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…

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…

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…