Sathiyavan Gopalapillai Award of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) for top scorer in Agricultural Botany of B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree program (1998)
Dr. Clement Williams Memorial Prize of TNAU for top scorer in Dairy science of B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree program (1998)
Baby K. Devarajan prize for best student in M.Sc(Ag.) Plant Breeding and Genetics (2000)
Dr. K. Ramiah Award of TNAU for best student in Plant Breeding and Genetics (2000)
Indian society of developmental biologists (ISDB) 2004 Prize for Best poster presentation during the Annual Meeting of the ISDB.
ASPB early career award (2011) by American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).
UC(University of California) Davis Award for Excellence in Post doctoral research (2011).
Dupont Young Professor award (2014)
G.D. Naidu Award (2016)
TNAU merit scholarship for M.Sc. (Ag) degree programme - declined (1999)
Senior Research Fellowship from Rockefeller Foundation’s International Rice Biotechnology Programme (1999-2000).
Junior Research Fellowship (awarded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India) (2001-2003).
Senior Research Fellowship (awarded by (UGC), Government of India) (2003-2006).
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India - Travel Grant (2007).
Ramalingaswami re-entry fellowship from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India (2012).