a) Best paper awards at the national conference: 02
b) Project of the year award for the UG project guided, by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST): 01
c) KSCST invite for the state level exhibition of the UG-project: 02
d) KSCST Sponsored UG projects: 09
e) POSOCO 2014 Best M.Tech thesis award 2014 at the national level for my student. The student was invited for presentation at IIT Delhi and was given Rs 30,000/- cash prize. :01
f) Gururaj S Punekar, “What are the precautions to be taken to protect against lightning?” best answer to this question published in Industrial Safety News, bimonthly newsletter of National Safety Council, vol.44, No1&2, Jan-Feb 2012, pp.19.
2. Funded Project:
Augmentation of HV test facility at EED-NITK, through MHRD funded project of Rs 6,00,000/- in year 2001-2002.
3. Project guidance:
M.Tech projects guidance : >25
M.Tech (Research) guidance: 01
Ph.D guidance : 03 (Ongoing) (One has submitted; awaiting reports)