Dr. Melukote K Sridhar, PhD is currently Dean of Academics and Dean, Division of Yoga and Humanities, S-VYASA Yoga Deemed University, Bengaluru ( He was the Registrar of Karnataka Samskrit University, Bangalore (June 2014 - December 2015), Deputy Director, Publications wing, Karnataka Samskrit University (March 2012 – July 2013) and Hon. Dean, Division of Yoga and Spirituality, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana University (S-VYASA: 2013-16).  He was an Associate Professor of Sanskrit, National Degree College (Autonomous), Basavanagudi, Bangalore, and was HOD of Sanskrit, National Degree College (Autonomous), Jayanagar, Bangalore.  He was a Fulbright Scholar  with the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA (selected by the Indian and US Governments in 2000), Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy at Hindu University of America, Orlando (2004 and 2005), and an Adjunct Professor at Union University, Cincinnati, USA . He is the Hon. Director of The Indological Research Foundation (R), Bangalore.

He has presented papers in 35 International conferences (USA, UK, Europe and South - East Asia), 35 National conferences and has participated in panel discussions on ancient and modern contemporary issues and has given invited lectures at Harvard University, Universities at California- Berkeley, NY- Stony brook, USA, Oxford University, UK and several universities in India. He has guided four Indian candidates and a Guyanese for their doctorate degrees (1995-2007) and was on the PhD committees of Hindu University of America, Orlando, Bangalore, Tumkur Universities and Swami Vivekananda Yoga Deemed University, Bangalore. His publication comprises of fifteen books and two monographs, and eleven articles in international peer reviewed volumes. He has edited/ co-edited several journals and was the Chief- Editor of Kannada-English Concise Dictionary (2004). He was a nominated Theological Advisor in Child and Adolescent Spirituality wing of Search Institute, Minneapolis, USA.