athena swan charter

Athena Swan Charter

Department of Science and Technology, under new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, is incorporating a system of grading institutes depending on the enrolment of women and advancement of careers of women faculty and scientists.

o In 2015-16, share of women in scientific research and development was 14.71%
  • This concept is borrowed from the Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) program of UK.
o Athena SWAN Charter is an evaluation and accreditation programme enhancing gender equity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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