Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Felicitations

  • Gaon Matira Basna ”   felicitation by Parampara a civil society organisation,Odisha promoting  cultural , social ethos and honouring rural talents,  (2013).
  •  Felicitation by Indian Science Congress    Association (ISCA) for outstanding contributions to Plant Science Research (2012).
  • Honoured with DSc (Honoris Causa) by Odisha University  of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (2012).
  •  Dr. Mopuri Brahmam Memorial Award  for Plant Diversity and Conservation by Orissa Botanical Society(2011).
  •  Life Time Achievement Award by Indian  Association of Ornamental Horticulture for Life time contributions in the field of Floriculture (2011).
  • Utkal Surya Samman for life-time  contributions to the Society (2007).
  • Felicitation for Life Time contributions to Conservations of Plant Genetic Resources by Orissa Botanical Society (2007).
  •  ICAR National Professor, Government of  India (2001).
  •  Dr. K. Ramiah Memorial Biennial Award  and Gold Medal by National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1999-2000).
  •  Samanta Chandrasekhar Award and Gold  Medal by Odisha Science Academy, Govt of Odisha for life-time contributions to Life Sciences (1992).
International/National Recognitions

  • Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), ICAR, Directorate of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Anand (2017).
  • Accredited member with United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) (2017).
  • Fellow, Indian Society of Ornamental Horticulture (2009).
  • Fellow, Horticulture Society of India (2004).
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (2001).
  • Fellow, the Society of Ethno-Botanists (1997).
  • Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1995).
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (1994).
  • Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants research, Anand. (2017-2020).
  • Member, Standing Committee, ICAR, New Delhi. (2017-2020).
  • Associate Editor, Agricultural Research, a NAAS Journal Springer publication.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee of ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kasaragod, Kerala (2016-2019) .
  • Member, Board of Management (Chancellor’s Nominee), Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, Assam (2016-2020).
  • Visiting Professor, Gauhati University, Assam (2016).
  • Emeritus Professor, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (2014).
  • Member, Expert Group -Assistance to Regional Botanic Gardens and Centres of Ex-situ Conservation for rare plants, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt of India (2012).
  • Member, Expert Committee on Agro-Biodiversity, National Biodiversity Authority, Govt of India (2012).
  • Chairman, Sub-group-9: Environmental Horticulture, Urban Horticulture, and Recycling of Urban Waste-water for Horticulture. Planning Commission (Agriculture Division) for the 12th Five Year Plan (2011).
  • Member, Working Group on Horticulture & Plantation Crops, Planning Commission (Agriculture Division) for the 12th five year plan (2011).
  • Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), Central Silk Board, Ranchi (2011-2014).
  • Chairman, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), on Floriculture Research, Directorate of Floriculture, ICAR. (2010-2015).
  • Chairman, NAIP sub-project (Component II), ICAR. Value chain on ginger & ginger products (2009).
  • Member, Biomass Mission, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India.
  • Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) on NRC Orchids (2003-2008), ICAR.
  • Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT), AICRP, Floriculture, ICAR. (2000-06).
  • Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT), AICRP Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, ICAR. (2003-06).
  • Chairman, Quinquennial Review Team (QRT), AICRP, Floriculture, ICAR.(1984-1995).
  • Chairman, Task Force for development of Plant Resource Centre of Madhya Pradesh, M. P. Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal (2000-2002).
  • Member, National Steering Committee, National Bio-Resource Development Board, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India (2003-2006).
  • Member, Expert Group on research programmes in Eastern and Western Ghats, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. (1996-2001).
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