Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture Government of Karnataka and Pro-Chancellor of UAHS, Shimoga


      Shri.Krishna Byre Gowda is the current Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka and Pro-Chancellor of UAHS, Shimoga. Member of Legislative Assembly of the Byatarayanapura Constituency, since June 2008. Krishna is a graduate from the American University in Washington and Christ College in Bangalore. He was a project associate at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington before earning his M.A. degree. He then worked as an agriculturalist at his family-owned farm in Kolar district between 2000 and 2002. In 2003, he again worked as a project associate at Development Alternatives, Inc. He has served three times as an M.L.A. of Karnataka state, twice from Vemegal in Kolar district from 2003 to 2007, and from 2008 to 2013 from the Byatarayanapura Constituency in Bengaluru.Krishna has served as the President of the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress between 2007 and 2011, and General Secretary of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, since 2012.



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  • Primary Education: Government Primary School, Chowdenahalli & Sri Sathya Sai School, Muddenahalli.
  • Pre-University: National College, Bengaluru
  • Graduation: Bachelor of Business Management, Christ College, Bengaluru
  • Post Graduation: Master of Arts in International Affairs, School of International Services, The American University, Washington DC, USA

Entry into political life

Born on 4 April in 1973, Krishna entered politics just before the age of 30, after the demise of his father in 2003. Krishna Byre Gowda won the Vidanashaba elections from Vemgal constituency in 2003 and repeated this success for the second term with a huge majority

Key Political Milestones

  • 2003-Elected as a member of Legislative Assembly from Vemgal in Kolar and made it to the Vidhansabha before the age of 30.
  • 2004-Re elected as a MLA from Vemgal Constituency.
  •  2007-Elected as a President of the Karnataka State Youth Congress.
  •  2008-Elected as MLA of Byatarayanpura Constituency.
  • 2013- Minister for Agriculture Government of Karnataka

Language Skills

English, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.

Family Background

Krishna is the oldest first of 3 sons and 2 daughters of Mrs.Savithramma and Mr.C.Byre Gowda. Married to Meenakshi.