Sunday, July 23, 2017


Article Written By: Kyle Tam


Tessy Thomas
Tessy Thomas (1963-) is an Indian scientist who is the first women to be head of a missile project in India. Thomas complete her B.Tech from Thrissur Engineering College at Kozhikode and M.Tech from Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technologies. She was the project director of Agni-IV, a project from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In 2011 the missile was successfully launched after over 10 000 computer simulations. In 2012, Thomas was conferred the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. Thomas is often called the ‘missile women’ and Agniputri (“one born of fire”) by the media.

Quote: “When I reach there for work I am no more a women. I am only the scientist.”
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