The Indian institute of Astrophysics is primarily devoted to research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and related physics. The main campus is in Koramangala, Bangalore and there is also a campus situated in Hoskote which is also known as CREST (Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology).
In 1786 an observatory was set up in Madras, and it began to function as the Madras Observatory. In 1899, it was moved to Kodaikanal and was given an autonomous society, called the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and its headquarters were shifted to Koramangala, Bangalore. This institute is funded by the Department of Science and Technology.
Courses Offered At Indian institute of Astrophysics
The Institute provides opportunities for Graduate studies to students and also Career guidance. They have various training programs for students such as,
- Integrated MSc PhD Program
- Integrated M Tech PhD Program (Tech)
- Visiting Students Internship Program
- Post-Doctoral Program
Apart from this, several seminars and workshops are conducted for various students from around the world so that they could impart more information. They also provide jobs and faculty positions for those looking to be a part of IIA.
The People Associated with Indian Institute of Astrophysics
There are several big names associated with IIA. The director of IIA is Dr. P Sreekumar, and the director’s secretariat consists of K Thiyagarajan, Pramila Mohan and Maliny Rajan. Dr. K Kasturirangan is the Chairman of IIA.
Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Bangalore – 560034
Dr. P. Sreekumar
Voicemail: +91 080 2553 9250 Ext: 1252
Prof. T. P. Prabhu
Tel: +91 080 2553 0672 Ext: 1279