Let’s Know the Indian Women in Science and Technology Who Broke the Social Barriers and Made It Big

Dr. Suman Sahai

The fields dominated by men population – science and technology, have recently seen rising involvement of the female population. It’s indeed a change which is welcomed. However, long before the present time women have shown the courage to break the social stereotype and play important roles in these fields. Here are some of the kickass women you should know about.

Leelavati

Known for her in-depth knowledge of mathematics and astrology, she is one of the earliest women to take an interest in the field of science.

Janaki Ammal

A Padma Shree winner who got her degrees in the fields of cytogenetic and phytogeography. She also served as Director General of the Botanical Survey of India.

Janaki Ammal

Kadambini (Basu) Ganguly

First female graduate and first physician in South Asia under the rule of British Empire, she was known for being a maestro in western medicine.

Kadambini Ganguly

Anandi Gopal Joshi

On the year 1886, she graduated from the USA with a degree in western Medicine. She is the first Indian lady to study medicine abroad.

Anandi Gopal Joshi

Dr. Indira Hinduja

On August 6, 1986, she delivered the first test tube baby in India. Agynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist, she made many significant contributionsin medical world.

Dr. Indira Hinduja

Rajeswari Chatterjee

With an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the USA, she is the first woman Scientist to pioneer the work in the field of Microwave and Antennae Engineering in India.

Rajeswari Chatterjee

Anna Mani

Her name is written in Golden ink due to her significant contributions in the field of meteorological instrumentation. She also worked as the Deputy Director Generalof the Indian Meteorological Department.

Anna Mani

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Her company Biocon deals with the production of drugs for cancer, auto-immune diseases, and diabetes. Listed as 100 most powerful women in Forbes magazine, she has reached the height of success not only as a biotechnologist but also as a businessperson.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Dr. Suman Sahai

Founder of Gene Campaign in India, this Padma Shri winner she made Indian government take a note about the problems of farmers regarding genetically modified crops.

Dr. Suman Sahai

Dr. Aditi Pant

Being an oceanographer she made her country proud by being the first Indian women to visit the continent of Antarctica. With a doctorate in the Physiology of Marine Algae from London University, she has made important contributions in the field of oceanography.

Dr. Aditi Pant

Raji Arasu

She is one among the earliest female computer engineers of the country. She pursued her dream and proved her worth by adorning respectable positions in companies like Oracle, eBay, and StubHub.

Raji Arasu

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