Wooday P. Krishna

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Wooday P. Krishna
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Bangalore, Karnataka
OccupationEducationalist, Technocrat and Social activist

Wooday P. Krishna is an Indian educationist, technocrat and social activist. Krishna is also the Honorary General Secretary of Seshadripuram Educational Trust, President, Karnataka Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Chairman Gandhi Peace Foundation and former Chairman, The Institution of Engineers (India), Karnataka State Centre. He has served as a member of State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Karnataka in the rank of Minister of State, to develop proactive mitigating strategies for any disasters in the State.[1]

Krishna is a recipient of the President’s Gold Medal, the highest National Award given for Red Cross humanitarian work of high order in 2012 from the Honourable President of India and the prestigious State Rajyotsava Award in 2004 for social work from the Government of Karnataka. He has been elected Fellow, World Academy of Productivity Science, Canada in recognition of his contributions to productivity improvement in delivery of humanitarian services.

Early and personal life[edit]

Krishna was born in 1963 in Bangalore, Karnataka to father Late W. H. Puttiah, a merchant and freedom fighter and mother Late Doddammaiya. He is married to Savitha.[2] Krishna attended Ramkrishna Vidyashala in Mysore; and is a Doctorate (Ph.D) in Management' and a post-graduate in Engineering with degrees in Law, Business Administration, Sociology and Journalism. At school he was influenced by the principles of Swami Vivekananda and later by Raja Rammohun Roy.[3]


Krishna is a well-known and nationally recognized educationist. He has provided leadership to the Seshadripuram Educational Trust (SET) that comprises 34 educational institutions spread across Bengaluru, Mysuru, Tumakuru and Mandya Districts and was established in 1930 by a group of women as a primary school named Seshadripuram Stree Samaja.[3][4][5][6] He has been involved with Indian Red Cross Society, The Tuberculosis Association of India, Gandhi Peace Foundation, and The Institution of Engineers (India) at the national level; .[7][8][9]

A Chartered Engineer of more than three decades standing, he is also a well-known technical arbitrator.

Krishna authored a book named Sir M Visvesvaraya Jeevana Sadhane that was released on National Science Day in 2009.[10]


  • 2004 - State Rajyotsava Award from Government of Karnataka -for social work[11]
  • 2005 - Red Cross Award from the Honourable Governor of Karnataka-for humanitarian services[12]
  • 2011 - Eminent Engineer Award from The Institution of Engineers -for contribution in the field of Engineering.[12]
  • 2012 - President's Gold Medal from Honourable President of India for Red Cross humanitarian work[12]
  • 2014 – Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom
  • 2017- The Doyen’s Award from the Hindu Group in recognition of his exemplary contribution to make education inclusive, and change the landscape of education in Karnataka


  1. ^ Vijesh Kamath (23 January 2009). "Disaster Management Authority reconstituted". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Birth and Family Background". Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Savita Suresh (2 September 2004). "Multi-faceted educationalist". Deccan Herald.
  4. ^ "Our institutions are islands of excellence". Indian Express. Bangalore. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  5. ^ Chitra V. Ramani (7 January 2008). "The timing is just right". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  6. ^ Chitra V. Ramani (22 September 2009). "Two years on, they still wait for degree certificates". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "A guide to budding engineers". Deccan Herald. 14 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Demand for amendment to laws for safety to women gets louder". The Hindu. 5 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Dispel misconceptions about blood donation: Thakur". The Hindu. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Methanol - Panacea to fuel woes". CNN-IBN. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  11. ^ Savie Carnel (1 February 2006). "WORKING ON Vivekananda's ideas". Indian Express.
  12. ^ a b c "Notable awards and honours". Retrieved 19 January 2015.

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