• Best Science Communicator Award 2011 by Vision Group on Science & Technology, Dept. of Information Technology and Biotechnology, Science and technology, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Member, Task Force on ‘Biological Agents in Agriculture’, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  • Leading Scientist of the world 2009, International Biographical Centre, GREAT BRITIAN.
  • Agricultural Extension Award 2007, By Indian Phytopathological Society , New Delhi.
  • Best Research Paper Award at Asian Congress of Mycology and plant Pathology, held at Hyderabad, Nov. 2007.
  • Member of Illustrations of Plant Pathogens and Diseases Committee, an affiliate committee of American Phytopathological Society, USA.
  • Member of Biotechnological Regulation Impact Assessment Committee of American Phytopathological Society, USA.
  • Honorary Technical Advisor to the former Minister of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Resource Person for Department of Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Guest Speaker for many universities like University of Mysore, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gulbarga University, University of Hyderabad, Asian College of journalism and various other colleges.
  • Has been honoured by various organizations, various occasions for the achievements in science, for popularizing science, for serving the farming community and for other literary activities.
  • Has won awards for photographic work at All India Level competitions.
  • Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi conferred Dr. Vasanth Kumar with “AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE AWARD – 2007” for his remarkable service to the farming community through his door to door and ‘on farm’ training programs.

“Its your attitude not your aptitude, which determines your altitude in life.”