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.

We are currently accepting applications for Associateship Programme (2022 - 2025): Click here to apply online for the current year.

Please note that the deadline for accepting applicaitons has been extended till May 15, 2022.
  • Last date for receipt of applications: May 15, 2022
  • Last date for receipt of referees reports: May 20, 2022
We have now stop accepting applicaiton for Associateship Programme (2022 - 2025)
The selected candidates are usually informed by the end of July every year.

For questions, send email to Administrative Officer (Visitor Programmes) at vs 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 generally in March 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 application deadline.

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.

The IUCAA online Refresher Course on Astronomy and Astrophysics (RCAA) - 2022, to be conducted concurrently with the IUCAA Summer School on Astronomy and Astrophysics (ISSAA) - 2022, will be held from 16th May to 17th June 2022. This year, the activities are being coordinated by Prof Debarati Chatterjee, IUCAA.

The last date for applying for the Refresher Course is 30th April 2022. The Refresher Course is essentially for faculty members of higher educational institutions. Post-doctoral fellows pursuing a career in astronomy and astrophysics may also apply. The online application form is available via the link https://bit.ly/rcaa2022. For any enquiries regarding the Refresher Course please email at nrciucaa@gmail.com.

We have now stopped accepting applications for Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RCAA) 2019.