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The Contribution of Indian Women to Science and Technology: A Scholarly Examination

Shalu Mahesh Kumar Parashar , Dr. Vijyaben Yadav

DIP: 18.02.19/20230801

DOI: 10.25215/2455/080119

Received: December 08, 2022; Revision Received: January 18, 2023; Accepted: March 25, 2023


This research explores the profound and multifaceted contributions of Indian women to the fields of science and technology, spanning both historical and contemporary contexts. Throughout history, Indian women have demonstrated remarkable intelligence, resilience, and dedication in advancing human knowledge and technological innovation. From ancient scholars like Gargi Vachaknavi and Lilavati to modern trailblazers like Rajeshwari Chatterjee, Asima Chatterjee, and Kalpana Chawla, the accomplishments of Indian women in STEM fields have left an indelible mark on science and technology. However, this journey has been marked by persistent challenges, including limited access to education, gender bias, work-life balance struggles, underrepresentation in leadership roles, and a lack of visible role models. Despite these obstacles, Indian women have continued to break barriers and inspire future generations. In recent years, efforts to promote gender equity in science and technology have gained momentum, with government initiatives like the Women Scientists Scheme (WOS) and the emergence of mentorship programs and networking opportunities. Notable recognitions, such as Gagandeep Kang’s election as a Fellow of the Royal Society in London, serve as inspiration for women in STEM. As we celebrate the contributions of Indian women to science and technology, it is essential to acknowledge the progress being made toward a more inclusive environment. This essay underscores the importance of recognizing and nurturing the talents of Indian women in STEM fields, ultimately contributing to the advancement of India and the global scientific and technological landscape.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.19/20230801

DOI: 10.25215/2455/080119

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Volume 08, Issue 1, January – March, 2023

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