India Ready to Provide Science and Technology Education to Women
To popularize Science Education among women, the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India has constituted a Standing Committee for Promoting Women in Science.
The Committee will recommend special measures to ensure growth of women in science and to design programmes specifically for fostering, utilizing and supporting women in science.
The first meeting of Standing Committee is scheduled for today – 16 May 2016 – at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
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Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence in Women Universities (CURIE) is another programme of Department of Science and Technology (S&T).
The programme provides budgetary support for strengthening S&T infrastructure and also to enhance research facilities in women-only universities in order to encourage Science and Technology education among women.
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Ministry of Human Resource Development also has launched UDAAN project to address the lower enrolment ratio of girl students in science and engineering colleges.
The aim of UDAAN is to enrich and enhance teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at Senior Secondary level by providing free and online resources to every girl, with a focus on special incentives and support to 1000 selected disadvantaged girls per year.
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