The Royal Institute of Science Bombay, Old 1920 Postcard

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This is an old 1920 photo postcard of the Royal Institute of Science in Bombay (now Mumbai). The location of the Royal Institute of Science, now the Institute of Science – is at the corner of Esplanade Road and Madame Cama Road. And across the Prince of Wales Museum. The Royal Institute of Science was designated for the teaching and studying of the sciences.

At present, The Institute of Science still provides facilities in the various fields of science. The building was designed by George Wittet who had also designed the Gateway of India in Bombay. The construction began in 1911 and was completed in 1915. Yet it was officially inaugurated only in 1920.

It was called the Royal Institute of ScienceKing George V gave his consent to adding the word Royal to the name of the Institute. One of the main donors for the construction of the building was Sir Cowasji Jehangir Readymoney and David Sassoon. The name “Royal” was removed probably after India’s Independence.

Did you know – during a part of WWI, the building was taken over and converted into a war hospital for British troops

Past posts – Rural Life In India Watercolour Painting By N. Mukherjee., Bombay Municipal Corporation Building, 1942 Photo., Elephants Of The Rajah Of Travancore – Old Print 1858., British Era Steam Locomotive Bangalore-Old Photo.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.