Vigyan Bhavan

All functions that are held here are only at the national and international level.  Most of the dignified meetings like Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) and SAARC summit – all were conducted in this convention centre. The management is entrusted to the Directorate of Estates.  It is under the supervision of the Ministry of Urban Development.

This premier conference centre was established in the year 1956. The centre contains excellent art and splendid ambience. This prestigious hall is situated at the Maulana Azad Road nearby India Gate and President’s Estate. The placement of this hall is a strategically important one enabling the travelers to visit the national museum, Gallery of Modern Art and other tourist destinations of Delhi. In addition, they can enjoy the lush green lawns that surround the area.

The architecture of the main building is designed and developed by R.I.Gehlolte in 1955. It resembles the British style along with Mughal and Hindu architecture. Visitors can notice the Buddhist style of architecture as can be seen in Ajanta caves.

Overview of Vigyan Bhavan

Vigyan Bhavan has numerous halls and a number of facilities with top class infrastructure. It has in total 6 halls, 4 Committee Rooms, Media Centre, Business Centre, Exhibition Hall, Atrium, Foyer and numerous VIP Lounge, Office Block, documentation Centre, studio and secretariat. Each hall has the capacity to facilitate from 65 to 375 delegates.

General facilities available:

  • Conference systems with Computer control
  • Concurrent interpretation in eight languages
  • In house TV linked with satellite
  • Communication facilities like email and fax
  • Local Area networks
  • Video recordings
  • Video projections with large screen
  • Comfortable seating for parallel sessions
  • Huge seating capacity

Plenary Hall

This is the major attraction of the Vigyan Bhavan complex. The overall seating capacity here is more than 1200.

Vigyan Bhavan Annexes

This was added to the main building during later years. The media centre and the four-committee rooms, function from here only. In addition, the Indian Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) has its office in this annexe building which is located next to Vice President House.


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