• 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
  • Wife: Dr G. Savitha, B.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D., F.I.T.C.A.
    Volunteer (Teaching), Nivedita Vidyapeetha (Kannada Medium Primary School), Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru.
    Member : Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Dakshineswar, Kolkata
  • Great Grandfather: 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: 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: W. H. Puttiah (1923 - 2012)
    Merchant, Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist
    • 3rd 'B' Main Road in Sriramnagar, Mahalakshmipuram, Bengaluru, is named after him.
  • Mother: Doddammaiya (1931 - 2009)
Student Leadership
  • Secretary (Reading Room), Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala Students’ Council, Mysuru, 1977-78
  • Vice-President, Bangalore Institute of Technology Students’ Union, 1982-83
  • Founder President, Bangalore Institute of Technology Kannada Sangha, 1981-82
  • Took active part and courted arrest in the famous ‘Gokak Agitation’ demanding primacy of Kannada in school education, 1982
  • Working President, Karnataka Engineering Students’ Forum, 1982-83
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • M.S. by Research in Industrial Engineering & Management
  • B.E. (Mechanical)
  • LL.B.
  • LL.M. (Contracts including Mercantile Law)
  • M.A. (Sociology)
  • Diploma in Journalism
  • Senior Chartered Engineer
  • Govt. of India Registered Valuer of Machinery & Plant
  • Technical Arbitrator
  • Formerly
    • Visiting Professor
      D. C. School of Management Technology, Idukki District, Kerala
    • Faculty
      Department of Mechanical Engineering,
      B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
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
    • Indian Technology Congress Association
    • World Academy of Engineers
  • 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
  • Transitioned from a successful Educator to a Technical Arbitrator of high eminence. Consistently delivered comprehensive, fact-based, sector-specific, top-notch and high value Arbitration Awards that have stood the test of legal scrutiny. Built a reputation as a proponent of Institutional Arbitration.
  • Certified Chartered Mechanical Engineer of India with expertise in engineering inspection and certification.
  • Govt. of India Registered Valuer of Machinery and Plant of over 20 years standing.
  • Provided Technology Leadership as National President of the Indian Institution of Production Engineers.
  • 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
    • Indian Technology Congress Association
    • The Instituions of Engineers (India) Alumni Association (IEIAA)
  • 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, National Advisory Committee
      Nagarjuna College of Engineering (Autonomous), Bengaluru
    • Member, Advisory Committee
      Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Sustainable Development
      Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, Gadag
    • Emeritus Professor & Member, Research Advisory Board
      Department of Mechanical Engineering
      New Horizon College of Engineering (Autonomous), Bengaluru
    • Member, Academic & Development Committee
      Atria Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • 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, Since 2013
    • 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
      • AMIE Examinations Advisory Committee
      • IEI Centenary Celebrations Committee
      • Service Rules & Headquarters Management Committee
      • National Languages Promotion Committee
      • Equivalence Committee
      • Expert Committee to review Western Ghat Ecological Reports by Dr Kasturirangan and Dr Madhav Gadgil, 2014
      • Empowered Committee for Empanelment of Arbitrators
      • Board of Governors, National Design and Research Forum, Bengaluru
      • Board of Governors, Quality & Safety Forum, New Delhi as an Eminent Social Scientist
      • Ethics Control Board
      • Strategic Plan Committee
      • Bye-Laws Committee
      • Membership Committee
      • Finance Committee
      • Editorial Board, Annual Technical Volume ( Mechanical Engineering)
    • Nominated as Chairman
      • Research and Development Committee
      • Mechanical Engineering Division Board for two terms
      • Legal Affairs Committee
      • 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
  • Books & Publications
    • Authored
      • A booklet in Kannada entitled 'Gandhi Mattu Adhyatmika Susthirate', published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi. 2020.
      • A booklet in Kannada entitled 'Mahatma Gandhi mattu Swaccha Bharata', published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, 2019
      • A booklet in Kannada entitled 'Samajavaada: Gandhi Drishtikona', published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, 2019
      • A booklet in Kannada entitled 'Gandhi mattu Adhyatmika Rajakaarana', published by Gandhi Peace Foundation, 2018
      • 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 Nadoja Dr. Wooday P. Krishna in English, with a Foreword by Dr. Justice M. Rama Jois, 2015.
    • 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
    • Contributor
      • Legendary Charter Progression of Indian Engineering edited by Dr. L V Murali Krishna Reddy & published by the Indian Technology Congress Association, 2017
      • Reminiscence of the Engineer-Statesman Sir M. Visveshwaraya edited by Dr. L V Murali Krishna Reddy & published by the Indian Technology Congress Association, 2018
    • Chief Editor
      • 'Loka Chintakaru', a collection of Articles in Kannada and English on Great Thinkers, published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, 2018.
  • Seminars & Papers
    • 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
  • Professional Recognition
    • Scroll of Honour (2020)
      from the Institution of Engineers (India)
      for outstanding contribution to the cause of Engineering and Nation Building
    • 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
      • Indian Technology Congress Association
    Individual Social Responsibility (ISR)
    • Focus on Voluntary Non-Political Public Service spanning over three decades.
    • Recipient
      • Nadoja Award 2020 (Equivalent to Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature)
        for contribution to Education,
        from Kannada University, Hampi.
      • 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
      • 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
        Bengaluru, Tumkur, Mandya & Mysore
    Overseas Accomplishments
    • Attended
      • 5th World Kannada Conference organised by AKKA (Association of Kannada Kootas of America), Chicago, USA, 2008
      • 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
      • Indo- Israel Technovation Delegation that visited Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2018
    • 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:
      • University of Mysore Alumni Association
      • Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala Old Boys’ Association
      • Bangalore Institute of Technology Alumni Association
      • 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
      • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
    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, Luxembourg, Abu-Dhabi and Israel.