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
Live on YouTube

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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

Joint workshop on ‘Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Transformative Change’ – SPRU & DST CPR

Joint workshop on ‘Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Transformative Change’ – SPRU & DST CPR
Dates:
18 Feb 14:30-17.30 IST
19 Feb 14:30-17.30 IST
Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, India

As the world continues to tackle the pandemic and persistent sustainability challenges, Science Technology and Innovation (STI) is increasingly recognised as a key driver for much-needed change in society and economy. In the mid-2020, The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India initiated a process of formulating India’s National Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP). After several months of public and expert consultation, the 5th National STI policy – with its core principles being decentralized, evidence-informed, bottom-up, experts-driven and inclusive – is now drafted and open for further feedback. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has built a STI Policy cadre consisting of DST-STI-Policy fellows that are part of STIP Secretariat at DST. These fellows are simultaneously pursuing their research projects in STI Policy research domain.

Transformative Innovation Policy

SPRU has engaged with STI policy research for several decades. In the most recent years, a transdisciplinary project named Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium was launched. In this project, we advanced the notion of “Transformative innovation Policy” (TIP) as a new frame of innovation policy aimed at addressing the persistent sustainability challenges that the world is facing today. At the core of TIP theory, is the idea of transformations in socio-technical systems in an experimental and inclusive manner. The knowledge and competence of SPRU on societal transformations and innovation is however broader than the research project of TIPC and includes many interdisciplinary scholars whose work is dedicated to this critical area of research.

The expected learning objectives of this workshop are as follows:

For DST CPRs:

  • Critically engage with the theoretical foundations of transformative innovation policy from a Global South perspective
  • Learn about policy experimentation work at the Consortium
  • Debate theories and examples of transformative change with SPRU colleagues

For SPRU:

  • Critically engage with the contents of a new national STI policy for India
  • Learn about the process of making of a STI policy at the national level
  • Understand the STI ecosystem of India and the contextual nature of transformations from Indian colleagues

A longer-term objective of this workshop is to create a STI Policy knowledge network to pursue collaborative research projects in the future.

Confirmed sessions of the workshop:

  • Highlights of India’s STI policy and the participatory process of formulating it
  • Highlights of the Transformative Innovation Policy consortium work in South Africa, Sweden and Colombia in 2020
  • A brief history of Science Technology and Innovation Policy of the world in the 21st century
  • Health system transition in India through the lens of STI policy
  • SPRU’s engagement in STI policy in the Global South in the past 50 years
  • Analysis of the Data Governance regulations in the Indian context
  • Short presentations of scholars in SPRU, TIPC, and DST-CPRs on their STI policy research
  • Debates and moderated discussion in small groups on 8 themes of STI policy
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Detailed Programme
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Deadline: 14th February, 2021 (limited seats, register fast!!)

DST-CPRs

Suryesh K Namdeo (DST-CPR-IISc) suryeshn@iisc.ac.in

Radhika Trikha (DST-CPR-PU) radhikat@iisc.ac.in

Saumya Pathak (DST-CPR-BBAU Lucknow) saumyapathak18@gmail.com 

Anurag Panda (DST-CPR-IIT Delhi) anuragpanda@iisc.ac.in

Pragya Chaube (DST-CPR-IISc) pragyachaube@iisc.ac.in

SPRU

Bipashyee Ghosh (SPRU) B.Ghosh@sussex.ac.uk

Sumit Kumar (SPRU) sk723@sussex.ac.uk

Pip Bolton (SPRU) P.J.Bolton@sussex.ac.uk 

Christina Miariti (SPRU) C.Miariti@sussex.ac.uk

Joint workshop on ‘Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Transformative Change’ – SPRU & DST CPR

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 

Open Access 2020 Equity and inclusion in global open access scholarly communications

Open Access 2020 Equity and inclusion in global open access scholarly communications

Equity and inclusion in global open access scholarly communications need more South-South dialogue and cooperation; perspective from Latin America experience

Prof. Dominique Babini

Open Access and Open Science Advisor, Latin American Council of Social Sciences

Prof. Arianna Becerril García

Executive Director, Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal

Date: 24rd October 2020              
Time: 5:30 PM (IST)

Open Access 2020 Is Copyright a Hindrance for Open Access in India?

