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21 Science Centres/Cities Projects Taken Up During 12th & 13th Plan Period

National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), an autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Culture, is engaged in establishment of Regional Science Centres/Science Cities throughout the country. The Science Centre   projects are taken up by NCSM in a phased manner depending upon the availability of resources, project-handling capacity of NCSM and the existing level of Science centre activities in a particular State and also the support/initiative of the State/UT Govt. desirous of having Science Centres . It is stated that setting up a Planetarium is not a part of the “Science Cities Scheme” administered by Ministry of Culture. NCSM, however, has expertise and does set up planetaria on full funding from States /UT Government.

 Science Centres/Cities projects which have been/shall be taken up during 12th & 13th Plan Period in a phased manner is given below:-


Sl. No. Name of Regional Science Centres presently being set up by NCSM State/Union Territory Status of the Project/Likely to be completed
01 Regional Science Centre, Dehradun Uttarakhand September 2015
02 Regional Science Centre, Kottayam Kerala June 2018
03 Regional Science Centre, Mysore Karnataka June 2018
04 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Bargarh Odisha November 2016
05 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur Tripura November 2016
06 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Palampur Himachal Pradesh Feb-Mar 2018
07 Science City, Guwahati Assam  


Under implementation

08 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Srinagar J & K
09 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh
10 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Udaipur Rajasthan
11 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Kokrajhar Assam
12 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Mayabunder A&N Islands
13 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh  





Under Planning

14 Regional Science Centre, Chandigarh UT,Chandigarh
15 Sub- Regional Science Centre, Kumaun Uttarakhand
16 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Ambala Haryana
17 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Gaya Bihar
18 Regional Science Centre, Allahabad/Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
19 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Amritsar/Bhatinda Punjab
20 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Dadra-Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu Dadra-Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
21 Sub-Regional Science Centre, Tumkur Karnataka

These Science Cities/Centres will be set up by NCSM within 54 months (for Science Cities), 33 months (for Regional Science Centres) & 27 months (for Sub- Regional Science Centres)  from the date  of start of the work in each case and after  the project is finalized by the  State Government and infrastructure facilities like land  are made available to NCSM.

In order to popularize science and technology for the benefits of students and for the common man, these Science Centres in addition to the static exhibition galleries, organized many mobile museum travelling exhibitions, seminars, popular lectures, science camps, science fairs, training programmes etc., for teachers, students, housewives and others as well as “out-of-school educational activities” apart from administering the Science Centres during the last three years.

 This information was given by the Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma in reply to an unstarred question today in Rajya Sabha.