• Name
  • Wooday Puttiah Krishna
  • Designation
  • Engineer-Arbitrator
  • Former Member, State Disaster Management Authority, Govt. of Karnataka
  • Office-cum-Residence
  • 391/1, 8th Cross, 13th Main,
    Rajamahal Vilas Extension,
    Sadashivanagar Bengaluru - 560 080
    Karnataka, India

  • Birth and Family Background
  • Born in 1963 in Bengaluru
  • Wife

    Dr G. Savitha, B.Sc., M.B.A., Ph.D.

    Volunteer (Teaching), Nivedita Vidyapeetha (Kannada Medium Primary School), Sri Sarada Math, Bengaluru.

    Great Great Grandfather

    Woodeda Puttanna (1807 - 1899)

    Wood Furniture Manufacturer & Philanthropist.

    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.


    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.


    W. H. Puttiah (1923 - 2012)

    Merchant, Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist
    3rd 'B' Main Road in Sriramnagar, Mahalakshmipuram, Bengaluru, is named after him.

  • Student Leadership
  • Member

    Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala Students' Council, Mysuru, 1977-78


    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

  • Education
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    M.S. by Research in Industrial Engineering & Management
    B.E. (Mechanical)
    M.L. (Contracts including Mercantile Law)
    M.A. (Sociology)
    Diploma in Journalism
  • Profession
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer
    Govt. of India Registered Valuer of Machinery & Plant
    Certified Arbitration Engineer
  • Fields of Specialization
  • 35 Plus Years of Experience and Expertise in

    Engineering Inspection and Certification
    Appraisal of Machinery & Plant
    Techno-legal Consultancy
    Teaching, Training and Research
    Disaster Management
    Educational Administration
Professional Affiliations

Founder Life Fellow

  • BRICS Academy of Engineers


  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology, U. K.
  • World Academy of Productivity Science, Canada
  • The Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators
  • Indian Institution of Plant Engineers
  • Indian Institution of Production Engineers
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • World Academy of Engineers
  • Institution of Valuers
  • International Council of Consultants
  • Indian Technology Congress Association


  • 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
  • Karnataka Physics Association
Professional Accomplishments and Thought Leadership

Transitioned from a successful Educator to a Certified Arbitration Engineer 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. Appointed as Court Commissioner, Adjudicator and Sole Arbitrator in a number of techno-legal cases. Served as Co-Arbitrator along with retired High Court and Supreme Court Judges.

Certified Chartered Mechanical Engineer of India with expertise in engineering inspection and certification.

Govt. of India Registered Valuer of Machinery and Plant of over 25 years standing.

Provided Technology Leadership as National President of the Indian Institution of Production Engineers.

Nominated as Member

  • Production & General Engineering Council
    Bureau of Indian Standards
    Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Board of Management, Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • National Committee for Certification of Professional Engineers & International Professional Engineers
  • National Committee on Engineers’ Bill


  • World Academy of Engineers
  • BRICS Federation of Engineering Organizations
  • Indian Technology Congress Association
  • Indian Society for Networked Autonomous Unmanned Systems
  • The Institutions of Engineers (India) Alumni Association (IEIAA)
  • Bangalore University Alumni Association

Empanelled as Arbitrator with

  • The Arbitration Centre, Karnataka
    An Initiative of the High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru
  • The Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi
  • The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata
  • The Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators, Chennai

Invited to serve as

  • Honorary Emeritus Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    New Horizon College of Engineering (Autonomous), Bengaluru
  • Visiting Faculty
    Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  • Member, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Board
    Adichunchanagiri University
  • 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
  • Member, Academic & Development Committee
    Atria Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  • Member, Research Advisory Board
    Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bengaluru

Served as

  • Visiting Professor
    D. C. School of Management Technology, Idukki District, Kerala
  • Faculty
    Department of Mechanical Engineering.
    B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  • Vice-Chairman
    The Institution of Valuers (India), Bengaluru Branch
  • Convener
    Indian Engineering Congress, 2011
    India's largest Engineering Conclave


  • Technical Experts' Committee, Karnataka Government School Students' Satellite (KG3Sat) Project, 2022.
  • Karnataka State Scientific Research Council
  • Organizing Committee, Indian Technology Congress, Bengaluru
  • Advisory Committee, Indian Sustainability Congress, Bengaluru
  • Project Monitoring Committee of the Indian Council for Medical Research sponsored Research Project relating to 'Development of Prototype and Manufacture of Non-invasive Gluco Meter using Near Infra-Red Spectrometry’

