Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (IGNCA) ( Devanagari: इन्दिरा गांधी राष्ट्रीय कला केन्द्र) is the premier government funded arts organization in India, as an autonomous institution under the Department of Culture. Its founding director was Kapila Vatsyayan.
<!-- Below information looks like a false information. Please consider to rectify it-->The IGNCA was inaugurated on November 19, 1985, in Bangalore, by the Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts<br />1, C. V. Mess, Janpath,<br />New Delhi - 110 001 (India)
Its official goals are:
to serve as a major resource centre for Indian arts, especially written, oral and visual source materials;
to conduct research on the arts and humanities, and to publish reference works, glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopedias;
to establish a tribal and folk arts division with a core collection for conducting systematic scientific studies and live presentations;
to provide a forum for dialogue through performances, exhibitions, multi-media projections, conferences, seminars and workshops on traditional and cotemporary Indian arts;
to foster dialogue between the arts and current ideas in philosophy, science and technology, with a view toward bridging the gap in intellectual understanding between modern sciences and arts and culture;
to evolve models of research programmes and arts......