The exploration of the Universe has been interesting to human from very beginning. In present scenario, the students are taking space programs as an exciting career. Astronomy and astrophysics are the study of objects and the phenomena occurring in space beyond our solar system which is carried out through theoretical simulations, and observations of electromagnetic radiations and high energy particles emitted by celestial bodies. The Master of Science in Astronomy and Astrophysics is one the leading programs in the country as well as in abroad in present scenario in Physics Studies.
DETAILS OF PROGRAMME
Three Years Bachelor Degree from University recognized by UGC:
- B. Sc. with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/ Computer Science /Electronics/ Computer Maintenance/ Space Science/ Statistics
B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics
- The percentage in B. Sc. 50%
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
The method of teaching the course will be through Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and seminars. The teacher-student interaction includes the individual or group project work, laboratory work, Computation, workshops and industrial/Institution visits.
The students get more exposure through expert lectures of the people from specialized area in reputed Institutions such as Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCA), Pune, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (AIRIES), Nanital, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali.
Assessment will be made as per Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which includes Internal Assessment (Continuous Evaluation + Mid Term Test) and End Term Examinations.
This program will open up the opportunities in abroad in addition to the leading institutions within the country. The brief description of job opportunities for a candidate with M. Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics is as given below:
In the Country, the Degree holders in Astronomy and Astrophysics can find well-paid career opportunities in major Indian Institutions like the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Space Physics Laboratories, Space Applications Centers, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCA), Pune, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (AIRIES) Nanital, and other Government bodies and Astrophysics Institutes in India. In addition to these Institutions, a lot of opportunities are there at International level such as, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), The United States Naval Observatory, Niels Bohr Institute, Space Telescope Science Institute, Nicolaus Copernicus, TRIUMF, Canada, etc. are some of the major International employers of successful graduates of this course.