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Website and Database of Science Museums and Science Popularization Sites of India

http://sciencemuseums-ncstc.in/

  • This Website has been developed under the sponsorship of the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • It presents the profile of 154 science popularisation sites/science museums spread over as many as 28 states/union territories of the country. These include popular science museums, national, regional, state and district science centres, science cities and science parks, planetarium, aquariums, subject-specific museums set up by scientific institutions/universities (anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, physics, space sciences, ocean sciences. electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, transport engineering, history of science and technologies, scientific sites/observatories of old times, rural technology and crafts museums).
  • The total number of exhibits presented on the website is more than 4000.
  • The number of national level museums covered is 18, regional level 16 and state/district/educational institution/university level is 122.
  • Considering the S&T contents of these diverse exhibits spanning over all the major S&T subjects, the website virtually constitutes a detailed science encyclopedia for school and college students and others.
  • The information provided on the Museums includes location, year of establishment, area of specialisation, other tourist attractions within 10 km, structure and layout, supplementary material provided to visitors, quantum and type of visitors, timing with off-day, whether permission necessary for photography/filming and programmes offered to visitors.
  • The information provided on the Exhibits includes the S&T Field to which they belong, exhibit type and presentation, (whether the exhibit is a panel containing pictures/charts/static model/working model/scaled replica/visual clip, interactive kiosk) and the time required for interaction, S&T content (science behind the exhibit, that is, the background theory/historical evolution/working principle/operation/applications pertaining to the exhibit).
The Project team

Project advice and review

Dr. Anuj Sinha Former Head NCSTC-DST, Dr. B.P. Singh Head NCSTC-DST,
Dr. Ujjwala T. Tirkey Scientist-E NCSTC-DST

Content development and presentation

Ashok Raj

Coordinators (information collection and processing)

Rakesh Kapoor, Madhu Kutariyar, Anupama Rai

Web design & Development

Abhishek Kumar

Data Entry

Dhirendra Kumar, Sandeep Sagar

State-wise information collection on science museums 
  1. Ravi Kashyap (Delhi, Punjab)
  2. Sunil Kulkarni (Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra
  3. Abhay Sinha (Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand)
  4. Madhu Kutariyar (Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, West Bengal)
  5. Pallav Kumar (Bihar, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, West Bengal)
  6. Kushal Dev (Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan)
  7. Ashok Raj (Delhi, Madhya Pradesh)
  8. Tapan Majumdar (Odisha, West Bengal)
  9. Dr. Bathini Madhusree (Andhra Pradesh)
  10. S. K. Singh (Uttar Pradesh)