Vidya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Kuvempu University. She holds a Diploma in Modern Office Practice. Prior to joining the University, she worked in the skills and talent development corporation NIIT, Davangere as a Front Office Counsellor.

She joined the University in 2000. During her 22-year journey at NLS, she has worked in the Examination department (now AAD), Distance Education Department (now PACE), the Finance Department, and the Registrar’s Office. Since 2020, she has been managing the Vice-Chancellor’s office at NLSIU.