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Bose Institute for Scientific Research


Bose Institute, Kolkata, is a multi-disciplinary research organization with stress on fundamental research.
The Institute was founded by Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, in 1917. It aims at developing highly competent scientific manpower for the country. The institute has highly qualified and experienced scientists working in the field of Biological, biochemical, Chemical and Physical sciences placed in long established departments of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics, and the research sections on plant Molecular & Cellular Genetics, Animal Physiology, Immunotechnology and Environmental science.
Besides, there are service centres such as Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre (RSIC), Central Instrumentation Facility, DIC, Library, Workshop etc. The wide ranging and comprehensive base of available scientific infrastructure also comprises of the Acharya J. C. Bose High Altitude Research Centre at Darjeeling and experimental field stations at Falta and Madhyamgram in West Bengal catering to the need and requirements of scientists in their researches.
Bose Institute has succeeded in developing a vast intellectual resource in areas ranging from astrophysics, radiation physics, quantum mechanics to the frontline areas of contemporary biology such as bioinformatics & computational biology, structure and functional dynamics of biomolecules, drug modeling, molecular genetics of microbes, development of transgenic plants etc.
The institute has its staff highly qualified and experienced scientists devoted to original and path breaking research in the field of Plant Sciences, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Biomedical and Biotechnology. Besides, it has contributed vanguard research in Radiophysics, Quantum mechanics, Astrophysics and condense matter physics. In recent years Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics approaches have also been actively pursued. The facilities available in the institute for scientific research and its application are also being regularly used by scientists from several universities and research centres in the country.

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