Women University In India
Sri Padmavati University, Tirupati
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Lajpat Nagar
SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali
Stella Maris College, Chennai
Women's Christian College, Chennai
Madura College, Madurai
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BBK DAV College for Women,
Dr. MGR-Janaki College of Arts
Kamla Nehru College
Kamla Nehru College for
Lady Shri Ram College
Sri Padmavati Mahila
and Science for Women
Idhaya Engineering College for
Stella Maris College
College of Education
Some University & College For Women
Sri Padmavati Universitsy, Tirupati
SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
Mother Teresa Women's University
BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar
Dr. MGR-Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women
Idhaya Engineering College for Women
Kamla Nehru College for Women
Kamla Nehru College for Women, Jodhpur
Kasturba Gandhi College
Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Patna Women's College
Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam
Stella Maris College (Chennai)
Stella Matutina College of Education
Women's Christian College
Researchers say the findings don't address whether women are better listeners than men.
Indira Gandhi-Iron Lady Of India
1993-1999-Proffesor Political Science Stanford University
2001-2005-US National Security Advisor
2005-US Secretary Of State
MiraBai (1498 - 1547) was a Rajput princess who lived in the north Indian state
of Rajasthan. She was a devout follower of Lord Krishna. MiraBai was one of the foremost exponents
of the Prema Bhakti (Divine Love) and an inspired poetess. She sang in vraja-bhasha,
She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity, the first twice-honored Nobel laureate
(and still the only one in two different sciences) and the first female professor at the
University of Paris
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This articleis about the chemist and physicist.For the schools named after her, see
Marie-Curie and Marie Curie High School.
"Madame Curie" redirects here. For the 1943 biographical film about her, see
Madame Curie (film).
Maria Skłodow ska-Curie.
November 7, 1867
Warsaw , Congress Poland
July 4, 1934 (aged 66)
Nationality Polish, French
Field Physics, Chemistry
Institutions University of Paris
University of Paris
Academic advisor Henri Becquerel
Marguerite Catherine Perey
Known for Radioactivity
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1903)
Davy Medal (1903)
Matteucci Medal (1904)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1911)
The only person to win two Nobel Prizesin different science fields.
Marie Curie (born Maria Skłodowska, also known as Marie Curie-Skłodowska;
November 7, 1867 – July 4, 1934) was a physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing
and, subsequently, French citizenship. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity,
the first twice-honored Nobel laureate (and still the only one in two different
sciences) and the first female professor at the University of Paris.
She was born in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, and lived there until
she was 24.
Helen Keller [Helen Adams Keller]
Deaf blind American author, activist and lecturer.
June 27, 1880
June 1, 1968 (aged 87)
Arcan Ridge, Westport,Connecticut, USA
Queen of England
Become Queen: 17 NOVEMBER 1558
DIED: 24 MARCH 1603
Queen of England
She was born on 21 April 1926 in London
She became queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1952. In
addition she is head of the Commonwealth.
She Is Live At Current Time
QueenVictoria [Alexandrina Victoria]; [24 May 1819(Kensington Palace,
London) – 22 January 1901(Osborne House, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom)] was the Queen of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India
from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. Her reign as Queen lasted 63 years and
seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch. The period centred on her reign is
known as the Victorian era.
"The grandmother of Europe." She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover [The
English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)]
The Beijing conference identified 640 million adults women who remain illiterate in
the world, mostly in the developing countries. Because women often have to cope
with home duties: child rearing and everyday domestic tasks, they do not follow their
education and often the girl child will leave the education system without any
The United Nations
Fourth World Conference on Women
Beijing, China - September 1995
Action for Equality, Development and Peace
PLATFORM FOR ACTION
Education and Training of Women Diagnosis
.Ensure equal access to education. Actions to be taken.
Eradicate illiteracy among women. Actions to be taken.
Improve women's access to vocational training, science and technology, and
continuing education. Actions to be taken.
.Develop non-discriminatory education and training. Actions to be taken
.Allocate sufficient resources for and monitor the implementation of educational
reforms. Actions to be taken.
