Karnataka government has appointed Dr Bharatesh R Jagashetty, as the Drugs Controller for Government of Karnataka with effect from May 1, 2008.

Dr Bharatesh R Jagashetty served in the State drugs Control Department as the additional drugs controller, Bangalore headquarters. Dr Jagashetty was promoted after Dr B Sripathy Rao, former Karnataka Drugs Controller retired on April 30, 2008. Dr Jagashetty has received recognition for his services in the department. In 2005, he was the recipient of Best Drugs Control Officers' Award from the All India Drugs Control Officers.

In 2005, he was awarded a doctoral degree for his thesis on "A critical study of Law pertaining to Drugs (Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules there under) & their Patenting – the problems involved in it's applications in India in the context of World Legal Regime".