Dr. P. Sadananda Maiya is an alumnus of The National College Basavanagudi. He holds an Electrical Engineering Degree and has worked in the field of application of Nanotechnology in food processing. He has also been conferred with Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tumkur. As an entrepreneur, he has initiated many innovations in the food processing industry, which have gained worldwide recognition. He is presently the Honorary Secretary of the NES and is on the advisory committee of BVJSC.