I am studying in Std X and I am interested in astrobiology. Is this a safe career option? What is the scope of astrobiology in India? What qualifications are required to enter this field?
Astrobiology is the study of life in the universe. This field combines the knowledge and techniques from many fields, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, atmospheric science, oceanography and aeronautical engineering.
This multi-disciplinary field encompasses the search of habitable environments in our solar system and habitable research has a significant impact on how agencies such as NASA plan for current and future space missions. Most jobs in astrobiology are in universities or industry, which conduct interdisciplinary research in astrobiology.
MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore offers a course in Astrobiology for which eligibility in graduation in Physics/Chemistry/Biology. Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC), Mumbai conducts and encourages research in astrobiology. It offers a diploma in astrobiology and astronomy. The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI), a virtual organization works through their team seating in many universities and institutions all over the world.
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