History of NSCBICC

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The new full-fledged Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre (NSCBICC) was inaugurated by Padma Vibushan Dr. Karan Singh, Former President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Tan Sri Dr. S. Subramaniam, Former Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia on 10th February 2010 to showcase India’s rich heritage and promote multi-layered cultural exchanges between the people of India and Malaysia. The renaming of NSCBICC was done under item no. 29 of the Joint Statement issued on the occasion of the visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to Malaysia from 21st to 23rd November 2015.

The establishment of the centre is an important initiative of the Government of India, in keeping with the high priority it attaches to its bilateral relations with Malaysia. The centre over the last few years has given India’s cultural presence in Malaysia a major fillip and constitute as important dimension of the friendly partnership between the two countries. 

NSCBICC has a dedicated Director and support staff. The centre is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi, an autonomous organisation of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, which promotes awareness and appreciation of India’s composite cultural heritage abroad.At present, Deputy High Commissioner Ms. Subhashini Narayanan is also the Acting Director of the NSCBICC.  

Located in lively Cultural hub of Brickfields and places itself at the heart of the cultural life of Kuala Lumpur, offering a wide and interesting range of cultural services and performances to its patrons. The centre is spread over 7000 square feet and houses a multipurpose hall, exhibition gallery, stage, dance studio, music room, library and resource centre. The centre is emerging as the venue of choice for music recitals, dance performances, art, craft and photography exhibitions, plays, lecture demonstrations, book readings, seminars and workshops, attracting talent from India, Malaysia, and indeed across the world.  

The NSCBICC has a well-stocked Library and Resource Centre and an AYUSH Cell Qualified Teachers from India offer classes in Yoga and Carnatic Vocal music. 

The NSCBICC facilities are open to all persons interested in learning about India and preserving, promoting and enriching Indian culture, arts, values and heritage. In addition to hosting leading artistes and cultural troupes from India, the Centre relies on the large reservoir of accomplished Malaysian exponents of Indian art forms, many of whom have received formal training in India. 

NSCBICC invites artistes, academics, writers and performers to use its premises to showcase their talents and reach out to a wide discerning audience. The centre places special emphases on working with local cultural organisations promoting Indian culture. It looks upon its work as complementing and supplementing the efforts already being made by cultural organisations in Malaysia to promote Indian art and culture. 

 NSCBICC has its own website which regularly provides as well as announce forthcoming events with other relevant information 

1. Contact us (https://www.icckl.com.my/contact-us/ 

Operating hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday : 10:30 am – 7:00 pm 

Sunday & Monday : Closed 


Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre 

17-2 & 17-3A (Level 17) 

Menara Sentral Vista 

No. 150, Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad 

50470 Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 

Office Tel: 03 2276 3492 

Email: [email protected]