• Dr Kalpana Chawla Young Women’s Scientist Award 2011, given by Karnataka Council for Science and Technology and Government of Karnataka
  • GCC International Women’s Day Award from Garden City College, Bangalore, 2013 Indian Institute of Metals, Certificate of Excellence 2007
  • Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) Medal 2006
  • Malti B. Nagar Ethnoarchaeology Award (2005) awarded for paper on ‘Megalithic high-tin bronzes: ethnoarchaeological and archaeometallurgical insights on manufacture and possible artistic and musical significance’. Man and Environment XXXI (2): 1-8
  • MRS Graduate Student Award, Materials Research Society, USA, 1997 for best paper on Archaeometallurgical implications of new findings of traditional crafts of making high-tin ‘delta’ bronze mirrors and ‘beta’ bronze vessels in Kerala state of South India”, in Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology V, at conference of Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology, Materials Research Society, (MRS), Boston
  • Flinders Petrie Prize and Medal from University of London, 1989 for MA dissertation on ‘Techonological aspects of use of stone in Indian temples’

Elected Fellowships & other Distinctions

  • Elected Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland since 2007
  • Elected Associate Fellow, World Academy for Art and Science, 2010
  • Charles Wallace Trust Visiting Scholar 2012
  • V&A Nehru Fellow (through Nehru Trust for Indian collections at V& A) (2007, 1994)
  • Homi Bhabha Fellow 1996-8
  • British Chevening Scholar 1990-1995
  • ODS (Overseas studentship, 1990-3), University College London

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Dr Sharada Srinivasan
National Institute of Advanced Studies,
Indian Institute of Science Campus,
Bangalore 560012,
Telephone: 91-80-22185125
FAX: 91-80-22185028