It has information on women’s role different disciplines

The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology, and Environment (KSCSTE) is creating a database on women in science in Kerala.

The computerised database involves State-wide information on women’s participation in different disciplines of science.

It will incorporate data on women’s participation trend and dropout rate also, helping to address issues such as under-representation of women in certain areas of science.

The Women Scientists Division of KSCSTE is launching a website for online registration of women scientists. The new website will be accessible from next month. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would launch the initiative here on Tuesday, a pressnote issued by the KSCSTE said. Tessy Thomas, project director, DRDO, will address the gathering and initiate the Database of Women in Science in Kerala, with the first entry.

The Chief Minister will formally inaugurate the KSCSTE Prathibha scholarship scheme aimed at encouraging school students to pursue higher education in science and take up scientific research as a career. Students who have obtained not less than 90 per cent marks or equivalent grade in Higher Secondary Examination are eligible for the scholarship.