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March 08, 2015

List of First Indian Women in Various Fields


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Dear friends, on the eve of International Women's Day today (8th March), here we are presenting the list of inspirational women who became the first Indian women to make history in their chosen field of work. These women shed their role of staying at home and taking care of the family – which has been something that was forced upon Indian women for the past centuries. We hope, this post will be motivational for many of our brothers and sisters. Not only inspirational, but this list also will be helpful for your upcoming competitive exams. Happy Women's day and let's make our dearest women happy today (at least today). Happy reading :)
  • The First Woman Teacher in India :
    • Savitribai Jyotirao Phule along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, played an important role in improving women’s rights in India during the British rule.
    • The couple founded the first women’s school at Bhide Wadai in Pune in 1848.
  • The First Indian Woman to win an Oscar :   
    • Bhanu Athaiya (Best Costume Design award) at the 55th Annual Academy Awards for Lord Attenborough’s “Gandhi”.
  • The First Indian Woman to win an Olympic medal :
    • Weightlifter Karnam Malleswari at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games (Olympic bronze)
  • The first Indian woman to receive a gallantry award in the Indian Army
    • Major Mitali Madhumita  won Sena Medal for her acts of bravery in Afghanistan
  • The First Indian Women to become Doctors :
    • Anandi Gopal Joshi and Kadambini Ganguly were the first two Indian and South Asian women to obtain a degree in Western medicine in 1886
    • Note : Anandi Gopal Joshi is also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
  • The First Indian Woman in Space :
    • Kalpana Chawla first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator.
  • The First Indian Woman to scale Mt. Everest :
    • Bachendri Pal on the 23rd of May 1984.
  • The First Indian Woman to become an IPS Officer :
    • Kiran Bedi joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972, becoming its first woman officer.
  • The First Indian Woman to become the President :
    • Pratibha Devisingh Patil served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.
  • The First Indian Woman to become President of the Indian National Congress :
    • Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become governor of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The First Indian Woman to become a Judge :
    • Justice M. Fathima Beevi was the first female judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of India in 1989, and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any higher judiciary.
    • She is the first woman judge of a Supreme Court of a nation in India and Asia.
  • The First Indian Woman to become Prime Minister of India :
    • Indira Gandhi, who served as the India Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold the office.
    • She was also the first Indian woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.
  • First women from India to win a Nobel prize :
    • Mother Teresa won Nobel Peace prize in 1979
  • The First Indian Woman to become the Director General of Police :
    • Kanchan Chaudhry Bhattacharya was the first woman to become Director General of Police of a state.
    • She was the second woman IPS officer in the country after Kiran Bedi.
  • The First Indian Woman pilot in the Indian Air Force :
    • Flight Lt. Harita Kaur Deol was the first woman pilot to fly solo in the Indian Air Force.
    • The flight was on 2 September 1994 in an Avro HS-748, when she was 22 years old.
  • The First Indian Woman to receive the Ashoka Chakra :
    • Neerja Bhanot was a flight attendant for Pan Am, based in Mumbai, India, who was murdered while saving passengers from terrorists on board the hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 on 5 September 1986.
    • Posthumously, she became the youngest recipient of India’s highest civilian award for bravery, the Ashoka Chakra.
  • The first lady Chief Minister of State :
    • Smt Sucheta Kripalani
  • The first lady Central minister of the country :
    • Smt Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  • The first woman to become the Chief Election Commissioner :
    • Mrs Rama Devi
  • The first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of a state High Court :
    • Justice Leila Seth
  • The first woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court :
    • Justice M Fatima Beevi
  • The first woman to be appointed the Speaker of Lok Sabha :
    • Mrs Meira Kumar
  • The first woman president of UN General Assembly
    • Mrs Vijayalaxmi Pandit
  • The first Indian woman to swim the English Channel :
    • Aarti Saha
  • The first Indian woman to win an Asiad medal
    • Kamaljit Sandhu
  • The first Indian woman to join the Territorial Army as a jawan
    • Shanti Tigga
  • The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner
    • Deepak Sandhu
  • The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Minister of External Affairs of India 
    • Sushma Swaraj
    • Note : Mrs. Indira Gandhi held the additional charge as Minister of External Affairs while being the Prime Minister of India.
 Beauty Contests
  • The First Indian Woman to become Miss World : 
    • Reita Faria crowned Miss World in 1966
  • The first Indian woman to become Miss Universe
    • Sushmita Sen
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Asia-Pacific title
    • Zeenat Aman
  • The first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title
    • Nicol Faria
First Woman Chief Ministers of Indian States (In alphabetical order)
  • Assam - Syeda Anwara Taimur
  • Bihar - Rabri Devi
  • Delhi - Sushma Swaraj
  • Gujarat - Anandiben Patel
  • Goa, Daman & Diu - Shashikala Kakodkar
  • Madhya Pradesh - Uma Bharti
  • Odisha - Nandini Satpathy
  • Punjab - Rajinder Kaur Bhattal
  • Rajasthan - Vasundhara Raje
  • Tamilnadu - Janaki Ramachandran
  • Uttar Pradesh - Sucheta Kriplani
  • West Bengal - Mamta Banerjee
First Woman Governors of Indian States (In alphabetical order)
  • Andhra Pradesh - Sharda Mukherjee
  • Gujarat - Sharda Mukherjee
  • Himachal Pradesh - Sheila Kaul
  • Kerala - Jyoti Venkatachalam
  • Madhya Pradesh - Sarla Grewal
  • Maharashtra - Vijayalakshmi Pandit
  • Rajasthan - Pratibha Patil
  • Tamil Nadu - Fathima Beevi
  • Uttar Pradesh - Sarojini Naidu
  • West Bengal - Padmaja Naidu
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  1. Ibps po 4 ka final result kb tk aayega???

