MUMBAI, April 3 -- To offer a boost to women taking up STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields and medicine, biopharmaceutical company Biocon has joined hands with a university in Australia, to help pave the way for educating more women and raising representation of women in careers linked to maths and the sciences.

Towards this goal, Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has tied up with Australia's Deakin University to offer high-value scholarships to women in the STEM sector.

According to Shaw the idea is to develop good thinking and learning processes to augment innovation among young women students, and their getting together with Deakin University is about integrated learning.

"Innovative thinking is what we are trying t...