Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar – Shaw has been honoured with the membership of prestigious U.S Based NAE (National Academy of Engineering). She is the first Indian Woman to get this highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer. As per the NAE official website this membership has been honoured to her for the development of affordable biopharmaceuticals and the biotechnology industry in India.
She humbly announced this news on twitter.
Just learnt of my induction to the National Academy of Engineering NAE – a huge honour – I am humbled to be elected to this prestigious body @rameshmashelkar
— Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (@kiranshaw) February 7, 2019
The NAE membership is offered to individuals with outstanding contribution in the field of engineering & technology. In 2019, the NAE has elected 86 new Members and 18 foreign members to its class.
OFFICIAL: The National Academy of Engineering announces the Class of 2019! We are proud to welcome 86 new members and 18 new foreign members. Congratulations to these incredible #engineers! Read the official press release: https://t.co/xGfh01wDdj @theNASEM pic.twitter.com/nYuC1DZDkN
— National Academy of Engineering (@theNAEng) February 7, 2019