India is a country of woman power, with Indian women making it big in every walk of life. While many Indian women have gathered international recognition for their beauty, others have got fame because of their brains. These include women in the field of science, literature, music and dance.
Here is the list of top 10 most famous women scientists of India:
10. Charusita Chakravarty
One of the renowned female scientists of India is Charusita Chakravarty, who has been teaching chemistry at IIT, Delhi since 1999. She was a US citizen but settled in India. She won the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for her illustrious work.
9. Mangala Narlikar
Mangala Narlikar is a mathematician from India, which makes her a ground breaking scientist. She has been on the faculty of University of Mumbai and University of Pune, after completing her Ph D in the subject.
8. Darshan Ranganathan
Next on the list is Darshan Ranganathan, an acclaimed organic chemist from India. Her noted works include chemical simulation of biological processes, synthesis of nanotubes, molecular design and protein folding. She served as the Deputy Director of IICT, Hyderabad.
7. Maharani Chakravarty
Maharani Chakravorty has earned huge appreciation for her work in the field of molecular biology. She got her post doctoral degree from the US and then joined the Bose Institute in Kolkata.
6. Asima Chatterjee
Asima Chatterjee is another recognized women scientist of the country, who excelled in the field of phytochemistry and organic chemistry. She also played a key role in development of anti malarial and anti epileptic medicines. Her works on medicinal plants of the country also earned her great fame.