  2. 1st april :)

  3. gud wrk __________/\_________

  4. Awesome post
    Really amazing :))


  6. Sharad Chandrika VaddadiMarch 8, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    various dates in april

  7. First Indian women amputee to climb mount everest is ARUNIMA SINHA....

  8. first women cmd of sbi --arundhati bhattacharya.

    first women cmd of bmb--usha ananth subramanyan.

  9. Happy women day to all

  10. Happy women's day.....
    Salute to all women's...

  11. bhai exp share kriyo jarror 16 ko....bst of luck bhai....rab rakha

  12. mine panel 1.....ur attempt??

  13. Hats off to u guys!

  14. Theme of International women's day this year is Make It Happen,encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women.

  15. siddarth malhotraaMarch 8, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    my suggestion is to call apgb people once or else once go to apgb head office and explain the situation or simply go and say some story that some of ur family members met with some accident so u need a leave of atleast a month etc.. say properly gudluck

  16. siddarth malhotraaMarch 8, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    one more suggestion is contact ur co friends who r qualified in APGB PO and observe what they r doing and mostly apgb people will not accept ur request if u not agree to put bond they ll cancel ur job and theyll shortlist that vacancy in second phase any way gudluck

  17. thanks.........., in my res 3 pap i hav to write , but im not apply statistics. is 3 pap conduct in same day ah?

  18. happy women's day to all gorgeous ladies...:-)

  19. 173 obc my sis not IN

  20. superb post...

  21. congo bro wr r u frmmm

  22. I am for HR ...mine is 19 th chennai

  23. DAts ok...dont feel sorry..i know it happens..just focus on next avenues..n work harder...u will succeed..adb..!

  24. woww really great work ........thanks a lot....:)

  25. Tq:) happy women's day to all.

  26. kothagudem, khammam dist

  27. Thnq...providing such a g8 information

  28. from where
    me too same score not in

  29. thanks and i hav to write 3 paprs bt im not aplied psper 3. is 3 paper conduct n sam day?

  30. Thanks for your valuable information relating to first in India

  31. Where is that announced? Is it confirmed?
    Please provide link to official notice for the same.

  32. Thanks Uttara .. I have Nicl assistants in april.. u passed many exams including banks it seems.. give me some ideas.... i cant ask u r mob no. so when you feel free, give ideas for nicl in my gmail. thanks. my id is


  34. First make ur concepts clear and practise many as u can...may be 1 per day...try and manage to do maximum attempts with accuracy in each section..analyse which areas u are gud and try and practise them in each of the in reasoning i am good in i made it more stronger n in maths DI is my strength so i attempted it with all my efforts gk updates..very imp...n just practise...i have been giving exams from past 3 years...n dis time i cleared IBPS-specialist, SBI Ass PO, SSC CGL , NIACL-assistants..hope so i clear the interview and get a good job..! key is just to work hard and practise..! all d best.

