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M.Sc Physics

Program Overview

MSc Physics is one of the oldest academic programs which prepares students for a career in research, teaching and for limited but attractive jobs in government and industrial sectors.

MSc Physics at IAR a 2-yeas (4 semesters) long program. First two semesters mostly cover the core subjects. Next two semesters offer a range of electives like Plasma Physics, General Relativity, Experimental Techniques, Advanced Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Biophysics, and two research projects, to give students a flavour of current research topics and trends.

The course contents are designed in a way that it not only prepares students to appear for various entrance tests at the national/international level (NET/GATE/JEST/GRE, etc.,) but also to qualify for research fellowships in esteemed research institutes across the country and abroad. Considering the fact that laboratory work is an integral part of any successful masters’ program, all four semesters have a mandatory General physical Laboratory. The other important focus is on developing the computational skills in the students which have stupendous importance in today’s job-market and research-pursuit. In this course spanning over two semesters, a student is taught Linux, programming languages C and Python, basic plotting techniques like Gnuplot, latex and numerical methods. Further, the special laboratory and advanced computational techniques courses are offered, aligned with the elective chosen by the students in the third and fourth semesters. Public lectures, scientific tours, conferences and hands-on workshops are also an integral part of the program.

MSc Physics program was started in 2017 currently there are 22 students enrolled. Some of our students have been able to qualify GRE, GATE and other examinations. Most of our students did their project work in IPR, PRL, IIT Gandhinagar, PDPU. Few students were also selected for a summer internship at premier research centres in India.



  • BSc with Physics
  • BSc with Mathematics
  • BTech from any branch

Selection process

The admission is based on merit.

After the Program

Higher studies

  • Master of Technology (MTech)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): in India or abroad


  • Scientific Officer: BARC, ISRO, DRDO, CSIR Laboratories, IPR, TIFR, ONGC, etc.
  • Government Jobs
  • Teaching: PGT, lecturer in colleges, universities
  • Industry

Structure of Program

Semester – I Total Credits:22

S. No. Subject Credits
Theory Practical
1 Mathematical Physics 4 0
2 Classical Mechanics 4 0
3 Quantum Mechanics 4 0
4 Electronics 4 0
5 General Physics Laboratory – I 0 4
6 Computational Physics Laboratory – I 0 2

Semester – II Total Credits: 22

S. No. Subject Credits
Theory Practical
1 Advanced Mathematical Physics 4 0
2 Electrodynamics 4 0
3 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 4 0
4 Statistical Mechanic 4 0
5 General Physics Laboratory – II 0 4
6 Computational Physics Laboratory – II 0 2

Semester – III Total Credits: 22

S. No. Subject Credits
Theory Practical
1 Condensed Matter Physics 4 0
2 Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics 4 0
3 Elective – I 4 0
4 General Physics Laboratory – III 0 4
5 Special Laboratory – I / Advanced Computational Laboratory – I 0 2
6 Project – I 0 4

Semester – IV Total Credits: 22

S. No. Subject Credits
Theory Practical
1 Nuclear and Particle Physics 4 0
2 Elective – II 4 0
3 General Physics Laboratory – IV 0 4
4 Special Laboratory – II / Advanced Computational Laboratory – II 0 2
5 Project – II 0 8

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