Special Attainments, Distinctions, etc.:
I Rank for the State in the Mysore S.S.L.C. Examination of April 1966 (89.9% Marks)
National Science Talent Search Scholarship, awarded by the N.C.E.R.T.,India, from 1967 to 1972.
I Rank for Bangalore University in the B.Sc. (Hons) degree Examinations of April 1970 (80.8% Marks) and Winner of State Award for academic distinction.
I Rank in each Semister of M.Sc. (Physics) at I.I.T. Kanpur during 1970 - 1972 (10.0 CPI) and Winner of Certificates of Merit and the Physics Proficiency Prize.
Teaching Assistantship at the Department of Physics, Cornell University 1972 - 1973.
IBM Graduate Fellowship, awarded by IBM Fellowship Foundation at the Department of Physics, Cornell University 1973 - 1976.
Selected for the 1977 Summer Faculty Programme, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centre, New York.
Awarded the "Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists" for the year 1983 by the Indian National Science Academy.
Elected "Young Associate" of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1983.
Elected to the
Editorial Board of Pramana-J.Phys, 1989.
Associate Editor, Pramana-J.Phys, July 1992-June 1998.
Editor, Pramana-J.Phys, July 1998 - .
Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 1990.
Elected Honorary Senior Fellow of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research , Bangalore, India, Oct. 1990 .
Elected to Current Science Association,Bangalore,India, 1992.
Member,Project Advisory Committee on Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Department of Science and Technology ,Govt. of India (1995- 1997)
Elected Fellow of the Indian national Science Academy 1997.
Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences ,India 1997.
Elected Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, (1998- )
DAE-Raja Ramanna Prize of the JNCASR, Nov 2000
Member, Physics Sectional Committee, Indian Academy of Sciences (2000-2004)
MSIL Chair Professor, IISc from Oct 2003 to Sept 2006
Alumni Award for Excellence in Research for Science for 2006, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
J C Bose National Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, May 2006 -
Member, Management Board, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, India, 2008 -
Convener, Physics Sectional Committee, Indian Academy of Sciences, (2010 - 2012)
Elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), 2011
Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2015
"CNR Rao Vijnana Puraskara" by the "Swadeshi Vijnana Andolana, Karnataka", Sept. 2016