NCSTC Logo Science Popularization Website

ABOUT THE WEBSITE

The Project Team

  • 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 include its 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 include 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).

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

Contents development and presentation

Ashok Raj

Coordinators (information collection and processing)

Rakesh Kapoor

Ms. Madhu Kutariyar

Anupama Rai

Web design & Development

Abhishek Kumar

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. Ms. 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)

Department of Science & Technology,
Govt. of India, New Delhi

Development Research and Communication Group