V.S. Prakash is the Former Special Director of the Karnatak State Natural Disaster Monitoring Center, an autonomous body affiliated to the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, India. He was trained as a post-graduate in earth sciences from Central College, Bangalore; Post-graduate in Exploration geophysics from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Post graduate in Water Resources with specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS from International Institute for Aerospace and Earth Sciences, the Netherlands.
He has served in various capacities in Government of India and Government of Karnataka since 1973.
He started his career as a field assistant on daily wages in Department of Mines and Geology in 1973; served as a Lecturer in K.G.F. First Grade College during 1973- 74; as a Geologist in Department of Mines and Geology, Govt., of Karnataka during 1974 to 1979; Joined Central Services and served as Scientist, Central Groundwater Board, Ministry of Water Resources, GoI during 1979 to 1996; as a senior faculty in Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Groundwater Research and Training during 1996 to 1999; as Director, Drought Monitoring Cell, Govt of Karnataka during 1999 to 2007; presently serving as Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Govt of Karnataka.