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IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School - 2016


Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
7 – 16 December 2016



The Department of Earth & Space Sciences of IIST is organizing its annual Astronomy & Astrophysics School from December 7 - 16, 2016. 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 26, 2016 . The selected participants for the school will be intimated through email by October 05, 2016 . 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 :


Application to this year's school is closed. The list of selected candidates are available on the "Announcements" link.


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 26, 2016 will be given due consideration. The list of selected candidates will be published on this webpage on or before October 05, 2016.Please note that the admission to the astronomy school will be decided by a committee whose decision will be final.

Click here to download the list of selected candidates for this year's school. An email has also been sent to the selected candidates with further instructions.