Abstract Details

Name: Somak Raychaudhury
Affiliation: IUCAA, Pune
Conference ID: ASI2017_1025
Title : IUCAA's role in Astronomy Education in India
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Abstract Category : Astronomy Education and Outreach
Abstract : The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune was created as an autonomous institution under the UGC "to promote the nucleation and growth of active groups in astronomy and astrophysics at Indian universities". For almost three decades, it has nurtured the development of teaching, research in Astronomy and Astrophysics at institutions of higher education all over India. I will present highlights of this work, and outline future plans, along with an overview of our work on Astronomy Outreach.