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About the Department

Department of Physics was established in the year 1960. The department has been given status of "Centre for Advanced Studies" (CAS) by University Grants Commission for (2015-20) with Condensed Matter Physics and High energy Physics as thrust areas. The Department offers M.Sc. (Physics) four semester program and Ph.D. program in different experimental and theoretical fields. The department received support under FIST Phase-Ill Level-2 from DST, Govt. of India. The Department is also beneficiary in PURSE support granted by DST to the university and UPE status granted by UGC to the university. In addition research groups of department have received financial support from several funding agencies like UGC, DST, DIET, BRNS, DRDO, CSIR, MN ES, UGCDAE CSR, IUAC and ISRO. The faculty members are actively involved in activities at (i) Center for Converging Technologies, (ii) University Science Instrumentation Center, (iii) Infonet Center, (iv) Center for Non-Conventional Energy resources, (v) Center for Development of Physics Education (vi) The University Innovation Cluster in Biotechnology (vii) Design Innovation Center.

Infrastructural Facilities

M.Sc, and research laboratories of this Department are well equipped. Some of the major equipments and facilities available in the Department include:
X-ray diffractometer for study of powder and thin film materials and also SAXS facility. Scanning Probe Microscope (STM & AFM) Low energy electron accelerator, Vibrating sample magnetometer (20 K-1000 K), Mossbauer spectrometers with temperature variation (80K- 1000 K) and high pressures up to 10 GPa, resistivity measurement, High field Magnet Facility (8T) X-ray photo electron spectroscopy set-up. 2.5 m long neutron time of flight facility, Grid computing laboratory with multiprocessor servers, Impedance analyzer Vector network analyzer and Spectrum Analyzer Microwave signal generators EM simulation softwares Facilities available at USIC and CCT are also accessible to the faculty members of this department.

Ph.D. Programme
Thrust Areas

Condensed Matter Physics
Theoretical High Energy Physics & Cosmology
High Energy Nuclear Physics (ADS Prog.)
Experimental High Energy Physics
Plasma Physics
Atomic Physics
Microwave Electronics
Hydrogen Energy
Solar Energy
Biophotonics

Research groups of this department have active collaborations with BARC and TIER (Mumbai), PRL (Ahmedabad), ISRO (Bangalore), IUAC (New Delhi), UGC-DAE CSR (Kolkata, lndore, Mumbai), CEERI (Pilani), Synchrotron radiation Centers (Taiwan, Italy, Japan, USA), University of Munich (Germany), ICTP (Italy), CBPF (Brazil), JINR (Russia), Postech (Korea) and Czech Institute of Physics (Czech), International Collaboration experiments STAR (Brookhaven National laboratory, New York), ALICE (CERN, Geneva) and CBM (GSI, Germany).

Masters Programme

MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICS) Seats: 35

Duration: Four Semesters (Two Years) Four semesters M.Sc. Physics course is governed by ordinance 199F. Elective Core Courses are offered in following clusters: a. Condensed Matter Physics b. High Energy Physics c. Electronics and Communication d. Energy Studies e. Reactor Physics f. Plasma Physics M.Sc. pass outs are selected every year in prestigious scientific institutions like IPR, IUAC, BARC, NPL, TIER for pursuing research. Several students qualify in examinations like NET and GATE every year.

Other Highlights

Department is regularly organizing invited talks for the benefit of students and faculty. Several of its faculty members are having memberships of different prestigious organizations. Faculty members are also attending international and national conferences and delivering invited talks in these conferences. Two faculty members of this department received their Ph.D. degree this year.