Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati’s Prof Rakhi Chaturvedi has been recognized among the top 75 Indian women in STEAM (fields of science, technology, engineering, applied arts and mathematics) by the office of the chief scientific adviser, the Government of India and the British High Commission, New Delhi
Prof Chaturvedi will be featured in ‘She Is -75 Women in STEAM’ — the second edition of the ‘She Is’ book series. The aim of the book series is to highlight female role models for young people, to make women’s leadership visible and to generate interest in the STEAM and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Currently, Chaturvedi is a professor at the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati. She was born in Prayagraj and received her BSc degree from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, and an MSc degree from Allahabad University.
She then moved to Delhi and obtained her MPhil and PhD degrees from University of Delhi and completed her postgraduate studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She is also a visiting professor at Gifu University, Japan.
After joining IIT Guwahati in 2004, Dr. Chaturvedi has been involved in a wide variety of research and academic activities. She is currently the head of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering. She has contributed immensely to the research field of plant cell tissue culture and agrobiotechnology.
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About this recognition, Prof Chaturvedi said that this honor is a great motivation for her and her research group. It will encourage her and her students to conduct their research and development with more passion as the research field of plant tissue culture requires a lot of dedication, patience and perseverance to achieve groundbreaking research results that have societal impact. These tissue culture techniques can have a huge impact on agricultural production by generating disease-free quality plantations on a large scale with the added benefit of adding value to agricultural yields (crops, fruits, vegetables, trees, etc.) in a very short time. all year round, regardless of the season and region.
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