International Women’s Day: Mainstreaming Gender in STEM: Policies and Practices

International Women’s Day: Mainstreaming Gender in STEM: Policies and Practices

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and DST-Centre for Policy Research – IISc Bangalore

invite you to a Panel discussion on

Mainstreaming Gender in STEM: Policies and Practices

Date: 8th March 2021,  Time 6:00 PM IST Onwards
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Among the global efforts towards sustainable development goals, addressing Gender Inclusion and Equity is essential to leverage the untapped potential of women trained and educated in STEM. The panel discussion will deliberate on various policies and best practices at national, regional and global levels, and challenges and opportunities in planning and implementation of such interventions, models and frameworks for addressing gender inequities and biases in STEM and STI.

The Panel discussion will revolve around following dimensions:

1. Trends and trajectories of gender disparities in STEM in developed and developing countries

2. Socio-economic, cultural and institutional transformations and best practices in bringing gender inclusion

3. Challenges and way forward in replicating and contextualising policies, frameworks and models for gender mainstreaming in STI

Chair

Dr. Anita Gupta

Adviser and Head, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Panellists

Ms. Janaka Pushpanathan

Director British Council, South India

Dr. Maan Singh Sidhu

Science, Technology and Higher Education Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy in India

Dr. Tonya Blowers

Programme Coordinator, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan

Global Coordinator of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agribiotech Applications (ISAAA)

Executive Director of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center (MABIC)

Moderator

Dr. Nimita Pandey

STI Postdoctoral Policy Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc)

International Women's day: Mainstreaming Gender in STEM- Policies and Practices

Organizers

Dr. Nimita Pandey

Dr. Pragya Chaube

Mr. Nabil Ahmad Afifi

 

 

 

Dr. Jenice Jean Goveas

Dr. Suryesh K Namdeo

Ms. Pranita Khaire

Coordinator

Prof. T A Abinandanan

Panel Discussion on Open data for Rare diseases

Panel Discussion on Open data for Rare diseases

Discussion on Open data for Rare diseases : An Indian Perspective

Organised by DST-Centre for Policy Research at the Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science
 
Date: 25th February 2021,  Time 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM IST

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Panelists

Prof. Vijay Chandru

Faculty at the Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering at IISc.

Executive advisor for healthcare to ARTPark, an innovation hub of DST at IISc.

Founder, OPFORD (Open Platform for Rare Diseases) Foundation.

Commissioner, Lancet Citizens Commission for Reimagining India’s Health Systems.

Prof. Arkalgud Ramaprasad

Director of the Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru, India. 

Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

 

Dr. Harsha Rajasimha

Founder and CEO, Jeeva Informatics Solutions Inc., Tysons Corner, VA, USA. 

Founder Chairman, Indo US Organization for Rare Diseases, Herndon, VA, USA.

Dr. Shilpi Bhattacharya

Professor of Law at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India 

Trustee of World Without GNE Myopathy (WWGM).

Discussion on Open data for Rare diseases : An Indian Perspective

Moderators

Dr. Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury 

Dr. Pragya Chaube 

Event Coordinators

Dr. Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury

Dr. Moumita Koley

Dr. Pragya Chaube

Dr. Gautam Sharma

Mr. Nabil Ahmad Afifi

DST CPR Center Head

Prof. T. A. Abinandanan

Discussion on the Draft of 5th National STI Policy

Discussion on the Draft of 5th National STI Policy

       Discussion on the Draft 5th National STI Policy

Organised by DST-Centre for Policy Research at the Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science
 
       Date: 24th January 2021                                               Time: 4:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Open Science – The Way Forward for India

Time: 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM 

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Prof. Rajesh Tandon

Prof. Rajesh Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He is Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a global centre for participatory research & training since 1982. He is also Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education since 2012. He also heads the Forum for Indian Development Corporation (FIDC) as its chairperson.

Prof. Amitabh Joshi

Prof. Amitabh Joshi is a Professor at JNCASR Bangalore, a J. C. Bose National Fellow and the Editor-of-Publications, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore. He is also a Founding Member, and Member, Executive Council of Indian Society of Evolutionary Biologists.

Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar

Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar is a Professor at the Computer Science & Engineering Department and the Head of Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur. Her broad topics of interest span different areas of Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.

 

Fostering Research and Innovation: The Road towards Self Reliance

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM 

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Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan is Director and Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B). He was earlier Director of IIM Indore. He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007 to 2010. His main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. He has been listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India.

Prof. Navakanta Bhat

Prof. Navakanta Bhat is the Chairperson, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering at IISc Bangalore. He was awarded the Infosys Prize 2018 in Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Tabassum Jamal

Dr. Tabassum Jamal has worked as Chief Scientist at CSIR National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS). Her long experience with CSIR-NISTADS has contributed significantly in the area of Technology and Social Change.