Member of Prominent Cultural Bodies

  • Karnataka Itihasa Academy
  • Karnataka Gamaka Kala Parishath
  • Karnataka Sugama Sangeetha Parishat
  • Kannada Sahitya Parishath
  • Indian Institute of World Culture
  • Basava Samithi
  • Akhila Karnataka Makkala Koota
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


  • 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


  • Ambedkar Anusandhana in Kannada
  • Nooru Nenapu in Kannada
  • Gandhi Mattu Adhyatmika Susthirate, published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
  • Mahatma Gandhi mattu Swaccha Bharata, published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
  • Samajavaada: Gandhi Drishtikona published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
  • Gandhi mattu Adhyatmika Rajakaarana, published by Gandhi Peace Foundation
  • Sir M. Visvesvaraya: Jeevana, Sadhane in Kannada
  • Bellakki Saalu a collection of Pen Sketches in Kannada
  • Nadiyante Nenapu a Memoir in Kannada
  • Beyond the Boundaries being a compilation of Letters, Articles, Speeches and Interviews of Dr. Wooday P Krishna, with a foreword by Dr. Justice M. Rama Jois

Member, Editorial Board

  • Monograph on Biosensors
  • The Discipline and Culture of Innovation
  • Monograph on Nanosensor Technology
  • Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Taoist Directions for Design and Development
  • Micro Air Vehicle Experts Directory
  • Introduction to Basic Machining Technology
  • The Institution of Engineers (India) Annual Technical Volume (Mechanical Engineering)


  • Edited 'Samaahita', a Collection of Critical Essays on Prof Mallepuram G Venkatesh's Life and Literary Works, published by Udaya Prakashana, Bengaluru, 2022.

General Editor

  • Works of Sir R. Venkataratnam Naidu (in 3 Volumes)


  • Legendary Charter Progression of Indian Engineering edited by Dr. L V Murali Krishna Reddy & published by the Indian Technology Congress Association
  • Reminiscence of the Engineer-Statesman Sir M. Visveshwaraya edited by Dr. L V Murali Krishna Reddy & published by the Indian Technology Congress Association

Chief Editor

  • Loka Chintakaru, a collection of Articles in Kannada and English on Great Thinkers, published by Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi

Managing Editor

  • Bapu Prapancha - A monthly magazine of Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi
  • Vani Magazine - A quarterly magazine of Seshadripuram Educational Trust
  • Seshadripuram Journal of Social Sciences, a Peer Reviewed Open Access National Journal

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
Overseas Accomplishments


  • 5th World Kannada Conference organised by AKKA (Association of Kannada Kootas of America), Chicago, USA, 2008
  • 17th 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
  • International Conference on Innovation & Technology at the University of Technology, Malaysia, 2015.
  • 18th World Productivity Congress, organised by World Academy of Productivity Science, Behrain, 2017.
  • International Astronautical Congress, Paris, 2022.


  • 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
  • Expert Committee to review Western Ghat Ecological Reports by Dr.Kasturirangan and Dr. Madhav Gadgil, 2014.
  • Indian Technology Congress Association's Space-Tech Delegation that visited France, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary & Serbia in 2022.
  • Indian Technology Congress Association's Space-Tech Delegation that visited Czech Republic in 2023.


  • Indian Delegation to Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka underthe Indo Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Programme, 1999
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

Focus on Voluntary Non-Political Public Service Spanning over three decades


  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (2023) from Bengaluru City University
  • 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 Youth Award (1989), for Youth and Community Services, from Govt. of Karnataka

Key Honorary Positions Held

  • President, Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
  • Former Member in National Managing Body, Indian Red Cross Society, NHQ: New Delhi
  • Member in National Executive Committee, The Tuberculosis Association of India, NHQ: New Delhi
  • Chairman of Gandhi Peace Foundation in Bengaluru Centre
  • Honorary General Secretary of Seshadripuram Group of Educational Institutions in Bengaluru, Tumkur, Mandya & Mysore
Other Interests


  • University of Mysore Alumni Association
  • Sri Ramakrishna Vidyashala Old Boys’ Association
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology Alumni Association
  • Bengaluru International Centre
  • Naagari Lipi Parishad, New Delhi
  • Karnataka Cancer Society
  • Karnataka State Tuberculosis Association
  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Karnataka Physics Association
  • Press Club of Bangalore
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, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, Abu-Dhabi, Israel, Austria Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Oman.