University Programmes

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.

We are currently accepting applications for Associateship Programme (2023- 2026): Click here to apply online for the current year.
  • Last date for receipt of applications: May 01, 2023
  • Last date for receipt of referees reports: May 05, 2023
We have now stop accepting applicaiton for Associateship Programme (2023 - 2026)

Applications are invited for associateships for a tenure of three years, starting from August 1, every year. Please apply online at the link which will be accessible from April 1 onward till the first week of May.

The selected candidates are usually informed by the end of July every year.

For any queries, please send email to the Administrative Officer (Visitor Services) at vs followed by @iucaa.in

Refresher Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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.

The last date for applying for the Refresher Course is 15th April 2023. 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/rcaa2023. For any enquiries regarding the Refresher Course please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..