Women Achievers

 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees

The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (SSB) is a science award in India given annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and Physics. The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding Indian work (according to the view of CSIR awarding committee) in science and technology. It is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary science in India. The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. It was first awarded in 1958.

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Stree Shakti Science Samman awardees

To honour a woman scientist who has provided an original contribution to Science in India, with research of high quality which is relevant and beneficial to society.

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Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology established the Department of Biotechnology in the year 1986 to give a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. In the last sixteen years of its existence the Department has promoted and accelerated the pace of development of biotechnology in the country. Through several R & D projects, demonstrations and creation of infrastructural facilities a clear visible impact of this field has been seen. The Department has made significant achievements in the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, health care, animal sciences, environment, and industry.

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Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)


Indian National Science Academy(INSA)


Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987, comprises India's most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. The aims and objects of the Academy are to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology, related sciences and disciplines and their applications to problems of national importance. INAE also encourages inventions, investigations, and research in pursuit of excellence in the field of "Engineering".

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National Academy of Sciences (NASI)

The National Academy of Sciences, India was established in 1930. It is the oldest Science Academy in India. It is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The main objective of the Academy was to provide a national forum for the publication of research work carried out by Indian scientists and to provide opportunities for exchange of views among them.

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TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world

TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world. TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate. They shared a belief that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty. From the start, the Academy had essential support from Italian scientists and political leaders.

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Other Awards: CSIR Young Scientist Award for 2008

Several young scientists were awarded today on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day. Shri Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences gave away the awards in a function in New Delhi.

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CSIR award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development for the year 2007

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Phaltan, Maharastra was awarded the prestigious CSIR award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development for the year 2007. Dr Chanda Nimbkar (one of the contributors of 'Lilavati's Daughters') leads the Animal Husbandry Division of NARI.

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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

    • Change in email domain name

      Posted on 26 August 2016

      The domain part of the email address of all email addresses used by the office of Indian Academy of Sciences, including those of the staff, the journals, various programmes, and Current Science, has changed from 'ias.ernet.in' (or 'academy.ias.ernet.in') to 'ias.ac.in'. Thus, for example, the address office@ias.ernet.in (or office@academy.ias.ernet.in) has changed to office@ias.ac.in (without the string 'academy'). Please take note of this change.

    • 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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