First Women in India


First Women's University Maharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916.
First Woman to hold a Union Cabinet post Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman governor of Independent India Sarojini Naidu, in charge of United Provinces
First Woman president of UN General Assembly 1953 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Woman Prime Minister of India 1966 Indira Gandhi
First Woman IPS Officer of India 1972 Kiran Bedi
First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize 1979 Mother Teresa
First Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest 1984 Bachendri Pal
First Indian Woman to win Booker Prize 1997 Arundhati Roy
First Woman President 2007 Pratibha Patil
First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha 2009 Meira Kumar
First Indian Woman to become "Miss World" Rita Faria
First Woman judge in Supreme Court Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman Ambassador Miss C.B. Muthamma
First Woman to climb Mount Everest twice Santosh Yadav
First Woman President of the Indian National Congress Mrs. Annie Besant
First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian State Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman chairman of Union Public Service Commission Roze Millian Bethew
First Woman Director General of Police (DGP) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First Woman Lieutenant General Puneeta Arora
First Woman Air Vice Marshal P. Bandopadhyaya
First Woman chairperson of Indian Airlines Sushama Chawala
First &Last Muslim Woman ruler of Delhi Razia Sultan
First Woman to receive Ashoka Chakra Niraja Bhanot
First Woman to cross English Channel Arati Saha
First Woman to receive Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi
First Woman to receive Gyanpith Award Ashapurna Devi
First Woman Headmistress in school Savitribai Phule
First Indian woman who reached Antarctica Mahel Musa


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