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.
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