List of Postgraduate Courses in Astronomy


Astronomy is believed to have its origins in ancient times. It is concerned with the universe present outside the earth’s atmosphere. Astronomy is basically the study of the motion of planets and heavenly bodies, their behavior and constitution. Astronomers and Scientists study the laws and the effects these bodies have on each other. There are many colleges and institutions all over India which offers courses in Astronomy. Some of the reputed institutes offering these courses are Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc.), Indian Institute of Astrophysics Bangalore (IIA), Raman Research Institute, Bangalore (RRI), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (TIFR). The details are given below.

Branches of Astronomy

  • Astrophysics
  • Astrometeorology
  • Astrobiology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Astrogeology
  • Astrometry

List of PG courses

  • M.Sc Meteorology
  • M.Sc Astronomy
  • M.Sc astrophysics

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for these courses must have done their Bachelors in either Mathematics or Science after their 10+2.  The Master’s course in Astronomy with specialization in Theoretical Astronomy is provided by many Institutes of Astronomy. Those candidates who wish to go for Experimental or Instrumental Astronomy should have finished their graduation in Electronics or Electrical Communications. If candidates choose to go for higher studies, they can appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) examination which enables them to specialize in Astronomy.

Careers Prospects

After completing the course in astronomy successfully, aspirants can find jobs as Research Scientists. Several Government organizations institutions like the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) recruit candidates when ever there is a vacancy. To work in these organizations, the candidates require patience and curiosity. Another quality that is absolutely necessary for the candidate is good programming skills. As the initial salary, candidates will get around Rs.8, 000 each month. Senior Researcher will get almost Rs.9, 000 per month. In addition to that, the candidates are allowed a yearly book grant. After the completion of research, the employment opportunities are enhanced for the aspirants. With seniority and experience in the field of research, the remuneration of the candidates is raised.



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9 Responses to “List of Postgraduate Courses in Astronomy”

  1. 9

    is thr any studies after the BE (CSE), to study pg coarses to become astronomy ?

  2. 8

    how to get into nasa?

  3. 7

    under graduate courses in astronomy?

  4. 6

    here is vinit,i am fresh engineering graduate in electronics(with first class) and i am interested in doing my higher studies so i choose the which is related to space science but i am confused with courses offers by any other institute can you please specify or differentiate about following course which i am going to mentioned.
    1) difference between aerospace & space technology
    2) astrophysics & space science
    3) remote sensing and GIS & rocket engineering
    from all above which branch should select for best career option from above which branch should be suitable for an electronics graduate?
    should an electronics aspirant can join this branches?please give me details(fees,duration of course,any entrance exam to crack?when the online commencement will come etc) please also mentioned that when those institutes give online commencement ?so that i can remove my confusion ,contact as soon as can possible so that i can put some necessary steps in that direction i hope you you will contact as soon as can possible thanking you reply me on this id [email protected].

  5. 5

    I have completed MSc in Organic Chemistry.I like Astrochemistry.But i donn’t know how i will shift to that and which is possible for me(MSc in Astrochemistry or PHd).The name of institute and what is the MSc fees?Plz send me in mail.

  6. 4

    what is the duration of post graduation in these colleges and in what can i join in research institutes

  7. 3
    koyel das:

    i am a student of btech final stream is electronics and instrumentation.i want to do msc in astronomy or mtech in space science or earth science or in releated subjucts after complition of what colleges should i have to apply for studying the above couse?

  8. 2

    i’am studying 3rd year .i’am interested to do astronomy after the in india colleges .how many routs are there for to study the astronomy?what is procedure to do astronomy in related colleges?

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    I have just now completed graduation in bsc with specialization in electronic. I want to know which colleges in India offer MSc in Instrumental astronomy. I mainly prefer colleges of Mumbai, Bangalore and Kerala. Can you please help me..