nstead of all the odds that a women faces and especially when it comes to an arena like that of science, women have come up as winners and showed the world that nothing can stand in their way. There are a lot of stereotype associated with women and their power to work in the field of science but many of them have proved with their courageous work that nothing can stop them from getting to the tops of it. One of the most noteworthy achievements of women in the field of science from India is Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
May be with modernization and a lot of new things coming up the prospective towards women is evolving everyday but a women is still not considered good enough if she is not able to take up the responsibility of her home properly for any reason. She is still responsible for taking care of the family, nurturing the kids, looking towards the elders in the family no matter what she is doing at her workplace. But, the fact that compels us to celebrate her is that even with so many hurdles she has the courage to boldly face it all and come up as a winner.
Here we have this precise list of the women who have come up successfully even after so many hurdles on their way…..
1. Anandibai Joshee
She was the first woman doctor who had skillfully learnt and practiced at the tender age of 21, western medicine. She has had a very struggling childhood with so many things at hand to handle at a very small age. She was married to a widower aged 20 merely when she was 9 and she lost her newborn baby because of the lack of proper medications. This pushed her to pursue medicine and she later on went abroad to complete her medical education in 1886 from Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. And, consequently she returned back to India and worked at Albert Edward Hospital in Kolhapur as a physician-in-charge of the female ward.
2. Asima Chatterjee
She is known for the developments of the anti-malarial and anti-epileptic drug and the research she has done on vinca alkaloids. She had also gained a lot of acclaim in phytochemistry that includes the study of chemicals that are obtained from plants. Asima Chatterjee also got a lot of respect for the work she did working as a chemist in the field of organic chemistry.
3. Darshan Ranganathan
Darshan Ranganathan was a well known name who had worked as organic chemist and had developed supramolecular assemblies, protein folding and the one who made chemical simulation of the various major biological processes. She is believed to be one of the well known organic chemists who had worked her way out. Even though she could comfortably work alongside her husband as a research associate at IIT Kanpur, she chose to join IICT, Hyderabad to work as a deputy director.
4. Janaki Ammal
She had worked as a researcher at the post of Director General in the Botanical Survey of India in the field of phytogeography and cytogenetics.
She took up Botany during 1900s and later on she pursued phytogeography and cytogenetics.