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Dr G K Vasanth Kumar
Additional Secretary
Agriculture Department, Government of Karnataka

(Indian; DoB : 07 May 1954)
Phone: (91 – 080) - 23356287 (Res.)
Mobile: 98440-85405
E.mail : vasanthkumar_gk@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:
Dr. G.K.Vasanth Kumar, #720, Modi Hospital Road, 2nd Stage, West of Chord Road, Bangalore-560 086

Academic qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (Agri) : Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (1973): 3.4/4.0 (GPA)
    75% First Class
  • M.Sc. (Agri): Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (1975): 3.7/4.0 (GPA)
    86% First Class
  • Ph.D (Agri) : Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (1984) :4.0/4.0 (GPA)
    91% Gold Medallist

Work Experience:

  • 35 years (1 year teaching + 34 years of experience in Development, Research coordination, Extension, Management and Administration)
    Positions held:
    Secretary, Department, Government of Additional Agriculture, Karnataka
    With Additional Charge:
    Managing Director, International Flower Auction Board, B’lore (February 2010)
  • Managing Director, (I/c) KAPPEC, Bangalore (July 2011)
  • Additional Secretary to Government, Food Processing & Post Harvest Technology, Agriculture and Horticulture Department, Government of Karnataka.
    June 2009 to February 2011
  • Managing Director, Karnataka State Agro Corn Product Ltd. B’lore
    (October 2009)
  • Director, Horticulture Department ( Head of the Department)
    September 2008 to May 2009
  • Executivie Director, Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha,
    June 2008 to August 2008
  • Director, (Planning & Implementation) JSYS - January 2008
  • Director, Horticulture Department - April 2002 -June 2007
  • Additional Director of Horticulture--- Oil Palm Project - 2000-2002
  • Project Director (Joint Director of Horticulture) Oil Palm
    Development Project, Bangalore/ Shimoga (Additional charge)
    1989 – 2000
  • Joint Director of Horticulture, (Plantation Crops) Bangalore ;
    (Additional Charge) - 1996 – 2000
  • I/c Deputy Director of Horticulture, Bellara Horticulture form - 1988-1989
  • District Horticulture Officer, Raichur & Tumkur - 1984 – 1988
  • Sr. Assistant Director of Horticulture (Plant Nutrition) - 1976 – 1984
  • Instructor to B.Sc (Agri) Students, UAS, Bangalore - 1975 – 1976
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