Dr. Anitha Bhaskara Kurup

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Education
Name: Dr. Anitha Bhaskara Kurup
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bengaluru 560 012
Telephone (O): 91-80-22185144; 22185000
E-mail: bkanitha@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Eight months
Project Title: Loss of Trained Scientific Women Power: Experiences in India and the United States of America
Abstract of Project :
Although several women continue their scientific education up to a Ph. D. degree, the number of women pursuing post-Ph.D. research remains disproportionately low in India. My Fulbright project focuses on a nuanced understanding of the interplay of inclusive policies, organizational, societal and personal factors that exclude women from formal spaces in science and engineering. Through a comparative study, my research explores the role of similar factors responsible for either the inclusion or exclusion of women scientists and engineers in the US. It is useful to compare the findings of the two countries and draw important inferences that can be mutually beneficial.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Education Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru 2003
M.Ed. Education Bangalore University, Bengaluru 1986
B.Ed. Education R.V. Teachers College, Bengaluru 1985
Professional Background :
Associate Professor National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru 2005-till date
Assistant Professor National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru 1999-2004
Research Associate National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru 1995-1998
Dr. Anitha Bhaskara Kurup