Awards/Recognitions/Honours/Outstanding Performances


  1. SLP-SLA Asian Fellow Award 2019 by SLP-Special Libraries Association (SLA), USA, for significant professional contributions presented during biennial Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL 2019),February 14-16, 2019, New Delhi (carries Certificate/Citation and Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000).
  2. Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award USA, 2018 by Special Libraries Association USA (SLA), presented during its Annual Conference during June 9-13, 2018, Baltimore, USA for significant professional achievements (carries Certificate/Citation and USD 3000).
  3. Appreciation from Director, IIT Delhi for Library App for Single Window Search for Android and iOS, 2019.
  4. Developed the Implemented the Institute/Faculty Profiling System of IIT Delhi with support from MHRD Project of Govt of India named IRINS (2019) .
  5. IEEE Appreciation Certificate 2018 for successfully hosting IEEE IPR Workshop on August 20, 2018 at IIT Delhi.
  6. Life Time Achievement Award 2015, For Extraordinary services and dedication towards Library Science during National Conference on Emerging Trends in Libraries and Librarianship, July 25 (July 24-25), 2015, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  7. Outstanding as a Borlaug Fellowship participant at Cornell University 2006, As a participant for Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship-2006 (Library Information System/Electronic Library Resources Management), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
  8. Vice-Chancellor's Appreciation Award for the year 2003, 2004 , Annual University Award for Exemplary Work and Conduct by the CSK H.P. Agriculture University, Palampur (HP)
  9. Appreciation from Chairman, BOG, IIT Delhi 2012, Received Appreciation mail from Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Delhi for Newsclipping Services (Mr. R.P. Agarwal, IAS) (Retd. Secretary, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
  10. IIT Delhi Golden Jubilee List of Authors 2010-11 & 2012, Name and Photograph included in the IIT Delhi Golden Jubilee List of Authors 2010-11 & 2012 for Publications.
  11. Best Paper Presentation Award 2012, International Conference on Knowledge Management & Resource Sharing (ICKMARS-2012), Waljat College of Applied Sciences & BIT at Muscat, Oman.
  12. Best Paper Presentation Award 2014, National Conference on e-Resource Management in Libraries: Challenges and Issues, October 11, 2014, Lucknow.
  13. Best Presentation Award 2013, National Conference on Managing of Information Resources in Digital Environment 2013 (Presented to Co-Author).
  14. Certificate of Appreciation 2017, From Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Professional and other Services during AMU tenure as University Librarian
  15. Certificate of Appreciation 2018, From Pro Vice-Chancellor for outstanding international professional achievement
  16. Certificate of Appreciation 2014, IEEE for hosting very successful event at IIT Delhi
  17. Certificate of Appreciation 2015, International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL-IV), Seoul, South Korea
  18. Certificate of Appreciation 2013, International Conference of Asian Special Libraries (ICoASL-III), Manila, Philippines.
  19. Who's who in Science and Engineering 2016, Biography published in the Who's who in Science and Engineering 2016-2017 (12th Edition), Who's Who in America Publications, USA
  20. Most Unforgettable Library Moment Award 2015, Global online Competition by Accucoms, Netherlands
  21. Who's who in the World 2012 & 2013, Biography published in the Who’s who in the World 2012 & 2013 (29th & 30th Edition), Marqui’s Who’s Who Publications, USA (ISBN- 978-0-8379-1147-2).
  22. Appreciation/Acknowledgement Certificate from Librarian 2009, Received Appreciation/Acknowledgement Certificate for outstanding works, services and management for the period 2004-2009 from the CSK H.P. Agriculture University, Palampur (HP).
  23. Prolific Author, Published 14 Books/Bibliographies and 129 Papers/Articles in Journals, Proceedings, Books, etc.


  1. Organizing Chair – KEDL (NDLI International Symposium) 2019. NDLI-UNESCO International Symposium on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design 2019. This great event will be hosted by Central Library, IIT Delhi with me as Organizing Chair with about 400 participants and a large number from outside India during Dec. 9-11, 2019
  2. ProQuest Databases Highest Usage Award 2018. To IIT Delhi on the basis of highest usage of its databases by the user community at IIT Delhi
  3. Top contributor in the National Digital of India (NDLI) 2018, One of the top content contributors’ recognition to AMU, 8th Feb. 2018 at IIT Kharagpur with me as University Librarian of AMU
  4. Top contributing institution in ShodhGanga ETD Repository 2016, No.1 contributors recognition to AMU, 5th October 2016
  5. Top contributing institution in ShodhGanga ETD Repository 2017, One of the Top 10 Contributors recognition to AMU, 13th December 2017
  6. ProQuest Theses & Dissertations Highest Usage Award (PQDT) 2017, With marketing/orientation programs, made it possible
  7. River Ganga Repository 2016, Initiative with the aim to collect, organize and to make accessible all the literature on or about River Ganga, 2016 onwards,AMU, Aligarh
  8. Digitalization of AMU Records 2017, The Minutes of about 100 years of AMU Court, Executive Council and Academic Council digitized and made accessible with key word searching facility
  9. Digitalization of Institute Records System of IIT Delhi 2015-16, All the important records of IIT Delhi digitalized including Board Minutes, Service Books, Student Records, etc and access was made available on Intranet
  10. Digitization Project Implementation 2013-2015, Successfully completed the Ph.D. Theses Digitization Project of approximately 1.5 million pages at IIT Delhi including OCRing, Secured PDF, Access through multiple Platforms.
  11. RFID Systems Implementation 2011,Implemented Comprehensive RFID Systems in the Central Library, IIT Delhi and contributed significantly in the technical component.
  12. Best Library of the Year Award 2010, Enabled the University Library, CSK H.P. Agriculture University, Palampur (HP) to win the BEST LIBRARY OF THE YEAR 2010 AWARD at the India International Centre, New Delhi during December 30-31, 2010, conferred by the World Management Congress. Earlier the library was declared as the first best automated library among the NARS libraries (From amongst app. 140 libraries throughout India).
  13. Editorial Board Member of the Professional Journals 2008, on the Editorial Board of many Professional Journals/Serials in Library and Information Science and also the Chair (Editorial Board), Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor of some of these.
  14. ISO 9001:2000/2008 Standards 2006 , Successfully implemented ISO 9001:2000/2008 Standards in the University Library, CSK H.P. Agriculture University, Palampur (HP).
  15. World Bank aided ICAR Projects 2003 , Successfully implemented 3 World Bank aided ICAR Projects on Library Automation/Digitization, Institutional Repositories, worth crores/millions of Rupees in the capacity as Executing Agency/Person/CCPI (PI).