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Women entrepreneurs are leading India’s innovative success stories: Dr. Jitendra Singh

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Women entrepreneurs are leading India’s innovative success stories: Dr. Jitendra Singh

Dr. Jitendra Singh says many big scientific projects, like Gaganyaan, are led by women. Women Scientist Scheme-C, WISE-KIRAN IPR of DST training programme. WOS-C was conceived in 2002 by then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that only 20 women were initially trained per year, but that number has grown to 120. The 11th batch of WOS-C, dubbed KIRAN IPR, received certificates for completing the one-year hands-on training on IPR. In addition, Dr. Jitendra Singh launched TIFAC Mobile App.

Key Highlight:

  • Dr Jitendra Singh says KIRAN IPR scheme contributes 10% of active patent agents.
  • Dr Jitendra Singh invites women scientists to help nurture and exploit the Patents.
  • Science & Technology Ministry Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says women-led start-ups are driving India’s innovation.
  • The Minister launches the 12th batch of DST’s Women Scientist Scheme-C, WISE-KIRAN IPR.
  • Women innovators are one of the key pillars of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New India, he said.
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh said the WOS-C program is part of a larger DST initiative to train women in IPR and related fields.
  • Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog and Chairman TIFAC Governing Council, praised TIFAC for its work in Technology Foresight, assisting innovators, implementing Tele Diagnostics, and seaweed programs.
  • This batch consisted of 110 trainees, 27 of whom received certificates in person and others in absentia.

Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh said today that women start-ups are leading the innovative success stories of India. He is also a Minister of State for Earth Sciences, a Minister of State for Personnel, a Minister of State for Public Grievances, a Minister for Public Grievances, a Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space.

Dr. Jitendra Singh spoke at the start of the 12th batch of the Women scientist Scheme-C, WISE-KIRAN IPR of DST training program today. He said that many of the big scientific projects, like Gaganyaan, are being led by women scientists. He said that even during the COVID pandemic, the Women Self Help Groups from the Northeast led the way by giving out a lot of face masks in different designs and colors to match people’s clothes. Then, big brands started making the same thing. He said that one of the main parts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New India is the success stories of women who are making things in India.

The Minister said that when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014, he took many steps to make sure that women could play a bigger role in science. He said they all have a strong scientific foundation, from the Swachh Bharat Mission to the Ujjawala free gas cylinders that help rural women fight toxic smoke in their lungs, which can damage them over time.

People who went through the Women Scientist Scheme-C (KIRAN IPR) program makeup 10% of the active patent agents in India, said Dr. Jitendra Singh at a meeting. He noted that DST is working hard to make it easier for women to work in science and technology. The “Wos C” program has had a significant impact on the IPR ecosystem in India. It’s not just about empowering women, the Minister said. It’s also about building up the country’s S&T ecosystem.

WoS-C is a program run by the Technology Information, Forecasting, and Assessment Council (TIFAC), a think tank about technology and policy, run by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). It’s meant to bring back women who couldn’t make it in science and technology because of domestic reasons into the professional field.

It’s part of a more extensive program in DST that aims to teach women about IPR and other things. The WOS-C program is part of that more comprehensive program. He said that only 20 women were trained in one year when the scheme started. Over the years, the number of seats has grown to 120. The government is paying women for one year to get training in IPR. This doesn’t strain the family while the women are being trained.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the Women Scientists Scheme was started in 2002 when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in charge. He said that the scheme was started under his leadership. Using the New IPR Policy of 2016, which was put in place by Prime Minister Modi and had a lot of different parts, the Minister said that women could play a significant role in society because they can help with the development and use of Patents. This way, they can benefit community as a whole.

People who work for the government, like Dr. V.K. Saraswat, the chairman of TIFAC’s governing council, said that TIFAC was doing an excellent job with Technology Foresight, helping entrepreneurs, and so on. He said that the Women Scientist Scheme has helped improve the quality of patents because the women are well-qualified in their fields of work and have a lot of training on IPR and patents.

People at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) were happy about the program’s results. They said they would help TIFAC get all the help from DST. Shekhar Mande, the head of the CSIR, praised the collaboration between TIFAC and the CSIR so that these trainees could get hands-on training and contribute to the IPU of CSIR. It was also talked about by Dr. NishaMendiratta, the head of KIRAN IPR.

A TIFAC official welcomed everyone and told them about the selection process for trainees, which is done through an all-India entrance examination that only people from India can take (55 centers in 45 cities).

During this event, Dr. Jitendra Singh also launched the TIFAC Mobile App. He told the public that through this App, people would be able to get all of the services of TIFAC with just a click.

Minister of Science and Technology: The 11th batch of WOS-C, better known as KIRAN IPR, got certificates for completing a one-year hands-on training on IPR from the Minister of Science and Technology. One hundred ten trainees in this batch finished training. About 27 trainees got certificates, and others were absent.

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