Facts of Interest


Prof. Indira Nath : Simply a Class Apart

Prof. Indira Nath is the first Indian Woman to win the L'Oreal-UNESCO 2002 award for "Women in Science - Asia/Pacific region". She is also a recepient of Padma Shri (1999) for her contribution to the field of immunology and is considered a world renowed authority on leprosy. She is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences since 1988.

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Indian Women in Antartic Expeditions: A Historical Perspective

A brief technical report on the role of Indian women scientists in the Indian Antartic Programme by the Department of Ocean Development, NCAOR, India.

Asia: Shaking up Tradition

A brief insight into the significant changes in the prospects for women scientists in the culturally diverse Asia.

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Turing Award for a Great Woman Explorer and a Champion of Women in Science

The Turing Award honors Frances Allen, the first woman to receive the nation's top science prize pioneered program optimization - and IBM's product development process.

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  • Women in Science | News

    • Women in Science Panel, Indian Academy of Sciences

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    • 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


      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
    • 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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