Homi Bhabha National Institute

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Homi Bhabha National Institute
Established 2005[1]
Type Deemed university
Academic staff
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Website http://www.hbni.ac.in/
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The Homi Bhabha National Institute (Hindi: होमी भाभा राष्ट्रीय संस्थान, HBNI) is an Indian deemed university, which unifies several constituent institutions.

Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai is one of the institutions of excellence as per section 4(b) of (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006.[2] And, it has been placed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) task force in Category ‘A’.[3]


The Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was set up in 1954 and its mandate includes research including fundamental research in matters connected with atomic energy and the development of its uses in power generation, research, agriculture, industry and health care and advancement of higher mathematics. In pursuit of its mandate DAE has established several research and development centers, grant-in-aid institutions and has taken in its fold several existing grant-in-aid institutions. All research institutions under the mbrella of the DAE have been pursuing academic programme right from their inception. Considering continued expansion of atomic energy programme and considering the fact that the DAE institutions are engaged in human resource development programmes, the DAE Science Research Council recommended in 2003 that the DAE should establish a university level institutions. After completing all formalities, Prime minister of India, Manmohan Singh, announced[4] the approval of the government of India for setting up of HBNI on June 4, 2005. It is named after the late Indian physicist Homi J. Bhabha. The HRD Ministry of the government of India declared Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a deemed to be University along with ten Constituent Institutions (CIs).

HBNI and its Constituent Institutions (CIs) are among the very few institutions of excellence chosen by the Parliament of India to be kept out of the purview of reservations in the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006, which increases the reserved seats to 49.5 per cent in prestigious educational institutes like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The institute was the brainchild of its first and present vice-chancellor, Ravi Grover.

Constituent Institutions[edit]

R&D centers[edit]


Courses at Training schools and other CIs[edit]

For developing a well trained manpower in the area of nuclear science and engineering, DAE established the "Training School" in 1997 at Trombay, Mumbai. To cater to increased demand of manpower, Training Schools were established at other places and all Training Schools offer a well designed one year intensive programme for fresh engineers and scientists. This provides the students a very sound academic base in nuclear science and technology. For historical reasons, the name "Training School" continues, though given the depth and range of courses, it functions as a gradual school.

Courses are conducted at all CIs and at BARC Training schools[5] at:

Students may also take additional courses at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay or Indian Institute of Technology Madras.


  1. ^ "The Beginning". Homi Bhabha National Institute. Retrieved 2015-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Central Educational Institutions" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice. 
  3. ^ "Comparative assessment of the (Deemed to be University)" (PDF). Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource. 
  4. ^ "Dr Manmohan Singh announced the approval" (PDF). BARC. Retrieved 2005-06-04. 
  5. ^ The making of a nuclear scientist. The Hindu (2011-12-26). Retrieved on 2013-12-06.

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