Eminent academician E.V. Prasad has assumed charge as Director of Lakireddy Balireddy College of Engineering. A former Rector of JNTU Kakinada, he was also the Director and Registrar of the Institute of Science and Technology, JNTU Kakinada. He has also authored six books and many of his research papers have been published. He is also the recipient of the State Best Teacher Award in 2008.