Dr. K. Balaveera Reddy’s career spanning four and half decades, has had held leadership positions in academia and administration, during which substantial contributions to the development of quality of technical education specifically and education in general has been made. Bridging thoughts with action.Dr. Reddy earned his Post-graduation from IIT, Khargpur and Doctorate from IIT, Madras. Former Director of Technical Education, Karnataka, Former VC of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and at present Chairman, Board of Governors, NITK.Dr. Reddy has established world class infrastructural facilities and has helped to realize satellite-based education, e‐learning, online examination, industry‐university interaction, increased research base and superior training programs for teachers creating an internationally acclaimed quality brand image for Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and its affiliated colleges.