Science Communication, Popular Science, Community Radio 1. Katha Prize for best translation of fiction, 1996, Awarded by Katha 2. Best Writer of Science and Technology Award, 2010-2011, A state level award instituted by the Karnataka Science & Technology Academy for the book Marala Melina Hejjegalu, 28.2.2011 3. State Level Best Science Communicator Award for the year 2011, instituted by the Vision Group of Science & Technology, Govt. of Karnataka.
Zoology (Genetics) Work experience in the area of science communication - 25 years
1. Published more than 1600 popular articles in Kannada and English 155 Radiodrama scripts for Radio serials 2. Trained script writers, artists and technical personnel and managed Radiomaths, a DST sponsored mathematics radio drama serial for the community 3. Coordinated during 2008-2013 production of Science Radio serials produced jointly by Prasar Bharathi and Vigyan Prasar 4. Challenges of Communicating Science in Regional Languages: Experiments in Kannada, published in Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India, Eds: Pallava Bagla and V. V. Binoy, Chapter 23, pP325, Springer, 2017