My name is Pragya Sharma and at present I am doing BCA (final semester) from Birla Institute Of Technology Mesra - Ranchi Ext. Centre Allahabad, as my future plans I would like to pursue a career in "Astronomy". Kindly suggest me some future prospects of this field, the eligibility criteria , some good institutes and other requisites. I would be very thankful to you if you send me the required information by e-mail.
Astronomy is a field in physical science. To develop a career in Astronomy, one would need a strong background in fundamental physical sciences like Physics and Mathematics. One should study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 and then do a B. Sc. in Physics. Thereafter one can either do an M. Sc. in Physics or an M. Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics. To have a very prospective career, one should also do a Ph. D in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Only an M. Sc. may not be enough. You cannot do an M. Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics after BCA. We hope that the information has been useful to you. If you need more information, please feel free to write to us again anytime.