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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 Astrophysics, we explore and ensure 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.


  1.  M.Sc. /M. Phil PhD (Physics)
  2. M.Sc. Astronomy,
  3. M.Sc. – Astrophysics
  4. 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)
  5.  Ph. D Astrophysics/Astronomy


10 +2 with PCM

Entrance Tests (PhD from IUCAA):

  1. IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT) Link Details:
  2. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) Details:
  3. CSIR-UGC NET for JRF (Physics)


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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