Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has an active
research group in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Currently this group
has five faculty members, working in
different areas of astrophysics (Arnab Rai Choudhuri,
Chanda J. Jog, Banibrata Mukhopadhyay, Tarun Deep Saini, and Prateek Sharma).
All of these faculty members are also
faculty members in the Department of Physics. We also coordinate
the Joint Astronomy Programme (JAP) – a
programme for training PhD students in astrophysics, jointly run with
several collaborating institutes.
The Joint Astronomy Programme was
established in 1982 before there was any astrophysics group in
IISc. The astrophysics group started here in 1986.
At present this group is in a growth
mode and is looking for bright young astrophysicists (both observers and theorists/simulators) interested in
joining our faculty. See Faculty
We take students to do PhD degree under
the supervision of the faculty members of our group. See Student opportunities.
Anyone interested in a postdoctoral
position in our group can contact individual faculty members or apply
for externally funded fellowships.
is a list of fellowships open for young researchers.
Please see the IISc astro group's wikispaces page for latest information,
especially the talk schedule. Latest JAP related information is here.