Started as History of Science Board at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata in the year 1960 under the Chairmanship of late Prof. A C Ukil, with an aim to reconstruct Indian Scientific Heritage, the History of Science Division of the Academy has come since a long way. Enlarged in 1965 into a Commission for compilation of History of Science in India, the Board renamed in 1989 as "Indian National Commission for History of Science". The 15 members of the Commission has been the doyens in their respective fields of Indian Sciences, History, Culture, Medicine, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Archeaology and other allied subjects. It is empowered to sanction projects on the recommendations of "Research Council" besides providing guidance to international activities in the History of Science.
In order to further the new and emerging ideas in this branch of learning, the Indian National Commission for History of Science also publishes a quarterly journal "Indian Journal of History of Science" which is only of its kind of journal in India and is currently running in its 45th volume starting since 1966. Being a refereed and acclaimed journal, contributors both National and Foreign keep sending their researched articles/papers for publication which get world wide exposure and acclaim.