The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune (an autonomous institution set up by the University Grants Commission), is a leading centre of research in a wide range of areas in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Physics. IUCAA is located in the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) campus.
IUCAA offers challenging opportunities to young motivated students to pursue a Ph.D. degree in research topics in all areas of Astronomy and Astrophysics including Instrumentation, Multi-Wavelength Ground and Space-Based Observations and Data Analysis, Quantum Metrology and Precision Measurements, Solar Physics, Extragalactic Astronomy, High-Energy Astrophysics, Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, Large-Scale Structure, Gravitation and Cosmology.
IUCAA is a participant in major national and international projects such as the currently operating 10-m Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), the multi-wavelength AstroSat mission, Aditya-L1 mission; the next generation optical observatory - the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT); the planned advanced gravitational-wave observatory -the LIGO-India; the Vera Rubin Observatory (Rubin LSST). IUCAA has a high-performance computational facility and an excellent library.
IUCAA National Admission Test (INAT-2024):
The IUCAA National Admission Test (INAT-2024) is being conducted to select candidates to pursue a Ph.D. degree with scholarship at IUCAA. The written component of the Test will also be used to select eligible candidates into the SPPU-IUCAA Joint M.Sc. (Physics with Astrophysics) programme. The written test will be held in Pune on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. (https://inat.iucaa.in/INAT2024/candidate/ImpDates.iucaa )