Initiatives

 

Lilavati's Daughters

This initiative of the Women in Science (WiS) Panel relates to mentoring of young women who are potentially looking for careers in science, engineering, medicine etc.
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Daughters (The book)


Survey of trained scientific women power

The Women in Science Panel (WiS) of Indian Academy of Sciences has initiated a study entitled 'Trained Scientific Woman Power: How Much are we losing and Why?'. This study aims to track down women who have completed their PhD in pure and applied sciences, engineering and medicine. A comparative study involving men PhD holders is also taken up to have an overall perspective on the situation of women scientists.
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Women in Science : A Career in Science

The Panel of Women in Science has embarked on a new initiative of conducting a series of seminars/lectures on the topic "Women in Science : A Career in Science" under their Role Model Program. These seminars are conducted to address the various career options for women in the field of science. The seminars will have presentations by leading women scientists to showcase the work done by women scientists to an audience of both the genders.
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To create a database of women scientists

The Women in Science panel of Indian Academy of Sciences is creating a database of Indian women scientists. The database will help in the creation of a forum for women scientists, for exchange of thoughts and ideas regarding their status and roles as women in science. The same can also be used effectively in generating information which can be used for policy making.

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  • Women in Science | News

    • Vera Rubin, astronomer who proved existence of dark matter, dies at 88

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    • An article published in "The Guardian" on 10 best unsung female scientists

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    • Do You Know the Botanist Janaki Ammal, She of the Magnolia Kobus Fame?

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    • Perimeter Institute’s Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowship

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    • Obituary

    • PROF. CHARUSITA CHAKRAVARTY

      We are very sorry to announce the untimely demise of Prof. Charusita Chakravarty, one of the stars of our community of women scientists, at a young age of 52, after a valiant battle with cancer, today on 29th March 2016 in Delhi. May her memory inspire many a young women in the coming years!

    • Women’s Science Congress seeks raison d’etre

      By: Mihika Basu
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    • Science of Sexism?

      Posted on June 20, 2015

      Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt's joke about having women in the lab has raised the 'sexism in science' debate again! An article published in 'Mumbai Age'. MORE

    • Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries

      Posted on April 16, 2015

      Contains portraits of sixty notable female scientists, including eight of the sixteen women Nobel prize winners. MORE

    • Country report of India of the AASSA meeting

      Rohini M. Godbole and Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
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