Tuesday, 26 February 2013

IIC Delhi Contact Details

Considered one of the country's premier cultural institutions, the India International Centre (IIC) is a non-government institution widely regarded as a place where statesmen, diplomats, policy makers, intellectuals, scientists, jurists, writers, artists and members of civil society meet to initiate the exchange of new ideas and knowledge in the spirit of international cooperation. Its purpose, stated in its charter, was 'to promote understanding and amity between the different communities of the world'. In short, the Centre stands for a vision that looks at India as a place where it is possible to initiate dialogues in an atmosphere of amity and understanding. It was founded in 1960, and inaugurated in 1962. The India International Centre was designed by Joseph Allen Stein, an American architect who practiced in New Delhi from 1955 to 1995. IIC Delhi Contact Details have been provided below for any future contact.

IIC Delhi Contact Details

Address: India International Centre 40, Max Mueller Marg,
New Delhi – 110003
Contact Number:  011 – 24619431

The Centre is equally famous for its gracious hospitality, and its hostel rooms are in great demand as they provide comfortable and personalized service with modestly priced meals. Beautiful gardens, with shady trees and fountains, a bar, a tea lounge and several refreshment areas are popular venues for members to meet or entertain guests. The main complex of the Centre is laid out with three wings, on the north, south and west, each designed to serve a separate function. While cultural programmes are open to the interested public in the south wing, the Centre offers residential facilities to members and their guests in the north wing. The Lounge, Dining hall, Private Dining Hall and Terrace Pergola are located on the west side, overlooking the Lodi gardens.

The Library of the India International Centre which was established in 1962 houses about 37,000 volumes on social sciences, history, biography, literature and the arts. It has a good reference collection on Indian studies including a special section of about 700 rare books called the "Bilgrami Collection". The Library also houses two special collections: the "India Collection" owned by the British Council and the "Himalayan Club Library" owned by the Himalayan Club. The Library subscribes to about 160 periodicals and newspapers, both national and international. It also receives a fair number as gifts or in exchange. Of these, the scholarly/academic periodicals are bound annually and preserved for reference.

Eating in the dining room is an occasion to enjoy the privilege of being a member or a guest, or a visitor staying in the guest rooms. The Centre offers wholesome meals at affordable prices, limited varieties of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine, varieties of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are also on offer to members and residents. The Tea Lounge offers a more informal sitting arrangement.

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