Links of Interest


This page contains links to sites which focus on world wide efforts related to women in science and their contribution and present significance in the subject.

DST Task Force on Women in Science

The DST Task Force on Women in Science is maintaining a directory of Indian Women who have taken up studies in Science/Agriculture, Engineering and Medicine. The directory provides a resource pool of Women Scientists, Engineers and Doctors who have registered with them. The registrants are not necessarily Ph.D holders and are also those who are pursuing Ph.Ds.


Tata Group dedicates second 'Career Opportunity' for women

The Tata Group on the occasion of Women's Day announced 'Second Career Internship Programme (SCIP)' for talented women professionals who have opted to take a career break after some initial years of work.

Women and Science: Gender difference, gender equality

Women and Science is one of the core activities of the 'Science in Society' research area of European Commission. Gender equality is a study under Women and Science.


Women and Science: Women in Research Decision Making (WIRDEM)

This is also one of the studies of Women and Science research activity of the European Commission.


The Royal Society, UK

Here is a list of search results on topics related to Women in Science in the Royal Society's website.

IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

The website contains the details of the Second IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics held on May 2005 at Brazil.


Interesting Reports on Women in Physics

These reports provided by the American Institute of Physics contain data and education and employment of women in the U.S. and data on working women physicists across the world.


RESTART Programme by GE

General Electric's (GE's) John F Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC), Bengaluru has launched a programme called RESTART which focuses exclusively on hiring women scientists and engineers who have taken a career break and now want to get back to work. The programme offers various facilities and opportunities for women scientists and engineers to restart their career and work in their centre.

Gender Equity Conference: Strengthening the Physics Enterprise in Universities and National Laboratories

This conference was held under the Women in Physics programme of the American Physical Society (APS), at the APS Headquarters, College Park, Maryland on May 6 – 8, 2007. The workshop brought together chairs of 50 major research-oriented academic physics departments as well as 20 to 25 physics-related division directors of major national laboratories. The goal is to double the number of women in physics in the next 15 years by informing, educating and providing chairs of physics departments and physics-oriented national laboratories' division directors the tools necessary for gender equity.

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    • 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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