ALBA Session @ NeuroFemIndia2021

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ALBA Network Session on Bias in Indian STEM

Saturday 10th April 1:00-3:00 pm CET / 4:30-6:30 pm IST

ALBA is organizing a special event on ‘Bias in Indian STEM’ at the online conference NeuroFemIndia 2021.

Prof Shubha Tole (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), ALBA Advisor, will be moderating and leading the discussion on biases in Indian STEM academia. The panel will discuss the main biases that women and minorities in India face as they navigate the academic system.


  • Prof Bittu Rajaraman (Ashoka University) - Bittu is an Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology. He advocates for diversity and inclusion in STEM
  • Dr Farah Ishtiaq (Tata Institute for Genetics and Society) - Farah is an Evolutionary Ecologist. She advocates against ageism in Science.
  • Grace Banu (Project Mukti) - Grace is the first Indian Engineer who is Transgender. She is a Transgender and Caste activist.
  • Dr Shambhavi Naik (Takshashila institution; Cloudkrate) - Shambhavi is a Technology and Policy programme specialist. She is the founder and CEO of Cloudkrate.

This event is part of the NeuroFemIndia Online Conference 2021. To access it, please register to the conference here.

Poster ALBA Event at NeurofemIndia

This event is part of the ALBA webinar series on region-specific issues. You can find more information on this series here.

NeuroFemIndia online conference 2021

The ALBA Network is a proud sponsor of NeuroFemIndia 2021 (9-13 April 2021).

Indian Neuroscience suffers from a lack of women voices and representation. NeuroFemIndia 2021 aims to showcase the work and increase the visibility of Indian women neuroscientists.

Listen to talks by women neuroscientists – including early and middle career scientists along with field leaders and Indian-origin scientists working outside India.

Find the NeuroFemIndia Conference 2021 full programme and registration information here.


Shubha Tole, ALBA Advisor - Chair of the ALBA Session