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
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.