General Information

Nehru Centre

Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400018

Tel : 91 22 2496 4676 - 80
Fax : 91 22 2497 3827

What Nehru Said ...

A Modern army fights with modern weapons which it has to manufacture itself in its own country. It is based on the development of the industry, and industry must have agricultural base if it is to succeed. Then there is power, which is essential from the view point of the war effort, and from the point of view of industry and of even agriculture. Therefore we have to develop all round.

Among the major things agriculture is highly important. How can a country fight when it is lacking in food? We have to grow more and more food.


Welcome to Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Nehru Centre was conceived in 1972, not as a mute memorial, but as living testament and monument of faith in Jawaharlal Nehru's vision of man, his compassion for humanity, his concern for humanbeings and his undying passion to lift them to the greatest and highest purpose.

The planetarium was only the first phase of an ambitious memorial that truly reflects the awe inspiring spirit of a man who meant so much to three generations of Indians and which continues to inspire the present generation.

Nehru Planetarium: A centre for scientific study of astronomy and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures.

Click here for ONLINE TICKET BOOKING of the Planetarium
(Online Ticket Booking closes at 10.00am for the day)


Discovery of India : Discovery of India Exposition, a permanent unique exposition, covering every aspect of artistic, intellectual and philosophical attainment of India through ages, is depicted in 14 galleries which seeks to determine, true identity of the country.

Culture Wing : With a view to encourage young performing artists, the Culture Wing organises regular cultural programmes in all branches of performing arts, like dance, drama, music, etc.

Art Gallery : The Nehru Centre Art Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of young talent and provides a platform for them to exhibit their work along with that of eminent artists.







Special Astrophysics Lecture

Nehru Centre cordially invites you to a Special Astrophysics Lecture

"Twists and Turns in the Waves of the Big-Bang" By

Prof. C S Unnikrishnan
Department of High Energy Physics,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Saturday, 26th April 2014
at 5:00 pm
Hall of Culture,
Discovery of India Building


Cultural Wing

Inter Art

(Dedicated to Vikram Sarabhai)
Devised by Darpana Academy
of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad

16th to 18th April 2014,
6.30 pm
Nehru Centre Auditorium



Workshop on cartooning
For Students of Stds. V to VII

Monday, 21st April 2014
‘Who Are We’ Hall

First Floor, Discovery of India Bldg

Timing : 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

To register,
contact Arati Desai,

Librarian on 24983921 or email her


Summer Workshops 2014

Nehru Centre, Mumbai is organizing Workshops
for Secondary School Students during summer 2014.

Date: 06th May to 20th May

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Venue: Hall of Quest, Nehru Planetarium

Entrance to the Workshop is free

For further details click here







The Rules

(by image we mean photograph or digital image)
  • This exhibition is open to anyone
  • Each individual may send up to four (4) images in jpg format and 800 kb size
  • Every image should carry the following details
    1) name of the photographer, 2) camera used; 3) exposure, 4) f ratio, 5) date and time.
  • Entries must be original work of the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally and may not incorporate elements projected by anyone else.
  • By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as their own and permits the sponsor to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for display and/or publication in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on Nehru Centre web site and assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.
  • The photograph may show earth and sky connection, such as the Moon or sun rising over famous monument or landmark, possibly from India. Or it could be just an astronomical object, such as a star cluster, comet, planet etc.
  • Entrant would be intimated about entries selected for the exhibition.
  • The final print would be in 10 x 12 inch with frame not more than 2 inches on the sides. The frames should be mounted with mounting hooks on two sides.