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Setting up of Method of Science Exhibition - NCERT - file 2

This file consists of the list of materials that were used to set up the Method of Science Exhibition in Delhi when it was under the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This file also includes guidelines for the personnel regarding the tasks required for the setup of the exhibition.

Setting up of Method of Science Exhibition - NCERT - file 1

This file consists of the list of materials that were used to set up the Method of Science Exhibition in Delhi when it was under the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This file also includes guidelines for the personnel regarding the tasks required for the setup of the exhibition. This file includes a few handwritten notes too.

Setting up of CCMB - file 2

This file contains revised estimates for 1976-77and budget estimates for 1977-78, a note on the foreign exchange allotment, significant research work done at CCMB (1982-1983), and a report of the committee constituted by the Director-General, CSIR, to make recommendations on the proposal for the setting up of CCMB. Enclosures are retained as found. The first half of the file can be found in 'Setting up - file 1'.

Setting up of CCMB - file 1

This file contains a list of contents, documents on the justification for the location of the proposed centre for research and development at RRLH, and a provisional recommendation of the Director-General, CSIR. It also contains a draft charter for scientists and for CCMB along with a note on the method of selection of research fellows and a suggested budget for CCMB. Enclosures are retained as found. The remaining pages for this file can be found in 'Setting up - file 2'.

Sections V, VI & IX previous version - part 2

Contains draft of exhibition content from pages 40 to 58 and loose papers from two more booklets. Some pages are missing. For other versions of the draft refer to 'NCERT Exhibition' content draft - part 2 and 'Sections V, VI & IX' - part 2.

Sections V, VI & IX - part 1

Contains draft of exhibition content from pages 1 to 30. Pages 5 and 6 are missing. For earlier version of the draft refer to 'NCERT Exhibition' content draft - part 1

Second revised and annotated draft of 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' - part 3

Another iteration of the revised and annotated draft of the 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' exists, and it is also stored since the annotations in this version differ from the previous one. This draft is further divided into six parts for better preservation, and this file contains the third part of this draft.

Second revised and annotated draft of 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' - part 2

Another iteration of the revised and annotated draft of the 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' exists, and it is also stored since the annotations in this version differ from the previous one. This draft is further divided into six parts for better preservation, and this file contains the second part of this draft.

Second revised and annotated draft of 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' - part 1

Another iteration of the revised and annotated draft of the 'Research Proposal on Nutritional Control of Transitional Errors' exists, and it is also stored since the annotations in this version differ from the previous one. This draft is further divided into six parts for better preservation, and this file contains the first part of this draft. This file also contains a short handwritten note with a date on it, which is retained as found.

Scientific temper

This series contains speeches, correspondence, administrative records, articles and writings, printed materials, newspaper articles, and handwritten notes. PM Bhargava was deeply involved in discussions on scientific temper and critical of religious practices which invoked supernatural powers. Here we find records documenting radio speeches delivered on the subject, administrative records belonging to the Society for the Promotion of Scientific Temper, papers pertaining to the Nehru Centre in Bombay, reports on the Seminar on ‘Scientific Temper and Spiritual Values’ held at the Centre in 1983, correspondence with individuals about superstition and godmen, and Bhargava's own writings. A large number of letters are exchanged between PM Bhargava and Makarand Paranjape, and another set of exchanges is with Meera Ananda. The Statements, Articles, and Writings subseries contains a 1980 signed statement on scientific temper with correspondence around the drafting of the same. It also includes a published article by PM Bhargava.

Bhargava, Pushpa Mittra, 1928-2017

Scientific Programme at the occasion of the formal dedication of the new complex of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Hyderabad 500 007, India, by the Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, on Thursday, 26th November 1987

This file consists of the annexures that were to be sent as enclosures with the letters in 'Correspondence on invitation to formal dedication of new complex of CCMB to PM Rajiv Gandhi'. This file comprises two copies of the annexure, one of which has additional pages and annotations.

Science Today -2

This file contains September 1980 to January 1985 issues of 'The Method of Science' by PM Bhargava published in Science Today. The articles are arranged chronologically but many issues are missing. It also contains an annotated page and an original page from 1985 January issue.

Science Today - 1

This file contains January to August, 1980 issues of 'The Method of Science' by PM Bhargava published in Science Today. It also contains three letters about homeopathy and one more page from the January 1980 issue.

Report of the Committee Appointed by the Governing Body of CSIR : to Review - and Make Recommendations in Regard to - the Plans of the CCMB - file 2

This file consists of a compilation that is in bound book form. This document includes a more in-depth report on the committee that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) governing body appointed to make suggestions regarding the plans of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). This bound book includes a contents page, a diagram, and thirteen appendices. 'Report of the Committee Appointed by the Governing Body of CSIR : to Review - and Make Recommendations in Regard to - the Plans of the CCMB - file 1' is the same as this file. However, both copies are preserved since both have different annotations on the cover.

