Art & Music

NATIONAL ART ACADEMIES

Lalit Kala Akademi: was set up in October 1954. It is devoted to the promotion of the study and research in painting, sculpture, architecture and the applied arts.

The Akademi (i) co-ordinates the activities of the regional or State Academies, (ii) encourages exchange of ideas among various schools of arts, (iii) publishes literature and fosters inter-regional and international contacts through exhibitions, exchange of personnel and of art objects.

Sangeet Natak Akademi: was inaugurated in January 1953. Its main task is the survey of and research in different art forms of India. It records and films the art forms. It organises and sponsors seminars and festivals to develop art. It also establishes new art institutions.

Sahitya Akademi: was inaugurated in March 1954. It seeks to achieve improved standards in the field of literature. It aims at fostering and coordinating literary activities in all the Indian languages to create among the people the consciousness of the basic unity of the literature in various Indian languages and thus to promote through them the cultural unity of the country.

National Book Trust of India: was set up in 1957. It seeks to (i) encourage the production of good literature and make available such literature at moderate prices to all institutions and o the public, (ii) the Trust aims at publishing standard works on education, science and culture, (iii) it also aims at publishing classical Indian literature, translation of foreign classics and of Indian classics from one regional language to another. The publication of all such works of the Trust is undertaken by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

CLASSICAL SCHOOLS

There are two classical Schools of Indian Music: (1) Hindustani School of the North and (2) Karnatic School of the South.

Classical Schools of Dancing: Bharatnatyam, a dance style of classical dancing in Tamil Nadu. Manipuri, a dance style of Manipur. Kathak, a dance style which has its origin in northern India (Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh). Kathakali and Mohiniuttam are classical dance styles of Kerala. Odissi, a dance style of Orissa. Kuchipudi, a dance style of Andhra Pradesh.

Trinity of Carnatic Music: Thiagaraja, Muthuswami Deekshithar and Syam Sastri.

Mathura School of Art: was influenced by Gandhara School of Art.

Gopuram: was the main feature of South Indian temple architecture.

 

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National Laboratories, Institutions Etc.

Functions of National Laboratories: The National Laboratories undertake basic and applied research with special reference to the problems of industries falling within their spheres. These laboratories are actively associated with the work of industrial development and standardisation, each having its own detailed programme of work drawn up by expert committees.

  • Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Ballistic Research Center, Gandhinagar
  • Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee (Uttarakhand).
  • Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Central Electro-Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu).
  • Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani (Rajasthan).
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore (Karnataka).
  • Central Fuel Research Institute, Dhanbad (Jharkhand).
  • Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Central Institute for Mushroom Research, Solan (Himachal Pradesh).
  • Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur (West Bengal).
  • Central Mining Research Station, Dhanbad (Jharkhand).
  • Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi (Delhi).
  • Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute, Bhavnagar (Gujarat).
  • Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh.
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand).
  • Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • National Biological Laboratory (in Planning), Palampur, Kangra Dist. (Himachal Pradesh).
  • National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (Maharashtra).
  • National Environment Engineering Institute, Nagpur (Maharashtra).
  • National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • National Institute of Oceanography, Panaji (Goa).
  • National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand).
  • National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi (Delhi).
  • Pulsars Research Laboratory, Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Jorhat (Assam), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • Structural Engineering Research Centre, Roorkee (Uttarakhand) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Visveswarayya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bengaluru (Karnataka).

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND ATOMIC ENERGY

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (formerly the Atomic Energy Establishment), Trombay near Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Centre for Advance Technology (CAT), Indore.
  • High Altitude Research Laboratory, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir).
  • Indian Cancer Research Centre, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam (Chennai, Tamil Nadu).
  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Seismic Research Centre, Gaurividanur near Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Maharashtra).

