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“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

Arthur C. Clarke

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Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) conducts and encourages research in astrobiology. It was established in 2006. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution distribution of life in the universe including the search fo r extraterrestrial intelligence. IARC's education & outreach program is primarily dedicated to extraterrestrial environmental matters in association / partnership with various United Nations initiatives.

What kind of research does IARC conduct?
IARC conducts and encourages primarily theoretical research in Astrobiology The research goals of IARC are aligned with those determined by NASA in the Astrobiology Roadmap 2003. To know more Click here

How can I work with IARC?
IARC has volunteer programs and campus ambassador role. It will soon offer internships. To know more Click here

Can I do research with IARC?
If you are a student then you can apply for paid research internships (to be launched in 2013-2014). If you are not a student then please note that we do not have paid research roles as of now. However those interested in self-driven research are most welcome. IARC does offer exposure to the scientific community and theoretical research as well as possible collaborations. To email us Click here

Is IARC a NPO? Who funds IARC?
IARC is an autonomous scientific body. It is self-funded and supported by people associated with IARC. We raise funds for self-sustenance as well as to achieve our long-term astrobiology roadmap, through IARC’ Centre for Science and Culture; our education & outreach arm. We plan to register as NPO in 2014-2015.

How IARC works?
Team IARC - researchers, scientists and science enthusiasts with IARC - perform multiple roles to ensure smooth functioning. IARC has been conceptualized primarily as a virtual institute however we do have office space - for admin related work - in Mumbai.

How do I contact IARC?
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