Initiatives for Gender Advancement and Equality in Academic and Research Institutions

News: The President has announced a few initiatives for gender advancement and equality in academic and research institutions on the National Science Day celebrations. Facts: About Vigyan Jyoti Scheme: Nodal ministry:Ministry of Science & Technology(DST). Coverage:The programme covers girl students from grade 9 to 12. Aim:To create a level-playing field for the meritorious girls in… Continue reading Initiatives for Gender Advancement and Equality in Academic and Research Institutions

Bill: Ease green card cap on STEM students

The US Democratic Party senators have introduced a bill called “Keep STEM Talent Act of 2019”. The bill aims at removing unfair barriers for science, technology, engineering and maths-educated international students who want to work in the US after completing their degrees. The bill provides that STEM graduates could obtain green card if two conditions… Continue reading Bill: Ease green card cap on STEM students

Women still under-represented in science, tech

According to a report by UNESCO, women remains considerably under-represented across STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) studies and careers. The report says that globally only 29% of those in science research and development are women with a lowest in south and west Asia at 19% and the highest in central Asia with 48%. The… Continue reading Women still under-represented in science, tech