Honors/Awards received:

  • Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences [FNAAS], National Academy of Agriculture Sciences, NASC, DPS Marg, New Delhi – 110 012
  • NASI - Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2018) for application oriented Innovation in Biological Sciences by National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Allahabad, India.
  • Birbal Sahni Birth Century Award (2018) from Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India
  • Fellow of The National Academy of Sciences, India [FNASc.], Lajpat Rai Road, Mumfordganj, Prayagraj, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, 2018.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry [FRSC], Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF, U.K, 2007.
  • TATA innovation Fellowship (2015), from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi for outstanding contribution in the research.
  • Common Wealth Academic Staff Fellowship Award-2005, from Association of Common wealth University, Common wealth scholarship commission UK and University Grants Commission, India for research contributions in the field of Natural Product Research.
  • TWAS Visiting Expert Award [2015], through TWAS visiting Expert programme to visit Department of Pharmacy, University, of Dhaka, Bangladesh. October 21, 2015 to November 2, 2015.
  • Indian Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM), Award 2016, for Contributions to Development of Ayurvedic and Herbal Pharmaceutics, Pune, India.
  • Best Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year (2015), from the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers’ of India (APTI), India for outstanding contribution in pharmaceutical research and teaching.
  • Biotechnology Overseas Award-2007, from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi for development of safety profiles of herbal medicine.
  • DIA-Out Standing Service Award-2006, from Drug Information Association [DIA], USA, this award was conferred at the inaugural function of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Drug Information Association at Pennsylvania convention centre, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • BOYSCAST Fellowship-1999, from the Dept. of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • AICTE Career Award For Young Teachers-1998, from All India Council For Technical Education, Govt. of India, New Delhi for research contributions in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology in general and Herbal Drug Research in particular.
  • Young Pharmacy Teacher Award-2002, from Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India [APTI] for research contributions in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology in general and Herbal Drug Research in particular.
  • The FujiiOtsuka Award-2007, for International Education and Research Exchange from Tokushima University, Japan for development of natural resources of therapeutics for Allergy including an overview on the development of molecular mechanisms for activities related with the natural health products and dietary supplements.
  • Col. Ram Nath Chopra Oration award 2014, by and Indian Pharmacological Society, (IPS). India.
  • Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science & Technology (2014), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
  • DIA Research Grant Award-2003, from Drug Information Association [DIA], USA, for research contributions in the field of Herbal Drug Research related with Pharmacovigilance studies on herbal drugs.
  • IPA Fellowship Award-2001, from Indian Pharmaceutical Association [IPA], central council, Mumbai for contributions in the field of Pharmaceutical research, teaching and professional development.
  • Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy Award-2004, from Association of pharmacy Teachers of India [APTI] for best research contributions in the field of Pharmacognosy in Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.
  • M.N. Dev. Memorial Award-1987, for obtaining first position in order of merit at the D. Pharm. examination, State Medical Faculty of West Bengal, Calcutta, 1987.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International journal on botanical research, published by Elsevier Science, the Netherlands 2003.
  • Advisor, American Herbal Pharmacopoeia; 3051 Brown's Lane; Soquel, CA 95073 USA, 2010.
  • Panel expert, Phyto-pharmaceutical drugs proposal for regulatory approval, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, 2018.
  • Member of the Empowered Committee, Consortium for Academic and Publication Ethics (CARE), University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi, 2018.
  • Member of the Governing Body of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences – An autonomous institute underDept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi 2018.
  • Member of the Expert Groupof Department of Biotechnology (DBT),on “Translational Research for Products and Processes from Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi 2014.
  • Chairman, Natural Health Product Special Interest Area Community [SIAC], Drug Information Association, Philadelphia, USA, 2009 worked for the development of international coordination for promotion and development of natural products as therapeutically potent compounds.
  • Expert committee member of NER Twinning R&D program in Medicinal, Aromatic Plants & Drug Development. Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi 2016.
  • Expert committee member of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani Drugs Technical Advisory Board (ASUDTAB), Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2015.
  • Council member of the Society for TCM Pharmaceutical Analysis under the world Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), Shanghai, China 2012.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Kolkata- 700032.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Nehru Nagar National Highway No. 4, Belagavi, Karnataka – 590010, 2016.
