Introductory Summer School in Astronomy and Astrophysics


IUCAA conducts an Introductory Summer School in Astronomy and Astrophysics for students at Indian universities and colleges for five weeks from the middle of May to the middle of June. The school is held in person at IUCAA every alternate year. It is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of Astronomy and Astrophysics as well as recent developments in the field. No previous knowledge of Astronomy and Astrophysics is necessary, though familiarity with the basic principles of mathematics and physics is required.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Students in the final year B. Sc. (Physics/Applied Mathematics/Astronomy/Electronics)
  • Students in third year and onwards of B.Tech./B.E. (any branch) / Integrated M.Sc. (Physics/Applied Mathematics/Astronomy/ Electronics)
  • Students pursuing M.Sc. (Physics/Applied Mathematics/Astronomy/Electronics)

Message from the ISSA 2024 coordinators:

This year the Summer School will be held online from the 13th of May to the 14th of June 2024.

Those interested are requested to apply via the online form: click here
We have now stopped accepting applications for ISSAA - 2024
  • The last date for applying is April 01, 2024.
  • The last date for referees to submit their recommendations is April 05, 2024.

The shortlisted applicants will be informed a few weeks before the start of the school by email.

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