Dayananda currently teaches in Baduku Community College as a part of the Center for Creative and Critical Media. A quiet and pleasant presence in the organisation, Dayanand expresses best through his writing. Apart from being a well-known writer in Kannada, he has worked as a full-time journalist in mainstream media houses like Samaya News, Prajavani and Samachara.com. Coming from a nomadic community Dayanand strongly believes in and strives towards diversity and inclusion. A lot of his writings reflect on Dalit, Adivasi and Nomadic issues. His collection of short stories in Kannada, ‘Devaru Kachchida Sebu’ has bagged some prestigious literary awards. Dayanand has a Masters in Kannada and English Literature and has also done a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism.