Mysore/Mysuru: M.M. Uthappa has been awarded Ph.D in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Sciences by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, for his thesis ‘A study of motivational factors and its impact on project team performance (A study conducted at selected private and public sector companies in India)’ submitted under the guidance of Dr. A.N. Santosh Kumar.
Macharanda Madappa Uthappa is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru and earned his post-graduation — Master of Technology (M.Tech) and Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from VTU. He received his Doctorate during VTU’s 21st Annual Convocation held on Mar. 10 at Belagavi.
Uthappa is a Chartered Engineer (C Engg) and also an elected Fellow Member of Institution of Engineers India (FIE).
He started his career with Tata Group and after a 25-year corporate service till 2015 in various capacities, he quit the job in 2015 and registered as Full Time Research Scholar at VTU’s Research Centre in Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysuru.
Also a folk singer and lyricist, Uthappa has translated many Kannada devotional songs to Kodava paaje.