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Maharaj Kishan Bhan

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Maharaj Bhan

Residence  India
Fields  Medicine
Maharaj Kishan Bhan Maharaj Kishan Bhan University of Bergen

Born  9 November 1947 (age 68) Kashmir, India (1947-11-09)
Institutions  Department of Biotechnology
Alma mater  Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Education  Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
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Maharaj Kishan Bhan is an Indian pediatrician and clinical scientist. He has M.B.B.S. and M.D. Degrees from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He has carried out extensive post doctoral research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the areas of diarrheal diseases and child nutrition with an emphasis on public health issues. He is currently the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).


He is known for developing Rota Viral Vaccine in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International. He was positioned as Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, until 2012. Dr. Bhan conceived the newly formed BIRAC, which is expected to result in product development by industry in collaboration with academia. This initiative is to boost product development in the country. For this Dr. Bhan was actively assisted by Drs. Renu Swarup & Ravi Dhar from BIRAC. Besides, these certain luminaries of Indian science like Prof. Padmanabhan, Dr. Chauhan, Prof. Tandon and several others were constantly advising BIRAC. An elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, he was awarded in 1990 the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, the highest science award in India, in the Medical Sciences category. He holds honorary Doctor of Science and is responsible for policy formulation and is Member of the Jury for nearly all major national science awards awarded by the Government of India.

Prizes and honours

  • Genome Valley Excellence Award — BIO ASIA (2013)
  • Padmabhushan for civil services - 2013.
  • Pollin Prize for Pediatric Research - 2003
  • Biotech Product and Process Development and Commercialization Award - 2003
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology - 1990
  • National Ranbaxy Award - 1990
  • S.S. Mishra Award of the National Academy of Medical Sciences - 1986
  • ST Achar Gold Medal of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics - 1984
  • Research highlights

  • Public Health
  • References

    Maharaj Kishan Bhan Wikipedia

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