Course Details - Cosmology

Course Schedule

Eligibility: Open to graduates with Physics as one of their optional subjects.

Schedule for next batch: To be announced


Every Saturday

Classroom Sessions:
2:30 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

Each Saturday will have two sessions of 90 minutes each from 02:30 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. and from 04:10 p.m. to 05:40 p.m. The course will be covered in a total of 12 sessions.

Course Fees:

Course fee: Rs. 4300/-
(Fees does not include field trip expenses, if any)


Phone: 080-22385956, 080-40914507
Fax: 080-22385957

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Participation Certificate will be given to each student at the end of the course.


Course Overview


It is an introductory course for the interested students.


The course will be coordinated by the renowned Cosmologist Prof. C. Sivaram.



Broad Topics Covered:

The syllabus of the course will be at the introductory level and will include theories and models for the origin and evolution of the Universe along with topics like the Big Bang model and its comparison with Steady State and other models. Recent explosion of the observational evidence for the dark matter, dark energy, etc. will be covered, in addition to addressing the exciting current issues in cosmology, like string theory, black holes, and so on.

Recommended Books / References:

  1. The First Three Minutes – Steven Weinberg
  2. An Elegant Universe- Brian Green

Classroom Sessions:

The course will be conducted at the M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore.The classes will be conducted on Saturdays based on the schedule mentioned above.

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Registration and Admission:

  • Basic Requirement: Open to students who are pursuing graduation with Physics / Chemistry / Biology as one of their optional subjects.
  • The forms need to be duly filled and submitted at the Institute on or before the prescribed deadline.
  • As the number of seats is limited to 30, admissions will be made on first-come-first-served basis.
  • Certificates will be issued to the individual students at the end of the course. 

How to Apply:

  • Students can contact the institute to know about the fee structure of a particular course.
  • Interested students can download the application from the internet, fill it and send it by post to the address mentioned below along with a local cheque / DD drawn in favour of "M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research" (payable at Bangalore). Fee structure includes registration and admission fee.
  • Interested students may also contact the Director and collect the application forms from the institute (address given below). Students can personally pay the prescribed fee (payable by cash / local cheque / DD).

M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research,
2nd Floor, M. P. Birla Research Centre,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus,
43/1, Race Course Road, Bangalore – 560001.

Phone: 080-22385956, 40914507
Fax: 080-22385957

You can also download the application form here.

Personal Note from the faculty...

This is the best platform to learn the most fascinating subject cosmology. This course takes you on an exciting journey from the beginning of the Universe to the possible end of the Universe.



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