Awards and Honors


Faculty members


Dr.Arjun Bagchi (Associate Professor in Physics) has received the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship in Physical Sciences for the year 2018-19.

Dr. Joydeep Chakrabortty (Associate Professor in Physics) has been selected by Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS) core-committee to join INYAS as a member, for five years, from January 2020.

Prof. Mahendra K.Verma (Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Cray HPC award.

Dr. Saurabh Mani Tripathi (S. N. Seshadri Memorial Instrumentation Award in Physical Sciences for 2018)

Dr. Joydeep Chakrabortty (Buti Foundation Award for Excellence in Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics and Biophysics for 2018)


Dr. Sagar Chakraborty, Gopal Das Bhandari Memorial Distinguished Teacher Award, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Supratik Banerjee, INSPIRE faculty award, SERB

Prof. MK Verma, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Cray HPC Award, NIAS Bangalore

Prof. Amit Dutta, Senior Associate, Abdus Salam ICTP

Prof. H.S.Mani (ex-professor from our department) was honored as "Institute Fellow" for his distinguished service during the Foundation day celebrations on 2nd Nov, 2018.


Prof. Mahendra Verma, INSA Teacher award INSA

Dr. Sagar Chakraborty Associateship of IASc IASc, Bengaluru

Dr. Sagar Chakraborty NASI young scientist platinum jubilee award 2016 NASI, Allahabad


Prof. Subramanian Anantha Ramakrishna received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, India's highest prize for excellence in science, mathematics and technology, in the physical sciences category in the year 2016.


Prof. R.Vijaya, Inspiring woman scientist by Engineering Watch, India (nominated by IITK)

Dr. Amit Agarwal, Adjunct Professorship (Junior Level),Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad


Dr. R.C. Budhani, Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Delhi, IIT Delhi

Dr. Amit Kumar Agarwal, NASI Platinum Jubilee Young Scientist award, 2013

Dr. Satyajit Banerjee, Received the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist award for Physics, Elsevier 2012

Dr. S.A.Ramakrishna, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, 2012

Dr. Satyajit Banerjee, P. K. Kelkar Young Faculty Research Fellowship Award, June 1, 2012 - May 31st, 2015.


Dr.S.Mukhopadhyay, DAE Young Achiever Award, 2011


Dr.Sudeep Bhattacharjee, Australian Government Endeavour Research Award – 2010


Dr. S.S. Banerjee - Invited on advisory board for Superconductor Science and Technology for an initial period of two years from January 2009 to December 2010

Prof. Y.N.Mohapatra, Associate Editor: Journal of Nanophotonics (SPIE) (2009-2011)

Dr. Sudeep Bhattacharjee, BUTI Foundation award (2009)

Dr. S.A.Ramakrishna, P.K. Kelkar Research Fellow at IIT Kanpur (2009-2012)

Dr. Anjan Kr Gupta, P. K. Kelkar Fellowship at IIT Kanpur (2009-2012).

Dr. T.Sarkar, , P. K. Kelkar Fellowship at IIT Kanpur (2009-2012).

Prof. R.Vijaya, Erasmus Mundus fellowship (2009), INSA – Royal Society Bilateral Exchange fellowship (2009)


Prof. S.D. Joglekar - Appointed to the Academic Council of NISER, Bhubaneswar, Oct. 2008,

Prof. S.D. Joglekar. Legion of Honor United Cultural Convention, ABI, USA June 2008;

Prof. D. Chowdhury. Elected Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2008)

Prof. D. Chowdhury - Appointed Managing Editor, International Journal of Modern Physics C (World Scientific, 2008).

Prof. Y.N.Mohapatra, Recipient of MRS Medal of MRS Indian Chapter in 2007.

Prof. Y.N.Mohapatra, Associated Editor: Advanced Condensed Matter Physics (Hindwai) (2008-)

Dr.S.A.Ramakrishna, Young Affiliate, Third World Academy of Sciences (2007-2012), Young Scientist Medal, Indian National Science Academy, Delhi (2007), Young Scientist, Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore (2004-2007)

Dr. Satyajit Banerjee, Young Achiever‟s award, 2007 -08, awarded by the Department of Atomic energy (DAE) at the Solid State Physics Symposium, Mysore 27th – 31st Dec. 2007.


Prof. R. C. Budhani - Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences 2005.

Dr. Anjan Kr. Gupta - Paper titled A Compact Scanning Tunneling Microscope System for Low Temperatures got selected for presentation at YPC-05 (Colloquium for young Physicists) in SINP, Kolkata.

Dr. Sutapa Mukherji, Regular Associate, ICTP, Trieste, Italy (2005-2010)

Dr. S. A. Ramakrishna - Review Paper The Physics of negative refractive index materials, Rep. Prog. Phys. 68, 449-521 2005 was adjudged by IOP, UK as one of the Highlights for the year 2005 and show-cased by the journal.

Professor R.C. Budhani - Best Paper Award for his research paper entitled Magnetotransport in ZnCoO films in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter for the year 2005.

Prof.R.Prasad, Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India, 2006

Prof.Avinash Singh, Research Fellowship, Max Planck Institute - Dresden 
(June 2006 - Sept 2006) and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship: Humboldt University – Berlin (Mar 2006 - May 2006).

Dr. Mahendra Verma, Swarnajayanti Fellowship, 2006.


Dr. S.A. Ramakrishna – Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, 2004-2007.

Dr. R.C. Budhani – Materials Research Society of India - Medal 2005.

Dr. R.C. Budhani – Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Science.

Dr. R.C. Budhani – Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Dr. Anjan K. Gupta – awarded Young Associate, Indian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Mahendra Verma, Associate of International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (2004-2009).


Dr. D.Chowdhury, Professor in the Department of Physics, has been elected a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.

Dr. G. Ravindra Kumar, former Ph.D. student under Professor K. K. Sharma in the Department of Physics at IIT Kanpur, has been chosen for this year’s Bhatnagar Award in Physical Sciences

H.C. Verma, Distinguished Teacher’s Award, IIT Kanpur, 2003,


Dr Vijay A. Singh, Professor, Department of Physics, has been elected as the fellow of the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences 2001.