather : Late Woodeda Hanumanthappa (1856 - 1928)
  • Corundum and Manganese Mines Owner and a noted Folklorist of his times

    • A Lane in Balepet, Bengaluru, is named after him.
  • Grandfather :Late W. H. Hanumanthappa (1885 - 1977)
  • Freedom Fighter; Founder Member of Mysore Congress; Former Member, Mysore Representative, Constituent and Legislative Assemblies; and, Former Mayor of Bengaluru.

    • 5th Main Road, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru, is named after him.
  • Father : Late W. H. Puttiah (1923 - 2012)
    Merchant, Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist
    • 3rd 'B' Main Road in Sriramnagar, Mahalakshmipuram, Bengaluru, is named after him.
  • Mother : Late Doddammaiya
  • Wife : Smt. Savitha, B.Sc., M.B.A.
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • M.S. by Research in Industrial Engineering & Management
  • B.E. (Mechanical)
  • LL.B.
  • LL.M. (Contracts including Mercantile Law)
  • Formerly
    • Visiting Professor
      D. C. School of Management Technology, Idukki District, Kerala
    • Faculty
      Department of Mechanical Engineering,
      B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  • Senior Chartered Engineer
  • Govt. of India Registered Valuer of Machinery & Plant
  • Technical Arbitrator
Fields of Specialization
  • 30 Plus Years of Experience and Expertise in
    • Teaching, Training and Research
    • Techno-legal Consultancy
    • Engineering Inspection and Certification
    • Arbitration
    • Appraisal of Machinery & Plant
    • Disaster Management
    • Educational Administration
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow :
    • The Institution of Engineers (India)
    • The Institution of Engineering and Technology, U. K.
    • World Academy of Productivity Science, Canada
    • Indian Institution of Production Engineers
    • Indian Institution of Plant Engineers
    • Institution of Valuers
    • Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators
    • Indian Council of Arbitration
    • International Council of Consultants
    • Indian Institute of Safety and Environment
  • Member :
    • Institute of Standards Engineers (SEI)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)
    • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
    • Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE)
    • Indian Science Congress Association
Professional Accomplishments
  • Nominated as Member
    • Production & General Engineering Council
      Basic Standards, Horology & Drawings Sectional Committees
      Bureau of Indian Standards
      Ministry of Consumer Affairs
      Govt. of India, New Delhi
    • National Committee for Certification of Professional Engineers & International Professional Engineers.
    • Board of Management
      Engineering Staff College of India
  • Promoter
    • Indian Society for Networked Autonomous Unmanned Systems
    • BRICS Federation of Engineering Organizations
    • World Academy of Engineers
  • Empanelled as Arbitrator with
    • The Arbitration Centre, Karnataka
      (An Initiative of the High Court of Karnataka), Bengaluru
    • The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata;
    • The Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators, Chennai
    • The Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi.
  • Appointed as
    • Court Commissioner, Adjudicator and Sole Arbitrator in a number of techno-legal matters.
    • Member of the National Committee on Engineers' Bill.
  • Invited to serve as
    • Member, Academic & Development Committee
      Atria Institute of Technology
      (Affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University)
    • Director
      The Mysore Stoneware Pipes & Potteries Limited (Estd. in 1937)
  • Served as
    • Co-Arbitrator along with retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges
    • Vice-Chairman, The Institution of Valuers (India), Bengaluru Branch
    • Convenor
      Indian Engineering Congress
      India's largest Engineering Conclave
      Bengaluru, 2011
  • Member
    • Organizing Committee, Indian Technology Congress, Bengaluru, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Advisory Committee, Indian Sustainability Congress, Bengaluru, 2014
    • Expert Committee on High Rise Buildings, Govt. of Karnataka
    • Committee to Develop Suitable Alternative Technology for Housing in Different Regions of Karnataka State
      Govt. of Karnataka
    • Project Monitoring Committee
      of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) sponsored
      Research Project relating to
      'Development of Prototype and Manufacture of Non-invasive Gluco Meter using NIR Spectrometry', 2013
  • In the service of the Institution of Engineers (India)
    • Nominated as Member
      • Empowered Committee for Empanelment of Arbitrators
      • Board of Governors, National Design and Research Forum, Bengaluru
      • Board of Governors, Quality & Safety Forum, New Delhi
      • Ethics Control Board
      • Strategic Plan Committee
      • Bye-Laws Committee
      • Membership Committee
    • Nominated as
      • Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Division Board for two terms
      • Chairman, Legal Affairs Committee
      • Chairman, Centres Co-ordination Committee
    • Elected as
      • Chairman, Karnataka State Centre
      • National Council Member from Mechanical Engineering Division for three consecutive terms
    • Appointed as
      • Chairman, IEI Young Engineer’s Award Selection Committee, 2014
      • Member, IEI Institutional Arbitration Task Force, 2015
      • Member, IEI Arbitral Board
    • Recognition
      • Won Best State Centre Award for 2014-15 as Chairman, Karnataka State Centre
      • Won Best State Centre Award for 2015-16 as Hon. Secretary, Karnataka State Centre
    • Seminars & Publications
      • Organized and attended a number of technical seminars, symposia, workshops, conventions and conferences on Engineering, valuation and Arbitration at State, National and International levels
      • Published a number of technical papers in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Asset Valuation
    • Authored
      • A Book on Sir M. Visvesvaraya's Life and Achievement in Kannada, 2012
      • Books entitled 'Bellakki Saalu', a collection of Pen Sketches and 'Nadiyante Nenapu', a Memoir in Kannada, 2015
      • A Book entitled 'Beyond the Boundaries' being a compilation of Letters, Articles, Speeches and Interviews of Dr. Wooday P. Krishna in English, with a Foreword by Dr. Justice M. Rama Jois, 2015.
