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Gateway to the Universe (AS100)

A Certificate Course:Open to all space and astronomy enthusiasts of any educational background

Course Details:

  • Course duration: 8 lectures of 90 minutes each on weekends (4 weeks)
  • Venue: ICSP, Integrated Campus, Mukundapur, Kolkata
  • Minimum students per batch: 10
  • Maximum students per batch: 200
  • Course repetition:Every Month (Bengali and English alternately)
  • Course Fee: INR 3000 (includes 12 hours of lectures+Certificate+Observatory tour)
  • Mode of Instruction: Bengali and English in alternate batches (every 4 weeks) (offline)


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  • Instructors have extensive teaching experience and international research exposure at overseas research Institutions/Universities
  • It develops a basic idea of astrophysics and astronomy (no background in astronomy is required to join it)
  • Structured in accordance with the syllabuses of the reputed Indian Universities
  • Observatory tour at IERCOO, Medinipur (food and accommodation for a night on a double sharing basis; sky watching with Telescopes at IERCOO, Sitapur, West Medinipur) is complimentary with each course
  • Hands-on experience of sky-watching through professional telescopes under the supervision of experts is an essential component for all the courses
  • Interactive teaching for convenience of professionals and amateurs alike
  • Student assessment will be based on a written test and viva voce at the end of the course
  • Merit certificates and token awards will be issued to the three top scorers in the final test
  • Attendance certificate will be provided to the interested participants
  • Completion certificate will be issued by the institution to individual students at the end of the course at a valedictory function

Admission and Registration:

  • Admissions will be made on a first-come, first-served basis (Email/Whatsapp message with Full payment is required)

How to Apply:

  • Students can contact the institute (Whatsapp: 7003610352 / email: ) or look at the website and decide which course he/she can join.
  • Interested students may fill out the application form here and submit with the proof of payment. Payment can be done through UPI / Bank transfer / cheque / DD drawn in favour of "Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata" (payable at Kolkata). The fee structure includes registration, admission and course charges.
  • Students can personally pay the prescribed fee (payable by Bank Transfer/UPI/cheque/DD/cash)
  • Admission is not guaranteed till payment is made in advance.

Accomodation (if required)

  • a) Only accomodation on sharing basis Rs. 500 per day b) Single room Rs. 1000 per day C) Monthly single Rs. 5000.00 and sharing Rs. 4000.00 extra need to pay