National/International Honours, Awards and Prizes

  • Recognition Award 2014 (National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India)
  • Wintec Fellowship 2012 (Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand)
  • DAAD Visiting Professorship 2007 (DAAD, Germany)
  • DAAD Research Fellowship 2001 (DAAD, Germany)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship 1999 (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers 1998
  • Vasantrao Naik Memorial Gold Medal 1996 (Dr. P.D. Agril. Uni., Akola)
  • ICAR Young Scientist Award 1995-96 (ICAR)
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship 1995 (DST, Government of India)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Best Postgraduate Research 1994 (ICAR)

Fellowship/Membership of national/International Academies/Professional Bodies

  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, FNAAS
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, LISAE
  • Member, Irrigation Management Network, UK
  • Member, Institution of Engineers ,India

Membership of Prestigious Committees; Leadership Positions held

  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal (2015-2017)
  • Member, Joint Panel of ICAR & CWC to deal with the problem relating to optimizing return from investment on irrigation (21/05/2013 – Continuing)
  • Member, Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur (since 01/01/2014 – Continuing)
  • Dean (Undergraduate Studies), IIT Kharagpur (since 16/08/2013– Continuing)
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee (2010 to 13)
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Directorate of Water Management, Bhubaneswar (2009 to 2012)
  • Member, Management Committee, Water Technology Centre for Eastern Region, Bhubaneswar (Directorate of Water Management) (2009 to 2012)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Agricultural Engineering, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Nirjuli (2011 to 2013)
  • Head, Agricultural & Food Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur (2008 to 2011)
  • Mathematical Modelling Expert position in the World-Bank funded "UP Water Sector Restructuring Project" (2004 to 2005)