Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, established in 1962, with the objective of conserving and promoting visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphics, is an autonomous cultural organization of the Government of Kerala. In the year 2016, The Kerala Lalithakala Akademi had awarded an honourable mention award to Sri V K Jayan for his outstanding works. The work that got attention is the Village Transfer Sculpture.
The Expo 2010 Shanghai China was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China, from 1 May to 31 October 2010. It was a major World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions. The theme of the exposition was “Better City – Better Life”. Sri V K Jayan had participated in the Expo 2010 – Shangai China, and had received special appreciation for his sculpture named the Meditation.
In year 2008, one of the creative and mesmerising sculptures of Sri V K Jayan had received the Kerala state award for sculptures. This is an annual award for selected artists by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.
On November 19, 1994, Sri V K Jayan had presented Smt. Sonia Gandhi with a sculpture of Smt. Indira Gandhi. The sculpture was received and appreciated by Smt. Sonia Gandhi.