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    I am seeking the admission for B.SC Astro Physics

    Aspiring to study Astrophysics? Looking out for best institutes and their admission procedure? No worries, you can read the responses by experts for all your queries.

    I have appeared for the +2 PCM and now want to get admission for B.SC astrophysics. Can you help me with guidelines? I am looking for the PAN India. Please help me out with the list of the institutions who provide the admission for B.Sc Astrophysics and also the way to get the admission?
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  • There are plenty of great opportunities for the Astro major a big one is working in a research and working in any of the amazing observations all over the world. Astrophysics may technically study more of the physical processes relating to space. To get an Astro degree you'll probably start off taking course that cover the basics of physics, maths and computer science plus a couple of SEO courses covering steller evolution. If you wants to be Astrophysict yhen you have to be perfect in Math and Physics because astrophysics is all about maths and physics. There are list of colleges in India who offers Bsc(Baachelor of Science) physics :
    1. St Stephens College, Delhi : University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi, 110007
    2. Loyola College, Chennai : Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
    3. Madras Christian College, Chennai : East Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600059
    4. Fergusson College, Pune : Fergusson College Road, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411004
    5. Ramjas College, Delhi : University Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110007
    6. Hindu College, Delhi : University Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110007

  • Astrophysics is one of the hot subjects today and there are many good institutions offering this course. The admission will be based on either the score obtained in 10+2 or an entrance exam.

    So you will have to apply in some good place like Indian Institute of Science, Banglore or TIFR, Mumbai though there is very tough competition everywhere. Anyway, there are many other colleges which offer this course and you can try for admission there.

    One of the important point in this respect is you have to assess your scientific faculties before embarking upon this ambitious career plan. Are you sound in Physics and Mathematics? These are the basic building blocks of this line. You should have real interest and aptitude in this line.

    One thing which I will suggest is try to develop the hobby of observing stars, observing planets, solar and lunar positions, calendar and panchang systems, understanding constellations and other astronomical information which are very easy and of general nature but will help you immensely when you start your career in this line.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Initially after +2 you can opt for B. Tech aeronautics in which you will have astrophysics subject also. There are many institutes offering this course. You may have to attend the common entrance test and based on the rank you can have the option of selecting the institute.
    Another way of doing the course is to going for B.Sc, with Mathematics and physics as group subjects. Once you complete your graduation you can go for M.Sc Physics by choosing Astrophysics as a specialisation. Many Universities are offering this course. You have to attend common entrance test for this also.

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  • I have appeared for the +2 PCM and now want to get admission for B.SC astrophysics. Can you help me with guidelines?

    The basic eligibility is a 10+ 2 qualification from a recognized state board. You should have Mathematics and physics with a minimum score of 50%. The options for a MSc astrophysics are relatively more than BSc. Many students take up B.Sc physics in a reputed institute then do a summer internship and move on to MSc/PhD in due course.

    Indian Institute of Astrophysics is a reputed insitutition but this would be useful for you during your final year of B.Sc for the internship program and then for the integrated M.Tech-PhD program. If you choose the IIAP, this it would better to do a B.Tech in astrophysics.

    St.Xavier's college(atuonomous) Kolkata is also chosen by students because it has a good Physics department and also they get a chance to enter the M.Sc with speicalistion in Astrphyiscs and Space sciences.

    Students also apply for the B.Sc(research) program of Indian Institute of Science because it gives them a good launching pad in terms of quality education and research for an MSc in astrophysics and later a PhD.(

    You can contact the IIAP which also offers career guidance ( This link gives you the breakdown of Astrophysics from UG,PG,JEST and the PhD enrollment.

    Punjabi University has an MSc program in Space physics (

    So, you can choose a BSc Physics and then work up towards PG in Astrophysics.

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