Welcome to Jyotirvidya Parisanstha

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (known as JVP to people of Pune) is the oldest association of amateur astronomers in India. On August 22, 1944 eminent citizens of Pune formed JVP, primarily for the spread of knowledge of astronomy among the public and also to make their own contribution as far as possible. It was the first association of its kind and remained so far for a few decades.   more...

Platinum Jubilee Year!

We are happy and proud to share that Jyotirvidya Parisanstha is entering its 75th year on 22nd August 2018! To celebrate the occasion, we wish to organize a number of activities and events in the upcoming astronomy season.


Astronomical quiz compitition: 22nd August 2018

We have organized an astronomy quiz on 22nd August for school and college students. It will be based purely on general astronomy and astrophysics. The event will be followed by JVP's platinum jubilee celebration and a lecture by Dr Somak Raychaudhury.

Details of the astro-quiz are as follows:

Guidelines for the quiz competition entries:

  • Entries can be submitted for two age groups: (a) School students upto 10th standard (b) College students (Junior & Senior College).
  • Students can participate in team of two. One school/college can send multiple entries.
  • Entry fee: ₹ 200 per team (To be paid at venue before quiz starts)

Important dates and timing

  • Last date to submit entry: August 20, 2018
  • All rounds of quiz: August 22 at Kelkar Hall, Indian Medical Association, Tilak Road, near Swargate, Pune

For registration Click Here.

For more information and registration, please contact Mr. Sarang Vandana (9823017311) or write to: jyotirvidyaparisanstha@gmail.com.


JVP Android App

We are please to launch our own android app.

App name: JVP
Developer: VASP solutions
Size: 13 MB

All program bookings can be done only through app.


Recently @ JVP

Check here, to see the recent activities of JVP for common public.

Check here newsletter of JVP for March 2018.


Annual Report for 2016-17


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 73rd year. Parisanstha progressed significantly in this year and we thank all the members of the Parisanstha who made the programs of Parisanstha a great success.

Thank you all for your support.

Annual Report: English vesion, Marathi version