Dr. K. P. Puthuraya
B. Sc.of Mysore University from St. Philomena College Puttur in 1963
M. Sc. in Physiology of Karnataka University in 1st class from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli in 1968
Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi with a Gold Medal in 1979
Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, in 2000
Hon. Doctorate Degree from Einstein University, Florida, USA in 2012
Working as a visiting Professor in Physiology at the International Medical College, Bangalore.
As a Professor:
Taught the subject of Human Physiology to thousands of U.G. & P.G. students at various Medical / Dental / Nursing colleges for more than 40 years.
Was also a visiting Professor to Kyushu University, Japan for 2 years.
As a Scientist:
Published 28 research papers in various National & International journals.
Attended several National & International conferences.
Served more than 25 Universities in the Country several times for B.D.S., M.B.B.S., M.D., M. Sc., M. Phil. & Ph.D. Examinations in the subject of Physiology.
As an Administrator:
Worked as Dy. Director of Medical Education and Director & Consultant Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka for 5 years.
As an Orator:
Delivered well appreciated speeches & orations in hundreds of functions, in addition to talks in All India Radio, Jnanavani and also delivered several endowment lectures.
Also given several popular Programmes in all T.V. Channels.
Won a speech contest in Japanese Language when at Japan.
Was invited several times to give talks during the Vishwa Kannada Sammelanas organized by Association of Kannada Kootas of America(AKKA) and ‘Navika’ of USA and also during the Kannada Conferences held at UK and at various Gulf countries.
As a Writer:
Contributed more than 200 articles in various newspapers, weeklies, magazines, and also authored 12 popular books. 35,000 copies of these books have been sold so far. Some of them won awards.
As a Visionary:
Instituted the prestigious Prof. Puthuraya Award for the Best teacher in Physiology award given by Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists (A.P.P.I.)
Awards Received - 18
Dr. M.L. Gupta Oration Award
Dr. Pannalal Oswal Oration Award, Assam
Dr. Krishnamurthy Oration Award of IMA, Shimoga
Dr. A.T.S. Iyengar memorial Oration Award, Karnataka
Maj. Gen. S.L. Bhatia Oration Award, New Delhi
Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists (A.P.P.I.) Silver Jubilee Oration Award from Thruvananthapuram Medical College
Rajeev Gandhi Ektha Award
Alvas Nudisiri Award
Srikrishna Narasimhanugraha Award
Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah Sadbhavana Award
Buddha Award in 2015
Swami Vivekanada Sadbhavana Award
Life Time Achievement Award from Karnataka Samskruthika Parishath
Life Time Achievement Award from A.P.P.I.
Karavali Ratna Award in 2016
Titles Conferred - 14
Adarsha Seva Rathna
Ghana Hasya Vachaspathi
A Gem of Karnataka
Haasyslokadhipathi from Kannada Sangha Canada
Bangalore General Post Office released a 5/- Rs. stamp in honour of Dr. Puthuraya during the Kannada Rajyotsava Day held in 2014.