Affiliation with the professional bodies/institutions/Societies


1.      Member International Association for Ecology (INTECOL).

2.      Life member, International Society for Tropical Ecology, Varanasi (ISTE).

3.      Member Ecology Research Circle, Nainital.

4.      Life Member, Society for Geoscientists & Allied Technologists, Bhubaneswar (SGAT).

5.      Life member, Plant Lovers' Association, Bhubaneswar.

6.      Life member, Orissa Environment Society, Bhubaneswar

7.      Life Member, National Institute of Ecology, Jaipur / Delhi

8.      Life Member, East Himalayan Society of Spermatophyte Taxonomy, India

9.      Life member, Orissa Botanical Society, Bhubaneswar


Award/ Scholarship/ Official Appreciation

1.      Received “ Life Time Achievement Award” By Indian Mining and Engineering Journal on 21st June,2014 during Seminar on , “ Sustainable Development of Mineral and Earth Resources 2014”

2.      Received “ Environmental Conservation Awareness Award ” of Orissa Environmental Society from His Excellency Hon’ble Governor of Orissa on, 30th October, 2007.

3.      FTE- Fellow of Tropical Ecology (ISTE, Varanasi).

4.      ARS-1986 (Agriculture Research Services), ICAR, New Delhi.

5.      Co-opted member and contributor of “ Task Force on Mountain Ecosystems constituted by Planning Commission for the Environment and Forests sector ” for the Eleventh Five- Year Plan (2007-2012).

6.      Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists felicitated on 23rd December 2007 for “ scientific contributions ” in creating environmental awareness and implementing conservation measures (Annexure-VI).

