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About Indian Astrobriology Research Centre

Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) conducts and encourages research in Astrobiology. IARC was established in 2006.

Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution distribution of life in the universe including the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

IARC's education & outreach program is primarily dedicated to space sciences and natural sciences, often in association / partnership with various United Nations initiatives.

  1. In 2016-17, IARC inspired the formation of Indian Astrobiology Research Foundation. IARF is registered as a Section 8 Company Not-For-Profit organization.

  2. Centre for Science & Culture drives space sciences related outreach programs.

    Centre for Science & Culture
  3. Centre for United Nations drives United Nations related research & outreach program including the widely popular Rio India Program (2012-2022).

    Centre for United Nations

How IARC works?

Team IARC consists of researchers and science enthusiasts; they perform multiple roles to ensure smooth functioning. IARC has been conceptualized primarily as a virtual institute however we do have office space - for admin related work - in Mumbai.

Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya heads IARC. To see People page Click here

What kind of research does IARC conduct?

IARC conducts and encourages primarily theoretical research in Astrobiology The research goals of IARC are aligned with those determined by NASA in the Astrobiology Roadmap 2003. To know more Click here

Can I do research with IARC?

If you are a student then you can apply for paid research internships. If you are not a student then please note that we do not have paid research roles as of now. However those interested in self-driven research are most welcome. IARC does offer exposure to the scientific community and theoretical research as well as possible collaborations.

How do I contact IARC?

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