Increase in the number of women scientists: Report

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Increase in the number of women scientists: report

According to the recent Department of Science and Technology (DST) data, the number of women scientists has increased in the last two decades.

Key findings of DST data-

  • The participation of women in researchers had increased to 7% in 2018. It was 13.9% in the year 2015.
  • However, there were fewer female researchers in engineering and technology (5%) than in natural sciences and agriculture (22.5%) and health sciences (24.5%).
  • In the year 2018-19, 28% female participants were involved in R&D projects involving external students (who are not regularly studying in university etc.)
  • Whereas this share was 13% in the year 2000-01.
  • Women’s participation has been better up to the post-doctoral level, but has been on a decline in the post-doctoral stages.

Barriers faced by women:

  • Social status: gender discrimination against women, early marriage etc.
  • Institutional Practices: Gender discrimination in rules and practices, certain areas restricted to women, etc.

Steps taken by the Government-

  • KIRAN (Knowledge Development in Research Advancement through Nurturing): It is a scheme of DST to encourage women scientists.
  • CURIE (University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women’s University): This is a sub-component of the KIRAN scheme. Its objective is to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure in women’s universities.
  • Vigyan Jyoti Yojana: It aims to provide equal opportunities to meritorious girls in high school to choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in higher education.
  • Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) Project: It is based on the Athena Swan Charter of the United Kingdom.

Source – The Hindu

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