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Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal – A Great Institution Of Maharashtra & India History

Posted in Current Affairs, History, Pune by Amit Paranjape on July 7, 2010

     

Bharat Itihaas Sanshodhak Mandal

  

Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal (Devnagari: भारत इतिहास संशोधक मंडळ ), Pune is one of the great institutions of Maharashtra and Indian History. It was founded this day, 100 years ago by the great historian Rajwade.    

As the institute celebrates 100 years, it is important to note the historical information treasures that it maintains. These include historical documents (some dating back over 700 years), coins (some as old as 200 B.C.) , artifacts, maps, paintings, rare books and early Marathi newspapers. Some of the institution collection is open for public viewing, while the rest is made available to research scholars. The Mandal (institution) organizes special exhibitions from time to time, where a lot of the collection is on display. This collection has helped many history scholars and researchers over the past 100 years in their research. The Mandal also organizes many training workshops around old launguages/scripts (e.g. the old Modi ‘मोडी’ script).    

Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal is located in Sadashiv Peth Pune (next to Bharat Natya Mandir). It houses:    

Rajwade and Potdar Halls.    

Painting Gallery – Collection of over 1500 paintings (130 on display), including a good collection from the Peshwa Era.    

Khare Museum – Collection of various artifacts across different dynasties: Furniture, Weapons, Canon Balls, etc.    

Library & Archives – These contain a collection of over 800.000 documents in Sanskrit, Marathi, Kannada, Persian and other languages.    

The Mandal has multiple plans in place to expand and better preserve its great collection and is looking for support. For more information, you can contact the Mandal directly at their Pune Office: 1321 Sadashiv Peth, Pune 411 030. Phone: 020-2447 2581    

References:    

1. Bharat Itihas Sanshodhak Mandal Centenary Year Brochure    

2. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharat_Itihas_Sanshodhak_Mandal    

 

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Research Institutions in Pune

Posted in Pune by Amit Paranjape on April 5, 2010

Pune is well-known in India and internationally for being a hub of education and research. It has a wide range of academic & research institutions spanning various domains in science, technology, medicine, agriculture, arts, humanities, law, finance, etc. This blog article is an attempt to list out these various institutions. If you find any missing, please add a comment.

 
University of Pune (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
 
 

Science & Technology

University of Pune  www.unipune.ac.in

One of the top universities in the country, established in 1948.

College Of Engineering Pune (COEP) www.coep.org.in

One of the top engineering colleges in the country. Also, the second oldest engg college in India (Established: 1853).

National Chemical Laboratory http://www.ncl-india.org/

The top research organization in India that is focused on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) http://www.araiindia.com/

A collaborative effort between the Government and Industry, focused on testing and validation of various automotive related technologies.

Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana (Bhaskaracharya Institute of Mathematics) http://www.bprim.org/

Educational and Research Institute in Mathematics

Inter University Center For Astronomy & Astro-Physics (IUCAA) http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/Home.html

Focused on academics research in astronomy and astro-physics.

National Center For Radio Astro-Physics ((NCRA – TIFR) http://ncra.tifr.res.in/

A division of TIFR, focused on research in Astro-physics. (Also involved with the GMRT (Giant Meter Wave Radio Telescope) Project near Naranygaon.

Central Institute Of Road Transport (CIRT) http://www.cirtindia.com

Research on roads and transportation.

Indian Mathematical Society http://www.indianmathsociety.org.in/

Indian Mathematical Society (IMS) is the oldest and the largest Mathematical Society of the Countrywith more than 1600 Life Members. The objects of the Society is the promotion of Mathematical Study and Research. Its central activity is to inspire and encourage researchers, educationists, students and all the mathematics loving persons .

Tata Research Development & Design Center (TRDDC) http://www.tcs-trddc.com

Part of the Tata Group – focused on research in various engineering and computer science related areas.

Computational Research Laboratories (CRL)  http://www.crlindia.com/

CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd. The company is into the R&D and business of High Performance Computing (HPC) services and solutions.

Center For Development In Advanced Computing (CDAC) http://www.cdac.in/

Focused on advanced computing related research. Renowned for developing India’s first supercomputer ‘Param’.

Systems Research Institute (SRI) http://www.sripune.org/

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research IISER http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/

Research and post-graduate academics in Sciences

Indian Meteorological Department http://www.imd.gov.in/

Weather forecasting and analysis

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology IITM http://www.tropmet.res.in/

Weather forecasting and analysis

Central Water & Power Research CWPRS http://cwprs.gov.in/

Agharkar Research Institute http://www.aripune.org/

Bio-sciences, agriculture research

BAIF Development Research Foundation http://www.baif.org.in/aspx_pages/index.asp

Research in rural sustainable development – agriculture, animal sciences and bio-energy.

Vasantdada Sugar Institute http://www.vsisugar.com

Sugarcane and sugar research and process development

Agriculture College http://mpkv.mah.nic.in/PUNECOL.HTM

One of the first Agricultural Research Institutions, established over 100 years ago. Research in various types of crops, cultivation, seeds, etc.

National Center For Research In Grapes http://nrcgrapes.nic.in/

Institute of Bio-Informatics & Bio-Technology (IBB) http://www.unipune.ac.in/snc/institute_of_bioinformatics_and_biotechnology/default.htm

Research in advanced bio-informatics and bio-technology.

BJ Medical College http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._J._Medical_College,_Pune   Academics & Research in the field of Medicine.

Academics and research in medicine.

National Institute of Virology (NIV) http://www.niv.co.in/

Research in virology. WHO Collaborating Center for arboviruses reference and hemorrhagic fever reference and research. National Monitoring Center for Influenza, Japanese encephalitis, Rota , Measles and Hepatitis.

National AIDS Research Center http://www.nari-icmr.res.in/

Various aspects of research on HIV and AIDS through infra-structural development, capacity building & research programs.

National Center for Cell Science http://www.nccs.res.in/

National Center For Research In Onion & Garlic http://nrcog.mah.nic.in/

 

Arts, Humanities, Management & Law

University of Pune www.unipune.ac.in 

Deccan College http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deccan_College_(Pune)  

Film & Television Institute Of India (FTII) www.ftiindia.com

National Film Archives http://nfaipune.nic.in/

ILS Law College www.ilslaw.edu  One of the top Law Colleges in India

Gokhale Institute http://www.gipe.ernet.in/

Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute http://www.bori.ac.in/

Bharat Itihaas Sanshodhak Mandal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharat_Itihas_Sanshodhak_Mandal

Max Mueller Bhuvan http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/poo/enindex.htm

National Institute of Banking Management http://www.nibmindia.org/

Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHADA) http://www.yashada.org/

National Insurance Academy http://www.niapune.com/

International center of excellence in insurance training, education and research

 

Defense Related

DRDO (ARDE, ERDL, HEMR, others) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Research_and_Development_Organisation

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) http://afmc.nic.in

National Defense Academy (NDA) http://www.nda.nic.in/

Defense Institute Of Armament Technology (Previously: Institute of Armament Technology )http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Institute_of_Advanced_Technology

College of Military Engineering (CME) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_Military_Engineering,_Pune,_India

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