Culture of Creativity

Central Research and Training Laboratory

The substantial growth in the infrastructure of the Science Centre network in India generated continuous demand for technology augmented exhibits and a training base for development of skill and capability in design and fabrication of efficient exhibits and equipment for meaningful science communication. For this purpose, the Central Research & Training Laboratory (CRTL) of the National Council of Science Museums was established as a part of the NCSM headquarters facilities at Salt Lake, Kolkata. It was dedicated to the nation by the then Honourable President of India Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma on 13th March 1993.

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  • Workshop on cyber security

    Looking at the present situation of increasing rate of cybercrime events, beside the regular R&D activities, CRTL and C-DAC, Kolkata had jointly taken up the initiative to generate information security awareness among the Council’s technical fraternity...

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  • Virtual Experiential Museum

    Under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, CRTL has undertaken the responsibility of developing a model city heritage learning centre in the form of a virtual Experiential Museum (VEM). This model can well be the museological template that may be followed by...

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  • Workshop on New Exhibits

    Exhibits make our “museums”. Each exhibit is actually an idea whose inspiration may come from manifold sources. Sometimes artists and scientists think and propose them. Sometimes research articles, news stories, and even YouTube videos spark a new idea for an exhibit.

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  • Workshop on cyber security

    Looking at the present situation of increasing rate of cybercrime events, beside the regular R&D activities, CRTL and C-DAC, Kolkata had jointly taken up the initiative to generate information security awareness among the Council’s technical fraternity...

    Read More
  • Virtual Experiential Museum

    Under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture, CRTL has undertaken the responsibility of developing a model city heritage learning centre in the form of a virtual Experiential Museum (VEM). This model can well be the museological template that may be followed by...

    Read More
  • Workshop on New Exhibits

    Exhibits make our “museums”. Each exhibit is actually an idea whose inspiration may come from manifold sources. Sometimes artists and scientists think and propose them. Sometimes research articles, news stories, and even YouTube videos spark a new idea for an exhibit.

    Read More

Shri A. D. Choudhury

Director General

Science Centres all over the world thrive upon the engine of creativity. Early on in the development of the National Council of Science Museums, its founding stalwarts like Sri Amalendu Bose, Dr. Saroj Ghose, Sri Samar Bagchi, Sri R M Chakrabarti etc. realized that to perpetuate the science centre movement...

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Shri S. P. Pathak

Director

Here in CRTL, we are curious. And we love to make this trait contagious. The importance of intellectual curiosity can hardly be discounted. CRTL was formed with a mandate of not to repeat but to create. And therein curiosity served as our mantra. Believing that a curious mind is an ever active mind...

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Latest Projects

Uniting India: Sardar Patel Exhibition

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a unique digital exhibition titled “United India: Sardar Patel” on 31st ...

National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC)

The National Museum of Indian Cinema (MNIC), a first-of-its-kind in India, was developed by CRTL in collaboration with the Films ...

Shri Chaitanya Mahapravu Museum

On the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, CRTL has taken up the responsibility of developing the ...

Hall of Biomedical Genomics

In collaboration with the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics CRTL is developing a 2000 sq. ft. display hall on the cutting edge ...