Prof. Karisiddappa is the new Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). VTU is one of the largest universities in India with 212 colleges affiliated to it with an intake capacity of over 467,100 undergraduate students and 12,666 postgraduate students.
Prior to his current position, Karisiddappa was the Principal of Government Engineering College. The Governor and Chancellor of VTU, Belagavi, has appointed Prof. Karisiddappa as VC for three years from the date of assuming charge. Prof. Karisiddappa strives to make VTU one of the best universities in the world, and to ensure it has a good curriculum and is research oriented.