Jaipur Humboldt Club




It is both my privilege and my pleasure to welcome you to this website of HUMBOLDT CLUB JAIPUR which was launched in Jaipur in May 2007, under the supervision of the Humboldt Academy mumbai.

Its first event was the Western Regional Humboldt Kolleg on “Nanotechnology Education, Science and Technology & Emerging Applications which was hosted by the Humboldt Academy mumbai.  Such Humboldt Colloquium comes only once in a 2 years. Thus, it presented a very special opportunity for face-to-face exchanges of information of learning and establishing Humboldt Club of the Jaipur, on its outset of its emergence. 

It is my delight to welcome you to the website to our German patron Alexnder von Humboldt Stiftung Club of the Royal city, a world heritage popularly known as  Pink City, Jaipur. You all have witnessed that our host Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung has been working diligently for some years to make such clubs and their activities memorable and meaningful, academically, culturally and socially so we have been making our efforta to follow their norms. 

Lastly we all belong to one family, Humboldt family, we all work division of labour in uplifting the family, so here, none is guest and none host. Yet, being from the organizers side, we have made our sincere endeavours to make this event academically and socially rich, free open and receptive to minds.   Yet, if there any lapses, kindly feel free to bring to our knowledge, let us see what best we can do.

Recent News                                   

We proudly congratulate one of our founder members Prof. T.N. Bharadwaj has who has been conferred D.Sc. degree in Botany by the University of Rajasthan in a recent convocation held on 5th March, 2009 in Jaipur.  The award was given away  by Her Excellency, the President of India Smt Patibha Devisingh Patil and His Excellncy Shri S.K. Singh, the Governor of Rajasthan.

Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation in Bonn is one of the most reputed foundations in the world for the promotion of international research cooperation. It supports research and development by inviting young, highly-qualified scholars from all over world to carry out research on frontier areas of international interest in Germany. The Foundation has built up an international network currently numbering more than 23,000 individuals in about 130 countries who maintain intensive academic, cultural, political and economic contacts with Germany. In order to keep a link among this large number of fellows and also with the AvH office in Bonn, various Humboldt Clubs have been formed. One of the tasks of these clubs is to organize meetings, seminars, and colloquiums in their own countries and discuss the important issues in science and technology, art and culture and new innovations. There are more than 80 such clubs in the world. In India alone we have more than 12 clubs. The Humboldt Club, Bombay is one of the active clubs and was first to initiate colloquiums. After organizing three colloquiums in Lonavala, Daman, and Bombay, the club is now organizing the First Western Regional Humboldt Kolleg (WRHK) at Jaipur where Humboldt Fellows from Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are participating. While deciding about the topic of the Kolleg, we got several suggestions from Humboldt Fellows but finally we selected a topic, Nanotechnology Education, Science, Technology and emerging applications”. This topic suits the present scenario of Research in 21 Century, where irrespective of basic sciences, chemistry, physics and biosciences, Nanotechnology is focussing several applications engineering and medical sciences. Thus it will also help all Humboldt fellows from physical sciences, engineering and medical to present their point of view on the nano-technology in their narrow subject and learn from what others are doing in other fields. Also, a few topics from art and culture, linguistics are more then welcome. We also plan to have a detailed poster presentation from Ph.D students who are prospective Humboldt fellows in the years to come.




 Jaipur is 260 km from Delhi and 240 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler. The old Jaipur painted in Pink can grip any visitor with admiration. Stunning backdrop of ancient forts Nahargarh, Amer, Jagarh and Moti Dungri are dramatic testimonials of the bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance.
Jaipur is named after its founder the warrior and astronomer sovereign Sawai Jai Singh II (ruled 1688 to 1744). The
decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. Moreover in the early seventh century the power of the great Mughals was dwindling with its aging Monarch Aurangzeb and after several centuries of invasions the north was now quite and the wealth of the kingdom had become greater than before. Seizing upon this opportune time Jai Singh planned his new capital in the planes. Jaipur is a corroborative effort of Sawai Jai Singh's strong grounding in sciences and astrology and a Bengali architect Vidyadhar with a strong instinct for planning.


General Information

Area : Jaipur City
(Municipal limits 64.75 sq.km., Pink City 9.8 sqkm.)
Altitude : 431 meters
Climate : Max. Min.
Summer : 45.0° C 25.8° C
Winter : 22.0° C 8.3° C
Best Season: September-March

Summer: light tropical
Winter: Light woollen
Languages : English, Hindi, Rajasthani.



Climate of Jaipur is expected to be mild sunny and pleasant with clouds sometimes. Temperature can be low mostly during the nights.

How to Reach
By Air: Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.
By Bus: Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.
By Train: The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country. The train services to Jaipur are slower, because of the metre gauge line.


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