Department Of Science And Technology Tamil Nadu, Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre was established by the Government of Tamilnadu in the year 1983, registered under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 1975, with the main objective of popularizing science and technology among the people in general and students in particular.
Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre has been rendering excellent educational services throughout Tamilnadu by conducting various educational and extension activities.
Realising the important role and the commitment in the society, the centre has been approaching various educational institutions, research organizations, philanthropists, government departments and other establishments to get sponsors and donations of exhibits for the permanent display in the existing galleries, conducting extension activities and other development programmes.
Tamilnadu Science and Technology Centre has established the following centres:
Periyar Science and Technology Centre with B.M Birla Planetarium at Chennai and Anna Science Centre – Planetarium at Tiruchirappalli
The Government of Tamilnadu in G.O.2D.No.04, Higher Education (H2) Department, dated 05.02.1997 have permitted the Centre for creating
Corpus Fund for the self-sustenance of the Centre.