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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum19A, Gurusaday Road, Kolkata 700019, India Phone: 2289 2815 www.bitm.gov.in
AboutBirla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), a unit under National Council of Science Museums [NCSM], Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is at Gurusaday Road, Kolkata. The first science museum in India was set up by the industrialist Ghanshyam Das Birla at BITS, in Pilani in a hall (185 sq.mt area) of the Tower Building. The museum depicted mainly the industries and business enterprises of the Birlas. The museum was opened to the public in 1954. Ten years later the museum was shifted to the present building. The second science museum was mooted by Professor K S Krishnan, physicist and the then Director of National Physical Laboratory (NPL), he was inspired and encouraged by the then prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.