HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender Remote
Great Scientists
Dr.C.V.Raman Vikrama Sarabhai

Homi Bhabha

Dr.J.C.Bose
Sathyendranath Bose Dr.P.C.Ray
Birbal Sahni
Major Sections
Biographies of Great Indians & Hindus
* Freedom Fighters
* Great Kings
* Gods & Goddesses
* Sages,Rushis & Saints
* Scientists & Philosophers
* Great  Devotees
* Great Poets
* Great Leaders
* Great Personalities

Dr.P.C.RAY

The Professor – Scientist

In 1888 Prafulla Chandra returned to India. He had obtained letters of introduction from his Principal and Professors. It was his hope that with their aid he would be able to get a good position in theeducation department. But in those days all the high places in this department were reserved for Englishmen. Though Prafulla Chandra had a Doctorate in Science, it became difficult for him to receive recognition in his own country. For about a year he spent his time working with his famous friend Jagadish Chandra Bose in his laboratory.

In 1889 Prafulla Chandra was appointed as Assistant Professor of 4 Chemistry in the Presidency College at Calcutta. His salary was only Rs.250 a month. But he was quite satisfied with his work. He started teaching very enthusiastically. He soon earned a great reputation as a successful and inspiring teacher. With the help of experiments, and with instances from everyday life, he made his lectures easy to follow. His lectures glowed with spicy humor and wit. He would recite poems of Rabindranath Tagore and quote slokas from 'Rasa Ratnakara', a book written by the ancient Indian Chemist
Nagarjuna. To demonstrate that, on burning, a bone becomes pure Calcium Phosphate, free from all animal matter, he would put a pinch of the ashes into his mouth!

Prafulla Chandra was never tired of saying that the progress of India could be achieved only by industrialization.

He advocated the use of the mother - tongue as the medium of instruction in schools. For this, he began to write science texts-books in Bengali. He used to tell the story of the famous Russian Chemist Mendeleef, who is famous for his Periodic Law. He first published the results of his work in the Russian language. This compelled the scientists of other nations to learn Russian in order to know his important discovery. If we develop new knowledge, people of other countries will be forced to learn our languages.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

Dr.P.C.Ray - An Indian Scientist Who won fame in many countries
About Dr.P.C.Ray
Introduction
The Disappearance Of A Treasure
Harish Chandra, The Father
Interruptions In Education
The Gilchrist Prize
In England
For His Country
You are Here! The Professor - Scientist
Why Should Our Patients Depend On Other Countries?
Scientist - Author
A 'Doctor Of Floods'
For The Sake Of Science
A Great Scientist A Great Man
This site is part of Dharma Universe LLC websites.
Copyrighted 2009-2014, Dharma Universe.