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Astronomy and Astrophysics Career Options

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor| July 12, 2023

Explore all you need to know about Astronomy and Astrophysics (Graduates and Post Graduate), from admission Criteria to Courses/Degrees available to Best colleges offering Astronomy and Astrophysics Programs. Continue to read about Astronomy and Astrophysics career options - eligibility, courses, colleges, salary and jobs or know about other career Options after 12th with detail on courses after 12th class and admission criteria and top colleges.

Here is the complete guide to a career in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Introduction and scope

What is Astronomy and Astrophysics?

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.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Admission Process, Eligibility Requirements

What is the eligibility criteria for admission to Astronomy and Astrophysics courses in India? Know the eligibility criteria for Astronomy and Astrophysics courses in India

  • 10 +2 with PCM

Entrance Tests (PhD from IUCAA)

  1. IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT) Link Details: http://inat.ncra.tifr.res.in/inat
  2. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) Details: http://www.jest.org.in/
  3. CSIR-UGC NET for JRF (Physics)

Astronomy and Astrophysics Courses & Degrees

  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

Astronomy and Astrophysics colleges/Universities

Top Institutes offering Astronomy and Astrophysics course are:

  1. University of Delhi, Delhi
  2. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
  3. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  4. Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
  5. Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) – Pune
  6. National Centre for Radio Astronomy – Tata Fundamental Research Institute – Pune.
  7. Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital
  8. Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad
  9. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  10. Madras University, Chennai

Astronomy and Astrophysics salary

Astronomy and Astrophysics salary in India

Average Salary of an Astronomy and Astrophysics in India is between per annum

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