ABOUT INC-ICOM CHAIRMANS

Dr. Saroj Ghose
Former Chairman of INC-ICOM
Former Global President of ICOM

Padmabhusan Dr Saroj Ghose, former President of ICOM Paris (1992-98), and retired Director General of NCSM in India (1979-97); educated as electronic control engineer in India and USA; has been instrumental in developing a large chain of 26 interactive science centres all over India, including the Science City at Kolkata; developed a large fleet of mobile science exhibition buses and outdoor science parks; brought in the concept of high-tech story-telling museum in the country by setting up Kolkata Museum in Town Hall and Parliament Museum in Delhi. At present developing a giant Science City in Ahmedabad and National Science Museum in Yemen.

Specialisation: conceptual development and design of interactive exhibits for science centres and history museums.

Positions held in ICOM: Chairman of INC-ICOM (1984-90), Chairman of ICOM-ASPAC (1989-92), Vice-President of ICOM-CECA (1974-80), Vice-President of ICOM-CIMUSET (1983-89), Member Exe Council of ICOM (1989-92), President of ICOM Paris (1992-98).

Honours & Awards: Padmashree and Padmabhusan from President of India, Indira Gandhi Award from Indian National Science Academy, Primo Rovis Award from Trieste International Foundation, Fellow Membership for life time achievement from the Association of Science Technology Centres (ASTC) in USA, National Award for S&T Popularisation from Govt of India, and D.Sc.(Honoris Causa) from North Bengal University.

Other details of Dr Saroj Ghose
ICOM membership no: 5071
Date of Birth:
01 September, 1935
Address: 4A Suryadeep Apt., 112G Salimpur Road, Kolkata 700031
Phone: +91-33-2413-7561, +91-33-2414-4855, +91-9830778979, +91-9830788779
Email ID: sarojghose@yahoo.co.uk
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