Ms. V. Manjula belongs to the 1987 batch of Indian Administrative Service of Karnataka cadre. She joined the civil services after doing postgraduation in Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
In Karnataka, she started her career as Assistant Commissioner of Lingasugur sub-division in Raichur. She held various assignments such as Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Bellary district; Chief executive officer of Kolar and Dharwad districts; Managing Director, Gulbarga Electricity supply Company; Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries; Principal Secretary, Planning etc. She joined as Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Government of Karnataka on 27 July, 2015.