Dr Balveer Reddy was first vice chancellor of this university.
The University has achieved the tremendous task of bringing various colleges affiliated earlier to different universities, with different syllabi, different procedures and different traditions under one umbrella.
The university is also known for its record number of placement activities. Every year thousands of students are recruited by various companies through campus placement programs.
The first batch consisting of approximately 13,000 students of undergraduate (engineering and technology fields) students admitted in the academic year 1998-99 graduated from the portals of this University during the month of July 2002. Four batches of M. Tech., 3 batches of MBA and 2 batches of MCA students have so far graduated from the university. The total number of post-graduates who have completed their studies in this university is around 5000.
Previously, the name of the university was spelt differently. The first batch which graduated in 2002 has the name "Visveswaraiah Technological University" on the marksheets and graduation certificates.