Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) at Ahmedabad, is an autonomous institution
supported mainly by DOS. It is a premier institute engaged in basic research in
experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, earth,
planetary and atmospheric sciences. The activities cover a wide spectrum of
competitive research in all these areas. PRL is also involved in conducting
extensive academic programmes for Doctoral and Post Doctoral research and also
has an Associateship programme for university teachers. It is also entrusted
with the management of the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO).