Educational Work Transforming Lives through Education
Dr. Wooday P. Krishna's passion for education is well known. His educational work includes contribution to both school and college education. As an educationist he has constantly tried to put into practice his strong belief that everybody has a right to education. He is an optimist to the core and whatever be the adversities, is imbued with a strong belief that it is a sacred duty to take education to the remotest areas and to those to whom access to education is difficult or denied. His mission is to make and take education for and to all.
Volunteered To Teach - Even as an undergraduate student in Engineering, Dr Wooday P Krishna volunteered to teach Physics at 'Free Coaching Classes' for Class X and Class XII students organised by Jnanasagara Association in Doddaballapur in the suburbs of Bengaluru from 1982 to 1985.
He is the Honorary General Secretary of the well-known Seshadripuram Educational Trust, Bengaluru, founded in 1930, and which consists of the following premier schools and colleges including Seshadripuram College which is ranked 19th among the 'Top 40 Colleges' in the country by India Today. He has been instrumental in providing 'man-making, nation-building' education at affordable cost to over twenty one thousand students ranging from kindergarten to doctoral studies.
He is the President of Karnataka Private Post-Graduate Colleges Association, which conducts the annual K-MAT, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test - a pre-requisite for admission to MBA programmes in private B-Schools in Karnataka. Dr. Krishna is also the Secretary of Karnataka Private Colleges Managements' Association.
He was on the Academic and Development Committee of Atria Institute of Technology, Bengaluru; and was on the panel of Visiting Professors, D C School of Management Technology, Idukki District and Elijah Institute of Management Studies (ELIMS), Thrissur, Kerala. He was also on the Governing Council of Udaya Bhanu Centre for Advance Studies and Krishik Sarvodaya Foundation, Bengaluru. He has been nominated as an Emeritus Professor & Member, Research Advisory Board, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Horizon College of Engineering (Autonomous), Bengaluru. He also does student counseling through the electronic media.
He is presently a National Council Member of The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata, a statutory professional body of engineers with over eight lakh members. Karnataka State Centre received the "Best State Centre Award" for the year 2014-15 during his Chairmanship. Besides, he is a past Member of the Board of Management of Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad, a National Level Learning Centre for Practicing Engineers; Member of the Board of Governors of National Design and Research Foundation, Bengaluru, a national platform for exploring and disseminating new and emerging design and research concepts. Dr. Wooday P. Krishna has constantly made contributions for promoting quality in technical education in the country.
Dr Krishna has also been a jury member of 'Sarva Shiksha Empowering India' Awards sponsored by National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India and Times Now news channel to recognise the contribution of private unaided schools providing quality and value-based education to the underprivileged across India.
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike conferred on him the prestigious Kempegowda Award in 2002 for his contribution to the field of education.
The Hindu Group Honoured him with 'The Doyens Award (2017)' in recognition of his exemplary commitment and impactful positive contribution to education in Karnataka.