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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