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NCBS: Photographs, Negatives and Slides Collection

Identifier: NI-005

Content Description

The collection of photographs include photos of the construction of the main building of NCBS, the Mandara hostel block, life on the current NCBS campus and at the TIFR IISc campus, conferences and meetings, and profile images for annual reports. The construction photographs are of the NCBS main buildings and the Mandara hostel in Yelahanka. The main building of NCBS was constructed first, followed by the Eastern Labs and the Southern Labs Complex (SLC). The earliest photos in this series date back to the mid 1990s, with views of the landscape and the early foundation work. The collection also includes photographs documenting the place NCBS has taken up in the city of Bangalore.

A large number of photographs chronicle the evolution of the Mandara campus hostel, from the site of the construction in Chikkabommasandra, Yelahanka to the process of construction and the subsequent completed hostel building.

The series on campus life includes images from NCBS and beyond, mostly from student life. And the series on Annual Reports provides a visual cue for the administrative, scientific and architectural work undertaken in the previous year.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2005


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Material is classified into the following series (the first seven series are for photographs). 1: Construction of NCBS Campus. 2: Conferences and Meetings. 3: Life at NCBS. 4: Annual Reports. 5: Images from the TIFR- IISc Campus. 6: Historical photographs of Bangalore 7: Scientific research. 8: Digital media, slides, negatives, and other media


Archives at NCBS, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore -560065


This collection was given to Archives @ NCBS N.Shantha, T.M.Sahadevan and Research Development Office, between 2016 and 2017 and is being processed till date.

Condition Description

The material is in a good condition.

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Part of the Archives at NCBS Repository

National Centre for Biological Sciences - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bangalore Karnataka 560065 India
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