General Knowledge / Lists Of First Women In India

Achievement Person
First Indian woman pilot Harita Kaur Deol
First Indian woman to be the member of Legion of Honour Asha Pande
First Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event P. T. Usha / Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha  
First Indian woman to sit in civil services exam, to join IFS, to be a diplomat, to become the ambassador/High commissioner Muthamma Chonira.
First Indian Women to win Magasasay Award Kamladevi Chattopadhyay
First woman Air Vice Marshal P. Bandopadhyay
First woman Airline Pilot Durga Banerjee
First woman Asian Games gold medal winner Kamlijit Sandhu
First woman Central Minister Vijayalakshmi Pandit
First woman Chess Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, 2002.
First woman Chief Justice of a High Court (Himachal Pradesh) Leila Seth, 1991
First woman Chief Minister of a State Sucheta Kripalani
First woman Director General of Police Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
First woman Doctorate of Science Asima Chatterjee(1944)
First woman Governor Sarojini Naidu
First woman Graduates Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
 First woman Head of an Undergraduate Academic Institution Chandramukhi Basu, 1888
First woman High Court Judge Anna Chandy
First woman Honours Graduate Kamini Roy, 1886
First woman IAS officer Isha Basant Joshi(1908)
First woman IPS Officer Kiran Bedi
First woman Lawyer Cornelia Sorabjee (1892)
First woman read law at Oxford Cornelia Sorabjee
First woman graduate from Bombay University Cornelia Sorabjee
First woman Minister in a government Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
First woman Monarch of Delhi Sultanate Razia Sultan (1205–1240) of Mamluk Sultanate (Delhi)
First woman Photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla (1913)
First woman Physician Kadambini Ganguly, 1886
First woman President Pratibha Patil, 2007
First Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, 1953
First woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, 1966
First Woman Railway Minister of India Mamata Banerjee
First woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar
First woman State Finance Minister Dr. Upinderjit Kaur, in Punjab: October, 2010
First woman Supreme Court judge Justice M. Fathima Beevi
First Woman to be the Chairperson of State Bank of India Arundhati Bhattacharya
First Woman to become Railway Minister of India in two different Governments (NDA & UPA) Mamata Banerjee
First Woman to become Railway Minister of India twice in her tenure Mamata Banerjee
First woman to climb Mount Everest Bachendri Pal, 1984
First woman to cross English Channel Aarti Saha
First woman to Cross Gobi Desert Sucheta Kadethankar (33): 2011
First woman to get Court martialed Anjali Gupta in 2005
First Woman to pilot a locomotive engine (train driver)  Surekha Yadav
First woman to receive Nobel Prize Mother Teresa of Calcutta
First woman to win 1st round match in a Grand Slam event Nirupama Vaidyanathan beat Italian Gloria Pizzichini in the first round in1998 Australian Open
First women's court in India Malda, West Bengal (24/1/2013)
First woman to become Indian National Congress President Annie Besant

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