Introductory Summer School in Astronomy and Astrophysics

List of selected participants for ISSAA-2018

The summer school for students will be held for five weeks during May - June of every even-numbered year. It is designed to introduce students to the exciting fields of astronomy and astrophysics (A+A). No previous knowledge of Astronomy
and Astrophysics is necessary, though familiarity with the basic principles of mathematics and physics is required.

We expect to have about 35 students in the programme. The school will consist of lectures covering the fundamentals of A+A as well as recent developments in the field. In addition, participants may take part in individual projects under suitable guidance. The lecturers for the school will be drawn from the leading A+A centres in India. There is a possibility for a few motivated students to spend an additional week at IUCAA after the school.

Students completing B.Sc. or 2nd year of B.Tech. / B.E. / Integrated M.Sc. are eligible to apply.  

We have now stopped accepting applications for ISSAA 2018.

Please click here to apply online.

  • The last date for applying is February 25, 2018.
  • The last date for referees to submit their recommendations is February 28, 2018.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the online application form has been temporarily disabled. We will make this system available as soon as possible. Inconvenience is regretted.

Selected candidates will be informed by the end of March. They are provided with travel, boarding and lodging for the duration of the school.

Note: The summer school is conducted only in even-numbered years. In 2019 it will be held during May 13 - June 14.

For questions, send email to Mr. Santosh Khadilkar at aocp followed by