25th HKF Awards

Honoring the woman scientists who bring glory to India



Dr. Gagandeep Kang,

Dr. Kiran Mujumdar Shaw,

Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited & Biocon Biologics

Unconventional thinker & visionary

Monumental contributions to biotech innovations &entrepreneurship

Role model for millions

Chief Guest & HKF Lifetime award winner


Dr. Gagandeep Kang,

Dr. Gagandeep Kang,

Professor – Christian Medical College, Vellore

First Indian woman to receive Fellowship of Royal Society London (FRS)

Pioneering Scientist in Gastrointestinal diseases

Developed vaccine for Rotavirus, thus saving lives of millions of children across the world

Popularly known as the 'Vaccine Woman'

Winner of the HKF Vijnan Ratna Award


Dr. Gagandeep Kang,

Dr. Tessy Thomas,

Distinguished Scientist,
Director General Aeronautical Systems, DRDO

First ever woman scientist who held missile project& guiding systems

Outstanding leader to develop ambitious Agni missile project capable of carrying nuclear war heads over long range

Popularly known as the 'Missile Woman of India'

Winner of the HKF Vijnan Bhushan award


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