Certificate Course in ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS (2018)


Certificate Course in  ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS (2018)

(Batch 3)

In response to popular demand Regional Science Centre & Planetarium, Calicut will be organizing Six months certificate course in “Astronomy & Astrophysics”. The course will cover fundamentals of the subject. The course will start from 26th June 2018 (TUESDAY) . The salient features of the course are tabulated below:

1.    Eligibility: Passed +2/HSE/ISC with Physics & Mathematics.

“B Sc Students/ School Teachers/ Any Interested Public” satisfying the above eligibility condition are encouraged to apply.     

2.    Theory Class & Timing:  Tuesday & Thursday (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm); Venue: RSC, Calicut. Practical sessions will be intimated to the participants.

3.    Duration of Course: 6 Months (June  – November, 2018) [Tentative]

4.    Basic reading materials will be provided to all participants. The classes will cover much more.

5.    There will be multimedia lectures and observation sessions using sophisticated telescopes/ astronomical instruments.

6.    There will be continuous assessment through compulsory assignments

7.    There will be theory examinations, Astronomical Data Analysis test and observation test.

8.    75% attendance is compulsory

9.    Certificates will be given to all participants who will successfully completes the course, i.e. submits all assignments securing minimum grade D and scores a minimum of 40% in all examinations/tests and inputs 75% attendance.

10. Outstanding participants will be awarded prizes.

11. Registration fee for this course is Rs. 2000/-.

12. Number of Seats: 15

Advantages of doing this course

* Spring board to conceptualise a under graduate level project work on topics related to 'Astronomy & Astrophysiccs'

* Working teachers of Science/ Geography can get better understanding of this subject, which can help them profesionally

* New acheievement for young people who will be taking up teaching/ Higher Education/ Research in future

* Added advantages for any one who aspires to be appointed as science teachers in high schools as 'Astronomy & Astrophysics' are a part of curriculam and trained candidates in these subject are in demand.

* Likely to get preference for jobs at various planetariums/ science centres in India


* Increases one's knowledge horizon and appreciation of nature


Syllabus of 2017 course

Photographs of 2017 Batch

Result: Batch 2 (2017)

Result: Batch 1 (2013)


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