National Science Day- ‘Women in Science’
In light of the National Science Day, the government had announced the establishment of 11 chairs in the name of Indian women scientists.
- Janaki Ammal:
Janaki Ammal was a pioneering Indian botanist born in Madras Presidency of British India. She is a noted for her works in the field of cytogenetics and phytogeography. Her most valued works are creation of hybrids of sugarcane and eggplant. In 2018, a hybrid rose breed was named after her.
- Darshan Ranganathan:
Darshan Ranganathan was a prolific Indian organic chemist. She is noted for her pioneering work on ‘protein folding’ in bio-chemistry. She was a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. Her other works include ‘supra-molecular assemblies, molecular design, chemical simulation of key biological processes, synthesis of functional hybrid peptides and synthesis of nanotubes.’
- Kadambini Ganguly:
Kadambini Ganguly was one of the first female graduates and physicians from India. She was one of the first Indian female physicians to be trained in western medicine. She is noted for her role in women’s emancipation movements.