Rash Behi Ghose
P N Ghosh

Encouraged by the princely gift of 11.43 lakh from Sir Rash Behari Ghose, one of the eminent jurists at that time, the then Vice-chancellor Sir N. R. Sircar and Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, president of the councils of post-graduate studies in Arts and Science, resolved to give shape to the idea of foundation of Department of Applied Physics. 

As a first step, Prof. Phanindra Nath Ghosh, then a teacher in the Department of Physics, was appointed as Sir R. B. Ghose Professor of Applied Physics in 1920. Soon after, Prof. P.N. Ghosh went to Germany and other European countries to get in touch with the advancement in technology in the western world.

After his return from abroad, the first batch of only three students was admitted in 1925 for the new 2-year post-graduate degree of M.Sc. in Applied Physics, which was the first of its kind in India. Though the emphasis of teaching in those days was distinctly in electrical technology, a strong research base was also established in the area of molecular spectroscopy. A spectroscopy laboratory of was set up at the basement of the building and in course of time this became a finest laboratory of this type in India. For details….

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