Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Profession: Professor, Scientist


Daughter of Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Indira Chatterjee

Information about Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Did Rajeshwari Chatterjee drink alcohol?: Not Known  During her tenure at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Chatterjee was a professor and later chairperson of the department of Electrical Communication Engineering  In 1943, after her M.Sc, she joined the Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore as a Research Student in the then Electrical Technology Department in the area of Communication  In both these exams she ranked first in the Mysore University  While others say that he was averse to the idea of having women students.  She went to C.V. Raman to work under him. Some sources say that Raman refused to take her stating that Rajeshwari had no degrees in Physics  But Chatterjee was determined to do so. In July 1947, one month before India's independence, she started her journey to the USA on a converted troop ship SS Marine Adder and reached there after 30 days  In the 1950s it was very difficult for Indian women to go abroad to pursue higher education.  She received Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar Award and M.T. Narayana Iyengar Prize and the Walters Memorial Prize respectively for her performances in the B.Sc and M.Sc examinations  After finishing her schooling she got admitted into Central College of Bangalore where she earned B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc degrees in Mathematics  Did Rajeshwari Chatterjee smoke?: Not Known  She had her primary education in a "special English school" founded by her grandmother.  In 1946, she was selected as a "bright student" by the Government of Delhi and was given a scholarship to go abroad to pursue higher studies and she decided to the United States  She was the first woman engineer from Karnataka.  In the US, she was admitted to the University of Michigan and obtained her master's degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering.  Rajeshwari Chatterjee was an Indian scientist and an academic  Chatterjee was born in 1922 in Karnataka 


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