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