The institute is headed by Dr. D.L.Prabhakara, an eminent academician and administrator having 40 years of experience with active involvement in research activities. He has his post graduation from IIT - Madras and Doctoral degree from IIT- Kharagpur. He has 59 publications in National and international journals & conferences. Dr. Prabhakara is a reviewer of reputed national and international journals. Currently 5 research scholars are pursuing Ph.D program under his guidance. He is also an author of the book titled 'Graphic Statics'. He has served in almost all the academic and statutory boards of almost all the universities of Karnataka including VTU and was a Member of the Executive Council of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.