MS/PhD in Physics

Program Overview

MS/PhD program prescribes specific coursework in areas of Physics or related subjects to peruse the experimental/theoretical research work. The program offers academically rigorous preparation for students who intend to pursue scientific, technical, or professional careers in Physics. This program widens its scope by offering excellent opportunities in material science, microelectronics, optoelectronics, semiconductor & micro-sensors fabrication and biotechnology etc.

Program Objectives:

This three year degree program aims to train the professionals to design and conduct the experiments, and analyze and interpret data to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, sustainability and ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

The program further aims to provide:

  • Hands-on experience, with applicable research tools, to the students who want to broaden their knowledge
  • Professionals looking to remain at the forefront seeking higher education.
  • A supportive platform for researchers who want to explore various dimensions of Physics

Career Opportunities:

Graduates are expected to go on to a broad range of future opportunities, including:

  • As an expert in high-technology companies, TOSHIBA, HITACHI
  • To Work in Hospitals like SKH, ANMOL, PINUM, GINUM etc
  • Atomic Energy Commission e.g. PINSTECH/PIEAS etc
  • Missile Technology, Defense, Ordinance Factory etc.
  • Teaching in academic Institutes, Colleges and Universities
  • Research in academic Laboratories and research Institutes
  • Development and Technical support in a industry for its products or services
  • For Higher Studies in advanced countries (Largest Network of our Alumni at China)
  • Entrepreneurship (Several Alumni are running the companies like solar cell etc.)
  • Freelancing and online jobs

Admission Criteria

The admission into the graduate program are very competitive based on merit. The merit will be determined on the basis of the academic record, test and interview.

Admission Pre-Requisites

MS Admission
  • A 16 years degree in the relevant field from an accredited educational institution with first division (annual system) or CGPA 2.5/4.0 (semester system) with no third division(Annual System) or D grade(Semester System) throughout the academic career.
  • NTS GAT(General) with 50% marks
PhD Admission:
  • MS/M.Phil or its equivalent degree in the relevant field alongwith a thesis, from an accredited educational institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (Semester System) or 70% (Annual System) marks, with no third division(Annual System) or D grade(Semester System) throughout the Academic career.
  • GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (Subject) with 60% Marks.
GRE Requirement
  • GRE (Subject) as per HEC policy or NTS GAT (Subject) with 60% Marks.

Program structure

The students enrolled in MS program are required to take 4 core courses and 4 electives courses of 24 credit hours (courses with three credit hours each) to be selected from the course offered by the department. In addition, all MS students have to work on a research project and submit a thesis of 6 credits hours to complete their MS.

Core Courses
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Electrodynamics
  • Mathematical methods and Computational Techniques in Physics
  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics
  • Graduate Laboratory

Theses are also the core courses for the Ph.D, however, students must take one additional core course at the Ph.D level in addition to Ph.D level courses.

  • Quantum Computation I
  • Quantum Computation II
  • Quantum optics I
  • Quantum optics II
  • Optical Communication and Network Design and simulation
  • Plasma physics I
  • Plasma physics II
  • Integrated optics
  • Optical fiber Devices and & sensors
  • Surface physics
  • Physics of semiconductors and devices
  • Physics of laser
  • Laser system and Engineering
  • Quantum field theory
  • Particle Physics I
  • Particle Physics II
  • Group Theory
  • Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Heavy Ion Physics
  • Introduction to particle Physics Phenomenology
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • Particle Collision
  • Gravitation and Cosmology
  • Modern Semiconductor Structures
  • Thermal Transport Mechanism
  • Advances in thin film technology
  • Advanced topics in magnetism
  • Ultra short Laser and optics
  • Physics of early universe
  • Neutrino Physics
  • Super symmetry
  • Quark Gluon Plasma
  • Finite Temperature and Density Field Theory for High Energy Physics
  • Kinematics of Nuclear Reactions at High Energy