first modern scientist, Acharya Jagadis Chandra Bose (1858-1937) was an
outstanding physicist. He pioneered research in electromagnetism and
invented devices for short distance radio-communication with short waves
in 1895 at Calcutta, India. Later, he moved on to investigate the response
to external stimuli in plants and invented highly sensitive instruments
for detection of these minute responses.
ascent of sap had long been a puzzle to scientists. Bose found that there
exists pulsating cells throughout the
length of a plant, from the absorbing root up to the transpiring leaf.
He arrived at the conclusion that it is this pulsating action of
the cells that gives rise to the physiological conduction of sap.
C Bose thus
anticipated from his experiments, the parallelism between animal and plant
tissues which was confirmed later by contemporary bio-physicists.
zeal for investigating natural processes in physical and life sciences led
him to path-breaking theoretical and experimental science. He worked under
severe constraints, sometimes financial, but doggedly pursued his quest
for scientific knowledge. The charter of JBNSTS thus
follows the motto of " pursuit of excellence"
and tries to imbibe within its scholars this zest and determination for
becoming a scientist.