London: An Indian has been awarded the prestigious "UNESCO - L`Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship" programme, which recognises the achievements of exceptional females across the globe.
Jyoti Jiban Panda, a doctoral student at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, was presented the fellowship along with 14 other young women scientists at a ceremony in Paris yesterday.
After receiving the coveted award, an ecstatic Panda said, "It has given me a platform to further enhance my learning, to get new insights and more importantly to extend my network and share experiences within the scientific community."
The fellowship programme was founded in 1998 and over 1,000 women in over 103 countries have been recognised for their research and received fundings to enhance their careers.
The fellowships are awarded annually to help promising women scientists undertake research projects outside of their countries in some of the world`s most famous laboratories.