Dr. Radha Rangarajan

Dr. Radha Rangarajan is the Chief Scientific Officer at HealthCube, responsible for product development, clinical validation and regulatory affairs. She has almost two decades of R&D experience in industry and academia. She was awarded the FICCI Award of Excellence-Women in R&D in 2019. She was selected for the “Champions of Change” initiative of Prime Minister Modi and the NITI Aayog in 2017.

Discussion on the Draft 5th National STI Policy 

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Rare diseases

Rare diseases

Rare Diseases

Rare diseases (RD) are severe and debilitating conditions that affect a small fraction of the population. These diseases are often not prioritised in the agenda-setting of government or the pharmaceutical industry. As such, there is a huge lack of awareness and medical attention to these diseases. This project aims to analyse the policy environment in India and identify the facilitators and barriers towards achieving equitable and affordable healthcare for people living with RDs. Through this project, we also attempt to explore ways to integrate public health thinking into RD management, raise awareness, and initiate discussion around RDs in India.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mohua Chakraborty Choudhury- mohuac@iisc.ac.in

Open Science

Open Science

Open Science

The benefits of open science are multifold. It fosters transparency and efficiency of research and encourages collaborations and maximum resource utilisation. Overall, open science stimulates economic growth and meaningful scientific interventions in public lives. If we can adapt the practices of open science, it will be beneficial to guide the Indian research system towards higher competitiveness and quality. Researchers from the publicly funded Universities should share research publications and more importantly, research data, which includes negative results as well. More engagement/ dialogue between researchers and the public must be encouraged to make research more societal-need driven. There is an urgent need to stop relying on a “one-sided evaluation system” based on research articles and journal impact factors for research evaluation, funding. More importantly, the very fundamental of research projects must be the need of the society, not driven by the research choices of high impact commercial journals.

Free flow of science will help promote a transparent, collaborative and inspirational research process. The advancement of digital technologies has created online platforms to organise and publish the results of research projects, scientific publications and large data sets and make them available to a broader scientific community, potential users from the MSME sectors and the public in general. Cross-discipline learning and collaboration became a reality with the advancement of technologies. However, only a smaller section of the scientific community has woken up to support the causes of open science. We need wider participation to make open science a reality. It is very much true for India as well. We are far behind in adopting the open science practices. Nurturing open science will need some push from the system to make the researchers adopt open science practices.  It’s high time for us to embrace the concepts of open science. Open science can potentially navigate the current research ecosystem from publications driven to societal need driven.

For more information, please contact Dr. Momita Koley- moumitakoley@iisc.ac.in

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies such as AI, Blockchain, Genome editing and Quantum technologies are essential drivers of the next phase of development. However, their immense possible impact on all walks of life necessitates the formulation of policy frameworks for their governance. Such policy frameworks should also incorporate tech diplomacy and global tech governance dimensions due to the inherently transboundary nature of these technologies. This project is an early attempt towards developing policy and governance frameworks for emerging technologies with the initial focus on Genome editing and Quantum technologies.

For more information, please contact Dr. Suryesh K Namdeo- suryeshn@iisc.ac.in

Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh Kumar

Saurabh Kumar

Young Policy Professional

Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi

Background:

Saurabh completed his B.Sc in Zoology (Hons) from Shivaji College, University of Delhi, followed by Masters in Life Sciences from the Central University of Punjab. He pursued his research from the National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He has more than four years of research experience with several publications in National & International Journals. He has also acted as an invited reviewer for various renowned international journals, including Annals of Neurosciences, Medical Science Monitor, Clinical Microbiology and Infection, and OMEGA – Journal of Death and Dying. He has been awarded the Bharat Nirman Award in the behavioral change category at India International Science Festival (IISF-2017). He is an avid learner and is currently working as a Young Policy Professional at DST, New Delhi. At present, he is a part of the STIP secretariat and is working on the new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.

Publications:

Journal Publications:

