Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi - 110 002
The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the object of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity
and national welfare. The foundation of the Academy, earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI), was the outcome of joint endeavours of several individuals, organisations and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) playing a leading role in this regard.
Towards the end of 1930, the then Government of India wrote to various State (then provincial) Governments, Scientific Departments, Learned Societies, Universities and the
ISCA seeking their opinion on the desirability of forming a National Research Council which would adhere to and cooperate with the International Research Council and its
affiliated Unions. This period witnessed the visit of Sir Richard Gregor, the Editor of Nature for discussions with the Editor of Current Science for the promotion of an Indian
Academy of Sciences. The proposal was considered by various eminent scientists whose views regarding the composition and functioning of such a national council were put up in the form of resolution to the ISCA during its Pune Session.