Excelling in academics, Dr.Manjunath did his Bachelors and Master Degree in Music securing First Rank and Four Gold Medals from the University of Mysore. Subsequently, University of Mysore awarded him Ph.D for his scholarly thesis on Violin. University of Mysore accolades him as one among the alumni having the distinction and Stature of Eminence contributing to the society significantly. He is nominated the Cultural Ambassador by the University of Mysore during its centenary celebrations.
Dr. Manjunath, a distinguished Professor – Department of Music at The University of Mysore, has successfully guided many research students in the Ph.D program. Innumerable scholars and researchers from Europe and US, on Fulbright fellowship have studied under his Supervision. His methodology of analyzing different playing techniques & other intricate Music – Performing Arts have been followed by many reputed research scholars and musicologists.
Dr. Manjunath has the distinction of being invited for special Conferences, Presentations, Workshops & Concerts at some of the World’s Top Universities including, The MIT- USA, Oxford University, University of Chicago, University of North Texas, IIT, The Kansas State University, University of Osaka Japan, University of Princeton, Griffith University – Australia, Texas A & M University – USA, University of Central Oklahoma, The University of Utrecht School of Arts – Netherlands.