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Timeline
  1. MSE completed 25 years in the service of the Nation

    Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) completed 25 years of its service. First MSE was introduced by BITM, Kolkata in the year 1965.

    An artefact at display at BITM, Kolkata

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    Exhibition India: A Glimpse of Science in France

    NCSM sent an Exhibition India: A Glimpse of Science in France which received wide acclaim.

    Exhibition Calcutta-300 Years of Science & Technology at BITM, Kolkata

    Calcutta completed 300 years of existence in 1990. To commemorate this, BITM, Kolkata organised an exhibition ‘Calcutta-300 Years of Science & Technology’ which documented growth of science and technology in Calcutta.
  2. Opening of Electro-Technic Gallery at VITM, Banglore

    Opening of Electro-Technic Gallery at VITM, Banglore. Timeline Picture

    An artefact at display at BITM, Kolkata

    BITM, Kolkata organised first Computer Fair in 1989 Timeline Picture

    Inauguration of Regional Science Centre, Lucknow

    Regional Science Centre, Lucknow was inaugurated on Sep 7, 1989

    Inauguration of Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneshwar

    Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneshwar was inaugurated on Sep 18, 1989.
  3. International Workshop Science Museums Without Walls

    NCSM hosted an International Workshop Science Museums Without Walls. The workshop was held at BITM, Kolkata

    Development of Fun Science Exhibits

    NCSM developed a large number of interactive Fun Science exhibits for its units. With these exhibits children can play while they learn basics of science & technology. Timeline Picture

    Inflatable Planetarium system called Taramandal

    Inflatable Planetarium system called Taramandal became popular

    Construction of National Science Centre, Delhi

    Construction work of National Science Centre, Delhi started
  4. Introduction of Portable Planetarium System

    NCSM introduced Portable Planetarium System called ‘Taramandal’

    First National Science Day celebration by BITM, Kolkata

    BITM, Kolkata observed First National Science Day with different activities and a Science March Timeline Picture

    Exhibition Science & Technology of India in USSR

    NCSM Exhibition ‘Science & Technology of India’ was launched in USSR.
    Prof. Yash Pal, Noted Space Scientist visited the exhibition

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    Inauguration of District Science Centre, Tirunelveli

    District Science Centre, Tirunelveli was inaugurated on Feb 27, 1987 Timeline Picture
  5. Construction of new Science Centres

    Construction of Regional Science Centre at Lucknow and Guwahati was going on.

    Mobile Science Exhibition on Perception

    developed a Mobile Science Exhibition on ‘Perception’

    Exhibition 25 Years of Space Photography at New Delhi

    Exhibition 25 Years of Space Photography was inaugurated by Shri K. R. Narayanan, Minister of State for Science & Technology, Govt. of India at New Delhi.

    Prof. Yash Pal, Noted Space Scientist visited the exhibition

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    Exhibition Frontiers of Astronomy at BITM, Kolkata

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  6. Inauguration of Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai

    Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai was inaugurated on Nov 11, 1985 by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Timeline Picture Timeline Picture

    India: A Festival of Science Exhibition launched in USA

    India: A Festival of Science Exhibition was launched in Chaicago, USA in June 1985. Timeline Picture Timeline Picture

    Noble Laureate S. Chandrashekhar visited the Exhibition India: A Festival of Science

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    Indo-US workshop held in India

    An Indo-US workshop held in India on introduction of Computers in NCSM Units.

  7. Exhibition on Charles Darwin at BITM, Kolkata

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    Exhibition Technology in Medieval India at BITM, Kolkata

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    Inauguration of District Science Centre, Dharampur

    District Science Centre, Dharampur was inaugurated on Apr 27, 1984.

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    Inauguration of District Science Centre, Gulbarga

    District Science Centre, Gulbarga was inaugurated on Jan 6, 1984.

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  8. National Science Seminar held at New Delhi

    National Science Seminar was held in New Delhi on the topic ‘Communication-Today and Tomorrow’. Shri Giani Zail Singh, Hon’ble President of India gave away prizes to the winners.

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    Atom Gallery at BITM, Kolkata

    Inauguration of Mock-up Coal Mine at BITM, Kolkata

    Dignitaries after the inauguration of Mock-up Coal Mine at BITM, Kolkata

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    NSC Mumbai building under construction

    District Science Centre, Gulbarga was inaugurated on Jan 6, 1984.

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  9. Exhibition Space and Mankind at BITM, Kolkata

    An American astronaut explaining a model at the ‘Space and Mankind’ exhibition at BITM, Kolkata

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    Exhibition Man and Machine held at Moscow

    District Science Centre, Purulia opened

    District Science Centre, Purulia was inaugurated on Dec 15, 1982.

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    Students of National Science Seminar with then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi at New Delhi

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  10. Starlab Planetarium brought to India from USA

    NCSM, through Indo-US Sub-Commission, launched the inflatable Dome Planetarium Projector called ‘Taramandal’

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    NSC Mumbai launched new Mobile Science Exhibition

    Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai launched new Mobile Science Exhibition titled ‘You and Your Environment’

    Training on Museuology at BITM, Kolkata

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    Exhibition Technology in the service of the disabled at VITM, Banglore

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  11. Old Railway Artifact displayed at NSC, Mumbai

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    MoU signed by India and USSR for Exhibition Exchange

    Space and Mankind Exhibition at BITM, Kolkata

    Rockets at the ‘Space and Making Exhibition’ at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata

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    Centenary of Electric Lamp Exhibition at BITM, Kolkata

    Dignitaries visiting the Centenary of Electric Lamp Exhibition at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata

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  12. Opening of the first Children’s Science Park of India at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai

    The first Children’s Science Park of the country was opened to the public at Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai on the occasion of the International Year of the Child

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    Inauguration of the Exhibition ‘The World of Light House’ at BITM, Kolkata

    Sri Chand Ram, Union Minister for shipping inaugurated the Exhibition ‘The World of Light House’ at BITM, Kolkata

    Launch of Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) on ‘Improved Agriculture’ at BITM, Kolkata

    Sri Kamal Guha, Minister of Agriculture, West Bengal launched the Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) on ‘Improved Agriculture’ at BITM, Kolkata

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    Exhibition on the ‘Birth Centenary of Albert Einstein’ at BITM, Kolkata

    Dignitaries visiting the Centenary of Electric Lamp Exhibition at Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata

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  13. Inauguration of the Exhibition ‘Technology: The American Experience’ at BITM, Kolkata

    Sri Jyoti Basu, then Chief Minister of West Bengal inaugurated the exhibition ‘Technology: The American Experience’ on 23rd November 1978 at BITM, Kolkata

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    New Technology Centre as an annexe to BITM, Kolkata

    Inauguration of Srikrishna Science Centre, Patna

    ‘Srikrishna Science Centre’, Patna, an unit of NCSM was inaugurated on April 14, 1978 and was named after the first Chief Minister of Bihar, Dr. Srikrishna Singh.

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    NCSM was registered as a Society

    National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) was registered as a society on April 4, 1978. Two Science Museums namely Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), Kolkata and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM), Banglore and developing Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai were brought under the control of NCSM.

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