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTES

  • Bharat Opthalmic Glass Limited, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Bose Research Institute, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
  • Central Cocoanut Research Station, Kasergod (Kerala).
  • Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • Central Inland Fisheries Research Station, Barrackpore (West Bengal).
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Ernakulam (Kerala).
  • Central Jute Technological Research Institute, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Central Marine Research Station, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur (West Bengal).
  • Central Mining Research Station, Dhanbad (Jharkhand).
  • Central Mushroom Research Institute, Solan (Himachal Pradesh).
  • Central Research Laboratory, Chepauk, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack (Odisha).
  • Central State Farm, Suratgarh (Rajasthan).
  • Central Tobacco Research Station, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi.
  • Fluid Control Research Institute, Kanjikod West (Kerala).
  • Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand).
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad (Telengana)
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Indian Institute of Sugar Technology, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Indian Lac Research Institute, Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Indian Space Research Organisation, Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Institute of Microbial Technology, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana).
  • National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur (Maharashtra).
  • National Remote Sensing Station, Shadnagar, near Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • National Sugar Research Institute, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES

  • All-India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
  • All-India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Patna (Bihar), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Raipur (Chattisgarh) and Rishikesh (Uttarkhand).
  • All-India Malaria Institute, Delhi.
  • Central Research Institute, Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh).
  • Haffkine Institute, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Indian Institute of Experimental Medicine, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar (Uttarakhand) and Izatnagar (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Institute of Ayurvedic Studies and Research, Jamnagar (Gujarat).
  • National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi.
  • Nutrition Research Laboratory, Coonoor (Tamil Nadu).
  • Tuberculosis Institute, Delhi.

GOVERNMENT INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS

Atomic Power Projects: (1) Rajasthan Atomic Power Station, Rawatbhata, near Chittorgarh (Rajasthan), (2) Tarapur Near Mumbai (Maharashtra), (3) Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu), (4) Narora Atomic Power Station near Bulandshahr, (Uttar Pradesh), (5) Kakrapar Atomic Power Station near Surat (Gujarat), (6) Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant near Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) and (7) Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant near Uttara Kannada (Karnataka).

  • Bharat Electronics Ltd., Jalahalli, Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., (1) Ranipur, Hardwar (Uttarakhand), (2) Ramchandrapuram, Hyderabad (Telengana), (3) Tiruverumbur, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu).
  • Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Ltd., Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Bokaro Steel Ltd., Bokaro, District Hazaribagh (Jharkhand).
  • Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan, District Burdwan (West Bengal).
  • Cochin Refineries Ltd., Cochin (Kerala).
  • Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi.
  • The Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd., Alwaye (Kerala).
  • Garden Reach Workshops Ltd., Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Heavy Electricals (India) Ltd., Piplani, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd., P.O. Dhurwa, Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Heavy Machine Building Plant, Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd., (1) Pimpri, Pune (Maharashtra) and (2) Rishikesh (Uttarakhand).
  • Hindustan Aircraft Factory, Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Hindustan Cables Ltd., Rupnarainpur, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal).
  • Hindustan Housing Factory Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Hindustan Insecticides Ltd., (1) New Delhi (2) Alwaye (Kerala). (D.D.T. factories are at New Delhi and Alwaye).
  • Hindustan Latex Ltd., Peroorkada, Trivandrum (Kerala).
  • Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd., (1) Bengaluru (Karnataka), (2) Pinjore (Haryana), (3) Kalamassery (Kerala), (4) Hyderabad (Telengana), (5) Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir).
  • Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd., Rasayani, Distt. Kolaba (Maharashtra).
  • Hindustan Photo Films Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Ootacamund (Tamil Nadu).
  • Hindustan Salts Ltd., Jaipur (Rajasthan).
  • Hindustan Shipyards Ltd., (1) Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and (2) Cochin (Kerala).
  • Hindustan Steel Ltd., Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • Hindustan Teleprinters Ltd., Chennai (Tamil Nadu). Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Udaipur (Rajasthan).
  • India Government Silver Refinery, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • India Rare Earths Ltd., Alwaye (Kerala).
  • Indian Telephone Industries Ltd., Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  • Instrumentation Ltd., Kota (Rajasthan).
  • Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Kolar Gold Mining Undertakings, Oorgaum, (Karnataka).
  • Machine-Tool Prototype Factory, Ambernath (Maharashtra).
  • Mazagon Dock Ltd., Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • National Instruments Ltd., Jadavpur, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd., Neyveli (Tamil Nadu).
  • Optical Glass (Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute), Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Pyrites and Chemicals Development Co., Ltd., Dehri-on-Sone, District Shahabad (Bihar).

