IUCAA Resource Centres

IUCAA Resource Centres offer a comprehensive environment for students and teachers of Universities and Colleges to undertake front-line research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. They are equipped with books, high-end computing facilities, software and astronomy database. They conduct workshops and scientific meetings, as well as events to promote Astronomy among school students and the general public

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Associateship Programme ( Current Associates List )

The online application link will be made available here on March 15, 2020. The last date for applying will be May 31, 2020.

One important component of IUCAA's academic activities is the Associateship Programme, under which a faculty member of an Indian university or a post-graduate department in a college can visit IUCAA for periods of short and long durations over a span of three years to develop his or her interest and expertise in astronomy and astrophysics.

The Associateship Programme has been designed to promote mobility and, to this end, the travel and local living expenses of an associate for these visits will be borne by IUCAA as per its rules. The associate will continue to carry out the existing commitments at his or her parent organisation. However, since IUCAA has been created by the UGC as a field station for these activities, it is expected that those visiting IUCAA under this programme will be treated as on duty by their respective organisations.

Applications are invited for associateships for a tenure of three years, starting from August 1, every year.

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  • Last date for receipt of applications: May 1, 2021
  • Last date for receipt of referees reports: May 5, 2021
The selected candidates are usually informed by the end of July every year.

For questions, send email to Mr. Senith Samuel, Administrative Officer (Visitor Programmes) at samuel followed by @iucaa.in

Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

List of selected participants for RCAA - 2019

IUCAA conducts a refresher course in Astronomy and Astrophysics for teachers at Indian universities and colleges for five weeks during the third week of May to the third week of June in every odd year (i.e., in 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 and so on). The topics generally include observational and theoretical aspects of astronomy and state-of-the-art methods of data analysis. During the course there will be an emphasis on the use of computers for accessing and analyzing archival data.

The last date for applying is March 1 during the year in which the refresher course is conducted. For this purpose an online application link is made available about a month prior to the deadline of March 1.

The selected candidates are usually informed of their selection for the course by the last week of March. Note that only online applications through this webpage are considered.

Those interested in attending the Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RCAA) scheduled to be held at IUCAA during May 13 - June 14, 2019, can apply online, till March 1, 2019.

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We have now stopped accepting applications for Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RCAA) 2019.
Note: The refresher course is conducted only in odd-numbered years.

Queries, if any, may please be addressed via email [aocp@iucaa.in] to The Co-ordinator (Core Programmes).

In case of any issues/problems while applying online, an email may be sent to Mr. Yogesh Thakare (e-mail: thakare@iucaa.in) or Mr. Santosh Jagade (e-mail: santoshj@iucaa.in).