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DD Bharati to air interactive series on Indian women scientists

MUMBAI: DD Bharati is all set to telecast an interactive interview series titled ‘Scientifically Yours’ based on Indian women scientists who have helped shape science in India.

The 13 episode series will launch on 19 July, and air at 8:30 pm every Saturday on the channel.

Vigyan Prasar, in collaboration with the National Institute for Science Communication and Resources (NISCAIR), has produced the engaging interview series.

The show is an effort to bring the living women legends in science on to the centre stage with their achievements and contributions communicated to the youth of the country. The series is likely to help in creating role models for students and researchers, especially for girl students.

The women scientists have been identified from various fields of research like Physical Sciences, Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Immunology, Agriculture and more.

‘Scientifically Yours’ covers scientists including Dr Indira Nath, who made major contributions and worked for Leprosy, Dr Bimla Butti, eminent physicist who worked in the field of Plasma Physics from Physical Research Laboratory, Dr Kasturi Datta, pioneer in Cellular & Molecular Biology worked in JNU, Dr Manju Sharma, renowned biotechnologist from DBT, Dr Chandrima Shaha, profound Endocrinologist and present Director of Indian Institute of Immunology, Dr Chitra Sarkar, eminent Neuropathologist from AIIMS, Dr Vibha Tandon, renowned scientist working in field of Medicinal Chemistry at JNU, Dr Rupamanjari Ghosh, Quantum physicist from JNU, Dr Shashi Wadhwa, renowned medical professional and Dr Sunita Saxena, eminent scientist from ICMR who works in the field of Pathology .