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Major Awards

  1. Excellence in Teaching Award 2020, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2020

  2. P. K. Kelkar Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2019

  3. Swarnajayanti Research Award, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2016

  4. Dr. K. R. Gupta Gold Medal, Geological Society of India, 2017

  5. Sera Ajeyo Samman, ABP Group and Indian Oil, 2017

  6. Early Career Research Award, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India, 2016

  7. INSA Young Scientist Medal, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Govt. of India, 2010

  8. Professor N. N. Chatterjee Memorial Medal, The Asiatic Society, 2007

Fellowships

  1. Fellow of the Geological Society of India, 2017

  2. P. K. Kelkar Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2019-22

  3. Swarnajayanti Fellowship, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2016-21

  4. Swiss National Fond (SNF) Fellowship, 2011-2012

  5. Swiss National Fond (SNF) Fellowship, 2010-2011

  6. Swiss National Fond (SNF) Fellowship, 2007-2010

  7. CSIR Senior Research Fellowship, Govt. of India, 2005

  8. West Bengal Government State Senior Research Fellowship, India, 2004, 2002

Teaching Recognitions

  1. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES640A (Earth System Sciences) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2016

  2. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES654A (Advanced Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2016

  3. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES654A (Advanced Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2017

  4. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES660A (PG Field Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2017

  5. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES654A (Advanced Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2018

  6. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES660A (PG Field Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2018

  7. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES654A (Advanced Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2019

  8. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES411A (Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2019

  9. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES414A (UG Field Course on Structural Geology) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2019

  10. Outstanding Teacher recognition for course ES657A (Experimental Rock Mechanics and Rock Physics) by the Academic Senate and appreciation letter from the Chairman, Academic Senate, IIT Kanpur, 2019

Academic/Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Reviewer of several research organizations and peer-reviewed journals

  2. Coordinator of SPIC MACAY, IIT Kanpur Chapter

  3. Editor of IITK Chronicle, the institute’s official newsletter

  4. Warden of Hall VII, IIT Kanpur; since April, 2016

  5. Member of Senate Students’ Advisory Committee (SSAC), IIT Kanpur; since October, 2016

  6. Convener of Department Post Graduate Committee (DPGC), Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur, since October, 2016

  7. Health and Safety Representative of GNS Science, New Zealand 2013-2015

  8. Convenor and Session Chair of General Tectonics in GeoScience New Zealand Conference, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 2014

  9. Organizing Secretary of Euroconference of Rock Physics and Geomechanics ‘09, Ascona, Switzerland, 2009

  10. Managed and maintained the science and administration of ETH Rock Deformation Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, 2007-2012

  11. General Secretary of Jadavpur University Research Scholars’ Association, 2005-07

  12. Member of The Court and Executive Council of Jadavpur University, 2005-2007

Professional Trainings and Courses

  1. Essential Skills for Leadership – New Zealand, 2014

  2. Defensive Driving Skills – AA School, New Zealand, 2014

  3. Managing Difficult Conversation – GNS Science, New Zealand, 2014

  4. Health and Safely in workplace and laboratory – GNS Science, New Zealand, 2014

  5. Essential Skills for Project Management – GNS Science, New Zealand, 2013

  6. Advanced First Aid - Red Cross, NZ, 2013.

  7. Comprehensive First Aid – San Arena, Zurich, 2012