Ananda Hota

UGC Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. (Physics): Indian Institute of Science (Joint Astronomy Programme), Bangalore, India (2006) & National Centre for Radio Astrophysics - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune, India
  • M.Sc. (Physics): Sambalpur University, Odisha, India (1997)
  • B.Sc. (Physics Hons.) Sonepur College, Sambalpur University (1995)


  • Faculty (Reader-F, UGC Asst. Prof.): UM-DAE Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences since December 2012 Visiting Astronomer: NCRA-TIFR, Pune (August-December 2012)
  • Visiting Post-doc: IUCAA, Pune (June-August 2012)
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow: Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics (ASIAA), Taipei, Taiwan (March 2007 to March 2012)
  • Visiting Fellow: Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (NCRA-TIFR), Khodad, Pune, India (September 2006 - March 2007)


  • Multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) observational investigation of black hole-galaxy co-evolution in the Cosmic web. Special emphasis on Indian competitiveness like Giant Meterwave Radio telescope (GMRT) and citizen-science research using large population of science-educated Indians (Reference:  RAD@home Astronomy Collaboratory, India, #RADathomeindia #ABCDresearch

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