Padma Bhushan

In 2013, Dr. Bhan was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's second highest civil honour, for his contributions to governance and civil service. 

Positions Held

  • National Science Professor, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

  • President, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research

  • Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, March 2005 – Nov 2012

  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

  • Visiting Professor, University of Delh

  • Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway

  • Conferred Padma Bhushan Award, 2013

  • GM Modi Award for Science and Technology, 2019

  • Om Prakash Bhasin Award 2015 for Science and Technology

  • Lakshmipat Singhania-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Awards 2015 – Science and Technology

  • H K Firodia Award, 2014

  • Conferred Genome Valley Excellence Award, 2013

  • Third World Academy of Science Medal 2010

  • Pollins Foundation Research Award,  2003

  • Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialization Award, 2003 on the National Technology Day by Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 1990, for medical sciences, the highest Scientific Award below 45 years of age in Indian Sciences.

  • National Ranbaxy Award, 1990, for Medical Sciences.

  • S.S. Mishra Award of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 1986, for the best unpublished research.

  • ST Achar Gold Medal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 1984, for the best original research.

  • President, Society of NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad

  • Chairman, Board of Governance, Health Systems Transformation Platform, Tata Trust

  • Chairman,  Knowledge Integration and Translational (KnIT) Platform, BIRAC, Government of India

  • Chairman, WHO Task Force on Maternal and Child Health Research, Geneva

  • Member, Institutional Body, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

  • Member, Central Institutional Body, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  • Member, National Technical Board of Nutrition, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government. of India

  • Chairman, Task Force on Childhood & Adolescent Anemia, Indian Council of Medical Research 

  • Chairman, Maternal and Child Health Research, Indian Council of Medical Research Member

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Indian Council of Medical Research 

  • Member, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Chairman, Expert Working Group on Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines, National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare

  • Chairman, Governing Board, International Institute of Health Management  Research, India

  • Chairman, National Task Force on  Micronutrient Policy, Government of India

  • Founder President, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

  • Chairman of Steering Committee for Indian Certification of Medical Devices

  • Chairman, State Health Commission, Himachal Pradesh, India

  • Chairman, Technical Advisory Group and Member, Steering Committee, National Biopharma Mission, BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

  • Grand Challenges Canada Expert Review Panel

  • Member, Board of Directors, International Vaccine Institute, Korea

  • Member, Executive Committee and Governing Board, Public Health Foundation of India

  • Member, Standing Technical Sub-Committee, National Technical Advisory Group of Immunization, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare 

  • Chairman, Research Advisory Council, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

  • Member, Indo-US Vaccine Action Programme, Government of India

  • Chairman, High Powered Expert Committee on Management of new AIIMS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee to the Honourable Prime Minister of India

  • Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committees of 

  • National Institute of Nutrition, India

  • National AIDS Research Institute, Pune

  • National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kolkata

  • Chairman, SAGE, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Delhi

  • Chairman/Member of the Jury for nearly all major national science awards in India such as Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Birla Science Award and Ranbaxy National Award 

  • Member, Discovery Expert Group Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee, on Nutrition Research, Government of India

  • Member, National Board of Comptroller and Auditor General of India

  • Member, Investment Board, Global Alliance for Vaccines (GAVI)

  • Chairman, DBT-BFDG research program on Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages

  • Co-chair, Human Vaccine Acceleration program, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India 

  • Member, Advisory Board of Science and Innovation Policy Centre (DST), IIT, Delhi

  • Chairman, Vaccine Policy Centre, Department of Health Research

  • Co-chair, Research Committee, DBT-MRC-DFID, UK Health Program

  • Chair, Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health, Norway

  • Chairman, Advisory Board, IKP Trust

  • Member, Search-cum-Selection Committee for J C Bose and Ramanujan Fellowship, Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

  • Chairman, Apex Council, Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme

Major Awards

Boards and Affiliations

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