I'm a Std VIII student with a keen interest in physics and space science. I am thinking of pursuing Astrophysics. What subjects should I take in Std XI? Which institutes provide courses for this field?
Astrophysics is one field where aptitude is as important as or perhaps more than academic prowess. The primary requirement is to have a scientific bent of mind and the desire to explore. To study this field, take science in 10+2, followed by B.Sc. in Physics. Then you can apply for M.Sc. in Astrophysics.
Specialized institutes in this field include: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore , Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, National Centre for Radio Astronomy, Pune.
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