S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

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S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
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Type Public / Research Institute
Established 1986
Director Samit Kumar Ray[1]
Students near about 150
Location Bidhannagar, Salt lake
Campus Urban
Affiliations Autonomous
Website www.bose.res.in

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS) is an autonomous research institute dedicated to basic research in mathematics sciences under the Department of Science and Technology of Government of India. It is located in West Bengal, Salt Lake, Kolkata. This institute was named after the Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose and established in 1986. Chanchal Kumar Majumdar was the founder director of this institute.[2]


The SNBNCBS has four departments:

Astrophysics and Cosmology[edit]

Mainly theory in Astronomy and Cosmology are done in this center. There are also faculties and students in Observational field. But until now it has no observatory available. So, people use to go other institutes to gather data. Presently, a new observatory is being constructed in Purulia, West Bengal.

Theoretical Sciences[edit]

At the Centre, people are working on Statistical Mechanics, High Energy Physics, Non-linear Dynamics, Quantum gravity, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Information, Lattice Gauge Theory, etc.

Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences[edit]

Both experimental and theoretical Condensed matter physicists are on their fields. Some people are also working on a very hot topic: nanophysics.

Chemical, Biological and Macro-molecular Sciences[edit]

The main interest in this department is study of complex molecular and hybrid systems (including biomolecules) using Experiments and Simulations, ultrasensitive & ultrafast spectroscopy techniques.


As this is a research institute, mainly Ph.D. program is done here. From 2001 Integrated Ph.D. (M.Sc.+Ph.D.) program was started. After completion of two years of study, a M.Sc. degree is given by University of Calcutta. Formerly, this degree was given by West Bengal University of Technology. Students of this institute can submit their Ph.D. thesis to Jadavpur University, the University of Calcutta, West Bengal University of Technology or any other university which allows students to do so.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Director". 
  2. ^ "Chanchal Kumar Majumdar (1938–2000) – An obituary" (PDF). Current Science. July 2000. 
  3. ^ "Rules and Regulations for Ph.D. Programmes and Research Fellowships" (PDF). S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences. January 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 

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