Meet Dr. Aditi Pant – the First Woman who made India proud by participating in an Antarctic Expedition

For so long, the male scientists dominated the tech world in all aspects. Women are overlooked when men are at the helm of things. But, that doesn’t mean that there is space for male chauvinism. Women have a lot of catching up to do. They are making every possible attempt to carve out a reputation for themselves as successful people.

Women scientists are very rare in number and there aren’t many who are extending their services in the field of science. As far as their presence is concerned, they have made significant contributions to scientific discovery and pushed the boundaries beyond human knowledge. They have gone through struggles seeking education, finding jobs. But they have overcome these difficulties to come through with flying colours.

Aditi Pant (Credits: Drilers)

Dr. Aditi Pant shot into prominence when she became the first Indian woman in history to have visited the frozen terrain of Antarctica in 1983. She carved out a niche for herself as a leading Oceanographer in the study geology and oceanography. Interestingly, she was a part of the third and the fifth Indian expenditure to Antarctica to carry out research about oceanography and geology.

She made the entire Indian nation proud by becoming the first Indian woman to participate in an Antarctic expedition. Aditi Pant deserves all credit for leading the team by example. Aditi and her teammates have made significant contributions in the project. She was awarded alongside her three colleagues for their valuable efforts. She later took up a job in the National Institute of Oceanography and the National Chemical Laboratory.

She got the much-needed inspiration from Alister Hardy’s book. She made a steep bounce in her career as she pursued her Master’s in Marine Science with a US government scholarship at the University of Hawaii. After that, Aditi successfully completed her PhD in Westfield College, London University. Her PhD thesis was about the physiology of marine algae.

After having done with her studies, she arrived in India to join the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa. She has carried out coastal studies and toured the entire Indian west coast.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.