Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura is a son of Sri Mallappa and Smt Puttamma a farming family of Thimakapura, Periyapatna taluk of Mysore District.

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Mysore’s very own ‘AGRI DOCTOR’. Mysore City’s own globally recognised agriculture Scientist, Dr. Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura fondly known as ‘PLANT DOCTOR’.

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Travelled all over the world to study the way agriculture is practiced in those countries, and has used that knowledge to help Indian agriculture more particularly to his region.

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Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology
    Title of the thesis:“Studies on Some Seed-borne Fungal Diseases of Maize in Karnataka”
    Thesis Guide: Prof.H.S.Shetty, Professor and Head, Dept. of Applied Botany and Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Mysore.
    The Thesis which heralded a new trend & changed the whole concept of presentation, in the University.
  • M.Phil.(Seed Pathology), University of Mysore, 1980.
  • M.Sc.(Botany), University of Mysore, 1978.
  • B.Sc.(Botany, Zoology), University of Mysore, 1975.
  • Was a ‘Subject-Scholar’ by scoring highest marks in Zoology, in the whole University in the year 1975.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Scientist-Pathology/Melon Breeding, 1966-2001.
    Sunseeds India (P) Ltd. Bangalore, (Presently Nunhems Seeds Pvt. Ltd.).
  • Research Plant Pathologist, 1987-1996.
    Pioneer Overseas Corporation, Bangalore.
    (A subsidiary of PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, USA).
  • Export-Import Manager (Additional responsibility), 1994-1996.
    Pioneer Overseas Corporation, Bangalore.
  • Asst. Professor, 1984-1987.
    Department of Applied Botany, University of Mysore.
    Guided several students for their M.Phil. degree.
  • Formerly Technical Advisor to:
    1. Minister of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka (1999-2003)
    2. Bioseed Genetics India, Hyderabad (2003-2006)
    3. SAFAL Project(NDDB)(2005-2006)
    4. BASF, India(2009-2010)

    and many other organisations.

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