• INSA Young Scientists Medal, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi - 1974
  •  Krishnan Gold Medal Indian Geophysical Union Hyderabad, 1985
  •  Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore - 1987
  •  Bhatnagar Prize in Earth Science, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Delhi - 1988
  •  Fellow, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi - 1999
  •  Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad -1999
  •  Fellow, TWAS 2001
  •  Councillor, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), 2010-14
  •  Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques) by France, 2009
  •  President, Indian Association of Sedimentologists (2003-2012 )
  •  Vice-President , Indian Mineralogists Association, Mysore (2005-onwards)
  •  Vice-President, Geological Society of India, Bangalore (2008-10) (2010-13)
  •  Member, Editorial Board, Current Science (2003-2013)
  •  Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun (2004 -07)
  •  Member, Expert Committee for XI Plan for Earth Systems Science, CSIR (2006)
  •  Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta (2006-08; 2008-10)
  •  Member, Advisory Committee of the C-MMACS, Bangalore, (2008 - 2012)
  •  Member, Research Council, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad ( 2010-2013)
  •  Member, National Geosciences Advisory Council constituted by the Ministry of Mines (2011-onwards)
  •  Chairperson PAC (Earth and Environmental Sciences) of the DST for International Programs (2009-2012, 2012-onwards)
  •  Chairperson FIST Committee of the DST (2013-onwards)
  •  Chairperson Research Committee Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow(2014-2017)
  •  Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun (2014-2017)