Ministry of Culture is developing new science centres/museums across the country under Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPoCS). National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, is the implementing agency for developing Science Centres/Cities/Museums/Innovation Hubs under SPoCS Scheme. Details of new science museums opened in the country during the last four years, State-wise, year-wise, is annexed at Annexure.

All Science Centres are open for public including school & college students. In addition to this, various NCSM Science Centres also organize several annual programmes for School & College students like Science Fairs, Science Seminars, Science Drama, Science Demonstration Lectures, Travelling Science Exhibitions etc.

Further, all ASI site museums are also open to the general public. On special days, students from local schools are also invited for participation in various cultural events, competitions, heritage walks etc. Students below the age of 15 years get free entry to the museums.

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

Sl.No.Name of the NCSM UnitYear ofEstablishmentLocated inState/UT
01.Palampur Science Centre, PalampurMay 14, 2022Himachal Pradesh

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

Sl.No.Science Centers/MuseumsYear ofEstablishmentLocated inState/UT
01.Bargarh Science Centre, BargarhJanuary 21, 2020Odisha
02.Udaypur Science Centre, TripuraFebruary 28,2021Tripura
03.Sub-Regional Science Centre, BodhgayaJuly 20, 2023Bihar

This information was given by Union Minister for Culture, Tourism And Development of North Eastern Region Shri G.Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.

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