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Workshop for Young Scientists

The Women Scientists’ Cell at the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment ( KSCSTE ) is organising a workshop on “Research Methodology, Writing Practices and Language Skills” to help young women scientists develop their skills in research methodology, writing, and language.

The two – day KSCSTE workshop beginning on 15th December, 2011 will cover topics on research formulation and design, general research methodology and ethics, guidelines for writing research papers, programmes of KSCSTE and funding prospects, developing skills in technical writing and presentation, national and international funding agencies, research methods in statistics for data handling, and English language skills for scientists.

KSCSTE Quota for Women

The KSCSTE programme is open to young scientists / research scholars / research fellows ( both men and women ) interested in pursuing research in science. However, 75 per cent of the seats are set apart for women.

More details can be obtained from the the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment,

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Women scientists to be felicitated

The women scientists cell at the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) is organising a programme on “Women Achievers in Science” here on March 8 in connection with the International women’s Day.

The programme is designed to serve as a platform for aspiring young girls to interact with women achievers in science and to help them develop a passion for science. The programme will be inaugurated by J. Letha, Principal, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.

The first recipient of the Young Woman Scientist award instituted by the erstwhile Science, Technology and Environment Committee (STEC), B. Meenakumari (Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi) and the first woman director of an R & D centre under KSCSTE, B.G. Sreedevi (Director, National Transportation Planning and Research Centre – NATPAC), will be felicitated on the occasion.

Women scientists who received Young Scientist Award in the Kerala Science Congress conducted by STEC / KSCSTE will be invited to present their research work. The council has invited girl students and young women researchers to participate in the programme.

An official press note issued here said the programme was expected to provide an opportunity for students to listen to the women scientists on their research activities and also help create awareness on the opportunities and challenges in different sectors of scientific research.

Interested students and researchers are directed to register for participation at the earliest.

For details on the programme and registration, log on to or dial 0471 – 2543701 – 05, Extn. 208.


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