Overview of the Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a public collecting centre for the history of science in contemporary India.

1901
The oldest archives entry
24
Collections
150K+
Objects
06
Genres of content
01
Volume of the Siddiqi papers, in cubic metres
Summary of Events in Aug 2022 - Jan 2023
2-5
Aug
Tue-Fri

August, Art, Archives

Art – Archives Engagement

..Join us for a series of events by artists, poets and theater practitioners - based on and inspired by work and material at the Archives at NCBS....[Read More]

11
Aug
Thu

What are we doing here? #4

Origins & Shifts

..Our fourth session will be on origins and shifts, in both individual and campus histories.....[Read More]

19
Aug
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Neeraja Sankaran

Historical adventures in virus hunting

..I will be focusing on the rather paradoxical role played by the research on two particular viruses....[Read More]

23
Sep
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Ramachandra Guha

Forty Years an Archive Rat in Five Continents

..Guha will speak of different kinds of primary sources; government documents, personal letters, diaries, court records, fugitive newspaper reports....[Read More]

11
Oct
Tue

Archival Papers Launch

Launch of the MS Swaminathan Papers

..This new collection captures the life and work of MS Swaminathan, the plant geneticist, agricultural scientist, humanist, and scientific administrator. It contains over 48,000 archival objects spanning 80 years,....[Read More]

16
Dec
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Chitranshul Sinha

Coming Apart: A Brief History of Dissent and Sedition

..The talk will discuss this colonial history of one of India’s most controversial laws....[Read More]

17
Dec
Fri

Archives - BangaloREsidency Artist-in-Residence Programme: Line Krom

Dust and Debris in the Archives

..Line Krom is an artist who stirs up dust. For two months, she has been an artist-in-residence at the Archives at NCBS....[Read More]

20
Jan
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Sevanti Ninan

Paradox of the Media: Plentiful yet Unviable, Plentiful yet Unfree

..I explore how and why the media industry expanded and grew in the decade of the 1990s...[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 visit https://archives.ncbs.res.in/contact


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 visit https://archives.ncbs.res.in/contact

Contribute to The Archives

The Archives at NCBS is a public collecting centre for the history of science in contemporary 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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