11 chairs in the name of eminent Indian women scientists in various fields

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Government of India
Prime Minister's Office
29-February-2020 13:55 IST
Government announces 11 chairs the name of eminent women in various fields of Science & Technology

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 IravatiKarve.
Details are as following:
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Chair to be instituted in the name of

Fields with which the Scientist was associated
  1.  
Dr.Archana Sharma (1932-2008) Renowned cytogenetist
Agriculture and Allied Research
  1.  
Dr. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984) The Pioneering Botanist
Biotechnology

  1.  
Dr.DarshanRanganathan
(1941-2001) Organic Chemist
Immunology
  1.  
Dr.Ashima Chatterjee (1917-2006) Chemist Par Excellence
Organic Chemistry, Phytomedicine

  1.  
Dr.KadambiniGanguly (1861-1923) A doctor who broke the muth
Medicine
  1.  
Dr IrawatiKarve (1905-1970) Studying Humans Sociology
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.
Bibhachowdhuri (1913-1991)
Physics
11.
Kamal Ranadive (8 November 1917-2001) (medicine)
Biomedical Research

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