The M.P. Birla Planetarium, set up in July 1962, one of the largest in Asia and has made significant contributions to astronomy, besides opening up the cosmic galaxies to visitors. The Planetarium conducts an M.Phil Degree Course, a Post-Graduate Diploma course and free evening course in astronomy.
The Express Dairy in Kolkata distributes about 5,000 liters of high quality milk daily. The motivation behind running the dairy is the desire to nurture cows and serve the community at the same time.
Spread on an 85-bigha plot, the Society is engaged since 1987 in research on agricultural and horticultural activities. The Society’s mission includes the popularization of the use of organic fertilizer and ensure ecological balance.
The Research and Publication Unit of the M.P. Birla Foundation embarked on the publication of the series titled "Classics of the East". The Foundation has till date published 12 books, namely: Hitopadesa, Tiruvalluvar Tirukkural, Mahanama Mahavamsa, Classical Chinese Poetry, Katha Sarit Sagar, Kautilya's Arthasashtra, Synthesis of Yoga, Shri Guru Granth Sahib, Rabindranath Tagore - Three Plays, Krishna Charitra, Silappadikaram, Dhammapada.
The M. P. Birla Foundation instituted the M.P. Birla Lecturing Chair in various British universities.