National Science Centre, Delhi

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National Science Centre, Delhi

National Science Centre, Delhi is one of the largest Science Centre in Asia and it is popularly known amongst its visitors as, “A Dream Castle for One and All”. The iconic structure of the Centre is an exemplary landmark in the arena of modern architecture which is strategically located in the vicinity of the commercial exhibition hub of India i.e. Pragati Maidan Complex. The Annual footfall to the Centre is more than half a million visitors. Nobel Laureates, Eminent Scientists & Technocrats, Astronauts, Museum Professionals and many more luminaries from various fields are its regular visitors. The primary objective of the Centre is to engage , educate and entertain the visitors through thematic exhibitions, interactive educational activities and outreach programmes.
National Science Centre, Delhi, was inaugurated on 9th January 1992 by Shri P V Narsimha Rao, the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. National Science Centre, Delhi, is a unit of National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), which itself has 27 Science Centres & Science Cities under its umbrella. NCSM is funded and governed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Objectives

  • Popularisation of Science among the general public at large & students in particular.
  • Efforts to achieve scientific literacy in the country.
  • To inculcate Scientific Awareness & Scientific Temper.
  • To organise various educational programmes for the benefit of students, teachers & society.
  • Supporting curriculum based education at school & college level by imparting teachers training.
  • Encouraging inquisitive minds to inculcate innovative ideas.
  • Display & demonstration of progress & achievements in various fields in science and technology.
  • “Learning To Do”, “Learn Through Fun” have been chosen as mode of learning.
  • Preserving the Science & Technology Heritage of the country.

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