How to specialize in Astrophysics after 12th?


Astrophysics focuses on the study of physical properties of various celestial bodies and also the interaction between matter and radiation in the interior portion of celestial bodies and in interstellar space. The area of astrophysics can be further split down into observational and also theoretical astrophysics. Aspirants who have successfully completed their can specialize in the field of Astrophysics to build up a career in the field of Astrophysics.

Courses in Astrophysics after 12th

Aspirants who have successfully completed their 12th can specialize in the field of Astrophysics so as to build up a career in this field. They should have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the 10+2 level. They can go for various under graduate, post graduate as well as doctoral programs in the field of Astrophysics. Aspirants can pursue a Bachelor’s in Science in Physics and / or Mathematics. They can pursue a Bachelor’s in Engineering in Electrical or Electronics or Electrical communication as well. Then they can pursue a postgraduate degree in Physics or Mathematics or Master’s in Technology in Engineering. Finally they can pursue a PhD program with specialization in Astrophysics. They can opt for various certification courses as well which enable them to build up a promising career in the field of Astrophysics.

Various courses in the field of Astrophysics focus on the detailed study of the following areas.

  • Physics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Computer science
  • Scientific knowledge

Various fields of study are associated with the area of Astrophysics which includes the following.

  • Astrochemistry
  • Astrogeology
  • Astromestrology
  • Astrometry
  • Astrobiology
  • Optical Astronomy

Institutes in India offering courses in Astrophysics

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Andhra University
  • Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (A.R.I.E.S)
  • Bangalore University
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • St. Xavier`s College
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
  • Harish Chandra Research Institute
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics
  • Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (I.U.C.A.A.)
  • JNTU College of Engineering
  • Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Osmania University
  • Patiala University
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
  • Punjab University
  • Raman Research Institute
  • Gulbarga University
  • S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
  • Shivaji University
  • Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
  • Tezpur University
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • University of Chennai
  • University of Kolkata
  • University of Lucknow

Career in Astrophysics

Aspirants who have successfully specialized in the field of Astrophysics have numerous career opportunities in several sectors through out our country. They can engage mostly as Research scientists. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the top firms recruiting experts in the field of Astrophysics. These people are offered challenging job profiles and also good compensation packages.



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7 Responses to “How to specialize in Astrophysics after 12th?”

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    i want to take admisson in in astrophysics.i am from a middle class family.i have got 74% marks in rajasthan board.please suggest me. thankyou

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    sir ,
    I have completed my 11th standard and preparing for my IIT entrance in coming 2014 .I like to study astrophysics .Is IIT a good option for my career ?

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    Bersha kezia:

    I’m doing my 12 ISC-2013 right now. I wanted to knw whether I can do astrophysics after 12. And collages which gives dis opportunity. And abt the scholarships

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    I want to get information about astrophysics and what i want to do to be a student of this science
    expecting early reply

    thanking you sirv

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    i am studying in class12th now.i want to be an astrophysists .please suggest me what i should do for it.suggest me in detail.i belong from a middle class also suggest me about scholarships.

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    Myron Rodrigues:

    hi Im completing my 12 ncert board exam in march and i want to do astrophysics till the phd level how do i proceed with my career?