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Mayapuri : Darjeeling campus of Bose Institute

Darjeeling Campus

The Darjeeling campus of Bose Institute, comprising the Mayapuri and Haimavati buildings and the adjoining land, enjoys a special place in the history of Bose Institute. The premises were built with great love and care by the founder, Acharya J.C. Bose himself in 1920, with aesthetic advice from Rabindra Nath Tagore, Nandalal Bose and many others. It had played host to many illustrious personalities over the years and was also the seat of many fundamental scientific works by J. C. Bose, D. M. Bose and their students. It commands great respect among the residents of the area. The historical importance apart, the site also provides unique research opportunities in the realm of high altitude science, identified to be a very important endeavour. Bose Institute has recently drawn up a detailed programme of intensive research, in collaboration with several other national institutions, in the area of Astroparticle Physics & Space Science, which will be centred at the Darjeeling site. The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has sanctioned the formation of a National Facility for such work at the Darjeeling campus of Bose Institute under its IRHPA (Intensification of Research in High Priority Area) scheme.

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