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March 09, 2019
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Discuss the major initiatives and schemes taken by Government of India to empower women in the field of Science and Technology  (200 Words)

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·        Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched DISHA Programme for Women in Science to address these issues and made focused efforts to not only facilitate the re-entry of such women to mainstream science by offering them opportunities to pursue R&D, take up projects having distinct societal impact and explore a career in Intellectual Property domain.

·        KIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing). DST is not only addressing various issues related to women scientists (unemployment, break-in career, relocation, etc.) but is also aimed at providing opportunities in research, entrepreneurship, science communication, technology development/demonstration and self-employment.

·        Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in women universities (CURIE) is another component of KIRAN that has a focus to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure to help large number of women to enhance their S&T skills and knowledge in order to make a fulfilling career in this domain besides promoting research culture in such institutions. 

·        Further, KIRAN is providing budgetary support for creating Women Technology Park (WTP) where appropriate S&T packages for women are developed to improve livelihood and health & nutrition besides reducing drudgery in order to enhance their quality-of-life. 

·        The President of India Conferred Rani Lakshmibai Award (Nari Shakti Puraskar 2015) to Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), which is an autonomous institution of my ministry, for its work for women empowerment in R&D through Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) training and today more than 10% of active patent professionals in the country are from this programme.  

·        To recognise outstanding women scientists, awards such as Janki Ammal Women Bio-scientist Award and SERB (Science Research and Engineering Board) Women Excellence Award, etc. are conferred and today women scientists are facilitated to visit prestigious foreign institutions for undertaking research and training.


Sandeep 12 months

Kindly review thanks

IAS Parliament 12 months

Good answer. Keep Writing.

Rahul 12 months

Pls review

IAS Parliament 12 months

Good answer.Try include DISHA programme for Women. Keep Writing.

SHYAM RAI 12 months

kindly review.

IAS Parliament 12 months

Try include KIRAN, CURIE, DISHA programme for women, Women technology parks etc. Keep Writing.