Dr. C S Yogananda got his B.Sc., M.Sc.(Mathematics) degrees from Bangalore University. He obtained his PhD (Mathematics) in 1990 from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (University of Madras), working under the guidance of the renowned number theorist, Prof. R. Balasubramanian. After his PhD, he spent two years at the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Dr Yogananda's research interests are in the areas of number theory, especially algebraic number theory, modular forms and elliptic curves. He is interested in mathematics teaching at all levels - school to advanced level. He was active in the Mathematical Olympiad programme in India from 1989 - 2003 and was involved in the training and selection of the Indian team for the International Math Olympiads. In 2005 he moved to Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, as a Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics, to pursue his passion for teaching in the Undergraduate programme. He retired from this position in August 2020.
He is very interested in the interface of Mathematics and Technology and has contributed to many IT tools for Indian languages, particularly, Kannada and Sanskrit. He is involved in the creation and maintenance of the portals: net and many such archives.
He was a founder editor of Samasya, a triannual Mathematics Journal for school students and was a member of the Editorial Board of Resonance, a journal for Science education published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. He is the author of several research and surveys articles in various journals. Besides Mathematics, he is interested in classical music and mountaineering.