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

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

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh

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 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.

Government announces 11 chairs in the name of eminent women in various fields of Science & Technology-Photo courtesy-Internet

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

Details are as following:

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

 

3. Dr. Darshan Ranganathan

(1941-2001) Organic Chemist

Immunology
4. Dr. Ashima Chatterjee (1917-2006) Chemist Par Excellence Organic Chemistry, Phytomedicine

 

5. Dr. KadambiniGanguly(1861-1923) A doctor who broke the muth Medicine
6. Dr IrawatiKarve (1905-1970) Studying Humans Anthropology
7. Dr. Anna Mani (1918-2001) Pioneer Indian Meterologist Meteorology
8. Dr. Rajeshwari Chatterjee (1922-2010) First Woman engineer from the State of Karnataka Engineering
9. Dr. Raman Parimala (b.1948) Mathematician (Bhatnagar Award, 1987) Mathematics
10. Bibha chowdhuri (1913-1991) Physics
11. Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917-2001) (medicine) Biomedical Research

February, 29,2020

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