Elected as President for University of Mysore Alumni Association on 2018
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.”