IUCAA: genesis of a unique research centre
Centre for Cosmology, Astrophysics and Space Science (CCASS), GLA University, 281406, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Mathematics, Satyabharati Vidyapith, Barasat, 700126, North 24 Parganas, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Ganeshkhind, Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus, 411007, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Accepted: 18 January 2023
Published online: 7 February 2023
The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) is the second Inter-University Centre established by the Government of India for promotion of astronomy and astrophysical research. In this article, the historical development, as well as the motivation, for establishing IUCAA has been discussed which comprises of the period 1988–1993, i.e. the first 5 years. A glimpse of research work in pre- and post-colonial era in India has also been presented to have a holistic view of the genesis.
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