Promoting Science and Technology – Missions,Policies & Schemes

[pib]  SWATI (Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation) Portal


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: SWATI Portal

Mains level: Women in STEMM, Various initiatives


  • The “Science for Women-A Technology & Innovation (SWATI)” Portal was recently launched by the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.

About SWATI Portal

  • Objective: Designed to be a comprehensive online platform, SWATI aims to showcase the contributions of Indian women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM).
  • Single portal: SWATI serves as a single online portal representing Indian women and girls in STEMM fields.
  • Database: It hosts a database that will aid in policy-making to address gender-gap challenges in STEMM.
  • Interactive Platform: SWATI offers an interactive database, a pioneering initiative in India, developed, hosted, and maintained by the National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi.
  • Faculty: Featuring faculty members from Indian universities, autonomous organizations, and key ministries such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, CSIR, DBT, DST, MHRD, UGC, GATI, and KIRAN.


  • Scaling Efforts: The portal seeks to exponentially scale up efforts to include every Indian woman in science (WiS), covering all career stages and subjects in both academia and industry.
  • Research Facilitation: By enabling reliable and statistically significant long-term research on equality, diversity, and inclusivity issues in India, SWATI aims to develop an active search engine and searchable database.

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