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Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune
Empowering Women : KIRAN-IPR scheme

Empowering Women : KIRAN-IPR scheme

Dept of Science and Technology(DST), Govt of India funds activities to promote Science, Technology and Innovation in India. Among these are also schemes to empower women. One of the schemes is called Women Scientist Scheme (WOS) or KIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing). This has 3 components WOS-A, WOS-B and WOS-C (or KIRAN-IPR). Main purpose of these schemes is to bring back women with S&T background and mid-career break to main stream again. WOS-C (KIRAN-IPR) is handled by TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council), an autonomous body of DST. I was heading TIFAC from April 2013 to

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