On the occasion of National Science Day today, Government has announced 11 chairs in the name of eminent Indian women scientists in various fields  to inspire, encourage, empower women and give due recognition to young women researchers excelling in various fields. 

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has announced several schemes for Women’s Empowerment and the proposal is in line with theme for this year’s National Science Day - ‘Women in Science’.

The 11 Chairs have been instituted in various areas of research including Agriculture, Biotechnology, Immunology, Phytomedicine, Biochemistry, Medicine, Social Sciences, Earth Science & Meteorology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics& Fundamental Research.

One of the chairs constituted is under the name of the noted anthropologist Dr IravatiKarve.

Details are as following:

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Chair to be instituted in the name of

 

Fields with which the Scientist was associated

  1.  

Dr.Archana Sharma (1932-2008) Renowned cytogenetist

Agriculture and Allied Research

  1.  

Dr. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984) The Pioneering Botanist

Biotechnology

 

  1.  

Dr.DarshanRanganathan

(1941-2001) Organic Chemist

Immunology

  1.  

Dr.Ashima Chatterjee (1917-2006) Chemist Par Excellence

Organic Chemistry, Phytomedicine

 

  1.  

Dr.KadambiniGanguly (1861-1923) A doctor who broke the muth

Medicine

  1.  

Dr IrawatiKarve (1905-1970) Studying Humans

Sociology

  1.  

Dr. Anna Mani (1918-2001) Pioneer Indian Meterologist

Meteorology

  1.  

Dr.Rajeshwari Chatterjee (1922-2010) First Woman engineer from the State of Karnataka

Engineering

  1.  

Dr. Raman Parimala (b.1948) Mathematician (Bhatnagar Award, 1987)

Mathematics

  1.  

Bibhachowdhuri (1913-1991)

Physics

  1.  

Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917-2001) (medicine)

Biomedical Research

 

For further details of the chairs and the fields of research click here

 

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