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8 Important Indian Women Scientists


There are many Indian women who have made important contributions to science. This ClipBook is an effort in recognizing some of them (as there wouldn’t be room to list all). The women in the pages of this ClipBook have shown a lot of dedication towards their respective scientific fields and they have the results to show for it. Many of them often have had to face dire working conditions due to being the some of first women in their fields and have succeeded and been recognized despite those conditions due to their immense talent and hard work. May they be an inspiration for all of us. Read on to know more about their achievements and accolades.


Janaki Ammal

Janaki Ammal is the first Indian woman to become a botanist and is the one responsible for adding sweetness in the sugarcane growing in India. She was honoured with a Padma Shri in 1977, when she was 80 years old. In 2018, John Innes Centre in Nor...

Asima Chatterjee

Asima Chatterjee was the first woman to become a Doctor of Science through an Indian University in 1944, and the first woman to become the president of the Indian Science Congress. She had received the Padma Bhushan, among many other awards such a...

Anna Mani

Anna Mani, who is also known as the weather woman of India, has made very important contributions on the research on solar radiation, ozone and wind energy instrumentation. She has also been a Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological D...

Sujatha Ramdorai

Sujatha Ramdorai is an algebraic number theorist and also the first and the only Indian to win the ICTP Ramanujan Prize for Mathematics. She has also been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. She is most...

Tessy Thomas

Tessy Thomas is also known as the missile woman of India. She is the first woman to have lead missile teams in India and has been key in the development of the missile ‘Agni-V’.

Raman Parimala

Raman Parimala is a popular mathematician in the field of algebra. She Has also been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians and has also been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.

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