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    Ideal cosmology related engineering courses in India

    Planning to pursue cosmology at the under graduate level? Get detailed suggestions and advice on which would be the ideal engineering streams to apply for admissions to pursue a career in cosmology.

    My son wants to do cosmology at the undergraduate level. Which course should he opt for in engineering? How to select the relevant and hes one and apply for college admission for such a course?
  • #146915
    According to NASA, the definition of cosmology is "the scientific study of the large-scale properties of the universe as a whole."Cosmology is a branch of astronomy. This subject deals with the origin and evolution of the universe, This subject is covered under astrophysics and astronomy. So your son can go for astrophysics in his undergraduate and postgraduate course and then he can work in the field of cosmology. He may also opt astronomy if any university is offering engineering degree in astronomy.
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  • #146921
    Cosmology involves the study of astronomy and astrophysics. There is no undergraduate pure cosmology course in India. Physics and mathematics should be the subjects of focus to be studied at a good science research institute in India, IISc or in any good IIT institute. Many pursue as B.Sc or B.Eng in Physics. A good score in JEE advanced would enable to get into IIT. After that, there are options for postgraduate courses in any of the premier institutes like The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore; Raman Research Institute, Bangalore and the Physical Research laboratory, Ahmedabad; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has an integrated BSc/ MSc programme in different fields of science.

  • #146924
    Cosmology is covered under Astrophysics or Astronomy. If one is interested in study of cosmology then to begin with its building blocks are Physics and Mathematics. So completing class 12 with Physics and Maths is a must to go ahead in this line.

    One can apply for admission in B Sc Astrophysics course in various universities in India. This is a 3 years course and students who have completed their class 12 with Physics and Maths are eligible to apply.

    Some of the universities are -
    1. Osmania University, Hyderabad.
    2. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
    3. Punjabi University, Punjab.

    After doing this one can go for post graduation in this line and there after join research in this area to become a full-fledged cosmologists.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #146957
    In India, there is no University/Institute which teaches cosmology at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level. If a person is interested in studying cosmology, he has to study astronomy or astro-physics. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, TIFR and the older IITs (Deli, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Chennai) are the best institutes to study astrophysics or astronomy at Postgraduation level. A student has to get good rank in JEE Advanced to get admission in any one of these Institutes.
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