International Summit on Women in STEM

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News:The Department of Biotechnology is organising an International Summit on Women in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM).

Facts:

About the summit:

  • The summit is being organized by the Department of Biotechnology.
  • The theme of the summit is “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines”.
  • Aim:To boost the participation of women in STEM fields for development of scientific career.

Additional information:

Initiatives for women in STEM:

About KIRAN:

  • KIRAN stands for Knowledge, Involvement, Research, Advancement through Nurturing for women scientists.
  • The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Science & Technology.

Objectives of the scheme:

  • To increase the number of women researchers in India.
  • Provide Research grants particularly to those female researchers and technologists who had to take a break in career owing to household reasons.
  • Bring about as far as achievable gender parity in the field of science and technology.