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Bose Institute

Bose Institute (Basu Bigyan Mandir)
বোস‌ ইনস্টিটিউট (বসু বিজ্ঞান মন্দির)
TypeAutonomous Research Institution
Established1917; 107 years ago (1917)
FounderJagadish Chandra Bose
AffiliationDepartment of Science and Technology (India)
DirectorUday Bandyopadhyay
Location, ,
22°35′10″N 88°23′37″E / 22.5861°N 88.3937°E / 22.5861; 88.3937

Bose Institute (or Basu Bigyan Mandir) is a premier public research institute of India and also one of its oldest.[1] The Bose Institute Kolkata is a Tier 1 Natural Science Research Institute in India, sharing the podium with India's top natural science research institutes viz., IISER Kolkata, IISc Bengaluru, NCBS Bengaluru and IIT Bombay . The institute was established in 1917 by Acharya Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, the father of modern scientific research in the Indian subcontinent. Bose was its director for the first twenty years till his demise. Debendra Mohan Bose, who succeeded the Nobel laureate Sir CV Raman as Palit Professor of Physics at the University of Calcutta, was the director of Bose Institute for the next thirty years. The institute pioneered the concept of interdisciplinary research in Asia and India in sync with global trends.



Current concentration of research is in the fields of physics, chemistry, plant biology, microbiology, molecular medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics and environmental science. The institute pioneered the concept of interdisciplinary research in Asia and India in sync with global trends. The pioneering work of Jagadish Chandra Bose at the dawn of Bose institute on the effect of stimuli in plants was helpful in the establishment of the electrical nature of the conduction of various stimuli in plants. The institute has contributed to extremely important discoveries and has been home to internationally renowned researchers like Sambhu Nath De (discoverer of the cholera toxin), Debendra Mohan Bose (who pioneered the use of photographic emulsion plates in particle physics as attested by the Nobel laureate Sir C. F. Powell ) along with Bhibha Chowdhuri and others, Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Shyamadas Chatterjee (known for research on fusion) etc.

Unified Academic Campus of Bose Institute
Unified Academic Campus of Bose Institute


Jagadish Chandra Bose himself started the display of his instruments which, as a continuous process, made their way into the present museum in the year 1986–87. The main purpose of this technological museum is to display and maintain some of the instruments designed, made and used by Sir J. C. Bose, his personal belongings and memorabilia. The museum is housed in the main campus at 93/1 A. P. C. road (formerly Upper Circular road) and is open on all weekdays.[2][3]


Bose institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.[4]

Unified Academic Campus of Bose Institute
Unified Academic Campus of Bose Institute

Notable researchers


  1. ^ Archived 25 April 2021 at the Wayback Machine, Official website of Bose Institute
  2. ^ Official website of Bose Institute Museum Archived 6 June 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Museum of Bose Institute
  3. ^ Official Website of the J.C. Bose Science Heritage Museum Archived 20 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Services Page
  4. ^ "Bose Institute, Kolkata - Department Of Science & Technology". 28 January 2019. Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
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