Open Access 2020 Is Copyright a Hindrance for Open Access in India?

Is Copyright a Hindrance for Open Access in India

Ms. Anubha Sinha 

Researcher at Centre for Internet and Society, India. She works on digital rights issues, including copyright law and openness.

Dr. Arul George Scaria

Associate Professor, National Law School, Delhi. His key areas of interest and specialisation are innovation, intellectual property rights, and competition law.

Date: 23rd October 2020              
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)

Open Access 2020 Access, Equality and Cognitive Justice

Open Access 2020 Access, Equality and Cognitive Justice

Access, Equality and Cognitive Justice: What are the Problems with Scientific Journals and Research Evaluation?

Professor Jean-Claude Guédon

Leading advocate of open access publishing, at the University of Montreal. He is the founder of the first Canadian scholarly electronic journal Surfaces (started in 1991) and a Steering Group member of Open Humanities Press. He has advised numerous governmental bodies. In 2018, the Jean-Claude Guédon Prize was established to reward “the best article on the issues of scholarly publications and/or open access.

 
Date: 22nd October 2020                                       
Time: 5:30 PM (IST)

 

International Open Access Week Seminar 2020

International Open Access Week Seminar 2020

International Open Access Week Seminar 2020

Cordially invites you to

International Open Access Week Seminars

Professor Jean-Claude Guédon

Access, Equality and Cognitive Justice: What are the Problems with Scientific Journals and Research Evaluation?

Ms. Anubha Sinha 

Researcher at Centre for Internet and Society, India. She works on digital rights issues, including copyright law and openness.

Dr. Arul George Scaria

Associate Professor, National Law School, Delhi. His key areas of interest and specialisation are innovation, intellectual property rights, and competition law.

Prof. Dominique Babini

Open Access and Open Science Advisor, Latin American Council of Social Sciences

Dr. Arianna Becerril Garcia  

Executive Director of Redalyc-AmeliCA-Open Knowledge for Latin America and the Global South, Mexico.

Seminar “Impostor Syndrome and Academic Training in STEM”, 03 March 2020

Seminar “Impostor Syndrome and Academic Training in STEM”, 03 March 2020

DST – Centre for Policy Research (DST-CPR)

Indian Institute of Science

Bengaluru – 560 012

 

DST-CPR LECTURE SERIES

 

Lecture Title: Impostor Syndrome and Academic Training in STEM

Speaker Name and affiliation:
Dr. Devasmita Chakraverty                                                                AssistantProfessor                                                                                              Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation                                     Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Date and Time: March 03, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Venue: Biological Sciences Auditorium, IISc
Refreshments: 4:00 pm
Abstract:
Impostor phenomenon, popularly known as the impostor syndrome, is an internalized experience of intellectual phoniness. People who feel like impostors are typically bright, motivated and successful, yet have incorrect, unrealistic and self-defeating perceptions about themselves. They think that they are not smart enough and may not have a realistic sense of their competence . These self-perceptions affect how people navigate their career, take professional decisions, and seek advancement opportunities. Academic training in STEM is a time-intensive, complex process. Yet, research examining how those who feel like impostors navigate academic training is not well-documented. This talk will address how individuals in STEM describe their impostor experiences in relation to their doctoral and post-doctoral training. Women and underrepresented minorities, in particular, are more vulnerable to experiencing this phenomenon.

Biosketch: Devasmita Chakraverty is faculty of Higher Education at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Prior to this, she was faculty of science education at Washington State University. She has conducted one of the larger mixed-methods studies on the impostor phenomenon, surveying more than 900 people and interviewing more than 400 of them from various STEM and medical fields in the USA, including PhD students, postdocs, faculty, MD students, residents, and physicians. Dr. Chakraverty earned a Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Virginia, M.P.H. from the University of Washington, and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Calcutta. She has conducted research in India, USA, and Germany. You can connect with her on Twitter @DevasmitaTweets. Preliminary findings from the impostor phenomenon research can be found here: https://bit.ly/2VpTB5w

All are Welcome

1st Discussion with Prof. Maresi Nerad about initiating a Research Group on Indian Doctoral Education, 01 March 2020

1st Discussion with Prof. Maresi Nerad about initiating a Research Group on Indian Doctoral Education, 01 March 2020