The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 

Pune, India 

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 A+A 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 will 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 their first year of MSc or third year of BTech may apply. Exceptionally bright and motivated students completing their BSc in physics may also apply.

Please click here to apply online.

The last date for applying is February 15, 2014. The selected candidates will be informed by the first week of March 2014 for the programme to be held during May 5 – Jun 6, 2014.

Selected candidates will be informed by the third week of February. They will be provided with travel, boarding and lodging for the duration of the school.

Note: The summer school is conducted only in even-numbered years. In 2014 it will be held during May 5 – June 6.


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

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