NCRA a center of the school of natural sciences of the TIFR has set up a unique facility, the GMRT for radio astronomical research at metre wavelengths. GMRT is a very versatile instrument for investigating a variety of radio astrophysical problems ranging from nearby Solar system to the edge of observable Universe.


Introducing GMRT

NCRA has set up a unique facility for radio astronomical research using the metrewavelengths range of the radio spectrum, known as the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), it is located at a site about 80 km north of Pune. GMRT consists of ... Continue Reading »


Upgraded GMRT

The UGMRT will increase its sensitivity by up to three times and make it a more powerful and versatile faclility. We describe the main goals of this upgrade, highlight the technical features and challenges, outline the science potential and update..Continue Reading »


Expanded GMRT

At frequencies ranging from tens of MHz to hundreds of GHz, radio astronomy provides an outstanding and a unique window to study a wide range of astrophysical objects and phenomena.Continue Reading »


SKA India

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the next generation radio telescope, has almost completed the design stage for phase-I, after which SKA-I construction will start around 2019. Early science ...Continue Reading »

Latest News & Events

  • Prof .Govind Swarup

    March 23, 1929 – September 7, 2020
    Govind Swarup : The father of radio astronomy in India

    With the passing of Prof. Govind Swarup on the evening of 7th September, 2020, TIFR has lost an iconic figure. A true pioneer, he jump started the country’s efforts in the nascent field of radio astronomy, and built facilities and institutions that have put India in the forefront on the global stage in radio astronomy. He leaves behind a legacy that we can be truly proud of.. Continue reading »

  • Nisarga Cyclone - June 2020.

    The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), which is the world’s largest radio telescope facility operating at low radio frequencies, was shut down for a day on 3rd June 2020 since cyclone Nisarga’s predicted trajectory was close to its array of 30 fully steerable parabolic dishes of 45m-diameter antennas, spread out over a 30km region about 10km east of Narayangaon town on Maharashtra’s Pune-Nasik highway...Continue reading »

  • Science Day - 2020.

    February 28th is celebrated as National Science Day all over the country, commemorating the discovery of the Raman Effect by C.V. Raman, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930. Each year, Science Day is celebrated at the GMRT observatory at Khodad for two days 28th February and 29th February/1st March... Continue reading »