Women empowerment in science and technology- An essential approach for strong nation building

Monika Moitra


Introduction: Women empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of women in diversified streams. It involves the empowered developing confidence in their capacities. It’s a multidimensional social process that helps women to gain control over their own lives and give contribution in strong nation building by their knowledge and skills in various fields of science and technology. Women are becoming aware of their rights and trying best to improve and upgrading their intellectualism & positive value assertion to create own definition of herself and view herself as a complete human being with strong liberal values without any gender discrimination. Science and Technology have been an integral part of Indian civilization and culture. Over the years Indian women have overcome the traditional mind-sets and have excelled in professions like teaching, medicine, engineering, information technology, biotechnology, nuclear science, space science and many such specialized fields in the domain of science and technology. Their contribution to socio-economic development as employer and employee, getting recognized and honored in public, private sectors.

Conclusion: In a related way, attention to women's concerns has helped to reveal the value of cognitive diversity in the scientific process. The human intellectual repertoire consists of many styles and many ways of organizing the production of knowledge. The scientific method can be enhanced by our appreciation of the wealth of intellectual resources to be gained by valuing and promoting cognitive diversity.


Women Empowerment, Socio-Economic Development, Science & Technology, Nation Building.

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