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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 wins Golden Peacock Award - 2014 in the 'Corporate Social Responsibility'

Biocon wins the 'Greentech Environment Gold Award'

Biocon Foundation wins 'WHO - India Public Health Champion Award 2015'


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 Foundation gets 'Asia Best CSR Practices Award 2014'
for 'Cervical Cancer Screening Programme'

Biocon wins Thomson Reuters India Innovation Awards 2014

Biocon Foundation wins the 'Healthcare CSR of the Year'


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


Featured in ‘The Worldview 100’ list of prestigious U.S.-based Scientific American magazine

Ranked 2nd in Global ‘Medicine Maker Power List’ 2015 published by UK-based The Medicine Maker magazine

Ranked No. 14 in Global list of ‘Top 30 Social influencers in Biotech & BioPharma' by HuffingtonPost

Featured on Forbes' 2015 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

Appointed Honorary Ambassador to Federation University, Australia

Delivered the 17th Dr KR Narayanan Oration at the Australian National University, Canberra


Global Economy Prize for Business by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel

Othmer Gold Medal by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Featured on Forbes’ 2014 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

'Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific 2014'
(Source: Fortune)


Featured on Forbes’ 2013 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

Featured on Forbes' 2013 list of Asia-Pacific's 48 ‘Heroes of

ABLE 10th Anniversary Leadership Award


Global Indian Woman of the Year at 5th Annual Pharma Leadership Summit & Business Leadership Awards

Honorary Doctorate of Science by the Trinity College, Dublin

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

Featured on Forbes’ 2012 list of ‘Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen’

Featured on Forbes’ 2012 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

Featured on Fierce Biotech’s list of ‘25 Most Influential People in Biopharma’


Featured on Forbes’ 2011 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

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


Featured on TIME magazine’s 2010 list of ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’

Featured on Forbes’ 2010 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’

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

Featured in Forbes' 2010 list of Asia-Pacific's 48 ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’


Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth by Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun

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


'Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development for Asia' Award

Honorary Doctor of Technology from the University of Abertay, Dundee


The Wharton-Infosys Business Transformation Award


Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honours, from then 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)

Rotary Award for Corporate Citizenship

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


Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ballarat University

Business Woman of The Year Award by The Economic Times


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 from the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry


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


Golden Jubilee Felicitation, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore


Padma Shri for pioneering biotechnology in India from the then President of India, R Venkatraman


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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