The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bose Institute’s Unified Campus at Salt Lake, Kolkata.
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.
With the inauguration of this new campus, Bose Institute is embarking upon a fresh phase in its journey, more so befitting as the Institute celebrates its Centenary this year.
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.