Ph.D. (1953, Ann Arbor), her awards include Mountbatten prize for the best paper from the Institute of Electrical and Radio Engineering, UK, the J C Bose Memorial prize for the best research paper from the Institution of Engineers. First woman faculty member at IISc, she retired as a Professor in 1982. Specialized in the field of microwave engineering and antennae engineering.

An excerpt from "Lucky to be where I am":
"I was born in January 1922 in a progressive, open-minded family, not perhaps with a silver spoon in my mouth, but surely with a book in hand! My family, a large extended one as was common in those days, were all fairly well read, even the girls, and were encouraged to take part in any activity we chose. My grandmother, Kamalamma Dasappa, was one of the very first women graduates in the erstwhile Mysore State, and was very active in the field of women’s education, especially those of widows and deserted wives. In order to help the cause of girls’ education, she initiated the setting up of an accelerated school syllabus, which permitted students to finish their matriculation by the age of 14 or so. This was done in the “Special English School” run by the “Mahila Seva Samaja”, and some of my cousins and I went through this course"


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