Women Scientist And Entrepreneurs

  • In the field of Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship, Indian women have had a major presence over the last 100 years.
  • The first women to receive a medical doctorate degree was  Anandibai Joshee in 1885, the first Indian women Doctorate in Basic Science was Janaki Ammal in 1931 and India’s first woman to get a doctorate of science from an Indian university was Asima Chatterjee in 1944.
  • These dynamic women have laid a very strong foundation for women in science in India. In the last few years, there has been a special focus on “Women Empowerment by the Government.
  • The DST and DBT have special schemes to attract women scientists and to provide employment opportunities to the unemployed women scientists.
  • Women Entrepreneurship is a very important activity that has been growing rapidly in last few years. “Start up India”and “Stand up India” announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister are initiatives which offer tremendous opportunities to the women entrepreneurs.
  • Biotech Park is a good example of a Centre and State Government Partnership. The Minister expressed his confidence that with the support of the State Government it will drive many important initiatives under Start up India and Make in India.
  • A large number of Innovation schemes of the S&T Ministry being operated by DST and DBT and initiative taken by BIRAC have today created a vibrant innovation ecosystem. 
  • More than 1000 Start ups and nearly 200 Women Entrepreneurs have been supported. The Atal Innovation Mission also aims to promote the innovation ecosystem.
  • the women scientists would contribute significantly to the growth of the country and fulfill the dream of   Hon’ble Prime Minister of “Making a New India”. 
  • Women scientists and Entrepreneurs definitely are the Game Changers Driving Science for “Making a New India”.


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