Programme Details

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From :
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Theory General introduction: Historical development of astrophysics.

Physical properties of stars: Apparent and absolute magnitude-Distance measurement techniques-Binary systems-mass determination-Surface Temperature, Spectral classification of stars-HR diagram.

5 Hrs

Internal Structure of stars: Equations of stellar structure-Hydrostatic equilibrium-Thermal equilibrium-Stellar energy sources.

3 Hrs

Stellar Evolution: The Virial theorem-Evolution near the main sequence-Star formation-Pre-main sequence contraction-Post main sequence evolution-Red giant-White dwarfs Supernova- Chandrasekhar limit-Planetary nebulae-Neutron stars-Black holes.

5 Hrs

Observational Methods: Observational methods and scope of astronomy-Celestial co-ordinates-Alt azimath system-Equatorial system-Ecliptic system-Conversion of co-ordinates-Sidereal time-Mean solar time-Hour angle calculation.

3 Hrs

Optical telescopes-Resolving Power-Light gathering power-Special purpose telescopes-Photometric instruments and techniques-CCD-X-Ray astronomy-Radio astronomy-Radio telescopes.

4 Hrs

Galaxies: Our galaxy-Rotation ,General structure- External Galaxies-groups of galaxies-Distribution of galaxies –Spectra of galaxies-Distances of galaxies-Nuclei of galaxies.

5 Hrs

Cosmology: Early models of the universe-Cosmological principle-Fundamental equations of cosmology- Important models of the universe –Red shift-Hubble’s law-Expanding Universe-Dark matter-The Big bang-Cosmic microwave background radiation-QSS model of Narlikar –The future of the universe.

5 Hrs

Recommended Reading:

1. K D Abhyankar -Astrophysics -Stars and galaxies –-University Press (India) Limited, 1992

2. Baidanath Basu -An Introduction to Astrophysics (Prentice -Hall of India Pvt Ltd)

3. Abell,G.O.,Holt,Rhinehart and Winston Inc., Exploration of the Universe, New York,1969

4. Frank H.Shu- The Physical Universe –An introduction to Astronomy University Science Books, Sausalito,California

5. Narlikar,J.V ,The structure of the Universe (1978),Oxford Univ.Press, Oxford

6. Martin Schwarzschild, Structure and Evolution of Stars, Princeton 1958, University Press

1. Temperature determination of an artificial star

2. Order of magnitude calculations

3. Night Sky Observations

4. Illustrations using Computer and Internet

5. Introduction to various Astronomical Softwares for Data analysis

6. Visit to Observatories

(Even Semester) Fees: Rs. 1500/- 

30 Hrs

Selection process results will be available on according to the important dates section. Selected candidates will receive an E-Offer of admission that will be valid up to the date mentioned in the Offer of admission.  


All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.


Selected candidates must download the offer of admission on the ‘Application Status’ link on the University website.


To process admission

  • Candidates must choose the preferred date and time from available options to facilitate a smooth admission process.
  • Admission must be processed at the campus where the programme is offered as published in the offer of admission.
  • As per UGC guidelines, fee payment has to be made through online mode.
  • Payment options and details will be available in the offer of admission.
  • Fees for the first year including Admission Registration fee must be paid in full as part of the admission process.

All original marks cards and one set of photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of admission as mentioned below

  • Class 10 Marks Statement and Class 11/12 Marks Statement (Mandatory).
  • Transfer Certificate (TC) of Class 12 from the last qualified institution must be submitted by 30 August 2024 (Mandatory).
  • Migration Certificate of Class 12 (applicable for all candidates except Karnataka state board applicants) must be submitted by 30 August 2024 (Mandatory).
  • One Stamp size and one passport size photograph formal dress with a white background (Mandatory).
  • Two Copies of the Online Payment Acknowledgment (Mandatory).
  • Copy of valid ID proof (Aadhar Card and PAN Card).
  • Candidates falling under any of these categories (NRI / PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) have to submit:
  1. Copy of Passport and Visa Details (Mandatory).
  2. PIO / OCI have to produce a copy of the PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable (Mandatory).
  3. Medical Fitness Certificate (MFC) from any recognized medical practitioner certified by the Medical Council of India and
  4. Resident Permit (RP) (If available while applying)

All mandatory documents must be submitted for verification during the admission process.

An undertaking for pending original documents unavailable currently [applicable only for candidates writing/passing their exam in March – June - 2024], must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. These documents must be submitted on or before 30 August 2024.

  • Failure to submit the pending documents will be treated as unsuccessful in the qualifying examination or considered “Not Eligible”, and admission will be terminated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) without any claim.
  • All admitted students must open an account at South Indian Bank, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Branch as part of the admission process and must carry relevant ID proof (Aadhar Card and Pan Card).
  • The University ID card is a smart card, which is both an ID cum ATM card with a chip containing the student personal details. All transactions within the University campus after the commencement of classes, including fee payment, will be processed only through this card. It is also an access card for Library and other restricted places.
  • Selected candidates who fall under International student category (ISC) should register with the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO / FRO) of the Local Police in Bengaluru, India within 14 working days from the date of admission or arriving in Bengaluru.

The date of commencement of the academic Year 2024 will be intimated during the admission process.

Please Note:

  • The University does not collect any capitation/donation other than the fees mentioned on the website.
  • All those admitted to the programme will have to purchase a laptop at their own cost if required by the department.
  • Admitted students who wish to avail bank loan will be provided with a recommendation letter on request by presenting the original fee paid receipt to the Office of Admissions.
  • The decision of the admission committee is final and binding.


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