Dr. Hukum Chandra has made outstanding research contributions to the discipline of Statistics in general and Sample Survey in particular for which he has been recognized globally. He has received number of awards and appreciations for his excellent research contribution such as National Award in Statistics by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt of India, ICAR-National Fellow award, Cochran-Hansen Award by the International Association of Survey Statisticians, Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award of ICAR, P.V. Sukhatme Gold Medal Award and Dr. D.N. Lal Memorial Award of Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics, Young Researcher/Student award of the American Statistical Association. He is recipient of British Government Commonwealth Scholarship offered by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.
He has published 75 research papers in number of reputed national and international journals of high impact factor. He has also published three books, several technical bulletins, book chapter etc. He also has delivered number invited talks in many national and international platforms of repute. He is council member of International Association of Survey Statisticians, elected member of International Statistical Institute and International Consultant Sampling for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.