Seyed E. Hasnain

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
Born (1954-04-13) 13 April 1954
Gaya, Bihar India
Nationality Indian
Fields Life Sciences
Institutions IIT Delhi (2011 –
Alma mater Jawaharlal Nehru University (PhD)
Doctoral students Akash Ranjan,[1] Saman Habib[2] Sharmistha Banerjee,[3] M Krishnaveni, Sudip Ghosh, Smanla Tundup, Yusuf Akhter,[4]
Notable awards G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research 2001
Om Prakash Bhasin Award
Goyal Award
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
Ranbaxy Research Award

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.[5]


Hasnain spent several years at the Texas A&M University, USA and returned to India in 1987 to work as a Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Immunology. Hasnain was appointed as the first director of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in February 1999. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad in December 2005.[6] In September 2016 he is appointed as Vice Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard.[7]

Honours and awards

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.[8]



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