Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting Padma Shri to Hasnain in 2006
Born (1954-04-13) 13 April 1954 (age 69)
Alma materJNU, New Delhi
AwardsOrder of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany 2014
G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research 2001
Om Prakash Bhasin Award
Scientific career
FieldsLife sciences
InstitutionsIIT Delhi (2011 – 2024)

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain is an Indian academic.


Hasnain spent several years at the Texas A&M University, U.S. and returned to India in 1987 to work as a Staff Scientist at the National Institute of Immunology (NII).[1] Hasnain was appointed as the first director of Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) in February 1999. He served as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad from 2005 to 2011.[2] He took charge as Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard,[3] New Delhi on 2 September 2016 and served the office till 2021.



  1. ^ National Institute of Immunology Home Page
  2. ^ University of Hyderabad Home Page
  3. ^ "Dr S E Hasnain Appointed New Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Indian scientist gets Order of Merit from German government | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Robert Koch-Fellow"- Programm Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Dr S E Hasnain Honorary Doctorate from Queen's University" (PDF).
  7. ^ Leopoldina-halle Archived 4 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ a b "The Hindu : National : Scientific advisory council to Prime Minister constituted". Archived from the original on 20 February 2005. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  12. ^ "Dr S E Hasnain Profile".