7.      Fellow of National Institute of Ecology (FNIE).

8.      Man of The Year Award 2015 by HONEST, Odisha


Chaired Sessions/Acted as Panel Members

S. No. Subject Dates/location Session chaired
1 Seminar on Management of Coastal Ecosystems 20th March, 2004 Utkal University Bhubaneswar Chairman Technical session I
2 Award for best practices in Environment Safety and Health 12th September, 2006, CII-Orissa, Bhubaneswar Judge
3 Orissa Bigyan Congress,ISCA,Bhubaneswar chapter 4-5th November 2006, Bhubaneswar Address: Plenary Session
4 National Seminar on Environmental Challenges and Strategies for 21st Century 24th November 2006, Fakir Mohan University,Balasore Chief Guest
5 Mitigating challenges of water scarcity 22nd March 2007, Andhra Univ. Visakhapatnam Resource person
6 Interactive meet on environment by CPCB, Kolkata for NGOs of Eastern Region 12th December 2007, Bhubaneswar Chairman, Technical Session
7 International Seminar on Mining History 14th December 2007, SGAT,Bhubaneswar Chairman Technical Session V
8 Conference on "Global Reporting through Rain Water Harvesting & Carbon Sequestration" organised by JK Paper Ltd., Rayagada 21st November 2008, Rayagada,Orissa Resource person
9 National Seminar on Coastal Erosion organised by Beach Protection Council, Puri 18th January 2009, Puri,Orissa Chairman
10 Seminar on "Attenuation of Stress Impacts on Plants" Utkal University 31st March 2009, Bhubaneswar,Orissa Chairman Technical Session
11 Environment and CSR Panel Meeting by CII, Bhubaneswar 7th August 2009, Bhubaneswar,Orissa Chairman
12 Lecture on "Expectation of MOEF in Mining Project Clearances" at IIT, KGP. 20th August 2009, IIT, Kharagpur Invited Resource Person
13 Workshop on Environmental legislation and its compliances by MCL 3rd September 2009, Ib valley, Orissa Resource Person
14 12th Orissa Vigyan Congress , Indian Science Congress Association, Bhubaneswar Chapter, Bhubaneswar 16th December 2009, Bhubaneswar, Orissa Co-chairman Session : Combating Climate Change
15 International workshop on "Community Participation in promoting Ecotourism by preserving Ecosystem services" 21st-22nd December 2009, Organised by Sandhan Foundation Bhubaneswar, Orissa Chairman: Community Livelihood Strategies session
16 National Symposium on Emerging Scenario in Environmental Planning and Need for Policy Alignment 21st September, 2009 Hotel Suryansh, Bhubaneswar Chaired Session
17 Meeting Centre for Environmental Studies Forest & Environment Department, Government of Orissa 22nd September, 2009 Centre for Environmental Studies, Bhubaneswar Attended as member of 7thGoverning Body
18 Viva Voce exam at IGKV, Raipur 21st Nov, 09 IGKV, Raipur External examiner
19 Indian Science Congress Association Orissa 6th Dec, 2009 Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhubaneswar Co-chair of technical session
20 Environment quiz for school students of Joda-Barbil region. 11 and 12th Dec, 2009 SGAT-EMAWP, Joda Organised the programme
21 Development of coastal ecosystem: threats and prospects organized by Orissa Rural Reconstruction Association (ORRA). 13th Dec, 2009 Red cross Bhawan, Bhubaneswar Invited lecture
22 Coastal Community Resource Centre (CCRC). 27th Dec, 2009 Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar Invited lecture
23 National Seminar on Environmental stress impacts on Plants 12th March 2010, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa Technical Session I
24 Organized environment awareness programme for school Students in kalimpong Darjleeng in association with NHPC PROJECTS. 22nd April 2010 Kalimpong Darjleeng Organised the programme
25 Organized Environment awareness programme for school Students in Jalpaiguri district WB in association with OIL India Limited. 23rd April 2010 Jalpaiguri district Organised the programme
26 New Regulations of MOEF in mining project clearances at IIT, Kharagpur . 1st May 2010 IIT, Kharagpur Delivered lecture
27 Utkal University M. Sc Botany examination. 7th July 2010 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. External expert
28 Brainstorming session on Global Climate Change. 15th July 2010 Nagarjuna University Guntur Special lecture
29 Meeting on environmental awareness programme. 10th August 2010 RMNH, Bhubaneswar chief speaker
30 Environmental management in surface mining areas at IIT, Kharagpur during short term course on "Surface Mining: Safety and Productivity" . 17th September 2010 IIT, Kharagpur Delivered lecture
31 EIA: Legislation and process during UGC Refresher Course in Environmental Science (Multidisciplinary) at UGC-Academic Staff College, Kumaun University, Nainital 24th September 2010 Kumaun University, Nainital Delivered lecture
32 Environmental concerns during mine closure during Workshop on Mine Closure. 14th January 2011 IIT Kharagpur Delivered lecture
33 Environmental awareness programme on "Global Warming" and Coastal and Marine Environmental Laws and Impact of Developmental Activities 24th January 2011 Haldia Vigyan Parisad and KV Haldia and Haldia Institute of Maritime Studies and Research Invited Expert
34 Awareness cum Training Workshop on Biomedical Waste Management. 29th January 2011 at Bhubaneswar by CPCB, Zonal Office Kolkata Invited Expert
35 Environment awareness programme at OCL, Rajgangpur. 5th Feb 2011 Rajgangpur, Orissa Organised the programme
36 Workshop on Environmental Engineering and safety. 16th Feb 2011 Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar Invitation to be the Chief Speaker
37 Attending Biodiversity meeting organized Kolkata University . 9 - 12 th April 2011 Tadong,Sikkim Participant
38 Capacity building workshop on biomedical waste management for medical officers and health care officials—by CPR Env edu centre Chennai. 19th April 2011 Capital hospital Bhubaneswar -
39 Green Odisha By CII Orissa State Region. 27th April 2011 Swosti Premuium Bhubaneswar -
40 Global Conference on AROIDS: Opportunities and Challenges 23 - 25 th January, 2012 Venue: Hotel The New Marrion Organised Special Session (Farmers –Scientist –Industry Interface) on 24.01.2012,
41 National Seminar On Environmental Issues And Challenges: Need For Action. 29th September, 2012, J. P. University, Chapra Organised Industry- Institution-Regulator Interface on Environmental Laws and Regulations

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