Recipient of the Govt. of Karnataka's Sir. C.V. Raman Young
Scientist Award for the year 2001.
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad India.
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India.
Editor, Bulletin Astronomical Society of India, 2004-2010 (July)
President, Astronomical Society of India (2019-2021)
Novae and related systems
Gamma-ray burst sources
EM follow-up of GW sources
Activity in galaxies
Development of Astronomical Facilities
GROWTH International Project
The GROWTH Project is a global network of telescopes for the study of transients. Led by Dr. Mansi Kasliwal of Caltech, USA, the partnership consists of universities and research institutions spread across nine countries.
GROWTH-India (PI: G.C. Anupama, Co-PI: Varun Bhalerao, IITB) has installed a 0.7m wide field robotic telescope at IAO, Hanle. The project is supported by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.