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SWATI (Science for Women—A Technology and Innovation) Portal

  • The Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India has recently created the “Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)” portal.


  • SWATI Portal is an online platform that strives to highlight the achievements of Indian women and girls in STEMM fields.
  • SWATI operates as a single online site for Indian women and girls in STEMM sectors.
  • Database: It hosts a database that can help policymakers solve gender gaps in STEMM.
  • SWATI provides an interactive database, a pioneering endeavour in India, which is produced, hosted, and maintained by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR) in New Delhi.
  • Faculty: Faculty members from Indian universities, autonomous organisations, and important ministries, including the Ministry of Science & Technology, CSIR, DBT, DST, MHRD, UGC, GATI, and KIRAN.


  • Scaling Efforts: The portal aims to significantly increase efforts to involve every Indian woman in science (WiS), encompassing all career stages and subjects in both academia and industry.
  • SWATI intends to establish an active search engine and searchable database to facilitate trustworthy and statistically significant long-term research on equality, diversity, and inclusion concerns in India.

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