Kolkata: Indian Museum will collaborate with IIT Kharagpur and develop a joint programme on Science and Technology in ancient Indian sub-continent.Director of IIT KGP Partha Pratim Chakrabarti personally met Rajesh Purohit, Director of Indian Museum to explore the various areas in which the institute and the museum can join hands.”There is so much to know about the history of science and technology of people in various parts of the sub-continent. The archeological collections and scientific explanations available in the museum can contribute immensely in dissemination of knowledge about this history. The institute wants to involve our director for his profound knowledge and research,” a senior official of the Indian Museum said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeA two-day workshop will soon be held at the Museum where students and faculty members from the premier institute will observe the collections of the Museum and also gain knowledge on aesthetics of science that had led to the creation of architecture and sculpture works. More such workshops will follow to have a fruitful collaboration and contribution in a big way for the cause of the country in future.”We are planning to come up with an authentic compendium of the true history of Indian Science and Technology,” said Joy Sen, professor and head at Department of Architecture & Regional Planning — IIT Kharagpur, who along with Professor Bhargab Maitra of Civil Engineering department of the institute attended the meeting along with IIT KGP director.A synopsis report of the Science and Heritage Initiative prepared by IIT KGP was handed over to the Museum director. The meeting is a significant stride in taking the Science-Culture and Tradition-Technology (Sandhi) initiative of IIT KGP sponsored by the union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD),Sandhi attempts to re-visit India’s eternal wisdom through the lens of open scientific inquiry.