The Government of Karnataka, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP) has issued a notification for the recruitment of 02 Engineer Trainee posts vacancies. The candidates who have passed required qualification for Engineer Trainee posting, are eligible to apply for Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP) Engineer Trainee Recruitment 2016-17.
Educational qualification for the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP) recruitment 2017 must have completed in B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc or equivalent in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication/Computer Science with a recommended minimum of 60% marks from a recognized University/Institution OR BCA/MCA with minimum 60% marks from a recognized University/ Institution Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP) recruitment 2017. The age limit 26 years as on 27.02.2017
Name of the Organization: Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP)
Official Website: www.iiap.res.in
Name of the Post (Designation): Engineer Trainee
Total Number of Vacancies: 2 Posts
Age Limit: 26 years
Educational Qualification: Graduation
Pay scale: 20000/- per month
Selection Processes: Interview
Last Date of Online Application: 27th February 2017
The East India Company having resolved to establish an observatory at Madras for promoting the knowledge of Astronomy, Geography and Navigation in India, Sir Charles Oakeley, then President of the Council had the building for the observatory completed by 1792. The Madras series of observations had commenced in 1787(1786)* through the efforts of a member of the Madras Government - William Petrie - who had in his possession two three-inch achromatic telescopes, two astronomical clocks with compound pendulums and an excellent transit instrument. This equipment formed the nucleus of instrumentation of the new observatory, which soon embarked on a series of observations of the stars, the moon, and eclipses of Jupiter's satellites, with the accurate determination of longitude, as its first concern. The pier that carried the original small transit instrument on a massive granite pillar has on it an inscription in Latin, Tamil, Telugu and Hindustani, so that " Posterity may be informed a thousand years hence of the period when the mathematical sciences were first planted by British Liberality in Asia". In any case this quotation from the first annual report of the observatory is atleast a record of the fact that astronomical activity at the Madras Observatory was indeed the first among British efforts at scientific studies in India.