Bose, Jagadish Chandra

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Bose, Jagadish Chandra

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  • Netaji
  • জগদীশ চন্দ্র বসু
  • Jôgodish Chôndro Boshu

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Jagadish Chanra Bose was born in Mymensigh, Bengal (today Bangladesh), in 1858. At the age of nine he was sent to school in Calcutta. After graduating from the University of Calcutta he went to Great Britain in 1880. He took up medical studies and then studied physics at Cambridge. Once awarded his degree, he obtained a post as professor of physics at Presidency College of Calcutta. Between 1894 and 1900 he led pioneering work on electromagnetic waves. He then shifted his research focus to the study of plant physiology. In 1903 he was awarded a CBE. In 1912 he became a Companion of the Star of India (CSI). He retired in 1915, but remained an emeritus professor for the following five years. In 1916 he was knighted by the British government and the following year opened the Bose Institute, the first scientific research institute in India.

Bose was a member of the ICIC between 1924 and 1930. He worked on the establishment of an Indian Committee of Intellectual Cooperation beginning in 1925. It was, however, during the tenure of his successor, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan that this Committee was installed (1935–36). He died in 1937 in Giridih, Bihar.


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Jagadish Chandra Bose was a member of the ICIC.

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Created by Marie Caillot 08/11/2011. English translation by Jan Stöckmann 11-08-2015.




  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1: boîte 26. IICI. A. III. 43. Commission nationale hindoue de Coopération intellectuelle. (1925-1945).
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1: boîte 10. IICI. A. I. 92. Relations avec le gouvernement des Indes anglaises. (1930-1934).
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : CICI/461. Organisation de Coopération intellectuelle, "Les Commissions nationales de Coopération intellectuelle", Genève 1937, "Inde", p.72-73.
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  • Coyajee, J. C. (Sir) (1932). India and the League of Nations. Madras: Thompson & co Ltd. P. 173-190. Retrieved from: Accessed 3rd November 2011.
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