„I have sought permanently to associate the advancement of knowledge with the widest possible civic and public diffusion of it; and this without any academic limitations, henceforth to all races and languages, to both men and women alike, and for all time coming.“

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose in Vijayaprasara

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Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archae… 1858 - 1937

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