Honours Awards and Appointments


  • Proficiency Prize, National High School, Calcutta, 1963.
  • Proficiency Prize, St. Xaviers College, Calcutta, 1964.
  • Merit Scholarship, Director Public Instruction, West Bengal, 1964-1967.
  • Post Graduate Scholarship, IIT Kanpur, 1969-70.
  • Junior Research Assistant, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur, 1970-71.
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship, 1971-76.
  • Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, March July 1977 and certificate of Teaching proficiency.
  • Pool Officer, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, December 1977 May 1978.
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, June 1978 May 1986.
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, May 1986 May 1989.
  • Professor Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, 30 May 1989 onwards.
  • Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University Melbourne 24 June 24 August, 1992.
  • Member, Task Force, Bio-Technology Manpower Programme, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, Indra Prastha Estate, New Delhi 110 002, July 1992 onwards.
  • Member, Maharashtra State Planning Board Study group, Water Sewerage and Sanitation, Ninth Plan 1997-2002, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Hindustan Dorr Oliver Award 1997 for Excellence in Application of Science and Technology for Rural Areas, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering, December 1997.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Indian Institute of Technology , September ,2001.
  • P.K. Patwardhan Award for Technology Development - 2002, awarded by IIT Bombay.

        Manudhane Award for Applied Research 2006 IIT Bombay

        Member 11 th Plan( 2007-2011) Committee for Rivers, Lakes & Aquifers, Planning Commission New Delhi