He doesn't hold any degree in software engineering, yet sitting at home and surfing the net, he mastered software development. MK Narayana Swamy after completing one year ITI certificate course from NIIE, Mysore, started his venture in the field of software by developing software for good number of clients in Mysore. Some of the software developed by him 10 years back are still used by many customers.
Being an employee of Central Excise Department for 13 years, had developed a software titled, 'CE-RAM' for Central Excise Department with his colleague Jayakrishna (who is now an Inspector in Central Excise) in 2001 to monitor the Excise revenue. He says, the software was installed at more than 65 locations in Karnataka and was in successful use for almost five years.
He started in electronics just by reading a 100 page hand written book, which later changed his life. He quit his Govt job in 2006 to pursue his career in embedded systems.
He says, 'Engineering is my passion, specialization does not matter, be it software or electronics or mechanical, everything is engineering to me. My friends Geethesh and Ganesh Raaja are my Gurus in electronics. I along with Geethesh, have won two embedded software competitions in 2004, under the guidance of Ganesh Raaja, who was an embedded systems expert then, gave a kick start to my electronics career.'
After joining Cypress Semiconductor, a US based MNC located in Bangalore, he lead the company's capacitive sensing applications group in India for three years and filed three US Patents in the field of Capacitive Sensing.
He has travelled several countries to train customers, distributors and students. He has conducted interviews for thousands of students in various technical colleges across India covering IITs, NITs, BITs and other top colleges to recruit candidates for Cypress Semiconductor, Bangalore and has hired 100+ engineers in the past five years and mentored them.
He recently quit his MNC job along with Geethesh and has started an Embedded Learning Institute named METI (Mysore Embedded Technology Institute) in Mysore, as he wanted to be part of the process which can fix the existing gap between academics and industry.