Awards and Honors:

  1. Scholarly Achievement Award by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, Tokyo in 1992;
  2. Bhoogol Ratna award by the National Association of Geographers, India in 2001;
  3. Life-time Achievement award by the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council for distinguished service in the field of Human Ecology;
  4. The first and prestigious National Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship in 2002 by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi; and
  5. Five volumes of Festschrift in honor of Prof. Misra under the title Regional Development: Theory and Practice were released at Mysore in 2016. The series was jointly edited by five senior academicians of India: B. Thakur (Delhi University), H S Sharma (Rajasthan University, Jaipur), Suresh Misra (Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi), S. Chattopadyay (National Center of Earth Sciences Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala), and Surendra Singh (North-eastern Hill University, Shillong)