Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

The Institute grew out of the Palit Research Laboratory in Physics of the University of Calcutta (CU). Professor M N Saha came back from Allahabad in 1938 to succeed Sir C V Raman in the Palit Chair of Physics. In the discovery of Nuclear Fission by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman in 1939, he had seen immense potential of nuclear science for betterment of the country. By 1940 he had had the syllabus of the Post-Graduate Physics reorganised to include Nuclear Physics in the Physics curriculum. Multifarious experiments in Nuclear Physics and instrumentation had started in his laboratory. Soon a small-scale cyclotron was felt necessary for gaining a first-hand knowledge in this virgin field. He decided to have it built here rather than buying one.Thanks to Jawaharlal Nehru's help and Dorabji Tata's generosity, fund was soon available for procurement of parts of the machine. Courtesy to the University a piece of land became available within the University College of Science campus in Rajabazar at 92 Upper Circular Road (now known as Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road) for erecting a building to house the machine. In fact, the laboratory was already too small to contain the spate of activity.

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics India
Feb 01, 2018
Summer program
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) invites applications for Summer Students' Programme in which students participate in research and developmental work that are of interest in SINP. This programme is normally offered from the first week of May to the first week of June (approximately 8 weeks). Admitted candidates would be provided with a daily allowance for the duration of their stay (up to a maximum of 60 days) and TA (up to sleeper class equivalent train fare) as per rules. Limited hostel facilities for the outstation candidates are available. Areas of research in SINP:  Biophysics and structural Genomics, Chemical Sciences, Computational Science, Crystallography & Molecular Biology, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics, Surface Physics and material Science, Theoretical Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology.Further details of research activities can be found in the SINP webpage. Eligibility:  First-year M.Sc. or equivalent B. Tech (at the completeion of 3rd year). students with excellent academic records in Physical/Chemical/ Life Sciences are encouraged to apply. The applicants doing an integrated M.Sc. should have completed at least 3 years. Only those candidates whose academic interests overlap with areas being pursued in SINP will be considered. How to apply:  Interested persons should apply on-line by accessing the on-line application form. Take a print out of the application for your record. Please note that a recommendation letter is mandatory for applying for this programme. The recommender will get an automatic email for us after the application is done. After short-listing of the names of the candidates are done, the photocopies of mark sheets and other supporting documents will be required (by email ONLY) for verification. For any query, the e-mail should be sent to summer.sinp@saha.ac.in. Deadline for receipt of applications is 28th February, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for further processing.