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National Mission for Manuscripts

National Mission for Manuscripts
Formation February 7, 2003 (2003-02-07)[1]
Headquarters 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110001
Parent organization Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Website Official Website

The National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI) is an autonomous organisation under Ministry of Culture, Government of India, established to survey, locate and conserve Indian manuscripts, with an aim to create national resource base for manuscripts, for enhancing their access, awareness and use for educational purposes.[2] The Mission was initiated in February 2003, by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)[3] is the nodal agency for the execution of this project. It creates bibliographic databases of Indian manuscripts and is involved in the conservation and preservation of the manuscripts.[4]


The organisation works in the field of restoration and conservation Indian manuscripts, and their digitization, to promote access and scholarship through research and publication. It has also established a national network of institutions and manuscript repositories, including Manuscript Resource Centres (MRC-s), Manuscript Conservation Centres (MCC-s), Manuscript Partner Centres (MPC-s) and Manuscript Conservation Partner Centres (MCPC-s), spread across the nation.[5] It has also established Kritisampada, the National Database of Manuscripts, a digital archive at its website.

The Mission also got a Rigveda manuscripts preserved at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, where it runs a 'Manuscripts Resource and Conservation Centre', included in UNESCO’S, Memory of the World Registar in 2007.[5][6] In October 2010, the Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library (Central Library), BHU in association with the Mission, held a national workshop on manuscript conservation at the library.[7][8]

Manuscript Conservation Centres (MCCs)

The Mission runs a network of 32 conservation units across the India, known as Manuscript Conservation Centres (MCCs), divided according to geographical zones.[5][9]






  • Scindia Oriental Research Institute (SORI), Ujjain

Manuscript Studies

  • Basic Level Courses on Manuscriptology and Palaeography
  • Advanced Level Workshop on Manuscriptology and Palaeography
  • Research Fellowships (Gurukula Fellowships)


  1. ^ Prime Minister launches National Manuscripts Mission , 2003 Vol. I (January - February).
  2. ^ "National Mission for Manuscripts".  
  3. ^ "National Mission for Manuscripts".  
  4. ^ India’s National Mission for Manuscripts Examines Access to Documentary Heritage UNESCO.
  5. ^ a b c "National Mission for Manuscripts". Ministry of Tourism. May 16, 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Manuscript Department".  
  7. ^ "National workshop at Central Library". The Times of India. Oct 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Workshop on manuscripts concludes". The Times of India. Oct 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ Manuscript Conservation Centres NMM.

External links

  • Official Website of National Mission for Manuscripts
  • , the National Database of ManuscriptsKritisampada
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