ACADEMIES AND INSTITUTES

  • Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • Air Defence and Guided Missiles School, Gopalpur (Odisha).
  • Air Force Administrative Staff College, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).
  • Air Force Flying College, Jodhpur (Rajasthan).
  • Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar.
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (Maharashtra). Central Institute of Languages, Mysore (Karnataka).
  • Central Sanskrit Institute, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh).
  • College of Military Engineering, Kirkee, Pune (Maharashtra).
  • College of Satellite Communication Technology, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
  • Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Nilgiri Hills (Tamil Nadu).
  • Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (Maharashtra).
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling (West Bengal).
  • Indian Forest Academy, Dehra Dun (Uttarakhand).
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
  • Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
  • Indian Institutes of Technology, (1) Kharagpur, (2) Kanpur, (3) Chennai,
  • (4) Mumbai and (5) Delhi.
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (Uttarakhand). Indian Naval Academy, Cochin (Kerala).
  • Indian School of Mines and Applied Geology, Dhanbad (Jharkhand).
  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademic, Rai Bareli (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Institute of Airport Management, New Delhi.
  • Institute of Social Studies, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Internal Security Academy (CRPF), Mt. Abu (Rajasthan).
  • International Flight Training School, Kancharpura, near Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh).
  • National Defence College, New Delhi.
  • National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla near Pune (Maharashtra).
  • National Industrial Academy, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.
  • National Open University, New Delhi.
  • National Police Academy, Abu Road (Rajasthan).
  • National School of Drama and Asian Theatre, New Delhi.
  • Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala (Punjab).
  • Numismatology Institute, Nasik (Maharashtra)
  • Paratroopers Training College, Agra (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun (Uttarakhand).
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi.
  • School of Foreign Languages, New Delhi.
  • School of Tropical Medicines, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Water Management Engineering Laboratory, New Delhi.
  • Wildlife Institute of India, Chandravani (Uttarakhand).

MISCELLANEOUS INSTALLATIONS, CENTRES ETC.

  • Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Agro Industries Corporation, Chandigarh.
  • Archaeological Survey of India, India Museum, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Artificial Limb Centre, Pune (Maharashtra).
  • Bhabha Auditorium, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Birla Planetarium, Kolkata (West Bengal) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu).
  • Central Board of Film Censors, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Central Board of Geophysics, Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • Central Tractor Organisation, New Delhi.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
  • Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd., Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • Currency Printing Press (or India Security Press), Nasik Road (Maharashtra).
  • Directorate of Research Co-ordination and Industrial Liaison, New Delhi.
  • Directorate of Scientific and Technological Personnel, New Delhi.
  • High Altitude Cosmic Ray Laboratory, Gulmarg (Jammu & Kashmir).
  • Hindustan Aluminium Corporation, Renukoot (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre, New Delhi.
  • India Security Press, Nasik Road (Maharashtra).
  • Indo-Australian Sheep Farm, Hissar (Haryana).
  • Inter-University Centre on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Poona University, Pune (Maharashtra).
  • Mafatlal Scientific and Technical Museum, Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • Meteorological Observatory, Pune (Maharashtra) and Delhi.
  • National Archives of India, New Delhi.
  • National Atlas Organisation, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • National Coal Development Corporation, Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • National Dairy Development Board, Anand (Gujarat).
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • National Library, Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • National Museum, New Delhi.
  • Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi, Mumbai and Ludhiana.
  • Nuclear Science Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
  • Publication and Information Directorate (including Indian Languages Unit), New Delhi.
  • Rabindra Rangshala (Open-air Theatre), New Delhi.
  • Rangapur Observatory, Rangapur near Hyderabad (Telengana).
  • Research Survey and Planning Organisation, New Delhi.
  • Rocket Launching Station, (1) Thumba near Trivandrum (Kerala) and (2) Sriharikota Island (Andhra Pradesh).
  • Security Paper Mill, Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Seismological Observatory, Shillong (Assam).
  • Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad (Gujarat).
  • Space Weather Reading Centre, at Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata (West Bengal).
  • Solar Physics Observatory, Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu).