Seyed E. Hasnain


Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain is Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, an academic, science policy advisor and institution builder based in Delhi, India.[1]

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri to Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain, renowned biologist, at an Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on March 29, 2006.jpg
The President, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri to Hasnain in 2006
Born (1954-04-13) 13 April 1954 (age 68)
Alma materJawaharlal Nehru University (PhD)
Spouse(s)Nasreen Z Ehtesham
AwardsOrder of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2014
G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research 2001
Om Prakash Bhasin Award
Goyal Award
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
Ranbaxy Research Award
Scientific career
FieldsLife sciences
InstitutionsIIT Delhi (2011 – present)


Hasnain spent several years at the Texas A&M University, U.S. and returned to India in 1987 to work as a Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Immunology (NII).[2] Hasnain was appointed as the first director of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in February 1999. He served as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad from 2005 to 2011.[3] He took charge as Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard,[4] New Delhi on 2 September 2016.

Honours and awardsEdit

Hasnain is the Chairman of the Biotechnology Advisory Committee (Government of Andhra Pradesh) and Adviser to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Biotech related issues. He is also the Member of Biotechnology Advisory Committees of Government of Jharkhand, Government of Gujarat and Government of Kerala.[5] Prof. Hasnain also received the Padma Shri (Civilian Award) from the President of India for his work.[6]


  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany [7]
  • Robert Koch Fellow (Visiting Scientist Programme)[8]
  • Member, German Science Academy – Leopoldina[9]
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India[10]
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the Union Cabinet – Govt. of India[10]
  • Padma Shri Award from the President of India in 2006[11]
  • J. C. Bose National Fellow, University of Hyderabad[12]
  • Honorary Professor, JNCASR, Bangalore, India[citation needed]
  • Founding Fellow and Adviser, ISOGEM[13]
  • Distinguished Professor at the Institute of Life Sciences[14]
  • Humboldt Research Award 2008 (The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany[15])
  • Dr. Nitya Ananda Endowment Lecture for Biomedical Research, INSA, 2005
  • Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Science & Technology, Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation for Science & Technology, 2004
  • Goyal Award for Life Sciences, Kurukshetra University, 2004
  • Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society Endowment Oration Award, Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society, 2002
  • G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research, K.K. Birla Foundation, 2001
  • Indian Academy of Neurology-Oration, New Delhi, 2001
  • Rustom Ranji Oration Award, Hyderabad Eye Foundation, 2001
  • Platinum Jubilee Lecture Award, Indian Science Congress Association, Chennai, 1999
  • Ranbaxy Research Award for Basic Medical Sciences, 1997
  • Golden Jubilee Biotechnology Fellowship Award, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, 1997
  • NII Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, 1995
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in Biological Sciences, 1995
  • Professor Uma Kant Sinha Memorial Award, Indian Science Congress Association, Baroda, Jan 1992
  • NII Award for "Outstanding Basic Research of the Year," 1991
  • The YMSA-88 Young Scientist Award for Biological Sciences, awarded jointly by the MAAS and TWAS (Trieste, Italy), 1990
  • The Wood-Whelan Fellowship Award administered by the International Union of Biochemistry (IUB), 1989
  • WHO Visiting Scientist, NERC Institute of Virology, Oxford, 1989
  • IUB-Travel Award, International Congress of Biochemistry, Czechoslovakia, July 1988
  • Fellow, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Alberta, Canada, 1983–85


  1. ^ "PROF.SEYED HASNAIN, University of Hyderabad Memoirs". Retrieved 13 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ National Institute of Immunology Home Page
  3. ^ University of Hyderabad Home Page
  4. ^ "Dr S E Hasnain Appointed New Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Seyede Hasnain".
  7. ^ "Indian scientist gets Order of Merit from German government | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Robert Koch-Fellow"- Programm Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Leopoldina-halle Archived 4 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  14. ^ Home Page of Prof. Seyed E Hasnain Archived 3 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
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