Administrative Structure

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Under the different Governments the institute has functioned as part of different departments.


Period Department
1954-1957 Department of Education, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1957-1958 Department of Indology, Culture and Scientific Research, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1958-1975 Department of Cultural Affairs and Scientific Research, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1975-1977 Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1977-1986 Department of Science & Environment, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1986-1991 Department of Additional Energy Sources, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1991-2000 Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
(09th Nov., 2000- 21st March, 2004) Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttaranchal
22nd March,2004 onward Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

The name of the post of Chief Astronomer was changed to Director in September 1958. The Director was bestowed full power of a Head of the Institution in 1965. Upon transfer from the state of Uttar Pradesh to Uttaranchal on 09th November 2000, this organization was named 'State Observatory' (SO). On March 22nd 2004, SO was converted to Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), an autonomous institution under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India.