8 Indian Women Scientists Who Will Inspire All of Us

Women are purveyors of life itself. Their roles in society have long been dictated by a parochial outlook, the sheer grit with which women have achieved so much is a testament to how the said parochial outlook was never a deterrent. Even if the field of science heralds men as regalia, we are a country where the term human computer was used for a woman.

#1 Anuradha TK

Anuradha TK is the senior most woman scientist at ISRO and led the launch of communication satellites GSAT-10 and GSAT-12. Not only this, she also helmed the technical group of 20 engineers working for the launch of the latter.

#2 Tessy Thomas

Known as the ‘Missile Woman’ of India, Tessy Thomas was the project director for Agni-IV missile. She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.

#3 Yamuna Krishnan

The first woman to win the Infosys Prize in the Physical Sciences for her ground breaking work in the emerging field of DNA.

#4 Bertha Gyndykes Dkhar

Visually impaired scientist, Bertha Gyndkes Dkhar invented the Braille code in Meghalaya’s local language, Khasi.

#5 Saroj Chooramani Gopal

A Padma Shree awardee, Saroj Choormani Gopal is considered the first women paediatric surgeon of India.

#6 Sudha Murthy

Wife of Narayan Murthy, the Infosys founder, Sudha Murthy didn’t settle to be in her husband’s shadow. She currently chairs Infosys Foundation and is a scientist, activist and philanthropist.

#7 Aditi Pant

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An Indian oceanographer, Aditi Pant was the only woman to join the crew of the first Indian expedition to Antarctica.

#8 Ruchi Sanghvi

First woman engineer to be hired by Facebook in 2005, Ruchi Sanghvi was instrumental in implementing the first versions of key features such as News Feed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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