Zeal for excellence: Kamal Ranadive

She is a personification of zest & determination to make things happen. Kamal Ranadive devoted her entire life to Cancer Research and the advancement of science education. Addressed as ‘Bai‘ by her colleagues & juniors, she was a nationalist and a Karmayogi who believed in hard work and pursued excellence. She herself believed that anyone…

Yamuna Krishnan

Field : Organic Chemistry Today is a story of a young achiever, who accomplished great heights along her way. Let us know about her. Yamuna Krishnan was born in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. She earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Madras, Women’s Christian College, Chennai, India in 1993. She secured a Master’s of Science in Chemical…

X- Rays & more – Dr. Purnima Sinha

Field: X-ray crystallography The first woman from Calcutta University to earn a Ph.D. in Physics in 1956 under the guidance of the legendary scientist Professor Satyendra Nath Bose, Dr. Purnima Sinha was a scientist who showed through her life that women can achieve anything, given the chance and if they possess the talent for it….

Vidita Vaidya

Field: Neuroscience When parents prepare you to take on life and motivate you to take your desired path, you are sure to make your mark. The same thing happened with Vidita. She was born to parents who were both clinical scientists and motivated her to go after her dream. She had an immense interest to…

Usha Barwale Zehr

Field: Agroscience She never intended to study in the field of agriculture but her microbiology courses sparked a fascination with new technologies that promised to transform farming, and Zehr soon found herself immersed in the subject she had intended to avoid. A Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she worked at Purdue University…

Tessy Thomas

Field: Missilie Technology Known as the missile woman of India ,Tessy Thomas is a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). She served as the Project Director for the Agni IV and V missiles, making her the first woman to lead missile teams in India. Dr. Thomas’ expertise on the solid propellent systems were critical in the development of the…

Sulochana Gadgil

Field: Indian Meteorology Born in Pune, Sulochana Gadgil received immense support from her family to study and create her own identity. Her grand parents and her father were physicians of their time. Her mother was a Marathi writer. Her grand father was also a notable freedom fighter. She completed her undergraduate studies in Science stream…

Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Field: Microwave & antennae engineering Rajeswari Chatterjee was born in pre-independent India and was inspired by her fierce grandmother, Smt Kamalamma Dasappa to move ahead in life by pursuing higher education. Rajeswari Chatterjee made headlines when the Department of Communication Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, welcomed its new member Rajeshwari Chatterjee…

Qamar Rahman

Field: Nanoparticles She is a woman of grit & determination and is an example self made person in true sense. she fought against hard times and her difficult fate to reach to the zenith of her career. Let us know about her. Qamar Rehman is an Indian Scientist who has worked extensively with respect to…

(Dr.)Priya Davidar

Field: Pollination Biology & Ecosystem services Priya Davidar is a conservation biologist. She worked for more than two decades working on forest ecology, pollination biology, and endangered species conservation. She retired as a professor from Pondicherry University. She is also an author who has authored a few books including  Whispers from the Wild, co-authored with…