Overview of the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a collecting archive for the history of contemporary biology in India.

1901
The oldest archives entry
18
Collections
49K+
Objects
06
Genres of content
01
Volume of the Siddiqi papers, in cubic metres
Summary of Events in Oct 2019 - Feb 2020
16
Oct
Wed

Archives Public Lecture Series: V Geetha

In these Times: Three Conversations against Hatred

These are trying times - especially for those engaged in conversations on history, memory, identity and community. Where we need multiple...[Read More]

21
Nov
Thu

Archives Public Lecture Series: Usha Ramanathan

Body politic(s): A recent history of technology, databases and the human person

...The acronyms have been exploding: UID, NPR, NRC, NATGRID, UPI, NETRA, DNA. There is a database hiding in each...[Read More]

13
Dec
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Samanth Subramanian

A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of JBS Haldane

When JBS Haldane died, in Bhubhaneswar in 1964, he was technically an Indian scientist, having acquired citizenship...[Read More]

10
Jan
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Gautam Bhatia

The Transformative Constitution

We think of Independence as a moment of political transformation from the erstwhile colonial regime to a democratic and republican government. The Indian Constitution is...[Read More]

22
Jan
Wed

Archives Screenings and Readings Series: Anand Kamalakar

Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate

"Salam" is a feature length documentary about the Nobel prize winning Pakistani physicist, Abdus Salam. The film reveals the extraordinary life of the charismatic Abdus Salam...[Read More]

10
Feb
Mon

Winter School in Public History 2020

Public Lives of Objects

The Centre for Public History, Srishti and Archives at NCBS announce the first Winter School in Public History 2020: Public Lives of Objects...[Read More]

12
Feb
Wed

Winter School in Public History 2020

Panel Discussion: The Lives of Objects -- Tracing the Past in the Present

Objects carry traces of the past in the materiality...[Read More]

14
Feb
Fri

Archives Exhibition: Anna Spudich and Matrika Design Collaborative

Herbs, Maps & Medicine: An interpretive exhibition of commerce and spice

Trading in pepper, silk and other treasures....[Read More]

Visit the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is located in the Eastern Labs Complex basement within the NCBS campus. Follow the signs from the NCBS reception. Or call us at +91-80-2366-6011.

Location

Archive at the National Centre for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore – 560065. Karnataka. India


Visiting Hours

10:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Monday – Friday).

For questions, directions or more information, please write in to archives@ncbs.res.in or call at +91-80-2366-6011.


Groups and organized tours

Curious about how an archive gets built? We are happy to conduct tours for groups of up to 10-15 people. Please write in to archives@ncbs.res.in or call at +91-80-2366-6011.

Contribute to The Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a collecting archive for the history of contemporary biology in India. It needs support from thousands of individuals to build a diverse, rich public resource. Do you have something that we can help preserve and make available to the public? Not sure? Whatever your state of mind, why don’t you send us a note and we’ll help figure things out.

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