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A Chair for women


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Nice gesture.... as said may be forgotten women scientists will be brought out of the obscure annals of history and into the spotlight.

Hope such Chairs will inspire young ones to follow scientists’ paths’

A Chair for women


Honouring women scientists with 11 Chairs is good provided we find enough candidates to fill them

Not a single woman features in a quick search of India’s top 10 scientists. A name doesn’t even feature in GK quizzes. As per a report published by the World Economic Forum, only 14.3 per cent of science researchers in the country are women. In such a scenario, the Government’s decision to set up 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” came as a breath of fresh air. For those who missed the news, the 11 eminent women to be so honoured are physicist Bibha Chowdhuri, mathematician Raman Parimala, botanist Janaki Ammal, organic scientist Darshan Ranganathan, cytogeneticist Archana Sharma, chemist Asima Chatterjee, anthropologist Iravati Karve, doctor Kadambini Ganguly, meteorologist Anna Mani, engineer Rajeshwari Chatterjee and biomedical researcher Kamal Ranadive ...........

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