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    What can i do for joining Astronomy course?

    Im doing my B.E course in electronics and telecommunication engineering.Whatcan i do for joning astronomy? Which exams can i give for that? please reply me.

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    Pradeep Mehta Pradeep Mehta is on a distinguished road
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    Re: What can i do for joining Astronomy course?

    Dear Guest,

    An engineer with a B. Tech or BE degree could enter the field as a research scholar. Since universities offering undergraduate program in Astronomy are rarely found, one can join for a major/ honors in Physics with Mathematics as a subsidiary subject.

    Thereafter, take a master's degree in Physics or Astronomy.

    After the successful completion of MSc, one can do specialization in astronomy leading to Ph. D. which enables one to become an astronomer/ astronaut/ astrophysicist or a scientist/ research officer etc. in the field of space research. For doing Ph.D, which is mandatory to do research, one should appear for the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) examination.

    An engineer with a B. Tech or BE degree could also enter the field as a research scholar. I hope you find the information useful and wish you all the best.

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    palugulamadhu palugulamadhu is on a distinguished road
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    Re: What can i do for joining Astronomy course?

    Hello Friend,

    Response for Astronomy Courses in India were low and few Students who want to make their career in Astronomy field showing interests to pursue the course. As, it not like that it's future scope is less it had great importance all the over providing good career opportunities.

    Being, Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering you can eligible to pursue Astronomy Master's course. There were some Institutes in India who offering Astronomy in Master's Degree.

    Astronomy Master's Courses:

    M.sc(Astronomy & Space Physics)
    M.tech(Space Technology & Applications)

    As, you can go through any of the Master's Program and then after on your interest you can do P.HD. But, before you have to give an Entrance Exam to get admission to Master's Programs.

    Being, B.tech Graduate you can Pursue M.tech(Space Technology & Applications) by clearing GATE exam. and for M.sc courses you want to appear for JEST(Joint Entrance Screening Test).


    > The aspirant must completed BE/B.tech from Electronics departments with minimum of 50% marks from any recognized University or Board.

    > One Must Pursue Maths at 12th standard.

    I suggest you to do M.tech(space Technology and Applications) by Clearing GATE exam. which will be Good Option for Pursuing Astronomy Course.

    After Successful Clearance of Entrance Exam you can Eligible for following Institutions in India:

    Sri Venkateshwara University, Andhra Pradesh

    Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

    S.N Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata

    Punjab University, Punjab

    Osmania University, Hyderabad

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

    Hope Info helps you, Thank you........................

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