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Initiatives for Gender Equality in Science

  • 29 Feb 2020
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The President of India has announced a few initiatives for gender advancement and equality in academic and research institutions on the National Science Day (28th February) celebrations.

  • The theme for National Science Day 2020 is “Women in Science”.

Key Points

  • Vigyan Jyoti Scheme:
    • Vigyan Jyoti Scheme is launched by the Department of Science & Technology (DST).
    • It is intended to create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in high school to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in their higher education.
    • It also offers exposure for girl students from the rural background to help to plan their journey from school to a job of their choice in the field of science.
  • GATI Scheme:
    • The Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) will develop a comprehensive Charter and a framework for assessing Gender Equality in STEM.

Source: PIB

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