.Promote lifelong education and training for girls and women. Actions to be
Women's Education in India
Women constitute almost half of the population in the world. But the hegemonic masculine ideology made
them suffer a lot as they were denied equal opportunities in different parts of the world. The rise of
feminist ideas has, however, led to the tremendous improvement of women's condition throughout the
world in recent times. Access to education has been one of the most pressing demands of theses
women's rights movements. Women's education in India has also been a major preoccupation of both the
government and civil society as educated women can play a very important role in the development of the
History of Women's Education in India: Although in the Vedic period women had access to
education in India, they had gradually lost this right. However, in the British period there was revival of
interest in women's education in India. During this period, various socio religious movements led by
eminent persons like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar emphasized on women's
education in India. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, Periyar and Baba Saheb Ambedkar were leaders of the lower
castes in India who took various initiatives to make education available to the women of India. However
women's education got a fillip after the country got independence in 1947 and the government has taken
various measures to provide education to all Indian women. As a result women's literacy rate has grown
over the three decades and the growth of female literacy has in fact been higher than that of male literacy
rate. While in 1971 only 22% of Indian women were literate, by the end of 2001 54.16% female were
literate. The growth of female literacy rate is 14.87% as compared to 11.72 % of that of male literacy rate.
Importance of Women's Education in India: Women's education in India plays a very important
role in the overall development of the country. It not only helps in the development of half of the human
resources, but in improving the quality of life at home and outside. Educated women not only tend to
promote education of their girl children, but also can provide better guidance to all their children.
Moreover educated women can also help in the reduction of infant mortality rate and growth of the
Obstacles: Gender discrimination still persists in India and lot more needs to be done in the field of
women's education in India. The gap in the male-female literacy rate is just a simple indicator. While the
male literary rate is more than 75% according to the 2001 census, the female literacy rate is just 54.16%.
Prevailing prejudices, low enrollment of girl child in the schools, engagements of girl children in domestic
works and high drop out rate are major obstacles in the path of making all Indian women educated.
Social Indicator India World Developing
Kerala Sri Lanka
Rate, per 1000
73 60 66 16 17
live births 470
570 430 470 140
58 77.6 70.4 86.93 90.2
47 62 57 63 67
by females, %
26 58.0 53.0 49.8 35.5
53 30 30 38
3.2 2.9 3.2 1.9 2.1
6 7 5 9
44 56 54 56 66
33 17 7 25
Kerala and Sri Lanka are added for comparison as they are recognized as having made exceptional
efforts in the field of female education.
Women's Contribution to the Economy
Although most women in India work and contribute to the economy in one form or another, much of their
work is not documented or accounted for in official statistics. Women plow fields and harvest crops while
working on farms, women weave and make handicrafts while working in household industries, women sell
food and gather wood while working in the informal sector. Additionally, women are traditionally responsible
for the daily household chores (e.g., cooking, fetching water, and looking after children). Since Indian
culture hinders women's access to jobs in stores, factories and the public sector, the informal sector is
particularly important for women. There are estimates that over 90 percent of workingwomen are involved
in the informal sector.
The informal sector includes jobs such as domestic servant, small trader, artisan, or field laborer on a family
farm. Most of these jobs are unskilled and low paying and do not provide benefits to the worker. More
importantly, however, cultural practices vary from region to region. Though it is a broad generalization,
North India tends to be more patriarchal and feudal than South India. Women in northern India have more
restrictions placed on their behavior, thereby restricting their access to work. Southern India tends to be
more egalitarian, women have relatively more freedom, and women have a more prominent presence in
society. Cultural restrictions however are changing, and women are freer to participate in the formal
economy, though the shortage of jobs throughout the country contributes to low female employment. But in
the recent years, conditions of working women in India have improved considerably. More and more women
find themselves in positions of respect and prestige, more and more workplaces are now populated with
women who work on equal terms as men. Working is no longer an adjustment, a mere necessity; but a
means to self worth and growth.
Women have now not only found their place in work places but are also party to gove rnance. In recent years
there have been explicit moves to increase women's political participation. Women have been given
representation in the Panchayati Raj system as a sign of political empowerment. There are many elected
women representatives at the village council level. At the central and state levels too women are
progressively making a difference. Today we have women Chief Ministers in five large states of India. The
Women's reservation policy bill is slated to further strengthen political participation.
Throughout Indian history, from the time of Sita, the consort of Lord Rama, there have been women who
have occupied a special place in society. Laxmibai, Razia Sultan and Meerabai are names that now belong to
history. From contemporary times, women who have left their imprint include Mrs. Vijayalaxmi Pa ndit, the
first women president of the United Nations, Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mother Teresa, who was born in Albania
but won the Nobel Prize as an Indian missionary who spread the message of love and peace among the
neglected. In the field of sports, many Indian women have won laurels in international events.