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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.

Deep understanding of core physics disciplines.

Advanced analytical, computational and experimental skills to effectively solve complex physics problems.

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