At age 15, Bose started pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Calcutta’s Presidency College and earned a Master’s in Applied Mathematics at the University of Calcutta soon after.

Since childhood, his father, who was an accountant, would write an arithmetic problem for him to solve before leaving for work, feulling Bose’s interest in mathematics.

He documented his findings in a report called Planck’s Law and the Hypothesis of Light Quanta, and had sent it to a prominent science journal called The Philosophical Magazine.