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IARC' Centre for Science & Culture

IARC’ Centre for Science & Culture functions as an outreach arm of IARC primarily to drive space sciences related initiatives. Please see the details of our past programs (from 2007 to 2014) below.

To download content created by IARC under various programs as per science commons click on Downloads.

Current Activities

Diploma Programs

Our widely acclaimed International Diploma Programs have now got a complete makeover and will be launched in June-July 2016.

The Diploma Programs in Astrobiology, Astronomy and Cosmology will be available through our new online learning platform.

Note: participants from 2010-2011 are requested to write to for any clarifications / support wrt exams and certificates.

Future Activities

National Space Sciences Curriculum

National Space Sciences Curriculum (NSSC) is India’s only curriculum program that exposes school students to various aspects of space sciences including career opportunities. NSSC will be available for all education boards in India; it will be launched in 2016.

Past Activities

Ode to Mars - International Limerick Contest

This year has been special for Earth and Mars. The MAVEN and Mangalyaan spacecrafts both successfully reached Mars while rover Curiosity, after a two year-long hike across Martian desert finally reached the base of Mount Sharp.

IARC’ National Space Sciences Curriculum & Conferences (iNSSC) is celebrating World Space Week 2014 as well as Earth Science Week 2014 through an international limerick contest; an Ode to Mars.

Return ticket to Mars

On September 22nd 2014, NASA’ MAVEN Spacecraft will reach Mars.

On September 24th 2014, ISRO’ Mars Orbiter Spacecraft will reach Mars.

On September 23rd 2014, You can reach Mars.

In a first of its kind event in Mumbai, you can interact with scientists as well as enjoy official film screenings of the spacecraft missions to Mars

Rio+21 IYWC India Program (2013 - 2014)

Rio+21 - International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC) India Program in association with IYWC promotes Water Cooperation and Sustainable Development. It is a part of the accepted and listed commitment with United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).

UNCSD Rio+20 India Program (2012 - 2013)

Rio+20 India Program is spearheaded by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre in association with Rio+20 to promote United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). It consists of; 1. Rio+20 Certification Program For Schools and Colleges and 2. Rio+20 Certification Workshops.

Note: From 2014 onwards, Rio India Programs will be driven through IARC’ Centre for United Nations.

IYF 2011 Certification Program (2011 - 2012)

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests (IYF 2011). It is a global platform to celebrate people’s action to sustainably manage the forests of the world. IARC offered a nation-wide program in association with International Year of Forests 2011 - Celebrating Forests For People.

Extraterrestrial First Campaign (2010)

IARC was an official partner of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiative The International Year of Biodiversity 2010.

Science Day (2009)

National Science Day 2009 Essay Challenge

NASA Contact Program (2008)

A Contact Program to spread awareness about the Stardust Mission – Stardust@home

Science Day (2007)

National Science Day 2007 Essay Challenge