School engages with physics at all scales

  • School offers Integrated M.Sc. (5 year), M.Sc., M.Tech. (IC Technology) and Ph.D. (physics) and Ph.D. (Electronic Sciences) programmes
  • I. M.Sc. (Physics)
    – a 5-year Integrated course: This programme is of five years (10 semesters) duration with an exit option after three years, with a B.Sc. degree. The Physics courses taken by the students in the first six semesters include Mechanics, Vibrations and Waves, Electricity, Magnetism and Electromagnetic Theory, Properties of Matter, Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics, Optics, Modern Physics and Atomic and Molecular Physics. In addition, the corresponding laboratory courses are also run during all the semesters to complement the classroom teaching and strengthen the students’ understanding and application. The teaching lays an emphasis on tutorials and problem-solving. In the subsequent four semesters, the I.M.Sc. student follows the course work offered in the standard M.Sc. programme.
    M.Sc. (Physics)
    – The first three semesters cover the fundamentals of the subject. The courses taken by all the students include Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods, Electrodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Introductory Particle Physics, Introductory Solid-State Physics, Introductory Optics and Laser Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Computer Applications and Electronics. Besides ensuring a strong Physics foundation through class room teaching, laboratory courses in Electronics, Solid State Physics, Digital Electronics, Laser Physics, Microwaves, Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics are also a part of the curriculum. There is a strong emphasis on problem-solving and learning experimental techniques. In the fourth semester, the students choose electives from a wide range of specialization courses. There is also a project component in the course-work in third and fourth semesters. The students can choose to do their project with any faculty of the School. The course-work and the syllabi are however updated and modified on a regular basis to meet the demand of time.
    Ph.D. (Physics)
    – All students admitted into the Ph.D. programmes are required to undergo course work. Satisfactory completion of prescribed course work with at least 50% marks is a prerequisite for confirmation of Ph.D. registration. After the successful completion of the course-work, a Ph. D. student undertakes research work under the supervision of a faculty member, and on a topic approved by the School. The student is required to show satisfactory progress throughout the period of research and fulfill other requirements prescribed by the School. Such progress is monitored every semester by a Doctoral Research Committee (DRC). Apart from the course work, the Ph.D. requirements are the submission of research results in the form of a thesis and defense of the thesis in an open viva-voce examination.

Ph.D. (Elecronic Sciences) is offered through CASEST. Click here for more information.


School of Physics under its umbrella has different academic centers:
The School of Physics is a centre of excellence for multi- disciplinary and interfacial research and teaching in diverse fields that range from nano-sciences and cold atoms to cosmology, and from photonics, quantum field theory, spintronics, and particle physics to complex systems.
The Centre for Advanced Studies in Electronics Science and Technology (CASEST) is a successor to the DoE/UGC Electronics Programme initiated in 1995-96 to carry out research and teaching in Electronics Science.
ACRHEM-Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, is a DRDO centre of excellence. The major objective of the centre is to develop new novel high energy materials (HEMs) for explosives and propellant application and development of explosive detection techniques using ultrafast laser-based spectroscopic techniques.
The Centre for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) was established (formerly as UCESS) at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) in February 2005 to carry out multidisciplinary research and teaching programmes in the areas of Solid Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and processes that connect all three components.

Faculty of the School have published more than 3500 publications in peer reviewed journals since its inception.

Studetnts organize E.T.H.E.R and CADENCE seminar series and take part in regular seminars of the School.

SoP conducts national conferences every year where a few faculty from the school as well as experts within the country will deliver the talks to expose students to the frontier areas of research in Physics.