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Who We Are

Science City, Kolkata, a unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and the largest science centre in India, was developed with a onetime capital grant by the administrative ministry. Science City was opened on July 01, 1997 and consists of two facilities, the Science Centre and the Convention Centre. The Science Centre complex comprises Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Science Exploration Hall, Maritime Centre, Earth Exploration Hall and a sprawling Science Park. It has already recorded footfall of more than 29.90 million since its launch and is the major attraction in Kolkata to local residents as well as to the national and international visitors to the metropolis. While in Kolkata one cannot miss this iconic institution combining education and entertainment in sharp contrast to the science museums existing elsewhere in the country. Setting up of Science City on a plot of land once used for dumping of City’s garbage for over 100 years was a total make-over with a welcoming garden of science and environment friendly landscape.

The Convention Centre complex, a unique component of Science City, Kolkata comprises the Main Auditorium of 2232 seating capacity, one Mini Auditorium of 392 seating capacity and a Seminar hall complex consisting of 11 halls ranging from 15 to 100 seating capacity, an indoor (270sq.m.) and an open air exhibition ground (20000 sq. m). The auditoria’s and the seminar halls are fully air-conditioned. The Convention Centre of Science City is a major destination in the city of Kolkata for conventions, conferences, AGMs, trade exhibitions and cultural programmes.

Science City is also a unique example of self sustainability in the Government sector and meets its operation and maintenance expenses from its own revenue generation.


1.Prof. Sibaji Raha
Former Director, Department of Physics, Centenary Campus, Bose Institute
P-1/12, C.I.T. Scheme VII-M, Kolkata-700 054
2.Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay
Vice Chancellor, Amity University
New Town, Action Area-II, Major Arterial Road, Kolkata-700 135
3.Prof. D.P. Mukherjee
Prof. & Head, Electronics & Communication Sciences Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B.T. Road, Kolkata-700 108.
4.Shri Vikram Swarup
Managing Director, Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd.
Paharpur House, 8/1/B Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata-700 027
5.Prof. Dipankar Chakravorty
Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University
Kolkata-700 032
6.Dr. Jayanta Sengupta
Secretary and Curator, Victoria Memorial Hall
1,Queens Way, Kolkata-700 071
7.Shri Manish Jain, IAS
­ Ex-Officio Member
­ Secretary, Department of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal
­ Bikash Bhavan, Eastern Block, 6th Floor, Kolkata-700 091
8.A Representative of Ministry of Culture
Ex-Officio Member
(Not below the rank of Deputy Secretary)
Govt. of India, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110 115
9.Director General
Ex-Officio Member
National Council of Science Museums
Sector-V, Block-GN, Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata-700 091
10.Shri Subhabrata Chaudhuri
Ex-Officio Member
Director, Science City
J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700 046
11.Shri K.S. Murali
Ex-Officio Member
Curator ‘F’, Science City
J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700 046
12.Shri P. Mukhopadhyay
Ex-Officio Member
Curator ‘F’
Science City, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700 046
13.Shri Gafoor K. Shaikh
Non-member Secretary
Controller of Administration, Science City
J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700046