The Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS) has started the Associateship programme in 1983 to identify and encourage promising young scientists. The Associateship is tenable for a maximum period of 5 years until the age of 35 or a minimum period of 3 years. Since its inception 36 women and 346 men have become the Associates of the Academy.
Currently there are 51 Associates on rolls of the Academy out of which there are 11 Women Associates and 40 Men Associates.
The following is a list of Women Associates presently on the rolls of the Academy as well as those who have completed their tenure: