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Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata is an Autonomous Registered Society under West Bengal Society Registration Act XXI of 1860 (No.S/4353 of 1960-61). This organisation is promoted by the Government of West Bengal and administered by a Governing Body with representatives from the State Government, Academics and Industry. Conceptualized in 1958 by visionaries such as Dr.  B C  Roy and Sir Jehangir Ghandy, JBNSTS was initiated to commemorate the Birth Centenary Celebration of  India's first modern scientist, Acharya J C Bose. The program was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It enjoys status of a special institution as declared by Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal.


During the initial years, JBNSTS was considered a popular scheme for providing scholarships to meritorious students. Gradually JBNSTS has shed away its image of just a scholarship giving scheme and for nearly four decades now,  this institution has evolved  as a pioneering centre for identifying and nurturing young  talented students of science, medicine and engineering  who would grow up to become leaders in their fields.   JBNSTS has thus gradually grown to become an institution providing a  range of educational opportunities to the promising student scientist.  Initially financed by the Government of West Bengal, its activities were limited to  students of this State. As the programs of the institution gained impetus and popularity in terms of student service, JBNSTS spread its umbrella to cover 12 other States: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. 

JBNSTS is a non profit organisation and  depends on multiple sources of funding to meet the educational needs of its range of students. Thus, funding is sought from both Private and Government  bodies. The program in West Bengal is funded and maintained by the State Government, whereas financial support for the neighboring States' student programs is obtained from the Ministry of Human Resource Development( MHRD ), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Awards to scholars are met from donations from individuals, institutes and industries.

Based in Kolkata (Calcutta) since its inception in 1958, JBNSTS initially operated from the Bose Institute. With expansion of programs and widening of its objectives in 1991, its address shifted to a larger temporary premise in north Kolkata.  From 1999 the plans for building the JB-CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE in south Kolkata started taking shape, following which JBNSTS relocated its office to its current temporary location.

A glimpse of some JBNSTS scholars. Please update us of  your achievements through mail to us at jbnsts@jbnsts.org.

Introduction JTST Poster English About Scholarships Talent Enrichment Program
Messages Organisational Structure Senior Scholar by name Scholarship Sponsors
Governing Body Directors of JBNSTS Senior Scholar by year Library Facilities
STST Poster English Laboratory & Research Junior Scholar by name Dormitory Facilities
Event Calender Tender Recruitment  
Contact Us :

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search
1300, Rajdanga Main Road
Kasba, Kolkata - 700107, West Bengal, India
Phone : 033 2442 8270
Fax : 033 2442 8267
Email : jbnstsATjbnstsDOTorg

Website Editorial Team : Shri Prasenjit Chakraborty, Dr. Abhijit Kar, Dr. Smarajit Manna

Last updated on : Saturday, January 06, 2018

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