Professor B.N. Basu is being felicitated with Lifetime Achievement Award of Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications Society on 3rd December 2015 at Bangalore in a national conference organized by DRDO-Microwave Tube Research and Development Organisation. From left to right: Dr. S. Kamath, Dr. LM Joshi, Dr. SN Joshi with Professor B.N. Basu.


  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist of CSIR at CEERI-Pilani (1990)
  • IETE SVC Aiya Memorial Award (New Delhi, 1999)
  • VEDAS Lifetime Achievement Award (Bangalore, 2015)
  • Felicitation (2015): Felicitation by CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, on the occasion of the retirement from active service at Banaras Hindu University, for immense contribution in the area of microwave tubes (Pilani, 2015)
  • ISM Microwave Pioneer Award (Bangalore, 2016)
  • Charter member, Technical Committee on Vacuum Devices of IEEE Electron Devices Society (1998-2003) (first ever committee)
  • ‘Golden Reviewer’ of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
  • Life Fellow, Vacuum Electronic Devices and Applications Society, India
  • Lifetime Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India
  • Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
  • Member, DST Steering Committee on multi-institutional project gyrotron for fusion plasma heating
  • Chairman, ISRO committee for the development of travelling-wave tubes
  • Ex-Consultant to DRDO-MTRDC, Bangalore
  • Member, Executive Council, IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Paradesh


  • Investigator, DOE project: High Power Microwave Tubes (HPMT) 1978-1983 (budgetary: Rs. 99.84 lac)
  • Alternate Principal Investigator, DRDO project: Studies on slow and fast wave interaction structures for beam-wave interaction in TWTs (2000-2003) (budgetary: Rs. 29.7 lac)
  • Chief Coordinator, AICTE project: Basic and applied research on gyro-TWT amplifiers, (budgetary: Rs. 12 lac) (completed in 1998)
  • Chief Coordinator, MHRD project: Infrastructure development for the study of fast-wave structures (budgetary: Rs. 15 lac) (completed in 1995)
  • Investigator, DOE Project: Basic and applied research on MM cathode (budgetary: Rs. 50 lac) (completed in 1991)