Dr Prem Kumar holds a PhD in History, a Masters Degree and a Bachelor in Legislative Law.
He has been a member of Bihar Legislative Assembly (MLA) since 1990.
He was appointed Minister, Department of Agriculture, Government of Bihar in July 2017. Prior to this, he was Minister for the Department of Road Constructions (20028-2010), and Minister for the Department of Public health Engineering (2005- 2008).
Dr. Prem Kumar has won numerous awards including:
- Nirmal Gram Awards 2007 Awarded by Dr. A.P.J. Abul Kalam, H.E, President of India for excellent work as a Minister of Public health Engineering department. (First Time in Bihar)
- Excellence Award, Awarded by Sri Pranav Mukherji H.E President of India to the Department of Road Construction for Best Road Construction in the period of Minister, Department of Road Constructions .
- Rastriya Krishi Karman Award, Awarded By Hon`ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi for highest Maize Production- 17 th March 2018
- Rastriya Krishi Karman Award, Awarded By Hon`ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi for highest Maize Production- and highest wheat Production- 03 January 2020