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Institutions need to invest in strong mentoring mechanisms for early-career academics, so that they do not have to rely on external socialising, beer evenings or on the goodwill of senior academics(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Make physics more gender inclusive

By Prajval Shastri
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Address bias in hiring; invest in social science training; and work-life balance policies for all
With the aim to encourage more girls to opt for engineering, maths and physics in higher studies, the Government has planned a coaching programme for Class IX to XII girls.(HT File (Representative Image))
With the aim to encourage more girls to opt for engineering, maths and physics in higher studies, the Government has planned a coaching programme for Class IX to XII girls.(HT File (Representative Image))

Government plans coaching programme for girl students

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 07:17 AM IST
The programme will have four main components – subject training, meeting role models, cultural training for parents, and fellowships to cover the cost.
The launch of India’s first Mars mission, Sriharikota, November 5, 2013(PTI)
The launch of India’s first Mars mission, Sriharikota, November 5, 2013(PTI)

It’s about time we say Jai Vigyan, writes Akshay Kumar

By Akshay Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 08:08 PM IST
Indian cinema has rarely explored the genre, for the fear of it being too complicated for the masses
Akshay Kumar plays the lead role in Mission Mangal.
Akshay Kumar plays the lead role in Mission Mangal.

Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 3: Akshay Kumar’s film soars high with Rs 70.02cr earning, John Abraham’s film makes Rs 35.29 cr

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal picked pace and made Rs 23.58 crore while John Abraham Batla House earned Rs 10.90 crore on Saturday.
In the first 10 years since the Domestic Violence Act came into force in 2006, over 10 lakh cases of domestic violence have been registered. And, yet, domestic violence remains vastly underreported primarily because of the victim’s relationship with a husband or a partner.(SHUTTERSTOCK)
In the first 10 years since the Domestic Violence Act came into force in 2006, over 10 lakh cases of domestic violence have been registered. And, yet, domestic violence remains vastly underreported primarily because of the victim’s relationship with a husband or a partner.(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Opinion | No, physical violence is not a sign of love

UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 06:15 PM IST
In a country where 52% of women believe it is okay to be beaten by their husbands, the views of Sandeep Reddy Vanga, director Kabir Singh, apparently endorsing physical violence as a sign of love, are deeply disturbing.
Pastic pellets were developed and tested by scientist Ipsita Biswas, 57, and her team at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh, under Defence Research and Development Organisation in just one-and-a half years.(Karun Sharma/HT)
Pastic pellets were developed and tested by scientist Ipsita Biswas, 57, and her team at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh, under Defence Research and Development Organisation in just one-and-a half years.(Karun Sharma/HT)

Meet Ipsita Biswas, scientist who developed non-lethal plastic bullets

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aakriti Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 10:32 PM IST
A rising number of women are opting for career in science and research. Beginning today, Hindustan Times starts a new weekly column on women scientists of tricity. Featured first in the ten-part series is Ipsita Biswas, a scientist at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory.
Gagandeep Kang is the first Indian woman scientist to be selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.(Ramesh Pathania/ HT FILE PHOTO)
Gagandeep Kang is the first Indian woman scientist to be selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.(Ramesh Pathania/ HT FILE PHOTO)

First Indian woman scientist in London’s Royal Society

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Sandhya Ramesh
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in the world and its Fellows are some of the world’s most eminent scientists.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize recipient Aditi Sen De, is the first woman to receive the award in physical sciences. She works on quantum computation.(Sheeraz Rizvi/HT Photo)

The science of equality: Women scientists are battling odds to reach the top

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 06:07 PM IST
When Aditi Sen De became the first woman to be awarded India’s top science prize in the physical sciences category, it was more than a personal achievement. She highlighted women’s potential in science – a talent pool that’s yet to be fully tapped
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize — India’s most coveted science and technology award — to 33 winners of past three years on the occasion of National Science Day in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave away the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize — India’s most coveted science and technology award — to 33 winners of past three years on the occasion of National Science Day in Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

33 honoured with India’s most-coveted science prize

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Dr Aditi Sen De of Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, is the only woman among the 33 scientists who were awarded for the year 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Kusala Rajendran (pictured) says she feels while promoting and recognising top educational organisations, the government should also give more opportunities and resources to ‘less privileged’ organisations.(Thulasiraman Natarajan)
Kusala Rajendran (pictured) says she feels while promoting and recognising top educational organisations, the government should also give more opportunities and resources to ‘less privileged’ organisations.(Thulasiraman Natarajan)

Studying earthquakes in Himalayas, effects in Gangetic plains should be priority: Top woman seismologist

HT Correspondent, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 09:17 PM IST
Kusala Rajendran, professor at the Indian Institute of Science’s Centre for Earth Sciences, Bangalore, became the first recipient of the National Award for Woman Scientist, instituted by the earth sciences ministry on Friday.
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