    • Honoured with a Bilingual Felicitation Volume entitled 'Krishna Siri' to commemorate Dr. Wooday P. Krishna’s 50th birthday
    • Member, Editorial Board
      • Monograph on Biosensors, 2011
      • The Discipline and Culture of Innovation, 2013
      • Monograph on Nanosensor Technology Last Technological Revolution, 2013
      • Acoustics and Noise Control, 2013
      • Taoist Directions for Design and Development, 2014
      • Micro Air Vehicle Experts Directory, 2014
      • Introduction to Basic Machining Technology, 2015
    • General Editor
      • The Complete Works of Sir R. Venkataratnam Naidu (In 3 Volumes), 2016
Professional Recognition
  • Eminent Engineer Award (2011)
    from the Institution of Engineers (India)
    for contribution in the field of Engineering.
  • Fellowship of
    • The Institution of Engineering and Technology, U.K.
      considered as one of the top international recognitions in the Engineering field.
    • World Academy of Productivity Science, Canada
      for helping raise the living standards of people through productivity enhancement.
    • World Academy of Engineers
  • Bio-sketch included in Asia Pacific Who’s Who
  • Profile included in 'The Doyens: Guardians of Knowledge', a Coffee Table Book on Education in Karnataka, published by the Hindu Group, 2017.
Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)
  • Focus on Voluntary Non-Political Public Service spanning over three decades.
  • Recipient
    • President’s Gold Medal (2012)
      the highest National Award given for exceptional
      Red Cross Humanitarian Work of high order
      from the President of India
    • State Rajyotsava Award (2004)
      for Life Time Achievement in Social Service from Govt. of Karnataka
    • State Award (2006)
      for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
      from Govt. of Karnataka
    • State Youth Award (1989)
      for Youth and Community Services
      from Govt. of Karnataka
  • Key Honorary Positions Held:
    • President, Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
    • President, Central Council of Brahmo Samaj
    • Former Member, National Managing Body
      Indian Red Cross Society
      NHQ: New Delhi
    • Member, National Executive Committee
      The Tuberculosis Association of India
      NHQ: New Delhi
    • Chairman, Gandhi Peace Foundation
      Bengaluru Centre
    • Honorary General Secretary
      Seshadripuram Group of Educational Institutions
Overseas Accomplishments
  • Attended
    • 17 th South Asia Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law held at Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2010, at the Invitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross
    • An International Conference on Innovation & Technology at the University of Technology, Malaysia, 2015
  • Represented India at the
    • Second & Third Commonwealth International Humanitarian Law Conferences held in New Zealand (2007) and Malaysia (2011) respectively.
    • World Engineers Summit on Climate Change
      Singapore, 2015
  • Member
    • Indian Delegation that visited China in 2006
      on a Goodwill Mission
    • Indo-Russian Technovation Delegation
      that visited Russia in 2015
    • Indo-Germany Technovation Delegation that visited Hannover Masse, Germany, in 2017
  • Leader
    • Indian Delegation to Sri Lanka
      at the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka under
      the Indo Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Programme, 2000
Other Interests
  • Member :
    • High Powered Committee for Establishment of Gandhi Bhavans in all the Districts of Karnataka under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister constituted by Government of Karnataka, 2017.
    • Karnataka Itihasa Academy
    • Karnataka Sugam Sangeeth Parishath
    • Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishath
    • Kannada Sahitya Parishath
    • Indian Institute of World Culture
    • Bengaluru International Centre
    • Naagari Lipi Parishad, New Delhi
    • Karnataka Cancer Society
    • Karnataka State Tuberculosis Association
    • Indian Science Congress Association
    • Gandhi Seva Award Selection Committee
      (Headed by Jnanapith Awardee Dr.Chandrashekara Kambara)
      appointed by Govt. of Karnataka, 2015
Countries Visited
  • Singapore, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, United States of America, New Zealand, Qatar, Dubai, Bangladesh, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, Portugal and Luxemberg.