National Council of Science Museums

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National Council of Science Museums
राष्ट्रीय विज्ञान संग्रहालय परिषद
বিজ্ঞান জাদুঘর জাতীয় কাউন্সিল
National Council of Science Museums - India 7822.JPG
Abbreviation NCSM
Motto Science popularisation
Formation 4 April 1978
Type Society
Legal status Government
Purpose Educational
Headquarters Kolkata
Location
  • India
Coordinates 22°34′12″N 88°25′43″E / 22.57000°N 88.42861°E / 22.57000; 88.42861Coordinates: 22°34′12″N 88°25′43″E / 22.57000°N 88.42861°E / 22.57000; 88.42861
Region served
India & abroad
Director General
Anil Shrikrishna Manekar
Parent organisation
Ministry of Culture
Staff
859 [As on 31 March 2011][1]
Website www.ncsm.gov.in
Remarks Visitors 8,151,285 [As on 31 March 2011][2]

National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) is an autonomous organisation under Indian Ministry of Culture.[3] It is the largest chain of science centers or museums under a single administrative umbrella in the world. There are 24 own science centers or museums and one R & D laboratory and Training centre of NCSM, located in different states in India.

Own managed units[edit]

  • Bardhaman Science Centre, Babur Bagh, inaugurated on 9 January 1994
  • Digha Science Centre & National Science Camp, New Digha, inaugurated on 31 August 1997
  • Dhenkanal Science Centre, Orissa, inaugurated on 5 June 1995
  • District Science Centre, Purulia, inaugurated on 15 December 1982
  • Kapilas Science Park, Dhenkanal, inaugurated on 5 June 1995
  • North Bengal Science Centre, Matigara, inaugurated on 17 August 1997
  • Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar, inaugurated on 18 September 1989
  • Srikrishna Science Centre, Patna, inaugurated on 14 April 1978
  • North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri, inaugurated on 17 August 1997
  • Central Research & Training Laboratory, Kolkata, R & D laboratory and Training centre of NCSM. Operational since 1 January 1988 and dedicated to the nation on 13 March 1993
  • Regional Science Centre, Guwahati, inaugurated on 15 March 1994
Former Director Generals
  • Saroj Ghose
  • Ingit Kumar Mukhopadhyay
  • Ganga Singh Rautela
  • Regional Science City, Lucknow, operational since 1989
  • Kurukshetra Panorama & Science Centre, Haryana, operational since 2000
  • District Science Centre, Gulbarga, operational since 1984
  • District Science Centre, Tirunelveli, operational since 1987
  • Regional Science Centre, Tirupati, operational since 1993

Science centres developed for different state governments[edit]

  • Arunachal Pradesh Science Centre, Itanagar, inaugurated on 3 December 2005
  • Chhattisgarh Science Centre, Raipur, inaugurated on 13 July 2012
  • Dharwad Regional Science Centre, inaugurated on 27 February 2012
  • Kalimpong Science Centre, Darjeeling, inaugurated on 2 October 2008
  • Kalpana Chawla Memorial Planetarium, Kurukshetra, inaugurated on 24 July 2007
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, Amritsar, inaugurated on 20 July 2006
  • Manipur Science Centre, Imphal, inaugurated on 18 May 2005
  • Mizoram Science Centre, Aizwal, inaugurated on 26 July 2003
  • Nagaland Science Centre, Dimapur, inaugurated on 14 September 2004
  • Ranchi Science Centre, Jharkhand, inaugurated on 29 November 2010
  • Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Port Louis, inaugurated on 30 November 2004
  • Regional Science Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, inaugurated on 17 July 2013
  • Science Centre Port Blair, Andaman, inaugurated on 30 May 2003
  • Shillong Science Centre, Meghalaya, inaugurated on 27 February 2006
  • Sikkim Science Centre, Marchak, inaugurated on 22 February 2008
  • Solapur Science Centre, South Maharashtra, inaugurated on 14 February 2010

Upcoming science centres[edit]

NCSM is now developing science centres at the following places in India with collaboration by the respective State Governments.

Post Graduate course[edit]

A two years full-time four semester M Tech course in Science Communication in collaboration with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, is being offered from 2005 at NCSM campus, Kolkata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Activity Report 2010-11. p-80. National Council of Science Museums publication
  2. ^ Activity report 2010-11. p-80 National Council of Science Museums publication
  3. ^ Ministry of Culture official website