Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Conferred with Honorary Doctorate

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director of Biocon Ltd, has been conferred with the ‘Honorary Doctorate’ by Deakin University, a leading Global University based in Victoria, Australia. She has been recognized for her pioneering entrepreneurial role in the field of biotechnology & for her sustained significant contribution to Industry-Academia collaboration between Australia & India. Speaking on the occasion, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, said: "I am immensely proud to receive this coveted recognition from the prestigious Deakin University of Australia and feel even more inspired to be presented with this honour in the year when Deakin University is celebrating 25 years of association with India, the longest sustained period of engagement by any Australian University with India."

Deakin Honorary Doctorates program recognizes eminent individuals who have made an inspiring or significant and sustained contribution to the community aligned to the University's objectives. Past recipients of Deakin University Honorary Doctorates include eminent leaders like Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister.