Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Admissions



Institution NameInter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Also Known AsIUCAA
Institution TypeAutonomous under UGC
Establishment year1988
LocationPune, Maharashtra
CoursesPG & PhD
Admission ModesJEST, INAT, JRF


Observational Facility

  • AstroSat
  • AstroSat Science Support Cell (ASSC)
  • IUCAA Girawali Observatory (IGO)
  • Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)
  • Virtual Observatory


  • High Performance Computing
  • High Performance Computing – SARATHI
  • IUCAA Radio Physics Lab
  • Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Precision & Quantum Measurement laboratory (PQM)

PG Courses

  • SPPU-IUCAA Joint M.Sc. (Physics with Astrophysics) Programme

PhD Courses

Current areas of active research include

  • Cosmic Magnetic Fields
  • Cosmology and large scale structure      
  • Computation Astrophysics
  • Extragalactic Astronomy              
  • Gravitational lensing (Strong, Weak and Micro) 
  • Gravitational Waves
  • High Energy Astrophysics            
  • Instrumentation for Astronomy               
  • Mega Science
  • Quantum Metrology and Precision Measurements         
  • Solar and Stellar Physics