  1. Ravi P Cholia, Sanju Kumari, Saurabh Kumar, Manpreet Kaur, Manbir Kaur, Raj Kumar, Monisha Dhiman, and Anil K. Mantha. An in vitro study ascertaining the role of H2O2 and glucose oxidase in modulation of antioxidant potential and cancer cell survival mechanisms in glioblastoma U-87 MG cells. Metabolic Brain Disease. 32 (5), 1705-1716. DOI: 10.1007/s11011-017-0057-6 PMID: 28676971
  2. Deepak Kumar Pal, Ashish Bhalla, Sridhar Bammidi, Shirley Telles, Adarsh Kohli, Saurabh Kumar, Pooja Devi et al. Can yoga-based diabetes management studies facilitate integrative medicine in india? Current status and future directions. Integrative Medicine International. 4 (3-4), 125-141. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1159/000479816
  3. Atul Kumar Goyal, Sanjay Bhadada, Neeru Malik, Abhilasha Anand, Raman Kumar, Sridhar Bammidi, Rahul Tyagi, Shweta Modgil, Kaushal Sharma, Parul Bali, Deepak Kumar Pal, Saurabh Kumar, et al. Guinness world record attempt as a method to pivot the role of Yoga in Diabetes management. Annals of Neurosciences. 26 (1), 21-24. DOI: 10.5214/ans.0972.7531.260105 PMID: 31975768
  4. Akshay Anand, Avijit Banik, Gillipsie Minhas, Sridhar Bammidi, Keshav Thakur, Kaushal Sharma, Rahul Tyagi, Shweta Modgil, Parul Bali, Natasha Sayal, Paramvir Kaur, Deepak Kumar Pal, Atul Kumar Goyal, Vinod Bhatt, Navneet Kaur, Saurabh Kumar, al. Creating a role model for “Academicians” Social Responsibility (ASR) synergizing with Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: A campus hygiene initiative by PGIMER, Chandigarh. Annals of Neurosciences. 2019. 26 (2), 75-81. DOI: 10.5214/ans.0972.7531.260207 PMID: 31975777
  5. Gurwattan S Miranpuri, Justyn Nguyen, Neydis Moreno, Noemi A Yutuc, Jason Kim, Seah Buttar, Greta R Brown, Sydney E Sauer, Chandra K Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Daniel K Resnick. Folic Acid Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Expression Following Spinal Cord Injury. Annals of Neurosciences. 2019. 26 (2), 60-65. DOI: 5214/ans.0972.7531.260205 PMID:31975775
  6. Parul Bali, Navneet Kaur, Abha Tiwari, Sridhar Bammidi, Vivek Podder, Chandra Devi, Saurabh Kumar, Madhava Sai Sivapuram, Abdul Ghani, Shweta Modgil, Neeru Malik, Akshay Anand. Effectiveness of Yoga as the Public Health Intervention Module in the Management of Diabetes and Diabetes Associated Dementia in South East Asia: A Narrative Review.Neuroepidemiology. 54 (4), 287–303. DOI: 10.1159/000505816 PMID: 32074622
  7. Saurabh Kumar*, Shweta Modgil, Sridhar Bammidi, et al. Allium cepa exerts neuroprotective effect on retinal ganglion cells of pterygopalatine artery (PPA) ligated mice. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. 11 (4), 489-494. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaim.2019.08.002 PMID: 32088091
  8. Vivek Podder, Vinod Srivastava, Saurabh Kumar*,et al. Prevalence and Awareness of Stroke and Other Comorbidities Associated with Diabetes in Northwest India. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. 11 (3), 467. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709369 PMID: 32753814
  9. Saurabh Kumar*#. Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Hope and search for effective therapeutic agent. Letters in Drug Design & Discovery. 17 (8), 940-942. DOI:10.2174/1570180817999200612095513
  10. Saurabh Kumar*, Richa Shri, Sushmita Kaushik, Varinder Singh, Akshay Anand. Electrophysiological assessment of retinal functions by ERG in Ischemia/Reperfusion (I/R) Allium cepa pre-treated mice. Integrative Medicine Case Reports. 2020. 1 (1), 18-28. DOI: 38205/imcr.010118
  11. Saurabh Kumar*, Priya Mehra, Akshay Anand. Policy research into Quality assessment of published data from Medical Institutes can increase the authenticity of translation. Annals of neurosciences. 27 (2), 45-46. DOI: 10.1177/0972753120965877
  12. Saurabh Kumar*#, Sandeep Kumar, Adil Karim, Kamlesh Bisht, Abdul Ghani, Vimal Singh Munda. Outbreak of respiratory infection: nCoV-2019 current status and its impact on global health. Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews. 16 (3), 156-164. DOI: 10.2174/1573398X16999201203162129
  13. Saurabh Kumar*#, Vinit Sharma, and Kanu Priya. Battle against COVID-19: Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma as an emergency therapy. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 41, 244-246. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2020.05.101 PMID: 32505474
  14. Saurabh Kumar*, Akshay Anand, Raghuram Nagarathna, et al. Prevalence of prediabetes, and diabetes in Chandigarh and Panchkula region based on glycated haemoglobin and Indian diabetes risk score. Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. 4 (1), e00162. DOI: 10.1002/edm2.162
  15. Saurabh Kumar*#, Sakshi Sudha, Madhu Chopra, Famida Khan, Kanupriya Sharma. Physical Exercise and Yoga: as an alternative approach towards COVID-19 management. Current Traditional Medicine. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.2174/2215083807666210322152352
  16. Saurabh Kumar*#, Divya Dwivedi, Madhu Chopra. COVID-19 Outbreak: Neurological Manifestations beyond Cough and Fever. CNS & Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets. 20 (2), 101-104. DOI: 10.2174/1871527319666201120143654 PMID: 33222680
  17. Saurabh Kumar*#. AIDS and COVID-19 infections: impact on vulnerable Indian population. New Microbes and New Infections. 2021. 42 (July 2021), 100903. DOI: 10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100903
  18. Saurabh Kumar*#. Second wave of COVID-19: Emergency situation in India. Journal of Travel Medicine. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taab082 PMID: 34037783