  • Member of panel of expert of the R&D Project evaluation Subcommittee on Chemical Sciences, West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology, Kolkata, 2013.
  • Member of the country advisers, Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE), supported by Department for International Development (DFID), UK, 2010.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, National Research Institute of Ayurveda for Drug Development (NRIADD), functioning under Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha (CCRAS), Kolkata region 2015.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Current trends in pharmaceutical research an Indian journal published by Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh.
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Foundation for Environmental and Economic Developmental Service (FEEDS), Senapati, Manipur, India.
  • Chairman of Consortium Advisory Committees [CAC], ICAR- on the subproject Utilization of Weed Flora of Medicinal Value in Some Important Cropping Systems of Andhra Pradesh; National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2012.
  • Guest editor of Journal of Ethnopharmacology, a special issue on Ayurveda, February, 2017, published from, Elsevier Science.
  • Guest editor of Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, special issue on “Traditional knowledge of the Northeast India”, January, 2009 published from, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources [NISCAIR], CSIR, New Delhi.
  • Guest editor of Drug Information Journal, special issue on “Natural Health Products”, September, 2010 published from, Drug Information Association [DIA], Philadelphia, USA.
  • Expert in Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission [IPC], Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Ghaziabad, 2012.
  • NISCAIR Panel Expert for the dissemination of information under the journal published by National Institute of Science Communication & information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi.
  • Task Force member of DBT- worked as task force member of Department of Biotechnology Govt of India for the 10th Five year plan in Biotechnology based Programme for Women and Rural Development, 2002-2007.
  • Zonal coordinator [East Zone] - for Graduate Aptitude Test in Pharmacy: GPAT -2011 examination.
  • President, International Society for Ethnopharmacology, Switzerland, is an International scientific organization of researchers dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the pharmacological actions of plants, animals, insects, and other organisms used in medicines of indigenous and modern, past and present cultures. The major objective of the ISE is to promote Ethnopharmacology as a scientific field of research.For details please visit: www.ethnopharmacology.org.
  • Secretary, Society for Ethnopharmacology, India, was constituted in 2013 with the mentorship of respected Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India is registered under the West Bengal Society Registration act and also under the affiliated of the International Society for Ethnopharmacology (ISE). The mission of the society is promotion and development of traditional medicine and medicinal plants through dissemination of knowledge with the major highlights on “Globalizing local knowledge and localizing global technologies”. For details please visit: www.ethnopharmacology.in.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, International journal on botanical research, published by Elsevier Science, the Netherlands 2003 onwards.
  • Phytomedicine - Member of the editorial Board, an International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology; published by Elsevier Science, the Netherlands.
  • Phytochemical Analysis, Member of the editorial Board, an International journal on development, improvement, validation of analytical methodology in plant sciences; published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd., U.K.
  • Synergy, Member of the editorial Board, an international journal on application of the principle of "synergy" at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels in the prevention and treatment of disease; published by Elsevier Science, the Netherlands.
  • Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM), Member of the editorial Board, an international journal to promote complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), published by Elsevier Science.
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Member of the editorial Board, an International journal, on quantitative and qualitative technique in pharmaceutical analysis, published by Elsevier on behalf of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
  • Journal Oriental Pharmacy and Experimental Medicine [OPEM], Member of the editorial Board, an International journal on clinical applications of traditional medicine pharmacology & toxicology of natural products published by Springer, Institute of Oriental Medicine, South Korea.
  • Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge [IJTK], Member of the editorial Board, Journal on biological activities of the materials from plants, animals and minerals, used in AYUSH and Folk-remedies, published by National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Abstracts.
  • Indian Drugs, Member of the editorial Board, an Indian journal on Pharmaceutical Technology, published by Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association, Worli, Mumbai, India.
  • Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (IJPER), Member of the editorial Board, Indian journal on pharmaceutical technology and research, published by Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).
  • World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (WJTCM), Member of the editorial Board, an International Journal on progress in clinical efficacy and action mechanism of Traditional Medicine; Published from World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, China.
  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Abstracts, Member of the editorial Board, Journal covering global current literature on all aspects of medicinal, aromatic and allied plants, published by National Institute of Science Communication & Information Resources, CSIR, New Delhi.