Karnataka have highest number of women working in Science and Tech research field

Karnataka and Kerala have the highest number of women working in the science and technology research field in the country, Minister of State (Independent) of the Union of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said in Lok Sabha.

In a written response to a question in Raja Sabha today, Dr Jitendra Singh said that according to the latest Research and Development Statistics report of the National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology, there are 56,747 women scientists directly are engaged in research activities out of a total of 3.42 lakhs of research staff in various research institutions (R&D).

The total number of women working in the institutions of the Ministry of Science and Technology; 162 in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), 1477 in the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and 1875 in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The following is the state list of women working in these institutions:

StatesWomen in institutions of DSTWomen in institutions of DBT
Assam4
Delhi11447
Gujarat1
Haryana194
Karnataka3372
Kerala31144
Maharashtra15138
Manipur42
Odisha81
Punjab9142
Telangana6155
Uttarakhand8
Uttar Pradesh20
West Bengal2462
TOTAL1621477
women working in research field

The total number of women working in the institutions of the Ministry of Science and Technology; 162 in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), 1477 in the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and 1875 in the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The following is the state list of women working in these institutions:

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According to the latest Research and Development Statistics report from the National Science and Technology Management Information System (NSTMIS), Department of Science and Technology, 56,747 women scientists are directly involved in research activities out of a total of 3.42 LN. & Developers (R&D). The percentage of women engaged in research and development is 16.6% of the total number of scientists working in these organizations.

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