He is an active researcher and a consultant of international repute in the field of Geotechnology. He is currently a Professor and HOD in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK). An alumnus of Osmania University, Hyderabad, from where he obtained an MSc degree in 1976, MSc (Tech) Hydrogeology in 1977 and PhD in 1985, he has received intensive geological field training from Geological Survey of India, Central Groundwater Board, Hutti Gold Mines, etc. He has conducted several quality improvement programmes in engineering geology and Geotechnology, sponsored by AICTE/ISTE and supervised several project works of MTech students in this field. Dr Reddy is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE) being published by the Cafet-Innova Technical Society, Hyderabad. He has also authored two books and has more than 70 research publications to his credit.