Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI)

Initiative

Introduction

Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI)

Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) is an innovative Pilot launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under the aegis of the WISE-KIRAN Division. It ushers a novel intervention program for promoting gender equity in science and technology. It was one of the three initiatives of DST announced on 28 February 2020, the National Science Day, by the Hon’ble President of India at a celebratory program dedicated to Women in Science held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Objectives

GATI aspires to create an enabling environment for equal participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, and Mathematics (STEMM) disciplines at all levels, addressing deep-rooted problems. An important feature of Project GATI is that it will not just assess, accredit and recognize institutions through Certification and Awards. It also engages, mentors, partners, and support institutions as they work towards reaching the global best practice of gender equality. GATI pilots a sustainable self-assessment and accreditation model. British Council will facilitate collaboration with Advance HE as well as the peer network of Athena SWAN accredited institutions in the UK. Our UK partner is Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Message from the President:

“JNCASR is a proud partner in the initiative of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to bring gender equality in institutions in the form of project called “GATI – Gender Advancement through Transforming Institutions”. As per the given Charter of the Project, the Centre is committed to offer equal opportunities to all, particularly to women in STEMM areas. The several categories of researchers in the Centre reflect strong presence of women. Female faculty members are also inducted in key positions such as Deans, Chairs of the Units and Committees. Women scientists at JNCASR have also been supported by the Centre to set up laboratories and run independent projects being Principal Investigators of projects funded by various national and international funding agencies. In the appointment process as well, emphasis is given towards merit than gender. The Centre also has a well-framed system of redressal of complaints through committees on – internal grievance, students grievance, and sexual harassment of women in the workplace. Going forward, the Centre looks forward to the guidelines of this project to identify the gap areas and adopt appropriate transformative measures to establish equal opportunities across all sections of employees in STEMM areas.”
- Prof. G.U.Kulkarni

GATI Nodal Officer’s Message:

“It is my sincere wish that the GATI initiative can transform the Science and Technology landscape in India by advancing gender equity, and enable the Indian scientific community to join global efforts for achieving gender equality. I am eager to contribute my bit towards this goal and looking forward to the progress that we will make by working together.”
- Prof. Kavita Jain, Theoretical Sciences Unit

GATI Team at JNCASR

Core Team

Kulkarni

Prof. G U Kulkarni,
PI, GATI project,
kulkarni@jncasr.ac.in

Jain

Prof. Kavita Jain,
Nodal Officer, GATI Project
jain@jncasr.ac.in

nabonita

Ms. Nabonita Guha,
Project Coordinator, GATI Project
nabonita@jncasr.ac.in

anjuv

Ms. Anjana V
Project Assistant, GATI Project
anjuv@jncasr.ac.in

GSAT (GATI Self-Assessment Team)

Sarma

Dr. Bani Kanta Sarma, NCU bksarma@jncasr.ac.in

Veena

Mrs. Veena Maiya,
Sr. Admin Assistant, Stores & Purchases
veena@jncasr.ac.in

Srinivasan

Mr. Srinivasan A
Sr. Secretary to President
vasan@jncasr.ac.in

Dutta

Ms. Srijana Dutta
Ph.D. Student, MBGU
srijana@jncasr.ac.in

Past Events

1) "Calcium channels, Complex fluids and Quantum dots"

As part of the International Women's Day Celebrations 2022, the GATI team organized a symposium and a panel discussion on Monday, 7th March 2022 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at AMRL Conference Hall.

You may watch the recording of this event on YouTube by clicking the link: https://youtu.be/QovM2G5gugI 

2) Virtual Inauguration Ceremony and First Workshop on Gender Sensitization of GATI (Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions)

It was held on Thursday, 13th January 2022, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

You may watch the recording of this event on YouTube by clicking the link: https://youtu.be/sesNPmSC2X0