Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) is an autonomous institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in astronomy and astrophysics in Indian universities. IUCAA is located in the University of Pune campus next to the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, which operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope.

IUCAA aims at being a centre for excellence within the university sector for teaching, research and development in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The institute was headed for its first decade by astrophysicist Dr Jayant Narlikar, and is now headed by Dr Naresh Dadhich.

External links

* [] Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics - official web site

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