Astronomy is a combination of physics, chemistry and mathematical principles/rules. Astrophysics can be called its offshoot. It deals with detailed study of the physical, chemical and dynamic properties of celestial objects. It also deals with the phenomena over and above Earth’s atmosphere. There is associated study of calculations of orbits, gravitational forces satellites, meteors, galaxies, comets, stars, planetary objects, planets, satellites etc. In planetary objects, planets, satellites etc. Properties/nature of the astronomical objects with the help of laws of physics and chemistry. There is also the field of Cosmology which studies the origin and evolution of the universe.
Students should be 10+2 level with PCM.
Entrance Tests (Ph.D. from IUCAA):
- IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT)
- Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
- CSIR-UGC NET for JRF (Physics)
Popular courses under Astronomy And Astrophysics are:
- M.Sc. /M. Phil PhD (Physics)
- M.Sc. Astronomy,
- M.Sc. – Astrophysics
- Integrated M. Tech- Ph. D (Tech.) programme in Astronomical Instrumentation (Eligibility-B. Tech / BE degree in Electrical/ Instrumentation/Electronics and Communications /Computer Science/Mechanical Engineering or M. Sc degree in Physics / Electronic Science / Astrophysics/Applied Mathematics /Applied Physics are also eligible to apply).
- Ph. D Astrophysics/Astronomy
Colleges & Universities Offering Astronomy And Astrophysics
Colleges & Universities Offering Astronomy And Astrophysics are –
- University of Delhi, Delhi
- Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
- Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) – Pune
- National Centre for Radio Astronomy – Tata Fundamental Research Institute – Pune
- Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital
- Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Madras University, Chennai
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