Prof. Alok Gupta earned his Masters Degree in Agriculture from the leading Agricultural University of Asia GBPUA&T, established by University of Illinois in India, in 1981 with distinction.
After passing out the University, he joined a large Indian corporate business house as Forest Officer and subsequently moved to a Swiss Multi National Company CIBA-Geigy as Research and Development Officer.
He finally joined Government in 1984 and worked for 35 long years with the Government sector at various senior positions in managing and administering Procurement, Production, and Marketing function on behalf of the Government. In his long and distinguished stint with the Government, he had very enriching experience of working for 20 long years with the European Community, the World Bank and other National and International Developmental / Donor Agencies in strengthening Agricultural Production base, Agri-business Management, Training and Technological Skill Up-gradation of farmers, and rural human resource development.
Prof. Gupta never gave up his quest for knowledge and continued his academic pursuits including teaching and training. Apart from Master's Degree in Agriculture, he also holds Master Degree in Business Administration, Master's Degree in Rural Management, Master's Degree in Agricultural Extension Management and Food Safety Management.