Report of the Committee Appointed by the Governing Body of CSIR : to Review - and Make Recommendations in Regard to - the Plans of the CCMB - file 1

This file consists of a compilation that is in bound book form. This document includes a more in-depth report on the committee that the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) governing body appointed to make suggestions regarding the plans of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). This bound book includes a contents page, a diagram, and thirteen appendices. 'Report of the Committee Appointed by the Governing Body of CSIR : to Review - and Make Recommendations in Regard to - the Plans of the CCMB - file 2' is the same as this file. However, both copies are preserved since both have different annotations on the cover.

Religion and atheism

This series contains a variety of documents, including correspondence, newspaper articles, journal articles, and publications in the form of brochures and booklets. These records span the years 1976 to 2015 and cover topics like religious beliefs, atheism, and secularism. Handwritten notes include notecards with the titles of journal articles written on them. The journal articles cover a range of subjects, including an article by Martin Gardner on David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti. The publications consist largely of booklets published by the Atheist Centre and the Indian Secular Society. One subseries containing miscellaneous records pertains to Kalki Bhagavan, a self-styled Indian godman. One unsigned written statement is a four-paged critique of Satya Sai Baba.

Bhargava, Pushpa Mittra, 1928-2017

Receipts and slips pertaining to Helen Haldane's estate - file 1

This file contains the first set of receipts and slips pertaining to Helen Haldane's estate. It includes accompanying letters. The documents were found numbered from one to forty-eight and have been kept in the same order as found. An envelope containing currency notes has been added to this file by the archivist.

Pushpa Mittra Bhargava Fonds

  • IN APUA PMB
  • Fonds
  • 1928-2017

The Pushpa Mittra Bhargava Fonds contains documents, paintings, postal stamps, matchboxes and objects. The documents include his notable writings, research papers, correspondence with eminent personalities, handwritten notes, and newspaper articles.

Bhargava, Pushpa Mittra, 1928-2017

Publications

This series contains the important publications that Pushpa Mittra Bhargava kept in his collection. The first subseries contains 123 issues of Vijnan Karmee, the official publication of the Association of Scientific Workers of India (ASWI). These issues span a period from May 1949 to October 1968. The monthly magazine addresses scientific subjects and discussions in the field of science in India and includes articles and essays by contributors such as Joliot-Curie, JD Bernal, CV Raman, DD Kosambi, Niels Bohr, and many others.

The magazine also covers issues related to the Association of Scientific Workers of India and the broader scientific community in India. They have been arranged chronologically. Certain issues bear handwritten inscriptions by PM Bhargava.

Provisional recommendations of the committee and justification for location of the proposed centre for research and development in cellular and molecular biology

This file contains provisional recommendations of the committee constituted by the Director-General, CSIR, to make recommendations on the proposal of the Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), Hyderabad, for setting up an Autonomous Advanced Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology at RRL. It contains appendices and a justification for the location of the proposed centre for research and development in cellular and molecular biology at RRLH along with an annexure. This file also contains a few handwritten notes.

Proposed canteen block elevation - enclosure

This file contains an architectural drawing of the elevation of the proposed canteen block at CCMB, Hyderabad which was enclosed with a letter. It was signed on 6 February 1984. It is marked as DRG NO. 3. The letter can be found in the file 'Correspondence with associated architectural drawings'.

Proposed canteen block at CCMB, Hyderabad

This file has a drawing for the construction of the proposed canteen; the details of its cost are in 'CCMB's administrative and budgetary documents from 1984 - file 2'. This is the architectural drawing of the 'Proposed canteen block at CCMB' and has annotations in a red sketch pen on it. Even though these floor plans lack a date, they were affixed to the 1984-dated budget estimates, hence retained with documents from 1984.

Proposed canteen block at CCMB, Hyderabad

This file has a drawing for the construction of the proposed canteen; the details of its cost are in 'CCMB's administrative and budgetary documents from 1984 - file 2'. This is the architectural drawing of the 'Proposed canteen block at CCMB' and has annotations in a red sketch pen on it. Even though these floor plans lack a date, they were affixed to the 1984-dated budget estimates, hence retained with documents from 1984.

Proposed canteen block at CCMB, Hyderabad

This file has a drawing for the construction of the proposed canteen; the details of its cost are in 'CCMB's administrative and budgetary documents from 1984 - file 2'. This is the architectural drawing of the 'Proposed canteen block at CCMB' and has annotations in a red sketch pen on it. This also has a small handwritten note. Even though these floor plans lack a date, they were affixed to the 1984-dated budget estimates, hence retained with documents from 1984.

Plans for National Biological Laboratory

This file contains two plans for the National Biological Laboratory. The first is a booklet titled 'National Biological Laboratory: A Plan' along with a copy of the same. The third is a handwritten document titled 'Tentative plan for NBL.'

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