First Women of India In Different Fields – Set (1) for Competitive Exams

1. Woman President: Pratibha Patil (2007–2012)

2. Woman Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi, 1966

3. Woman Governor: Sarojini Naidu (Governor of Uttar Pradesh, 1947–49)

4. Woman Railway Minister of India: Mamata Banerjee

5. Woman Minister in India: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

6. Woman Chief Minister: Sucheta Kriplani of Uttar Pradesh

7. Woman Finance Minister of State: Dr Upinderjit Kaur in Punjab

8. Woman Home Minister of a state: Sabitha Indra Reddy, Andhra Pradesh

9. Woman Cabinet Minister in India: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

10. Woman President of Indian National Congress: Annie Besant

11. Woman IAS officer: Isha Basant Joshi

12. Woman IPS Officer: Kiran Bedi

13. Women graduates: Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

14. Woman honours graduate: Kamini Roy, 1886

15. Woman Head of an undergraduate academic institution: Chandramukhi Basu, 1888

16. Woman pilot a locomotive engine (train driver): Surekha Yadav

17. Woman Chairperson of State Bank of India: Arundhati Bhattacharya

18. Woman Bharat Ratnat award winner: Indira Gandhi in 1971

19. Woman Court martialled: Anjali Gupta in 2005

20. Woman Lawyer: Cornelia Sorabjee (1892), also the first female graduate from Bombay University, and the first woman in the world to read law at Oxford

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