Janardhana Swamy

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Janardhana Swamy
The Member of Parliament, Chitradurga, Shri Janardhana Swamy addressing the Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign, at Challakere, Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka on December 26, 2011.jpg
Shri Janardhana Swamy
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Chitradurga
In office
17 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
Preceded byN. Y. Hanumanthappa
Succeeded byB N Chandrappa
Personal details
Born (1968-06-04) 4 June 1968 (age 53)
Chitradurga, Karnataka
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Alma materU.B.D.T. College of Engineering, Davangere and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
ProfessionElectrical and communication engineer

Janardhana Swamy was a Member of parliament, Lok Sabha, India.

He served as a Member of Parliament in 15th Lok Sabha on (2009-2014) representing the Chitradurga Lok Sabha Constituency in the Parliament of India.

Early life and education[edit]

Janardhana Swamy is the only son for his father Venkatappa and mother Chinnadevi. His father Venkatappa was a primary school teacher in Karnataka, India. Janardhana Swamy studied in the Kannada medium until his 10th class.[citation needed]

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Instrumentation Technology) from U.B.D.T. College of Engineering, Davangere, under University of Mysore[citation needed] and a Master's degree in Engineering (Electrical Communication) from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.[citation needed]


Swamy worked in various engineering and management positions at Cisco, Dell, Sasken, Cadence Design Systems, and Sun Microsystems.[citation needed] His research articles appeared in IEEE, IETE, and other publications, and he obtained a US patent for testing embedded cores in multi-core integrated circuit designs].[1][better source needed]

He also worked as a full-time party worker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and served as the first president of BJP IT Cell (Karnataka Division).[citation needed]

He contested and won the 2009 Lok Sabha election from Chitradurga, Karnataka. As a Member of Parliament Swamy, along with Davangere MP GM Siddeshwara and Tumkur MP GS Basavaraju, were instrumental in sanctioning the direct Railway connection between Chitradurga and the state's capital Bangalore.[2][3][4]

He lost the Lok Sabha election from Chitragurga in 2014.[5]

Literary works[edit]

He designed and illustrated cover pages for several books and publications.[citation needed] While he was in United States, he worked as the Chief Editor & Vice-President of California's Kannada community organisation KKNC.[citation needed]

His cartoons appeared in state, national and international publications and newspapers in India.[6][7] He is also a member Indian Institute of Cartoonists.[8]

Other Roles[edit]

In 15th Lok Sabha:

He is presently holding the following positions:


  1. "US6686759.pdf" (PDF). docs.google.com. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. Chitradurga-Bangalore railway link project gets the nod, The Hindu
  3. Meeting with the Railway Minister Archived 16 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, OneIndia
  4. Davangere-Tumkur rail link The Hindu
  5. Kadkol, Pradeepkumar (28 May 2014). "LS polls: how BJP lost out in Chitradurga constituency". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  6. Archived 6 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. http://expressbuzz.com/Cities/Bangalore/mp-displays-cartooning-skills/134145.html[permanent dead link] MP displays cartooning skills
  8. http://www.cartoonistsindia.com/htm/contacts1.htm, Indian Institute of Cartoonists