The India Post, Chandigarh, 7th January, 2009,Dr. Pankaj Mala Sharma, Prof. in Music Department, P.U. received an award "SHRUTI PURUSKAR-2008" on her book entitled "Samagana :Udbhava Vyavhar evem Siddhanta" a work in the field of Vedic Music, from Akhil Bhartiya Vidvat Parishad, Varanasi . She is conferred with shawl, Memento, certificate and a cheque of Rs.5000 by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Ex-Union Minister HRD, in a function organized by the Parishad at Varanasi on Dec. 25, 2008. Dr. Pankaj Mala Sharma has published two books and thirty-five research papers. She has presented papers in fifty Seminar and conferences in India and Abroad.