Completed 'Refresher Course on Ceramics' organized by
Central Glass &
Ceramics Research Institute (CGCRI), Calcutta in 1985
Member of -
i) Indian Ceramic Society, Calcutta
ii) All India Brick & Tile Manufacturers' Federation,
iii) Appointed as Honorary Member, International Editorial
Committee, Tile & Brick International, Freiburg,
Germany since June 1996
Papers titled 'Indian Brick Industry - on The Threshold
of Mechanisation', 'Indian Heavy Clay Machinery Sector
- In Search of International Heavyweights' and 'Some
Thoughts On Future of Indian Brick Industry' published
in June '96, January '97 and February '01 issues of
Tile & Brick International, Freiburg, Germany, respectively
- world's oldest and the most reputed Technical Journal
on building ceramics.
Many articles on brick industry published in reputed
Marathi newspapers / magazines like Arthamanthan, Maharashtra
Times, Pudhari, Udyojak, Sampada, Kumbhashree, Lokmat,
etc. Also, personal interview broadcasted on All India
Radio, Mumbai, as a part of its 'Udyog Sadhana' Programme
Presently part of a group of reputed institutions from
Switzerland (Sorane Sa / SKAT), China (Henan Academy
of Sciences) and India (TERI / DA / MITCON) working
for the development, anchoring and dissemination of
Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) Technology in India.
The Project has been sponsored by Swiss Agency for Development
and Co-operation (SDC), Government of Switzerland.
Appointed as National Facilitator of SDC's Technology
Packaging Taskforce set up for disseminating VSBK Technology
Appointed as Expert and Advisor (throgh TERI) by Danish
Development Agency (DANIDA) for brick projects in Nepal
under its Environment Sector Programme Support.
h) Appointed as Brick Industry Expert by Tata Energy
Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, to develop a Proposal
on Climate Change Mitigation in the Indian Brick Kiln
Sector for Global Environment Facility-UNDP. The Proposal
has since been accepted and subsequent Project Outline
is under preparation at present.