Born to a professor of Banaras Hindu University at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on September 19, 1935, Gyan Krishna Bhatt completed his B.Sc. from the university where his father was a professor. He continued his B.Sc. in civil engineering from Engineering College BHU and passed out in 1958 with merit.
Gyan Krishna Bhatt joined Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department as assistant engineer in year 1959. He executed various road, building and pre-stressed concrete bridge projects during his tenure at UPPWD. He retired from the post of Superintending Engineer at UPPWD in 1990. After his retirement, Bhatt worked as a consultant and structural design engineer in Lucknow for Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd.
Bhatt, as General Manager (Technical), UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam Ltd, designed 12 spinning mills of 25,000 spindles capacity each, multistoried complexes and other structures like offices, residential, industrial and hospitals. He also executed the construction of hill roads, and steel and suspension bridges in the hilly terrain of Tehri Garhwal. Significantly, one of the longest suspension bridges, at Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, which is popularly known as ‘Ram Jhula Pul,’ was designed by Bhatt.
He executed the construction of spinning mills in Raebareli and Barabanki districts of Uttar Pradesh and also designed and executed six cold storages of 4,000 million tonne capacity each for UP Cooperative Federation Ltd.
During his tenure at UPPWD, Gyan Krishna Bhatt continued to procure further qualifications by acquiring a Diploma in Public Administration and LL.B from Lucknow University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from I.P.M., and a Diploma in Computer Management.
Gyan Krishna Bhatt was a Fellow of Institutions of Engineers (India), Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (India), Member of Indian Road Congress, and Member of Indian Concrete Institute. His also has a keen interest in sports. He was the university captain of the basketball team and represented the university both in cricket and basketball. He also represented Uttar Pradesh Civil Services in tennis.