Pulakeshi Basayya Gaddagimath is a post graduate in Organic Chemistry from Karnataka University, Dharwad in 1978 and served as a lecturer in Kittle Science College, Dharwad till 1982.His interest in Mass Communication made him to leave the teaching job and join post graduate course in Mass Communication and Journalism in 1982 as a regular student and graduated from Karnataka University Dharwad in 1984.He had been a scholarly student through out his career. During his post graduation in Mass communication and Journalism, he served many national news papers until he joined as Jr.Scientific Officer, at Directorate of Oilseed Research, Hyderabad in 1985.He joined the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru in 1989 and is continuing his services till to date as Information and Publication Officer. A man who has extensively traveled and well read in various fields, is bestowed with excellent, both written and spoken communication skills. As a media person he has anchored /conducted more than 40 T.V.programmes and live programmes on Doordarshan on various aspects of agriculture. He was also a consultant to Dept. of Horticulture, and Water Resources Dept., Govt. of Karnataka for developing scripts for documentaries and interactive CDs and has scripted more than 10 documentaries on rural water supply and sanitation. Apart from a good number of official publications at IIHR, Bengaluru and DOR, Hyderabad, he has authored two books, edited four books (two international), published three books and written many technical and popular papers.
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