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    Provide me proper guidance if I want to proceed my career in Astronomy after completing B.Tech in graduation?

    hello sir/madam
    I want to proceed my carrier in astronomy after b.tech.please provide me proper guidance

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    Nov 2011

    Re: Provide me proper guidance if I want to proceed my career in Astronomy after completing B.Tech in graduation?

    Hi there!
    >>Astronomy is totally different branch of technology altogether.
    >>You B.Tech degree you are into is no where related to astronomy.
    >>But still you can move to astronomy after B.Tech.
    >>Following are the specialization astronomy:
    -Optical and infrared astronomy
    -Solar facilities
    -Radio astronomy
    -Research Scientist
    -University Faculty

    >>Following are institutions providing the said courses:
    -Indian Institute of Astrophysics(IIA)
    -Inter-Universuty Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA)

    >>After your B.Tech ypu can opt for M.Sc in astrophysics course.
    >>For this you have to qualify the Joint entrance Screening test(JEST) conduted by IIA.

    Good luck......

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    Re: Provide me proper guidance if I want to proceed my career in Astronomy after completing B.Tech in graduation?

    What education should i recieve after 12 in order to make career in astronomy?

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    Jun 2011

    Re: Provide me proper guidance if I want to proceed my career in Astronomy after completing B.Tech in graduation?


    While several premier institutions offer courses at the PG level, astronomy/astrophysics are offered as one of the subjects in BSc at a handful of universities like Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, the University of Lucknow and the University of Chennai. The eligibility is class XII (Sc).

    The study of cosmic sciences - astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics requires a sound base in mathematics and physics at the undergraduate level, so make sure you opt for either of these at the BSc level.

    Astronomy and astrophysics are taught as special MSc programmes in the Physics or Mathematics departments in a number of universities. Here are some of the better ones:

    Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003 — Course: MSc Space Physics (3yrs). Eligibility: BSc. Diploma in Space Science & Tech. Eligibility: MS (Phs)/MScTech with electronics.

    MP Birla Planetarium, 96 Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata 700071. Course: PG Diploma in Astronomy & Planetary Sciences.

    Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034. Course: PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Post-doctoral Fellowships. (www.iiap.ernet.in).

    JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad. Course: MSc (Tech) Space Physics).

    National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Pune & Bangalore Campus, (www.tifr.res.in/~gsch). Research Programmes in Astrophysics & Astronomy (Radio Astronomy & Astrophys, Theoretical Phys & Astrophys, Elig: MSc (Phy/ Astro/ Appl Math/ Physical Chem. BSc/ BE/ BTech with exceptional record can also apply. Selection: Written test & interview.

    Osmania University, Centre for Advanced Study in Astronomy, Hyderabad 500007. Course: MSc (Astronomy). Eligibility: BSc (45% in the rel subj).

    Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (Punj). Course: PG Diploma in Space Sciences. Eligibility: MSc (Phys)/ BSc/ BE/ BTech (50%).

    Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007 (www.iucaa.ernet.in). Course: MTech in Astrophysics; PhD in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology and Quantum Physics. PhD Astronomy & Astrophysics, Experimental and Theoretical Physics. Courses: PhD in Physics (including Theoretical and Observational Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics in Biology, Plasma Physics & Technology, Earth & Atmospheric Sc and Space Sc)/ Mathematics/ Theoretical Computer Sc. Selection: JEST, Introductory Summer School in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vacation Students’ Programme, Refresher Course in Astronomy & Astrophysics for College and University Teachers.

    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (www.iisc.ernet.in).

    Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani, offers a starry future for those who have completed their Master’s in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology or Astrophysics. Course: MPhil in Astronomy & Planetarium Sciences in collaboration with the BIAPS (Birla Institute of Astronomy & Planetarium Sciences), Kolkata. A PhD programme is also offered.

    all the best...

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    Jun 2011

    Re: Provide me proper guidance if I want to proceed my career in Astronomy after completing B.Tech in graduation?

    Hello Friend,

    Astronomy is not a limited domain but it is further divided into diverse fields such as Astrophysics, Astrometeorology, Astrobiology, Astrogeology, Astrometry, Cosmology etc.

    >>If you decided to go for astronomy then make sure that you have very good physics and mathematical skills.
    >>This does not mean that other skills are not required but they can be picked up with experience also.
    >>Before becoming an astronaut, years of studies is required.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    >>The minimum eligibility criterion for becoming an astronaut is a doctorate degree since most the work is related to R&D.
    >>There are not many universities in the country that offer under graduate program in astronomy so you can opt for honors in physics and mathematics and then apply for post graduation in astronomy or physics.
    >>Thereafter you can pursue Ph.D.

    Job Prospects and Career Options

    >>Ph.D degree is must for a promising career in the field of astronomy but even if you have M.Sc or B.Tech you can still become a professor or technician or research assistant but then scope remains limited.
    >>As an astronomer you are most likely to be employed by the government sector industries and defence and space research organizations. >>An astronomer should love to travel as there will be many prospects of traveling to different parts of the world for research projects and seminars etc.

    >>As a beginner you can earn around Rs. 10,000 from the government sector but with experience you are bound to get way more than this. >>Moreover the salary you get also depends on the kind of work you are involved in.
    >>For instance a scientist would get more than a technician or research assistant.
    >> Majority of the job opportunities are with government sector,you can also get other perks and allowances.

    All The Best...

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