Global launch of SWATI
"Science for Women: A Technology and Innovation" Portal


An Initiative of the IAP (Inter Academy Panel of India)

In recognition of the wide-ranging contributions of Women in Science (WiS), Dr. Renu Swarup (then Secretary of DBT) announced an online portal dedicated to all Women Scientists funded by Department of Biotechnology.
Developement of the portal was assigned to the NIPGR HRD Cell and it was termed “SWATI” portal (Science for Women: A Technology and Innovation Portal). The SWATI portal is intended to serve as a Gateway to view the Expertise and Contributions of Indian Women in Science, specially to mark the 75th year of Indian Independence, in celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
In 2022, the SWATI portal was adopted for expansion by the IAP (Inter Academy panel) of the Indian science academies to cover all Indian women in STEM.


The "SWATI" (Science for Women: A Technology and Innovation) Portal, dedicated to all Indian Women in Science, was announced by Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary DBT and Secretary DST, at NIPGR on October 25, 2021.


  • In order to accurately create the SWATI portal, the NIPGR HR Cell began with the information from Indian women researchers who have been funded by the DBT, including PIs, post docs and students.
  • Under the wider expansion of SWATI through the Inter academy panel (IAP), underway currently, data is being collected for Indian lady students of colleges and universities, graduate research scholars, post-doctoral researchers, administrative staff, scientists, science communicators and academic faculty.
  • The IAP (Inter Academy panel) of the Indian science academies has expressed confidence that SWATI can be scaled up exponentially, to reach out to each and every Indian woman in STEM, across all career stages and subjects, spanning both Academia and the Industry, enabling reliable and statistically significant long term research on gender patterns and equality data in STEM.


We encourage all women in STEM (who have studied or worked in India for any length of time) to Join SWATI.
This is very simple, and can be done by scanning this QR code or clicking the link below, it will only take a few minutes!


Join us for the Global Launch of SWATI Portal!

The "Science for Women: A Technology and Innovation" (SWATI) Portal is ready to go global, thanks to your participation. Join us on Sunday, Feb 11, 2024, for a full day event celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence and honoring Women in Science (WiS).

The launch takes place at the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, and will be live-streamed worldwide from 9:30 am on Feb 11, 2024, via the INSA YouTube Channel here.
Full programme


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