How to become astrophysicist in India

 Friends! Today we will know What is Astrophysicist? And how to become a good Astrophysicist? Complete information. Yes, friends! If you are interested in knowing about the hidden mysteries in space and if physics, chemistry, and mathematics are your favorite subjects then you can think of becoming an astrophysicist.

Today our article is going to be on How To Become An Astrophysicist In India. After knowing which you will get answers to all the questions related to astrophysicists and you will also be able to know which process you will need to follow to become an astrophysicist.

It is also very important for those who wish to become an astrophysicist – what is astronomy? And what is astrophysics? So let us first try to know about them.

What is Astronomy? 

Astronomy is a natural science, in which celestial objects are studied. These objects include moons, planets, stars, galaxies, etc. To understand whose origin and evolution, the help of mathematics, physics, and chemistry is taken.

What is Astrophysics? 

Friends! Now we know that – What is Astrophysics? Here as far as astrophysics is concerned, astrophysics is a branch of space science, which studies the nature of universal objects with the help of the laws of physics and chemistry. That is, in astrophysics, the birth, life, and death of the sun, moons, stars, planets, and galaxies are studied.

By the way, an interesting thing is also that astronomy and cosmology have a lot of similarities with astrophysics. Hence these two are called the sibling science of astrophysics. After taking a little knowledge about astronomy and astrophysics, now it is my turn to become an astrophysicist?

how to become an astrophysicist in india

Now let's get started and know step by step what - what does it take to become an astrophysicist?

First of all, to make the path of becoming an Astrophysicist easy, you must first start preparing at the school level, and first of all, you have to make good command of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

To become an Astrophysicist, first, you have to clear the 10+2 exam science. In your score should be very good in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.

After clearing the 10+2 exam in Science with good marks you can do BSC (Bachelor of Science) in PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics).

You will get the options of many colleges to do a BSc from PCM. Apart from this, if you want, you can do an undergraduate in astronomy and astrophysics. You can apply for these courses in the institutes mentioned below.

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore
  • Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada and Panjab University, Aurangabad

After graduation in Science or Engineering, you can apply for a post-graduate program from Research Institute.

For this, you have to clear the JEST – (Joint Entrance Screening Test), and only after clearing it, you can take admitted to the Master of PST (Psychological Skills Training) Program.

And if your score in the JEST exam is good then you can also get a scholarship from a research institute. And you can also get a chance to participate in the international astronomy olympiad held in Russia every year.

After taking a master's degree, you can also do Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) if you want. Whose benefits you will get while choosing your favorite job opportunity.

So after knowing the education required to become an astrophysicist, now we tell you that – What are the skills and qualities you should have in addition to the degree to become an astrophysicist?

Skills Required to Become an Astrophysicist

To become an Astrophysicist, it is very important that – you have good perfection in the subject of physics and mathematics. Along with this, you should also have a lot of curiosity.

So that you can take maximum knowledge related to any subject. To make a successful career in Astrophysics, it is important for you to be hardworking in nature.

Apart from this, it is also very important to have full concentration and constant effort to complete every task. With all these qualities, you should also have the skills to maintain patience.

Because research related to astrophysicists is very time-consuming and it takes more time to get the perfect result.

So in such a situation, your patience will always motivate you to keep working. Now it's your turn to know what you can do to increase your skills and knowledge to become an astrophysicist.

job opportunity career for astrophysicist

After completing an education in astrophysics, you can apply for the post of professor and researcher in colleges or universities. If you want to work in a technology-based company then you can apply for a technician post.

You can also take the job of research scientist at the Research Institute of Government Organization. And if you want, you can also do work related to data analysis in financial forms and you can get jobs in that area too.

So after getting good experience as an astrophysicist, you can also apply to national observative and agencies. And you can get a chance to work in government institutes like DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

astrophysicist salary in india

Now let's talk further, what is the salary of an astrophysicist? After completing the studies Astrophysicist, which of the university, research institute and financial forms do you apply for the job option.

It matters to a great extent that – your salary will depend on it to a great extent. But let us tell you for your information that – An astrophysicist earns from 8 to 10 lakh rupees annually.

Currently, the jobs related to astrophysicists in India are very less as compared to other countries. But gradually the way India is progressing in the field of astronomy. The job career options related to this are also progressing rapidly.

So keep your dream to become an astrophysicist and keep moving forward slowly in this way.


In this article, you can learn about how to become an astrophysicist in India and also know what kind of skills you need to become an astrophysicist.

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