High Energy & Cosmic Ray Research Centre

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About the Centre:

The Centre has been established in 1991 jointly by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the State Government of West Bengal under the program “Improvement of Research in the Universities”. The Centre is engaged in theoretical and experimental advanced research in different branches of High Energy Astrophysics and Astroparticles including Cosmic-Rays . The Centre has expertise on cosmic rays and Monte Carlo Simulation study of cosmic ray air shower which is globally recognized by the experts in the field. Research Scholars from different universities and even premier Research Institute of the Country visited the Centre to get training on the mentioned subjects.

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The Centre offered PhD program till 2014. The Scientists of the Centre also participated in the courses offered by the following Departments till 2014-15 session:

  1. M.Sc. in Mathematics;
  2. M.Sc. in Physics

New Program: The centre received a post M.Sc. PG diploma course in Space Science under UGC innovative program and got two teaching posts as well as about Rs.60 lakhs towards instruments and other expenditures.

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Research Profile:

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Scientists/ Officers
Name and Research Area Contact

Dr. Arunava Bhadra

Sr. Research Physicist

Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy


(+91) 0353-2776358 (O)

Scientific Officers


Dr. Tamal Sarkar

Scientific Research Officer-II

Astrophysics and Computational Physics



+91-9434352457 (M)

Arindam Mukherjee

Sr. Research Officer

Optical Astronomy, Stellar Data Analysis



(+91) 0353-2776358 (O)

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Name Designation Qualification
Sadhan Paul Helper Gr. II  
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Sl. No.
Particulars (Click to Download)
1 Syllabus (M.Sc., Ph.D. Coursework)
2 Academic Calender
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Contact Us:

Department Address: High Energy & Cosmic Ray Research Centre, Univ. of North Bengal, Raja Rammounpur, PO-N.B.U., Dist-Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.

Phone: 0353-2776358

E-Mail: hecrc@nbu.ac.in

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