Bose Institute

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Bose Institute
Bose Institute logo.jpg
Type Research institution
Established 1917
Founder Jagadish Chandra Bose
Director Sibaji Raha[1]
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Campus Urban

Bose Institute is a research institute in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Plant biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Animal physiology, Immunotechnology, Bioinformatics and Environmental science. The institute was established in 1917 by Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, who was the founder of modern scientific research in India. Bose Institute pioneered the concept of inter-disciplinary research in India in synch with global trends. Its alumni have achieved renown in India and the world.


The institute has three campuses with the main campus being situated in the former residence of Jagadish Chandra Bose on Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road. The other two campuses are situated at C.I.T Scheme VII M, Kankurgachi and Sector 5, EN Block, Salt Lake respectively. The foundation stone for the Scholars Hostel at Salt Lake Campus was laid down in 1991.

On 2 June 2012, the foundation stone of the New Unified Academic Campus of the Institute at EN-80, Sector-V, Bidhannagar, was laid by Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.

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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]


The institute have eight major departments and two centres:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Microbiology
  • Division of Plant Biology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics
  • Centre for Astroparticle Physics & Space Sciences

In Literature[edit]

Both Jagadish Chandra Bose and the Bose Institute were featured by Paramhansa Yogananda's bestseller Autobiography of a Yogi (1946), in Chapter 8 titled "India's Great Scientist, J.C. Bose". The Bose Institute is featured in the 2014 Indian mystery thriller novel The Emperor's Riddles by Satyarth Nayak.


  1. ^ "Directors". Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Official website of Bose Institute, Museum of Bose Institute

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