First In India (Women)

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 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1953)

First Woman Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (1966)

First Woman IPS Officer of India Kiran Bedi (1972)

First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa (1979)

First Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest Bachendri Pal (1984)

First Indian Woman to win Booker Prize Arundhati Roy (1997)

First Woman President Pratibha Patil (2007)

First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar (2009)

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 Sultana

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

First Indian woman who become an individual member of International Olympic Committee Nita Ambani (2016)

First Indian woman mountaineer to scale the seven continental peaks Premlata Agrawal

First woman amputee to scale Everest Arunima Sinha

First twins ever to conquer Mount Everest Tashi and Nancy Malik

First Indian woman scientist selected as fellow in London’s Royal Society Gagandeep Kang

First women defense Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

First woman Finance Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman