About the Department

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is a part of the School of Natural Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Located in the scenic Mumbai campus, the department carries out cutting edge research in theoretical and observational astrophysics, with an active interest in instrumentation. Along with this, the department also focusses on training graduate and postdoctoral students, and helps them develop into leading scientists in their fields.

Prospective students can go through our brochure to know more about the kind of work that is carried out in the department.

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