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MS Physics

Physics investigates the laws of nature and is indispensable not only for our understanding of the world but also for the solution of the technological and ecological problems. As a fundamental science, physics continues to be the driving intellectual force in expanding our understanding of the universe, in discovering the scientific basis for new technologies, and in applying these technologies to research.

The Institute of Space Technology has launched a new program for MS in Physics, starting from Fall 2020. The MS program in Physics is designed to develop graduates through quality education and research in physics. Through this program students shall acquire a solid theoretical foundation as well as strong analytic, quantitative, experimental and problem-solving skills that shall enable them to perform research and tackle challenges at the cutting edge of scientific and technological horizon.

The Department of Space Science and Physics at IST has distinguished faculty to its credit, who engage in both quality teaching and research. The department's resources not only include the well-trained faculty, but also high-quality labs that provide excellent research opportunities for the students. Active research groups are studying the physics of elementary particles; theoretical and experimental investigations of plasmas ranging from ionosphere to controlled nuclear fusion; electric and magnetic properties of materials; semiconductor physics; astrophysical modeling of supermassive black hole pairs as sources of gravitational waves; observations of stars; study of gamma ray bursts. The students shall be introduced to the research world by working in the diverse fields under the supervision of capable and well-equipped faculty of the department, where emphasis is placed on teaching and research and preparing the students to become the next great physicists of tomorrow and the future to come

  • Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxy Centers
  • Gravitational Waves
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Thermoelectric and Opto-electronic Materials
  • Energy & Smart Materials
  • Astrophysical Plasmas

PEO-1: Advanced knowledge and scientific skills in various domains of physics.

PEO-2: Creative and critical thinking to provide solutions to physical problems while working in scientific organizations, academia and research groups.

PEO-3: Effective communication and interpersonal skills in their educational and professional careers with an understanding of social and ethical responsibilities.

PLO-1:
Deep understanding of core physics disciplines.

PLO-2:
Advanced analytical, computational and experimental skills to effectively solve complex physics problems.

PLO-3:
Effective communication and scientific writing skills to present scientific work in seminars, journals and conferences.

Semester Code Subject Credit Hours
1   Mathematical Methods of Physics 3-0
  Classical Mechanics 3-0
  Quantum Mechanics 3-0
2 Electrodynamics 3-0
  Elective-I 3-0
  Elective-II 3-0
3   Elective-III 3-0
  Elective-IV 3-0
  Thesis-I 3-0
4   Thesis-II 3-0
Credit Hours: 30 (24 + 6)

Elective Courses

A student should choose an elective course from the list after the approval of program head, research supervisor and HoD.

Module – I (Astronomy & Astrophysics)

  • Stellar Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Theoretical Astrophysics
  • Galaxies
  • Astrostatistics
  • General Relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Gravitational Waves Data Analysis
  • Binary Stars
  • Astronomical Methods: Observations and Data Analysis
  • High Energy Astrophysics

Module-II (Plasma Physics)

  • Statistical Physics
  • Plasma Physics I
  • Plasma Physics II
  • Experimental Techniques in Plasma Physics
  • Industrial Plasma Physics
  • Spacecraft Environment Interaction

Module-III (Material Physics)

  • Material Science
  • Advanced Characterization Techniques
  • Crystal Structure and Analysis
  • Applied Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Processing of Materials
  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Methods and Techniques of Experimental Physics

Note: Elective courses will be offered subject to the availability of relevant faculty.

  • BS/ BE/ M.Sc./ equivalent (16 Years of education) with a strong background in Physics/ Applied Mathematics/ Space Science or Engineering in any discipline with minimum CGPA = 2.00 out of 4.00 or 60% marks (where CGPA not available) from HEC and PEC (where applicable) recognized Institute/ University or from Foreign Institute/ University of good repute
  • Valid GAT (General) conducted by NTS in the relevant field of study with = 50% marks or HAT (General) conducted by HEC in the relevant field of study with = 50% marks or GRE International (General) conducted by ETS, USA, with minimum score as Quantitative: 145, Verbal: 145, Analytical: 3.5
  • Students may need to clear an entry test or interview or both as decided by department at time of admission
One Time Charges Local Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee 20,000 2,000
Endowment Fund 5,000 250
Library Development Fund 5,000 250
Total One Time Charges 30,000 2,500
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 66,550 4,675
Service Charges 4,000 250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 2,000 250
Total Per Semester Charges 72,550 5,175

Optional Charges per Semester

Hostel Charges Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
Dormitory Charges Pak. Rs. 46,000 US $ 600
Transport Charges Pak. Rs. 22,000 Pak. Rs. 22,000
Locker Rent Pak. Rs. 800 Pak. Rs. 800

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 22,500 = Rs. 31,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 1,320 = US $ 1,820 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 7,500 = Rs. 13,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs =All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 440 = US $ 940 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 7,500 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 440 per credit hour will be charged.
(b) All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
(c) Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST. Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST.
(d) All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
(e) Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual. Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual.
(f) Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500 Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500
(g) Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is US $ 100 through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
(h) Freeze charges will be Rs. 5,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 500 for each semester. Direct remittance in IST Bank Account.