Awards and Recognition


  • Conferred with ‘The Global Leadership in Engineering 2016’ Award by USC Viterbi, School of Engineering based in Los Angeles, USA for Excellence in Biotechnology worldwide
  • Conferred with the Highest French Civilian Award - Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour) by the President of the French Republic


  • 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
  • Honorary fellowship of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  • 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
  • Indo American Chamber of Commerce confers Kiran Mazumdar Shaw with the ‘Women Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

  • 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’


  • Featured on Forbes’ 2013 list of ‘100 Most Powerful Women’
  • Featured on Forbes' 2013 list of Asia-Pacific's 48 ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’
  • ABLE 10th Anniversary Leadership Award


  • 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


  • 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 

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