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.
Even as an undergraduate student in Engineering, Dr 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 longest serving 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 20th among the 'Top 40 Colleges' of India by Education Word. He has been instrumental in providing 'man-making, nation-building' education at affordable cost to over twenty-three thousand students ranging from kindergarten to doctoral studies:
Dr. Krishna is striving for the cause of protection of human rights, advancement of social justice and empowerment of women and the marginalized sections of the society by sensitizing students through Gandhi Study Centres, Vivekananda Study Centres and Ambedkar Study Centres established in the colleges run by him.
Indian Technology Congress Association has recognized his contribution to develop Information and Communication Technology in education by honouring him with Technology Excellence Award. Dr Krishna has served as a Member of Karnataka State Private Pre- University Colleges' Fee Fixation Committee constituted by Govt. of Karnataka.
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 has been nominated as an Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, New Horizon College of Engineering (Autonomous), Bengaluru. He also does student counseling through the electronic media. He has guided AMIE, MTech and undergraduate engineering students to successfully complete their projects.
Dr. Krishna was 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 of the Institution received the "Best State Centre Award" for the year 2014-15 during his Chairmanship. Besides, he has also been a 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. He has been co-opted as a member of several award committees to recognise outstanding engineering contribution.
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 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.