Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre 


Passion of late Prof V.G. Bhide to stimulate scientific temperament among young children, led to the establishment of Muktangan Exploratory Science Center In 1992. 

The Exploratory started in a modest way in one of the laboratories of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan with the help of funding and donations from generous friends and associates who shared the vision of the founder. Since then the Exploratory has come a long way with the help of generous donations from Slr Dorabjee Tata Trust as well as support from other philanthropic organizations and individuals. 

Basing on the strong foundation built in the last 25 years, we are planning to launch several new initiatives on this occasion shaping the direction for the Exploratory for the next decade and appeal to everyone, the Corporate, Non Resident Indians, Philanthropic organizations to lend a helping hand to strengthen and sustain this institution by donating for our future plans. 

Brief description of the future projects launched in the Silver Jubilee year:-

Spreading the Exploratory concept :

Being located In the city of Pune, the benefit of this methodology has so far reached only the urban population. However, we at Exploratory believe that we have developed significant know-how in this area to structurally promote this concept to far-flung and rural areas by providing teaching aids and training to teachers. 

We have launched the development of teaching aids and training programs and looking for sponsors to support this activity. The program includes development and production of scientific models & kits, training, documentation as well as teachers' training programs, that we intend to promote to reach out to far flung areas in the country. 

Innovation Center :

We believe that development of problem solving ability by creative application of scientific learning , knowledge and other resources will nurture the spirit of creativity and Innovation from an early age. 

To fulfill this objective, we are proposing to establish an Innovation Center where students are encouraged and facilitated to solve real life problems using scientific principles and technologies they learn through interactions with specialist (mentors). In addition to the problem solving skills, the students will also be guided in designing and fabrication of the final solutions.


Exploratory is run purely on public support. Help and support can come in many ways some of which being listed here. 


Sponsorship for a needy student for a full year foundation course Std. 5 to 8 Rs, 4,000 per 
Sponsorship of a batch of needy students for a 
full year foundation course Std. 5 to 8 — minimum 
batch of 15 students 
Rs, 3.000 per 
Sponsorship of school visit for a "Day with 
Exploratory" program. Minimum batch of 50 students 
Rs 150 per 
Sponsorship of annual Inter - School Ouiz 
competition. Full or partial sponsorship possible 
Rs. 1,00,000 Partial sponsorship 
Sponsorship of annual Inter-School Young 
Explorer Project competition. Full or partial 
sponsorship possible 
Rs. 2,00,000 Partial sponsorship 


Establishment of Innovation Hub. Full or partial sponsorship possible  Rs. 30,00,000 Partial sponsorship 
Development of Teaching Aids and Teachers' 
training program for rural education. Full or 
partial sponsorship possible 
Rs. 10,00,000 Partial sponsorship 

Details of on-going programs and new initiatives can be made available upon request. 


Donations to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan entitles the donor 100% income tax rebate under section 80G (2)(a)(iiif) as per Income Tax Act 1960. We also have permission to receive donations in foreign currencies. 

Donations could be made in cash or by cheque favoring "Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan" accompanied by a letter indicating the proceeds be used for Muktangan Exploratory Science Center. Please refer to the attached Sponsorship form.

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