SWATI PORTAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     12th February 2024        

Context: The Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India recently launched the "Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)" Portal, aimed at creating a single online portal representing Indian Women and Girls in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine).

Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)” Portal

  • About: The Portal is a complete interactive database; and the first-of-its-kind in India which is developed, hosted and maintained by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR).
  • Objective: To scale up the effort exponentially to include each and every Indian woman in science, across all career stages and subjects, spanning both Academia and the Industry
  • Knowledge Dissemination Enhancement: Facilitating the spread of knowledge, this initiative contributes to the advancement of fundamental science and emphasizes the pivotal role of innovation and entrepreneurship in fortifying Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Empowering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Highlighting the significance of innovation and entrepreneurship, this effort strengthens the foundation of self-reliant India, fostering growth and development.
  • ‘Women in Science’: Providing a dedicated platform, the initiative creates an opportunity to discuss and formulate a roadmap for empowering and advancing women in the field of science.
  • Promoting ‘Science for Women’: Addressing gender-specific considerations, the initiative aims to foster inclusivity and gender equality by exploring ways to enhance the role of science in the lives of women.
  • The various Sections in the portal include Icons - Awardees & Directors, Secretaries Academy Presidents; Faculty- Indian Universities, Autonomous organizations including S&T Ministry/ CSIR/ DBT/ DST/ CSIR/ MHRD/ UGC/ GATI/ KIRAN; Research fellows- Post docs, JRFs, SRFs, technical Staff; Students-PhD Scholars, Research Interns, Graduates, Post graduates, Undergraduates; WiS Entrepreneurs, Startups, Business & Science Administrators; STEMM background professionals in alternate career