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The Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)
is an Indian deemed university established by the Department of Atomic Energy, which
unifies several of their constituent institutions. Deemed universities in India have been divided
in three categories by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and HBNI has been
placed in category ‘A’, highest of the three categories.Homi Bhabha National Institute,
Mumbai and its Constituent Units are the institutions of excellence as per section 4(b) of “The
Central Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006”.National Assessment
and Accreditation Council has accredited HBNI with a CGPA of 3.53 on a four point scale
at A grade valid up to May 10, 2020.==History==
The Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was set up in 1954 and its mandate includes
research including fundamental research in matters connected with atomic energy and the
development of its uses in power generation, research, agriculture, industry and health
care and advancement of higher mathematics. In pursuit of its mandate DAE has established
several research and development centres, grant-in-aid institutions and has taken in
its fold several existing grant-in-aid institutions. All research institutions under the umbrella
of the DAE have been pursuing academic programme right from their inception. Considering continued expansion of atomic
energy programme and considering the fact that the DAE institutions are engaged in human
resource development programmes, the DAE Science Research Council recommended in 2003 that
the DAE should establish a university level institutions. After completing all formalities, Prime minister
of India, Manmohan Singh, announced the approval of the government of India for setting up
of HBNI on June 4, 2005. It is named after the late Indian physicist
Homi J. Bhabha. The HRD Ministry of the government of India
declared Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) a deemed to be University along with ten Constituent
Institutions (CIs). The first Director/ Vice-chancellor, Ravi
Grover has written a brief history of the Institute in an article published by him on
the website of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.==Constituent institutions=====R&D centers===
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,
Kalpakkam near Chennai Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology,
Indore Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata===Institutes===
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
Harishchandra Research Institute, Allahabad Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar==Academic programmes and growth==
Subjects covered by Boards of studies include chemical sciences, engineering sciences, health
sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics (including theoretical computer
science) and applied system analysis. For developing a well trained manpower in
the area of nuclear science and engineering, DAE established the “Training School” in 1957
at Trombay, Mumbai. To cater to increased demand of manpower,
Training Schools were established at other places and all Training Schools offer a well
designed one year intensive programme for fresh engineers and scientists. This provides the students a very sound academic
base in nuclear science and technology. For historical reasons, the name “Training
School” continues, though given the depth and range of courses, it functions as a graduate
school. Courses are conducted at all CIs and at BARC
Training schools at: BARC Training School at Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre, Mumbai BARC Training School at Indira Gandhi Centre
for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam IPR Training School at Institute for Plasma
Research, GandhinagarHBNI encourages students to take courses at other reputable institutes
and provide for credit transfer. In particular, students regularly take additional
courses at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay or Indian Institute of Technology Madras.==Rankings==
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Homi Bhabha National Institute
41 overall in India and 26 among universities in 2018

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