Government has announced 11 chairs in the name of eminent Indian women scientists

Dr. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984)

Government announces 11 chairs in the name of eminent women in various fields of Science & Technology

On the occasion of National Science Day yesterday, 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 IrawatiKarve.

Details are as following:

SNChair to be instituted in the name of Fields with which the Scientist was associated
 Dr. Archana Sharma (1932-2008) Renowned cytogenetistAgriculture and Allied Research
 Dr. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984) The Pioneering BotanistBiotechnology 
 Dr. Darshan Ranganathan(1941-2001) Organic ChemistImmunology
 Dr. Ashima Chatterjee (1917-2006) Chemist Par ExcellenceOrganic Chemistry, Phytomedicine 
 Dr. KadambiniGanguly(1861-1923) A doctor who broke the muthMedicine
 Dr IrawatiKarve (1905-1970) Studying HumansAnthropology
 Dr. Anna Mani (1918-2001) Pioneer Indian MeterologistMeteorology
 Dr. Rajeshwari Chatterjee (1922-2010) First Woman engineer from the State of KarnatakaEngineering
 Dr. Raman Parimala (b.1948) Mathematician (Bhatnagar Award, 1987)Mathematics
 Bibhachowdhuri (1913-1991)Physics
 Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917-2001) (medicine)Biomedical Research

Source: Press Information Bureau – Govt. of India

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