Bose Institute

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

Bose Institute is one of India's oldest and premier research institutes. Current concentration of research is in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Plant biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Environmental science. The institute was established in 1917 by Acharya Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, who was the founder of modern scientific research in India. Bose Institute pioneered the concept of inter-disciplinary research in Asia and India in sync with global trends. Its alumni have achieved renown in India and the world. 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 ), Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Shyamadas Chatterjee (known for research on fusion) etc. Obviously, the pioneering work of Jagadish Chandra Bose at the dawn of Bose institute on the effect of stimuli in plants, automatically earns it the distinction of being one of the cradles of the field known today as systems biology.

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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][3]


Jagadish Chandra Bose
Director From To
Jagadish Chandra Bose 1917 1937
Debendra Mohan Bose 1937 1967
Sourindra Mohan Sircar 1967 1975
A. K. Saha 1976 1977
S. C. Bhattacharya 1977 1984
Birendra Bijoy Biswas 1985 1990
P. K. Roy 1992 2000
Maqsood Siddiqi 2001 2005
Sibaji Raha 2006 2016
Siddhartha Roy 2016 till date


  1. ^ "Directors". Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Official website of Bose Institute, Museum of Bose Institute
  3. ^ Official Website of the J.C. Bose Science Heritage Museum, Services Page

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