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JAGDISH CHANDRA BOSE “Bose, (Sir) Jagdish Chandra (1858-1937), pioneer in the field of Physical, Electro-Physiological and Plant-Physiological research in India, was a great Physicist, a great Biologist and a unique personality of his time.” Jagdish Chandra Bose was born on 30th November, 1858, in Mymensingh (now in Bangladesh). His early education was in a village Patshala in the Bengali medium, till the age of 11. In 1869, he was sent to Calcutta to learn English and was educated at St Xavier’s School and College. Here he came into contact with Fr Eugene Lafont SJ who inspired him. He passed BA in Physical Sciences in 1879. In 1880, Bose went to London, where he joined a medical school. Due to ill health, he had to give up the study of medicine. He then joined Christ’s College, Cambridge. In 1884, he obtained the BA degree of the Cambridge University. On returning home, he was appointed in 1885, as Assistant Professor of Physics in the Presidency College which could come through only by the intervention of Lord Rippon, then the Viceroy of India. Bose accepted the job but refused to draw his salary, which was fixed at half than that of an Englishman for the next three years. His demand was conceded...
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