Academic Programs

Cosmology Research, Astronomy and cosmology teaching, Self-exploration, self-knowledge, and Selfology teaching.

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Cosmology Research (PhD program and projects)

The thrust areas of PICS are:

Broad Areas: Cosmology, Astronomy, Relativity, Gravitation, Mathematics

Topics of research:

  • Mathematical Cosmology, Theoretical Models of the Universe
  • Exact solutions, Wormhole solutions, Black hole solutions
  • Cosmological Modelling, Dark energy, Modified gravity, Alternative theories
  • Late-time evolution of the Universe, Early Universe cosmology, Inflationary cosmology
  • Geometrical, Physical, Dynamical system, Statistical, Observational, Cosmographic analysis of the various models of the Universe
  • General Relativity, Differential Geometry, Tensor Calculus
  • Foundational problems of gravitational theory
  • Gravitational lensing, Gravitational waves
  • Astronomy, Extragalactic astronomy, Radio astronomy

Astronomy Teaching

The institute have the Astronomy teaching programs for students of age 7 – 21.

The areas to be covered in basic astronomy teachings for the school & college students are:

An overview of the history and basic principles of astronomy, celestial bodies, electromagnetic spectrum, tools & techniques used in astronomy

Planets, Moons, Asteroids, Stars, Galaxies, Solar system, Constellations, Nebulae, Exoplanets & Alien life

Exploration of various astronomical phenomena, Life cycle of stars, Black holes, Wormholes, Creation myths and cosmology

Overview of the structure and composition of the universe, matter, energy, geometry of the universe, dark energy, big bang theory and other theories of the universe

Overview of the history of space exploration, including the development of rockets, satellites, and space probes, and current missions and projects

An examination of the cultural and historical significance of astronomy, including its impact on human culture and the role of astronomers in society

An exploration of the impact of astronomy on technological advancements, including the development of telescopes and other astronomical tools, and their impact on modern society

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Selfology Teaching & Practice

Selfology is not a formal academic discipline and an area of study is being designed. This concept of self-knowledge, self-exploration and consciousness growth can be incorporated into various areas of study and personal growth. Here is a suggested syllabus for a Selfology course or program for all:

Understanding the importance of self-exploration and consciousness growth,
Exploring different approaches to self-exploration (e.g., introspection, mindfulness,
journaling), Cultivating self-awareness and self-reflection skills

Identities of self (social, scientific, psychological and beyond), Exploring Self with
various perspectives, beliefs and identities, Examining the influences of family,
culture, and society on personal identity (self)

Developing emotional intelligence and recognizing emotions, Managing stress,
anxiety, and emotions effectively, Building resilience and coping skills

Setting meaningful goals and creating action plans, Overcoming obstacles and self-
limiting beliefs, Cultivating a growth mind set and embracing lifelong learning

Prioritizing self-care practices for physical, mental, and emotional well-being,
Exploring nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management, Cultivating mindfulness

Reflecting on personal values and life purpose, Exploring meaning-making and
finding fulfilment, Aligning personal goals with a sense of purpose

Reflecting on the learning journey and consciousness growth, Developing a personal
action plan for continued self-exploration and development, Connecting with Nature