S.K. was one of the first Ph.D graduate students in soil science(1959-1962) at the University of Hawaii with Rockefeller Foundation fellowship
Dr. De Datta showing IR8-288-3 to President Marcos in 1966
Dr. De Datta explaining to the former UN Secretary General, U.Thant from Burma while visiting IRRI. The first Director of IRRI, Dr. Robert F. Chandler Jr. look on.
US Vice President Spiro Agnew visiting IRRI. Dr. Chandler (the first Director of IRRI) explaining the research of Dr. S.K. De Datta to the Vice President Agnew, secret service personnel look on.
During the visit of Imelda R. Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines, Dr. De Datta explained his research to her excellency. Former Director General of IRRI, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Dr. Kenjo Hemmi, former chair of Board of Trustees, look on.
Dr. S.K. De Datta explaining his research results to the former President of the Philippines, HE Corizon Aquino during her visit to IRRI.
At Purdue University as a visiting scientist
Dr. S.K. De Datta was honored for his contribution to graduate education and research by Rey Velasco, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. Dr. De Datta graduated 77 Masters and Ph.D students from 23 countries.
Dr. S.K. De Datta receiving the Borlaug Award from the Vice President of India, Dr. Narayanan, who later became the President of India. Dr. De Datta received this award for his contribution to the identification of the first modern variety of rice IR8, and the green revolution in India and tropical Asia.
As Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Dr. De Datta hosted Sheikh Saad of Oman who initiated collaboration to establish a world class university for engineering and technology in Oman.
Dr. De Datta receiving the Philippine Presidential Citation award from the Secretary of Agriculture Luis Lorenzo on behalf of the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Dr. S.K. Datta established scholarship in Global research and graduate education of International repute.
Dr. S.K. De Datta being honored by the American Association of Advancement of Sciences for his contribution to International agriculture, food security and science and technology while he served as the Associate Vice President for International Affairs and Director, of the Office of International Research, Education, and Development.