Panel Discussion on Women in Science Disciplines and Nurturing the Gifted
Date: August 28th 2021
Time: 3.00-5.00 PM
The Department of History, Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, organised MoU signing ceremony followed by a panel discussion on 28th August 2021. The School of Management partnered with this engagement for a review of two research reports.
The discussion was based on the two reports , One an exploratory research project titled A Comprehensive Report on Women in Science and Engineering in India’ that traces the remarkable life journey of women scientists in India across discipline, that was prepared by a team of NIAS scholars led by Prof Anitha Kurup, Anjali Raj, Leya Mathew and Tanya Singhtitled ‘and The second report ‘Challenges of Nurturing the Gifted and Talented in Developing Countries’ is an interesting study of education of gifted and talented children in urban and rural areas, prepared by Prof Anitha Kurup, Shalini Dixit, Ashwini K and Surbhi Arora
Both the reports were thoroughly analyzed by the panelists Dr. M. K. Baby, Head, School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, and Dr. Aloysius Edward, Dean, School of Management.
The reports and the discussion, centered around how the family and Kinship plays a crucial role in the life of women scientists and professionals, status of women in STEM, areas of importance in the field of education and the challenges faced by the gifted and talented children in developing countries. The discussion also emphasized on the importance of familial support that is vital for women and gifted children. Further, it also touched on the lacunae that exist in national and state policies on education in nurturing the needs of women and the gifted and talented children. Prof. Anitha Kurup, provided details of research effort undertaken and how the efforts have yielded an influence while framing National Education Policy. She appreciated the detailed review of the panelists and the thought provoking discussion.