2009; Life time award by BTC, Government of Assam. 2005; 11th Trienniale- India International Award, New Delhi. 2001; National Academy Award, Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi. 1981; Fulbright Fellowship, IIE, USA. 1974 JRF, UGC, New Delhi; 1973; National Scholarship, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. 1973; AIFACS Award, New Delhi. 1971; Academy of Fine Arts Award, Kolkata.
Major International group show : International Sculpture show in Baiksong Art Gallery, South Korea, 2002; Thai- India artists show, Shilpakorn University Art Center, Bangkok, 2003,; International Steel Sculpture Traveling Exhibitions at Istanbul of Turkey in 2008, at Hamburg, Germany,2008; and at Villacero, Mexico, 2009 organized by Cultural Foundation of Mexico, and few others in India including the 11th India Trienniale International Exhibition, New Delhi,2005.
Major national level group show : Academy of Fine Art Annual Exhibitions, Kolkata; AIFACS Annual Exhibitions, New Delhi; All India Sculptors’ Forum Group Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi; Indian Contemporary Sculpture show in Eastern European countries organized by NGM, New Delhi; National Art Exhibition of Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi; Silver Jubilee Exhibition, LKA, New Delhi. And many others
International monumental sculpture Symposium : Vishakhapattanam, 1999; Icheon City, South Korea, 2001; Vernagcco, (Udine), Italy, 2002; Bhopal, 2002; Shilpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand,2003; Kokrajhar, Assam.2004; LAPIDEA of Mayen city, Germany, 2006; Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2006; Gwalior, India, 2006; Tultepec and Sun Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2007; Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, 2008.; Goyang City, South Korea, 2009; Baroda India, 2009; Hanoi, Vietnam, 2010; Dhaka, 2011.
Previously Principal. Kala Bhavana; General Council Member of Lalit Kala Akademy.
Presently Professor and Head of the Department of Art History, Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati, Santiniketan: member and Indian Agent of Association of International Monumental Sculpture Event, (AIESM) Italy: Life member Art History Congress, Member of INTACH, Chairman, Society of Visual art and Design, Santiniketan, lives and works at Santiniketan.
Very recently Delhi Door Darshan (National) has made a documentary film on Life and Work of Janak Jhankar Narzary, titled “NIGAR_E_FAN” produced by Multy Image, soon to be telecast in Delhi DD (30 minutes).