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 till now it has no observatory available. So, people use to go other institutes to take data. Presently the construction of a new observatory is going on in Purulia, West Bengal.

Theoretical Sciences[edit]

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 physicist 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 spectoscopy techniques.


As this is a research institute mainly PhD program is done here. From 2001 Integrated PhD (MSc+PhD) program was started. After completion of two years of study, MSc 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]


  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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