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Lists Of First Women in India

Female Personalities one who revolutionaries ideas shaped the Indian Society by contributing something new which was ever contributed by any Indians. The list is composed of all those human explorations and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time in the history of India.

The Women Scientists of India

  • D.Sc. (1931, Michigan), Founder Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Winner of Padmashri Award. Was a renowned botanist and plant cytologist who made significant contributions to genetics, evolution, phytogeography and ethnobotany.
  • First woman D.Sc. (1944, Calcutta), FASc, FNA, Khaira Professor of Chemistry, Calcutta University. Recipient of the Padma Bhushan. The numerous awards she won include S S Bhatnagar award, C V Raman award of the UGC, P C Ray award, Sisir K Mitra Lectureship and Dr G P Chatterjee Lectureship. First lady president of the Indian Science Congress, member of Rajya Sabha. Her area of interest was natural products with special reference to the medicinal chemistry.
  • Ph.D. (1930, Berlin). This renowned anthropologist was the Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Deccan College. She presided over the Anthropology division of the National Science Congress in 1947. She wrote extensively on a wide variety of academic subjects and otherwise. Her writings include the highly acclaimed book ‘Yuganta’ which won the Sahitya Academy Award.

    Ph.D. (1949, Bombay), FNA. This recipient of the Padmabhushan established the first tissue culture laboratory in India at the Indian Cancer Research Centre (presently Cancer Research Institute). She got Watumal Foundation Award for her work in the field of leprosy. She founded the Indian Women Scientist Association (IWSA).


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S.NoFieldName of the PersonYearBirth Place
1First Indian Woman DoctorAnandi Gopal Joshi1886Pune, British India
2First Woman President of INCAnnie Besant1917London, UK
3First Indian Woman President of INCSarojini Naidu1925Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
4First Indian Woman Airline PilotSarla Thakral1936New Delhi
5First Indian Woman to swim across English ChannelArati Saha1959Kolkata, West Bengal
6First Indian woman to get Arjuna AwardStephie D'Souza1963Goa
7First Indian Woman to become Miss WorldMiss Reita Faria1966British Bombay (Now Mumbai)
8First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian
Kamaljeet Sandhu1970Punjab
9First Indian Woman to get Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi1971Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
10First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith AwardAshapoorna Devi1976Culcutta (Now Kolkata, West Bengal)
11First Indian Woman to get Nobel PrizeMother Terasa1979West Germany (Now Macedonia)
12First Indian Women to win Oscar AwardBhanu Athaiya1983Kolhapur, British India (Now Maharashtra)
13First Indian Woman to climb Mt EverestBachendri Pal1984Uttrakashi (Now Uttarakand)
14First Woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Bhanot1987Chandigarh, Punjab
15First Woman Judge of Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi1989Pathanamthitta, Kerala
16First Indian Woman to become Miss UniverseSusmita Sen1994Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
17First Indian Woman to Booker PrizeArundhati Roy1997Shillong, Assam (Present Meghalaya)
18First Indian Woman to go to spaceKalpana Chawla1997Karnal, Punjab (Now Haryana)
19First Woman Musician to get Bharat RatnaMS Subbalakshmi1998Madurai, Tamilnadu
20First Indian Woman to win Medal in Olymbic Karnam Malleswari2000Andhra Pradesh
21First Indian Woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza2004Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
22India’s First Woman Governor (Uttar Pradesh)Sarojini Naidu1947 - 1949Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)
23First Indian Woman Ambassador at UNVijalakshmi Pandit1947 - 1949Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
24First Woman Union Minister (Minister of Health)Rajkumari Amrita Kaur1947 - 1957Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
25First Woman Chief Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh)Sucheta Kripalani1963 - 1967Ambala, Punjab (Now in Haryana)
26India’s First Woman Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi1966-1977Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
27India’s First Woman IPS OfficerKiran Bedi1975 (In Delhi)Amritsar, Punjab.
28First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest twiceSanthosh Yadhav1992, 1993Haryana
29India’s First Woman PresidentPratiba Patil2007 - 2012Maharashtra
30First transgender woman to be a police officer in India (Dharmapuri)K Prithika Yashini2017 (Dharmapuri)Tamilnadu

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