Dr. Badar Jahan has achieved considerable recognition both in academics and (as an artist) in the field of art. As an artist she has received the prestigious State Artist Award from Lalit Kala Akademi and is recognized among Contemporary Artists of Utter Pradesh from Lalit Kala Akademi. She has been invited for State Exchange Exhibitions at Jaipur and to the Contemporary Art Exhibition at Mumbai by State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (National Academy of Arts) Regional Centre felicitated among nine selected Artists for a seven days Regional Artist Camp. 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 such as Parikrama -Doordarshan Lucknow, Metro Lucknow, News 18, Jan Sandesh etc.
Dr. Badar Jahan is an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at AMU, Aligarh. She holds M.Phil, Ph.D. Degree in Fine Arts, also qualified National Eligibility Test of University Grants Commission, Government of India, (UGC- NET). 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. Presently she is working 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 Centre, New Delhi.