Ranchi Science Centre

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Ranchi Science Centre
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Motto Science popularisation
Type Science Centre
Legal status Government
Purpose Educational
Headquarters Ranchi
Location
Parent organisation
Jharkhand Council on Science & Technology

Ranchi Science Centre is the first science centre in the state of Jharkhand in India,[1] under Jharkhand Council on Science & Technology (JCST) of Department of Science & Technology, Government of Jharkhand (GOJ). The centre comprises two storied building that houses three permanent thematic galleries of covered area 42,000 square meter on an area of 13 acre land, provided by Government of Jharkhand, at Chiraundi village, Morhabadi near the Tagore Hill adjacent to Ranchi town at a capital cost of Rs. 6.5 crore[2] or $1,374,494 which has been shared equally by Government of Jharkhand and Government of India. The science centre has been developed by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a wing of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The centre was inaugurated by the chief minister Arjun Munda on 29 November 2010.

Galleries[edit]

  • Fun Science
  • How Things Work
  • Wealth of Jharkhand

Science Park[edit]

In 8 acre area, there are several interactive exhibits on simple machines, sound, optics, pendulum and static models of prehistoric animals.

Other facilities[edit]

  • 3D projection theater
  • Auditorium
  • Car park
  • Children's corner
  • Computer hall
  • Conference room
  • Exhibit development laboratory
  • Office
  • Science demonstration corner
  • Science library
  • Store
  • Taramandal or Inflatable dome portable planetarium
  • Temporary exhibition hall

References[edit]


  1. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Jharkhand | Regional Science Centre Opens Shop." The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Frontpage. Web. 01 Dec. 2010. <http://www.telegraphindia.com/1101130/jsp/jharkhand/story_13238231.jsp>.
  2. ^ "Ranchi Science Centre Open for Public." India News | Indian Business, Finance News | Sports: Cricket India | Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu Movies |Sify Mail,Astrology, Indian Recipes. Web. 01 Dec. 2010. <http://sify.com/finance/ranchi-science-centre-open-for-public-news-default-kl3tO3ahjai.html>.