Dr. Balakrishna Shetty is the Vice-Chancellor of Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education (Deemed to be University). He is recipient of National Merit Scholarship and DGHS Scholarship for Higher studies. He completed his Medical Education (MBBS) (1986) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore with Distinction in many subjects. Later he did his Masters degree (MD) in Radio diagnosis (1989) from the prestigious Kasturba Medical College Manipal with highest marks for the University. In July 1995 Dr. Shetty joined as Asst. Professor of Radiology in Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur to became Professor of Radiology and Director of PG Studies in 1999. He continued to head the department till he became Vice-Chancellor of Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education in January 2012. He is known in the International arena for developing the MR PET technology for early detection and staging of Cancer without Radiation. As an eminent Radiologist, Dr Shetty has worked in many International hospitals and Universities like Yale University Connecticut USA, Texas Children Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, St Lukes Episcopal Hospital Houston, Hamad International Hospital, Doha, and Cleveland Clinic, USA. He has many Scientific Publications for his credit. He is very well known for his guest lectures not only in India but also in USA, Malaysia and Middle East.