BIOGRAPHY

DR WOODAY P. KRISHNA
Designation
  • 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
Office-cum-Residence
  • 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.
  • 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)
Education
  • 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
Profession
  • 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

    Built a reputation as a proponent of institutional arbitration.

    The exponential increase in the contribution of international trade to economic growth and development of India has seen a steady rise in the number of commercial disputes reaching the Indian judiciary system. In order to create a healthy and conducive environment for doing business in the country, it is imperative to create a link between the quality of legal performance and economic growth by incorporating Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) frameworks with strong competencies in technical activities and engineering, in place of pursuing only legal options that involve significant time and expense for all parties concerned. With a rich and comprehensive background in interdisciplinary engineering, has been successful in consistently delivering comprehensive fact-based, sector-specific Arbitration Awards that have been accepted by the concerned parties, thereby saving significant legal expenses.

  • 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
      Hyderabad.
  • 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
    • 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
      • 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
    • 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
  • Books & Publications
    • 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.
    • 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
  • 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
    • 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
      • 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:
      • 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.