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 Jun 2022 - Aug 2022
17
Jun
Fri

Archives Public Lecture Series: Shabnam Virmani

Like a Furious Storm

..The ideas of the radical mystic poet Kabir continue to be expressed and practiced through folk songs..[Read More]

24
Jun
Fri

Obaid Siddiqi Lectures:

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ವನ್ಯಜೀವಿ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ: ನಡೆದು ಬಂದ ಹಾದಿ

..Lecture in Kannada on Wildlife conservation in India: a fifty year retrospective..[Read More]

30
Jun
Thu

What are we doing here? #2

Binary and Beyond

..Our second session will focus on experiences of gender in different spaces of science, from labs to facilities to canteens in institutes....[Read More]

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]

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).

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Groups and organized tours

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