M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research

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M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research
Type Research institute
Legal status Registered under the West Bengal Societies Act of 1961[1]
Purpose Research for astronomy astrobiology and astrophysics
Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal, India[1]
Director Dr. G. S. D. Babu[2]
M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research (Bangalore branch)
Legal status Registered under the West Bengal Societies Act of 1961[1]
Location
Director Dr. G. S. D. Babu (Bangalore)[1]
Scientific Officer Dr. Sujatha S. (Bangalore)[1]
Research Scholar Ms. Urmi Doshi (Bangalore)[1]
Website www.mpbifr-blr.in (Bangalore location)

The M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, is a natural and applied sciences research institute[3] and society headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Its director is astrophysicist Dr. G. S. D. Babu.[1]

The institute is involved in research in conjunction with the Birla Planetarium, also located in Kolkata,[3] which is one of the world's largest planetariums.[4]

The institute has conducted courses in astrobiology for undergraduate students, in which certificates of completion are awarded after course completion.[2]

Bangalore branch[edit]

The Institute has a branch in Bangalore, India devoted to astronomy and astrophysics.[1] The Bangalore location is recognized by Bangalore University as a research center to conduct research programs for Ph.D. degrees in physics specializing in astrophysics under Bangalore University's jurisdiction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "About Us". M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Charan, Sahana (September 27, 2004). "A-Z of Astrobiology". The Hindu. Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mazumdar, Jhinuk (December 28, 2009). "Nasa gadget for closer look at sun". The Telegraph (Calcutta, India). Retrieved May 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Birla Planetarium". Lonely Planet. 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 

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