The women Scientists Scholarship Scheme (WSSS)
undertaken by the Ministry of Science and Technology has yielded
tangible results for inducting women scientists in the field of Science.
The number of scholarships awarded so far subject wise are:
Biotechnology (60), Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (92), Engineering
Sciences (176), Physical & Mathematical Sciences (199), Chemical
Sciences (221), Life Sciences (820), Livelihood Generation and
Development of Rural Technology (300) and Self employment in
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) (310). Out of all Women Fellowship
Scientists, about 35% women got position in different sectors like R&D
institution, Colleges, Universities, Public Sectors, Intellectual
Property firms etc.