Prof. K.N. Balasubramanya Murthy

Prof. K.N. Balasubramanya Murthy

Vice-Chancellor, Dayananda Sagar University, Bengaluru Former Vice-Chancellor, PES University, Bengaluru

Prof K.N. Balasubramanya Murthy is currently the Professor of CSE and Vice-Chancellor of Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bengaluru. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical power Engineering from Malnad College of Engineering then affiliated to University of Mysore (1980), Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1986) and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai (1996). He worked as a research specialist in Parallel Computing at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA during August 1998 and January 1999.

Formerly, Dr. KNB Murthy was the Vice-Chancellor of PES University and Director / Principal of PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), Bengaluru. He worked at East West Institute of Technology, Bengaluru as its Founder Director / Principal and a faculty at Malnad College of Engineering. Briefly, he worked in Analytix Systems Private Limited as Member Technical - Grade I and Lisle Technology Partners (India) Private Limited as Software Architect.

Awards & Recognitions: He has been a recognized / approved NAAC assessor and headed Peer Team Visits (PTVs). He has an overall experience of more than 40 years in teaching, training, research, administration and industry. He authored more than 100 research papers in reputed conferences as well as journals and 1 book published by John Wiley. He supervised 6 research scholars towards their PhD and secured funded research projects.

Academic Positions: He is currently a member of Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC), the Chairman of Board for IT Education Standards (BITES) - Government of Karnataka, the former Chairman of Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (RCIS), Academic Senate Member of IIIT-Dharwad, Ombudsman at IIIT-Bengaluru, Academic Advisory Board member of KS Group of Institutions, Advisory member of Don Bosco Group of Institutions and Governing Council member of Cambridge Group of Institutions. He has also served as a member of academic committees of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) - Belgaum, Academic Council member of VelTech University-Chennai, BOG member of Sandeep University-Nashik.

Awards: He is the recipient of (a) "CM Nagaraj Memorial Award – 2018” for immense contributions to higher education sector instituted by East West Group of Institutions (b) “Special Mention of the Jury” Supervisor Award for guiding a PhD thesis in Computer Science and Engineering of Dr. Shreekanth Prabhu selected “Special Mention of the Jury” award for the year 2019 by Board for It Education Standards (BITES) presented on February 22, 2021, and (c) “Citation of Honor” for outstanding contributions to education and research by ISTE – RVCE chapter presented on March 04, 2021

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