He was awarded in many talent search contests in India including Arabindo Music Festival, Ankit Talent Search Contests, All India Music Competition, etc.
Was awarded as “Sarod Sunder “ from Orissa in the year of 2005, “Sarod Nayak” award in the year 2007, “Nabin Sarod “in the year 2009.
He had successfully participated at several prestigious stages in India and abroad including Salt Lake Cultural Association, Bhowanipur Sangeet Sammilanee Kolkata, Ramakrishna Mission Bangalore and Bhubaneswar, Rajya Sangeet Academy, Raja Rani Festival,All India Music Festival, Lucknow Music Festival, Goa Music Festival,World Music Festival,Geneva Drums and Music Festival,Music Coire,Texas etc. In 2009 he was invited by the University of Geneva, Switzerland for lecture-demonstration in India Classical Music and for participating in Seminars, the workshop on World Music.
He was invited by The High Commission Of India to perform in Bangladesh and was invited by Geneva Conservatory to give lecture demonstration and performance in their University.
He gave background music to many documentary films, which is well acclaimed in India and abroad. Engaged in teaching many students in Indian Classical Music in India and abroad. Arnab is also a regular artist of AII India Radio, Doordarshan and is also attached to ZEE Bangla Channel.
Apart from this he formed a band called THE ARNAB BHATTACHARYA QUARTET where he blends Indian Classical Music with Jazz and Blues, He gave performances in Europe , Bangladesh and Central Asia with his band.He is also a founding member of renowned bands like THE SPECTRUM and THE SOUL MATES.