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Shri B. S. Ramaprasad

Chief Executive, Gokula Education Foundation

Sri Ramaprasad has had vast exposure and experience in dealing with various issues in education sector as Registrar, Mangalore University, Director Pre-university Education and Special Officer, CET cell. As special officer CET, he had the opportunity to implement a transparent, technology driven selection process for professional courses in Karnataka. The State, a pioneer, has the distinction of showcasing of a credible, widely acclaimed system of merit and reservation based selection of students for professional courses. During his tenure as Project Director, Indo Norwegian Environment Program, KSCST and Project Director, Jalasamvardhanyojane, he has closely interacted with voluntary organizations of repute, institutions of higher and technical education, eminent domain experts and academicians and varied stake holders to achieve project objectives and outcomes. As Secretary to Governor of Karnataka, he has dealt with multifarious issues and processes concerning higher education and university. He retired as advisor, Special Investigation Team (Mines), Karnataka Lokayukta in the year 2015 and post retirement he has been working as advisor SIT, Lokayukta.

Positions held during his tenure in the Indian Administrative Services,

  1. Director Pre-university Education and Special Officer, CET cell, Government of Karnataka
  2. Deputy Commissioner, Kolar district
  3. Secretary, Karnataka Public Service Commission, Bangalore
  4. Project Director, Jalasamvardhanyojane, a world bank assisted minor irrigation project
  5. Special Commissioner, Bruth Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
  6. Secretary to Government, Industries and Commerce (mines, SSI, textiles, sericulture and sugar)
  7. Commissioner, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka
  8. Secretary to His Excellency Governor of Karnataka
  9. Advisor, Karnataka Lokayukta, SIT (mines)

Positions held during his tenure in Karnataka Administrative Services

  1. Assistant Commissioner and Chairman, Land Tribunal, Chikkodi, Belgaum district
  2. Assistant Commissioner, Land Reforms, Gadag
  3. Assistant Commissioner, Hospet subdivision, Bellary district
  4. District Manager, Food and Civil Supplies Corporation, Bangalore
  5. Private Secretary for the Minister for Labor, Government of Karnataka
  6. Revenue Member, Karnataka Land Reforms Appellate Authority, Puttur, Dakshina Kannda district
  7. Commissioner, Mangalore City Corporation, Mangalore
  8. Registrar, Mangalore University
  9. Managing Director, Karnataka Fisheries Federation, Mysore
  10. Project Director, Indo-Norwegian Environment Program and Executive Director, Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


  1. Bachelor of Science, Yuvaraja’s College, Mysore (1971 – 1974)
  2. M. A in Education, Manasagangotri, Mysore University, Mysore (1974 – 1976)
  3. KAS: 1980
  4. IAS: 2000