Book Chapters

  1. Saurabh Kumar*, Shweta Modgil, Kaushal Sharma, Akshay Anand. The need for alternative therapies in eye disorders. Essentials in Ophthalmology, Springer Nature. Advances in Vision Research, Volume III. 2021. pp.425-434. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-9184-6_29
  2. Kaushal Sharma, Rahul Tyagi, Priya Battu, Saurabh Kumar, NK Sharma, Akshay Anand. Contribution of rare allele and Junk Genome in AMD complexity. Essentials in Ophthalmology, Springer Nature. Advances in Vision Research, Volume III. 2021. pp.89-96. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-9184-6_7
  3. Saurabh Kumar*#, Chandra Devi, Subhabrata Sarkar, et al. Convalescent Plasma: An Evidence-Based Old Therapy to Treat Novel Coronavirus Patients. Biotechnology to Combat COVID-19. 2021. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97073

Online content

  1. Saurabh Kumar*#, Madhu Chopra. COVID-19 vaccine development: need for a pre-planned vaccination program. Science Policy Forum. Link: http://thesciencepolicyforum.org/articles/perspectives/vaccinedevelopment/
  2. Saurabh Kumar. Rapid Response: Re: Covid-19: India sees new spike in cases despite vaccine rollout. BMJ. Link: https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n854/rr-0

Satyam Prakash Tripathi

Satyam Prakash Tripathi

Satyam Prakash Tripathi

Young Policy Professional

Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi

Research Interest:

Satyam’s area of interest is Bibliometrics, Scientometrics and Online learning. Further involving in policy research the idea is to identifying the research being carried out at organizational level or institutional level and its impact on the education and development in India.

Background:

Satyam completed his B.sc in Maths from VBSPU, Uttar Pradesh followed by Masters in Library & Information Science from Mohanlal Sukhadia University Udaipur, Rajasthan. He is Two times Gold Medalist in Bachelors in Library & Information Science and Masters in Library & Information Science. He has more than 4 year experience. He worked with INFLIBNET, Gandhinagar, The LNMIIT, Jaipur and CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi. Currently he is working as a Young Policy Professional, DST, New Delhi. At present, he is part of the STIP 2020 secretariat and he is working on the new Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020 (STIP 2020).

 
Publications:

Satyam Prakash Tripathi, Dr. Shriram Pandey. A Content Analysis of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Published Literature 2008-2015. Library Waves. 2017. 2(2), 94-98.

Satyam Prakash Tripathi, Dr. Shriram Pandey. Massive Open Online Courses: A New Pedagogical Foundation to Online Learning. MANAGING LIBRARY IN ELECTRONIC ERA: Principles and Practice. Ess Ess Publications, New Delhi. 2017. Chapter-14, 209-220.

Dr. Shweta Pandey, Satyam Prakash Tripathi. Exploring a New Learning Environment Through Massive Open Online Course: An Overview. Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs. IGI Global. 2018. Chapter-2, 24-36.

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Dakshata Lingayat

Young Policy Professional

Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India, New Delhi

Background:

Work experience:

April 2020- Present:

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Working as a Young Policy Professional

September 2019-April 2020

IIT DELHI (SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY)
Worked as a Research Assistant

Internships:

May-June 2018: JHARKHAND STATE FOOD COMMISSION (2 Months)

Involved in the process evaluation of Mid-day Meal Scheme in Jharkhand with the special focus on evaluating operation, monitoring and grievance redressal mechanism of the scheme.
 

November-December 2018: SELCO FOUNDATION (1 Month)

Involved in the ecosystem development, mapping and rating the potential partners for education ecosystem.
 
Education:

2017-2019: M.A. Public Policy and Governance

AZIM PREMJI UNIVERSITY, Bangalore

 

2014-2017: B.A. Economics

FERGUSSON COLLEGE, SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY

Publication:
Understanding Citizens’ Movements, Aqdas, Mirza and Singh, Raj and Singh, Sonali and Lingayat, Dakshata, Understanding Citizens’ Movements (April 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3663252