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IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School - 2015


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
7 – 16 December 2015



The Department of Earth & Space Sciences of IIST is organizing its annual Astronomy & Astrophysics School from December 7 - 16, 2015. The school is meant to acquaint students with the basics of astrophysics. The lectures will be at a fundamental level with introductions to more advanced topics.There will also be hands-on astronomical data analysis sessions.


Students belonging to any of the following categories are eligible to apply for the school

  • M Sc Physics - First or Second Year.
  • Integrated MS (Physics) - Fourth Year.
  • B.Tech (Engineering Physics) - Fourth year.


We typically receive a large volume of applications from prospective participants. As the number of seats are limited, we are not in a position to consider applications from students who do not belong to any one of the above category. Please resist writing to us for exemptions.

Interested candidates should download the application from the registration link and email us a scanned copy of the completed form on or before September 27, 2015 . The selected participants for the school will be intimated through email by October 05, 2015 . The list of selected participants will also be published on this page.

All selected participants will be provided round trip train fare (sleeper class) for the shortest route. Local hospitality including food and accommodation will be taken care of by IIST. The selected participants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 600 when reporting for the school.


In case of questions, please contact us at :



To apply for the school

  1. Download the application form from the link below
  2. Complete the form with the required attestation
  3. Email a scanned PDF copy of the completed form to


Participants for the school will be selected after screening the applications. All applications received on or before September 27, 2015 will be given due consideration. The list of selected candidates will be published on this webpage on or before October 05, 2015.

The list of candidates selected for the astronomy & astrophysics school Download List

Information For Selected Candidates
  • A separate email has been sent to selected candidates with instructions on how to confirm your selection. It is important that you read this email. Please contact us if your name is in the selected list of candidates and if you have not received this email.
  • The accommodation for all participants will be at the student hostels of IIST
  • A fee of Rs. 600 has to be paid by the participants at the time of registration on the first day of the school
  • The registration covers food and accommodation for the duration of the school.
  • Participants of the school should plan on arriving at IIST by December 6. Late arrival will disqualify you from attending the school
  • Local hospitality (including food and accommodation) will be available only during the period December 6 - December 17.
  • Local hospitality is restricted to participants of the workshop
  • Travel reimbursement is available for onward and return journey by train (sleeper class) for the shortest route. Copies of train / bus tickets are required to claim your reimbursement.The nearest railway station is Trivandrum Central (code TVC). If you are planning to arrive by bus, get down at the Thampanoor Bus Terminus in Trivandrum.
  • Once you book your tickets, please inform us by email ( the details of your travel plan. We will provide bus service from pick-up points near the railway station / bus station to IIST.
  • Bring a valid photo identification with you
  • A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the school