IUCAA Centre for Astronomy Research and Development (ICARD) has been established at the Department of Physics , Providence Women’s College, Kozhikode.

The primary functions of the ICARDs are:

  • To contribute to development of innovative teaching methods designed for Astronomy.
  • To hold frequent workshops/schools/meetings at various levels at the host University/College and at nearby regions.
  • To have an active public outreach program for Astronomy.
  • To be visiting Centre where nearby Astronomers can visit.


  • Past Activities
  • Workshop on “Multiwavelength Astronomy” sponsored by IUCAA Research Center(IRC), Cochin and IUCAA PUNE from 25-11-2015 to 27-11-2015.
  • Public lecture on the ‘Undreamt by Einstein: Discovery of Gravitational waves’ by Ajith Parameswaran(ICTS-Bangalore) on 19th February 2016, sponsored by ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore.
  • Workshop on ‘Projects in X-ray astronomy’ sponsored by IUCAA & APT during November 19-20, 2016.
  • Mini School on ‘X-ray Astronomy data analysis’, sponsored by IUCAA & APT, from, 22-26 May 2018.
  • 5.Mini school on ‘Gravitation and Cosmology’ sponsored by IUCAA, from February 7-10 2019.
  • Short term course on ‘Gravitation and Cosmology’ sponsored by TLC, IUCAA from 25- 30 November 2019.
  • 7.Seventh Southern Regional Astronomy Meeting, ‘Research in Astronomy:Opportunities and Challenges,’(online platform), sponsored by IUCAA.
Proposed Activities under ICARD for the year 2023
  1. One day camp in Astronomy for school students (July)
  2. One day seminar in connection with moon landing day celebrations.(July)
  3. Short term course for college teachers in Relativistic Mechanics and Astrophysics(August/September)
  4. One day Workshop on Astro Phototography and post-processing Techniques (August)