Prof Dasgupta has significant and original contributions in the convergence of information and communications technologies in the area of geospatial systems and applications, notably on Spatial Data Infrastructure. He is a recipient of the National Geomatics Award for Excellence for the year 2016 from the Indian Society of Geomatics, Geospatial Lifetime Achievement Award in Geospatial Technologies for 2009, a recipient of the National Geospatial Award for Excellence for 2005 from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing and the Astronautical Society of India Award for Space Science and Applications for the year 2000.
He is a Fellow of the Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG) and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers, India; and also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc., USA and a member of several other professional societies.
Prof. Dasgupta is very active in the field of engineering education. He was an adjunct faculty with the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Gandhinagar and currently in Faculty of Technology, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He was on the Board of Diploma Studies, Faculty of Technology, NIRMA University. He has served on the Board of Studies of the Faculty of Technology, MS University, Vadodara. He has conducted training courses in India and abroad.
Prof Dasgupta is an M.E. in Electrical Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and has worked at the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Government of India, from November 1970 to March 2005. He has pioneered the introduction of Geomatics in ISRO and conducted advanced research and development in the convergence of Geomatics, Information Technology and Communications Technology in space applications. His areas of research interest include Spatial Data Infrastructure, Standards and Interoperability, Information Systems, GIS, Image Processing, Technology Transfer and Operationalization of Space Applications.