A Sanskrit teacher by profession, Dr. Iyengar has been with various oriental research institutes in India. . To name a few, All India Oriental Conference, Pune, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, Chinmaya International Foundation, Veliyanad, Kerala, Vidyasagara Prof. M P L Sastry Indological Reserch Centre, Bangalore and Amritadarshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Science, Amrita Vishvavidyalayam Deemed University, Kerala . He has served on various local and National Academic Institutions across the country for many years for the development of Indian Heritage and Sanskrit studies, some of them being the UGC Curriculum Development Committee: New Education Policy in Sanskrit(1996), NCERT National Steering Committee for Sanskrit (1999), Various State and Central Text Book Committees, University Bodies. He has also successfully guided many scholars for their Ph.D.
Dr. Iyengar worked at the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, and Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune , under the guidance of Dr. V.G.Rahurkar and got his Ph.D in Sanskrit for his work on a critical study of Sri Ramanuja Bhashya on the Bhagavadgita in 1981. He served as an Associate Editor of the Deccan College Post Graduate Institute’s Sanskrit Dictionary Project on Historical Principles at Pune. Before his appointment as Director at Chinmaya International Foundation in 1997, he was the Principal of SSMRV College of Science, Commerce and Management at Bangalore. He has instituted and executed several research projects and courses of study, besides authoring books, editing journals and contributing research papers on issues pertaining to Indology and Sanskrit Studies to research journals