M.P Birla institute of fundamental research: Course in Astronomy

Gayathri | Friday, October 7, 2016 3:57 PM IST

M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru will be conducting a basic course in

  • Astronomy for the general public and 
  • Cosmology
  1. General Astronomy for the General Public

Eligibility :

The course is open to all.


The number of seats in a batch is limited to 30 ONLY. Admissions will be done on first-come-first-served basis.

Schedule for next batch:
5 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016


Classroom Sessions: 2:30 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Each Saturday will have two sessions of 90 minutes each from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

Field Trip:

Students will be given an exposure to skywatch during the period of the course. Star watching sessions will also be conducted after the classes, subject to clear sky conditions. 

Course Fees:

Registration fee: Rs. 200/-
Course fee: Rs. 3800/-
(Fees does not include field trip expenses, if any)

      2.  Cosmology


Open to graduates with Physics as one of their optional subjects.


Schedule for next batch: 
7 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017


Every Saturday

Classroom Sessions: 
2:30 p.m. to 5:40 p.m. 

Each Saturday will have two sessions of 90 minutes each from 02:30 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. and from 04:10 p.m. to 05:40 p.m. The course will be covered in a total of 12 sessions. 

Course Fees:

Registration fee: Rs. 200/-
Course fee: Rs. 4300/-


Registration and Admission:

  • Basic requirement for admission: Interest in the subject of Astronomy.
  • No restrictions on the academic background or age.
  • Interested students may register their names by paying the registration fee of Rs. 200/- and collect the application form from the Institute.
  • The forms need to be duly filled and submitted at the Institute on or before the prescribed deadline.
  • As the number of seats is limited to 30, admissions will be made on first-come-first-served basis.
  • Certificates will be issued to the individual students at the end of the course. 

How to Apply:

  • Students can contact the institute to know about the fee structure of a particular course.
  • Interested students can download the application from the internet, fill it and send it by post to the address mentioned below along with a local cheque / DD drawn in favour of 'M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research' (payable at Bangalore). Fee structure includes registration and admission fee.
  • Interested students may also contact the Director and collect the application forms from the institute (address given below). Students can personally pay the prescribed fee (payable by cash / local cheque / DD).


Phone: 080-22385956, 080-65959780
Fax: 080-22385957
Email: [email protected] [email protected]