New science centers and museums across India through the Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS)

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The Ministry of Culture is working on creating new science centers and museums across India through the Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS). The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), which operates independently under the Ministry of Culture, is responsible for implementing and developing Science Centers, Cities, Museums, and Innovation Hubs under this scheme.

Over the past four years, new science museums have been established in various states, and the details, including the state-wise and year-wise information, can be found in the attached Annexure.

All Science Centers are open to the public, including school and college students. Additionally, NCSM Science Centers regularly host various annual programs specifically designed for students, such as Science Fairs, Seminars, Science Dramas, Demonstration Lectures, and Traveling Science Exhibitions.

Furthermore, all Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) site museums are accessible to the general public. On special occasions, local school students are invited to participate in cultural events, competitions, heritage walks, and more. Importantly, students under the age of 15 can enter the museums for free.

Science Museums/Science Centre(s) set up by NCSM during the last four years State-wise/year-wise and are functioning under the administrative control of NCSM

 

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No.

Name of the NCSM Unit Year of

Establishment

Located in

State/UT

01. Palampur Science Centre, Palampur May 14, 2022 Himachal Pradesh

 

Science Centres developed by NCSM during the last four years State-wise/year-wise and handed over to States/UT’s after inauguration

 

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No.

Science Centers/Museums Year of

Establishment

Located in

State/UT

01. Bargarh Science Centre, Bargarh January 21, 2020 Odisha
02. Udaypur Science Centre, Tripura February 28,2021 Tripura
03. Sub-Regional Science Centre, Bodhgaya July 20, 2023 Bihar