Space Science & Astronomy

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

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Welcome Message

I am delighted that I.I.T. Kanpur has recently established the department of Space Science & Astronomy. Given the rapid pace of development in this field and the fascination it holds for students, I personally feel that this is a welcome step. India is currently pushing for a very ambitious space program and has established several major astronomical observatories. It is also participating in several international astronomical mega-science projects. We aim to create a stimulating environment in the department so that students can participate and effectively contribute to such research and development programs.

Prof. Pankaj Jain
Head, Department of Space Science & Astronomy
IIT Kanpur

  • The department is actively looking for faculty and researchers in all areas of space sciences and engineering. Please contact the Head of the department, Prof. Pankaj Jain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The first batch of students will be admitted in July 2022 in M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree programs in Space Science & Engineering in the following two specializations:
    1. Radio Astronomy
    2. Planetary Science and Technology
  • M. Tech. and Ph. D. NEW admission
    1. List of eligible candidates for Ph.D. admission