Dr. K N Balasubramanya Murthy

PES University

Dr. KN Balasubramanya Murthy is currently the Vice-Chancellor of PES University, Bangalore for the second term. Dr. Murthy has served PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), Bangalore as the Principal & Director from 2005 to 2014 and has over 35 years of experience in Teaching, Training, research, industry and Administration.

He holds a Bachelors in Electrical power Engineering from Malnad College of Engineering then affiliated to University of Mysore (1980), Masters 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 was invited to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, USA as a research specialist in Parallel Computing during August 1998 and January 1999. He worked in Analytix Private Limited as Member Technical - Grade I and Lisle Technology Partners India Private Limited as Software Architect during 200-2001.

He served East West Institute of Technology, Bengaluru as its Founder Principal during 2001-2005. He served as a member of the Academic Senate and Executive Council as well as several academic committees of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) - Belgaum of Karnataka.

Dr. Murthy has supervised 4 research scholars for Ph.D. degree and authored over 110 research papers in reputed journals and conferences. He is also the Adjudicator of Ph.D thesis and is presently guiding five Ph.D scholars.

He has been serving as a member on the Board of BITES for the second term and become its Chairman on June 28, 2017. He served as a member of a committee constituted by Karnataka Knowledge Council (KKC) for recommending mechanisms to enhance employability of Engineering graduates in the state of Karnataka. He is currently a member of Karnataka State Higher Education Council of Government of Karnataka. He is a recognized NAAC Peer Team member and headed PEER TEAMS for NAAC accreditation of several colleges. He has served as a member on search committees for appointment of Vice-Chancellors of a few universities.

Chairman Speaks...

The focus of BITES is to create an effective IT eco-system by networking industries, institutions, government, faculty and students on a voluntary and self-supporting basis.

BITES would like to facilitate interaction between key stakeholders and act as a forum for exchanging ideas and giving feedback about IT education issues.

BITES would like to provide educational support services including improved and enhanced curriculum and training of teachers and students.

BITES would like to serve as an advisory body to the government and educational institution on any issue with respect to quality manpower requirements of the IT industry.

BITES has a distinguished Governing Board consisting of the CEOs of the leading IT companies of India; the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; the Principal Secretary, IT, BT and S&T; and the Director of Technical Education of Karnataka; the Vice- Chancellor of VTU; and Principals of reputed Technical Institutions in the state.

Our Members include distinguished Corporate and Technical Institutions. With the active involvement of our distinguished Members of the Board, and goodwill and cooperation of our Stakeholders, we are striving to achieve our Vision and Mission, and let us all collaborate to keep Karnataka at the forefront of IT.