Ph. D. in Astronomy (1991). Indian Institute of Astrophysics Thesis topic: Studies of Classical and Recurrent Novae
Professor-in-charge Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) and Centre for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) (1 January 2014 - 31 August 2021)
Dean, IIA (1 December 2015 - 31 July 2021)
Group Head, India-TMT M1 Segments Group
Awards & Other Recognitions
Recipient of the Govt. of Karnataka's Sir. C.V. Raman Young
Scientist Award for the year 2001.
Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad India.
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India.
Editor, Bulletin Astronomical Society of India, 2004-2010 (July)
President, Astronomical Society of India (2019-2022)
Novae and related systems
Gamma-ray burst sources
EM follow-up of GW sources
Activity in galaxies
Development of Astronomical Facilities
GROWTH International Project
The GROWTH Project is a global network of telescopes for the study of transients. Led by Dr. Mansi Kasliwal of Caltech, USA, the partnership consists of universities and research institutions spread across nine countries.
GROWTH-India (PI: G.C. Anupama, Co-PI: Varun Bhalerao, IITB) has installed a 0.7m wide field robotic telescope at IAO, Hanle. The project was funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and administered by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2020).