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Chan­drima Shaha is INSA President

- PTI Science · Indian National Science Academy

For­mer direc­tor of the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Im­munol­ogy Chan­drima Shaha has been elected as the first woman president of the re­puted In­dian Na­tional Science Academy (INSA), ac­cord­ing to its web­site. Shaha, who will head INSA from 2020, said af­ter tak­ing over as president, her pri­or­ity would be to make ef­forts to fur­ther pop­u­larise science among the masses, and she would also fo­cus on more col­lab­o­ra­tions with for­eign in­sti­tutes. “One of my goals will be to take steps to pop­u­larise science among the masses. Our lo­cal chap­ters have also been tak­ing steps in this re­gard,” the 66-year-old said.

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