Awards and Honors

Awards:
Lilly Teaching Fellow (2003-04), University of Massachusetts.
Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Service (1999), University of Massachusetts
Service Learning Fellow in Teaching (1998-99) awarded by Provost's Special Committee
Berg Fellow (1997) of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award (1995), Purdue University, Dept. of Ag. Economics.
Nominated for Distinguished Teacher Award (UMass, 2004 and 2008), Nominated for Best Re-viewer (SWCS, 1997) and Nominated by Department for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis (National competition of the American Agricultural Economics Association, 1995).

Merit Scholarship:
National Merit Scholar, India (1982).
Merit Scholar, Tamil Nadu Ag. Univ., India (1986);

Medals:
Pachaiyappa's Gold Medalist, India (1980).

Academic Honors:
Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis (1995) and nominated for AAEA Competition (1995).
Honor rank in MS. Program (1988)
Honor rank in BS. Program (1986)
Rotary award for first rank in Secondary School Leaving Examination (1980).

Training:
Computational Hydraulics INC. course on "Stormwater Modeling with SWMM, PCSWMM, and GIS" Feb 21-23, 2000.
NCAR Fellowship to participate in "An Institute of the Economics of the Climatic Resource" 5-7 June 1995, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder Colorado.