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 IrawatiKarve.
Details are as following:
Chair to be instituted in the name of
Fields with which the Scientist was associated
Dr. Archana Sharma (1932-2008) Renowned cytogenetist
Agriculture and Allied Research
Dr. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984) The Pioneering Botanist
Dr. Darshan Ranganathan
(1941-2001) Organic Chemist
Dr. Ashima Chatterjee (1917-2006) Chemist Par Excellence
Organic Chemistry, Phytomedicine
Dr. KadambiniGanguly(1861-1923) A doctor who broke the muth
Dr IrawatiKarve (1905-1970) Studying Humans
Dr. Anna Mani (1918-2001) Pioneer Indian Meterologist
Dr. Rajeshwari Chatterjee (1922-2010) First Woman engineer from the State of Karnataka
Dr. Raman Parimala (b.1948) Mathematician (Bhatnagar Award, 1987)
Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917-2001) (medicine)