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 Jul 2022 - Oct 2022
15
Jul
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Rukmini S

Data and Democracy

..What will it take for data to deepen Indian democracy?....[Read More]

21
Jul
Thu

What are we doing here? #3

Hacks & Journeys

..Our third session will focus on the PROCESS of doing science or being part of it -- the stuff that doesn't quite fit in that research paper or product. The backstories of science....[Read More]

30
Jul
Sat

Obaid Siddiqi Lectures: MD Madhusudan

Difficult Dialogues: Speaking Science to Conservation in India

..I trace the many tensions between science and practice in conservation, and examine how they have, in turn, impacted our stewardship of wild species and habitats in India...[Read More]

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]

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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