Dr. K.M. Indiresh is the Vice-Chancellor & Director of Education University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot. He completed his B.Sc., (Hort), M. Sc (Hort.) degrees respectively from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru and joined UAS, Bangalore as Extension Guide (Hort) at Mudigere and was selected as Assistant Professor. Later on, he became Associate Professor and Head, Agriculture Research Station, Arsikere in July 1994. He became Professor of Horticulture during July 2002 and continued the service as Professor. He has served in various Research Stations/Projects on Coconut, Potato and as Vegetable Breeder. During 2010, he has joined as Professor and University Head, Division of Vegetable Science at PG centre, UHS, campus, GKVK, Bengaluru under University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot and continued upto 4th July 2013. Dr. Indiresh has 64 research publications to his credit and has guided 16 M. Sc., and 3 Ph.D., students in Vegetable Science discipline. He has handled several ad-hoc projects and was responsible for release of Kalpataru Coconut variety and JX-576 Potato Hybrid.