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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has received several awards on behalf of Biocon and in her personal capacity as one of India's leading business entrepreneurs.



Biocon has been conferred with the Sir J C Bose Memorial Award – 2013 (Institutional category) by Indian Science Monitor (ISM) for its contribution in the field of Biotechnology, with special reference to the launch of ALZUMAb (Itolizumab)


Biocon makes it to the Top Ten Most Admired Companies in the Pharma & Healthcare Sector, Fortune India Magazine, July

Biocon wins ABLE 10th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Contribution to Biopharmaceuticals for the decade, 2002-2012

Biocon wins Best Design and Innovation Exhibitor Award at Bangalore India Bio

Biocon Ranked at No. 6 among Top 20 Global Biotech Employers by the Science Magazine

Biocon's ALZUMAb wins BioSpectrum BioPharma Product of the Year, 2013


Biocon features in Top Twenty Global Employers in Biopharma by Science Magazine - Sept 21, 2012

Biocon wins Excellence in Environmental Management Award

Biocon wins Best Exhibitor Award in the category of Biocontent and Information at Bangalore India Bio

Biocon wins Golden Peacock National Quality Award


Biocon wins Biospectrum BioPharma Company of the year award

Biocon wins Best Design and Information Award for the Healthcare Sector at Bangalore India Bio


Biocon among Top 20 Indian companies in Forbes ‘Best Under A Billion’ list

Biocon wins Bio-Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Healthcare Sector at Bangalore Bio

Syngene wins Bio-Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the Biotech Service Sector at Bangalore Bio

Biocon bags IDMA "Best Patent of the year" award

BIOMAb EGFR®  was voted ‘Bio-Spectrum Asia-Pacific Product of the year’

Biocon wins prestigious BioSingapore Asia Pacific Biotechnology Award for Best Listed Company


Biocon is ranked among the top 20 global biotechnology companies (Source: Med Ad News, June 2008)

Biocon is the 7th largest biotech employer in the world (Source: Med Ad News, June 2008)


Syngene receives "BioServices Company of the Year", BioSpectrum Awards

Biocon's BIOMAb EGFR® wins "Product of the Year",
BioSpectrum Awards


Best IT User Award in the Pharmaceutical Sector, NASSCOM


India's first and No. 1 biotech company with a global ranking of 16* (Source: Biospectrum July 2004)

Biocon in India's top 5 Life Sciences companies (at close of trade as on July 30, 2004)

Best Reinvention of HR Function Award, Indira Group, Mumbai

Best Employer Of India Award, Hewitt


Bio-Business Award for bio-entrepreneurship, Rabo India

Express Pharma Pulse Award for excellence in the
pharmaceutical industry


Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialisation Award, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India


Technology Pioneer Recognition, World Economic Forum


Export Performance Award, Karnataka State Financial
Corporation (KSFC)

National Award for Best Small Industry, Government of India

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Awards and Recognition
Honorary Scholarships


Honoured with ABLE 10th Anniversary Leadership Award for her contribution as founding president, 2003-2006


Recognised as the Global Indian (Woman) of the Year 2012 at the 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Business Leadership Awards 2012, India

Honorary Doctorate of Science by the Trinity College as part of Dublin City of Science

Honorary Doctorate of Science by the National University of Ireland (NUI)

Featured on Forbes Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen List.

Fierce Biotech, Biotech industry's daily monitor placed Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw among 25 most influential people in Biopharma Business.


Featured on the Financial Times ‘Top 50 Women in Business’ list.


Featured on the Forbes list of ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’.

Featured on the Financial Times ‘Top 50 Women in Business’ list.

Named among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in
the world.


Honoured with 'Nikkei Asia Prize' for Regional Growth

Honoured with 'Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award' for Dynamic Entrepreneur


Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Glasgow


Honoured with the, 'Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia' award

Honorary Doctor of Technology, University of Abertay, Dundee (UK)


Padmabhushan Award , one of India's highest civilian honours, from the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

The Indian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award

Honorary Doctorate from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), in recognition of outstanding achievements in biotechnology and industrial enzymes

Rotary Award for Corporate Citizenship

Business Leader of the Year Award - Biotechnology,
Chemtech-Pharma Bio Awards


Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ballarat University, in recognition of pre-eminent contribution to the field of biotechnology

Business Woman Of The Year Award, The Economic Times 2003

Alumni High Achiever Award, Australian Alumni Association


Karnataka Rajyotsava Award for pioneering biotechnology in India, the Government of Karnataka

Best Entrepreneur: Healthcare & Life Sciences Award,
Ernst & Young

Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award for contribution
to biotechnology, Federation of Karnataka Chambers
of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI)


Woman of the Year Award, International Women's
Association, Chennai


Golden Jubilee Felicitation, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore


Padmashri for pioneering biotechnology in India,
Government of India


Outstanding Young Person Award, Jaycees India


Best Small Scale Industry in Karnataka Award, Rotary Club, Karnataka

Best Model Employer Award, Rotary Club, Karnataka

Outstanding Contribution Award, AWAKE


Best Woman Entrepreneur Award, National Institute of
Marketing Management, India

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Padmabhushan Award
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