  35. hey..hw r u prep for CGL-tier-2?? i mean which books..??or material...can u pls share......

  36. i think not for now..but sometime later.. before tier-2 paper

  37. hey..hw r u prep for CGL-tier-2?? i mean which books..??or material...can u pls share.....

  38. ill tell u sumthin himanshu...dont trust these answer keys( even d official ssc ones)..they are not completely right and counting marks is a waste of time For the cgl reexam of 2013, (which i dint clear) as per as answer key i was getting 120 marks.. but i got 91 and cutoff-gen was 102..and i could easily point out mistakes in answer key( like in eng section 4 fib-synonym answers were given wrong in answer key). so better work hard n try next best..!

  39. hey..hw r u prep for CGL-tier-2?? i mean which books..??or material...can u pls share.....

  40. hey..hw r u prep for CGL-tier-2?? i mean which books..??or material...can u pls will be helpful

  41. respectful post

  42. lost my ssc cgl roll number . my reg ID is 51139991374. please help . I am unable to check my result

  43. Do u have any material for tier2.if so please provide.wat type of questions will be asked?

  44. I think it's better to buy a book containing previous question papers. with solution. not enough time to prepare

  45. hey, can someone please confirm what is the category code for general? In my admit card, the category mentioned is "General" however, in the final result list it says category is "1". Just wanted to make sure that the category mentioned there is correct.

    Please help.

    "Dying out of wait".

    thanks in advance.


  46. u r not selected in apgb?how much u got the marks?

  47. I forget my roll number. What to do now?

  48. siddarth malhotraaMarch 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    am attend the interview in APGB

  49. siddarth malhotraaMarch 9, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    I HATE this APGB people giving preference to only local candidates but in APGVB they are seeing the candidate capacity not the place from where they came...
    such a great partiality is there in APGB

  50. did u opt for general and it says "1" in category code?

  51. siddarth malhotraaMarch 9, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    me too from kothagudem yaar where are u ?

  52. bro me too from khammam got selected.....did you got appointment letter

  53. same thing happened with me as well. i will check with SSC tomorrow. Will update you in case i get to know something.

    meanwhile if you get to know something please do update me. thanks.

  54. which category u belongs to?how much is ur score?

  55. as the time is less its better to practice test papers which are available in the market and for maths&english i think standard books like rs aggarwal,6th to 10th math text books (for algebra,geomentry,trignomentry) & wren martin are sufficient(i think so).

  56. ibps clerk nd po er allotment er por berobe with less vacancy.

  57. yup will do,, Thanks

  58. i am frm vidya nagar colony,kothagudem.... in kothagudem now

  59. siddarth malhotraaMarch 10, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    oh am from babu camp bro ur qualification ??

  60. siddarth malhotraaMarch 10, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    KK am btech so when is ur joining in APGB
    dnt u attend in APGVB
    and do u got any other jobs in bank side

  61. no idea abt joining date... i attended apgvb interview also... No other jobs left

  62. i m unable to ckh my result plz somebody help me

  63. my reg no: 51105702730
    dob: 14-07-89
    mane: tapasya mishra
    kindly tell me whether i ve qualified in ssc cgl tier 1

  64. my reg no: 51105702730
    name: tapasya mishra
    dob: 14-07-89
    kindly tell me whether i ve qualified ssc cgl tier 1 or not?? i dont knw my roll no

  65. siddarth malhotraaMarch 11, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    ok they havent mentioned the joining dates bro in apgb??
    and when will be the results of APGVB?
    How many marks u got in RRB PO

  66. u've got it in Tier-2? u've secured 370 out of 800?

  67. wud u pls help me by sharing the books u've read for clearing TIER-1 as i'm not in..

  68. 153
    do u attended apgvb oa intrw

  69. Pranay BhattacharyaMarch 12, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    No 370/600

  70. Thanks a lot... it sounds a great advice... i will follow it.. Many wishes for your to get a good job and if u get a job inform me.. thanks...


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