The Centre was conceptualized in the year 1999 and initially established as a unit of the Sanjay Gandhi Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in order to establish a close link among the basic and the clinical scientists and to generate appropriate human resource to fully exploit the potentials of an area of science (Magnetic Resonance) which has till date produced seven Nobel Laureates in all disciplines of science eligible for the award. This set the objectives for the Centre to carry out research in interdisciplinary aspects of Magnetic Resonance and to develop the appropriate human resource at the national level. The Centre achieved the objectives within a couple of years of its establishment. Considering the importance of the field, the Government decided to develop it as an autonomous Institution of the Government of Uttar Pradesh with its own Governing Council and management structure. Read more..