Professor Badar Jahan has achieved considerable recognition both in academics and (as an artist) in the field of art. As an artist she has held shows in London, New York and Chicago. Lalit Kala Akademi has honoured her with State Award, recognised her as Contemporary Artists of Utter Pradesh, has also invited her for State Exchange Exhibitions at Jaipur and Mumbai. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (National Academy of Arts) Regional Centre invited her for Regional Artist Camp. she among thirteen selected artists from all over India was felicitated by the Governor of Goa, Minister of art and culture, Director and secretary, Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa in an Artist Camp organized by the Directorate of Art and Culture, Govt. of Goa.
She held Solo and duo shows, participated in Regional, State and other exhibitions throughout the country specially in Mumbai, Orissa, Jaipur, Allahabad, Lucknow and Aligarh. She received appreciative coverage in print media - such as Hindustan Times, Times of India, The Hindu, Pioneer, Indian Express and also in electronic media.
As the Coordinator of theprestigious Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery of Aligarh Muslim University Her contribution in reviving and developing the Art Gallery has been widely acknowledged. Many National and International exhibitions, residencies, workshops and lectures for the benefits of the students, faculties of Dept. of Fine Art as well as for the artists out side the University has been organised under her Coordinatorship since its inauguration on 17th October 2013.
By virtue of her academic qualification and interest she has authored the book Abstraction in Indian Painting: post-independence era, which received readership in India as well as in USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan etc. The book received an appreciative Book Review in the National Newspaper- The Hindu. She has worked on a Major Research Project sanctioned by University Grants Commission, Government of India. She has been regularly writing on Contemporary Indian Art in Art Journals, and has also been invited to lecture on various areas and issues related to arts. She is regularly participating and presenting papers in National and International Seminars and Conferences. She has the experience to organize National Workshops and Seminar at AMU. She has been invited as Resource Person to lecture at refresher course in Visual Arts at Academic Staff College of University Grants Commission, Himachal Pradesh University and as Resource Person to Academic Staff College, AMU, Aligarh for English Access Micro scholarship Programme by Regional English Language, American Center, New Delhi.