Duration of Program



UPES provides unique and focused Integrated M.Sc-PhD course aiming to deliver expertise in theoretical and experimental understanding of Physics and its allied disciplines. The program is designed such that after completing it, students would be able to excel in academia, industries, and research. The faculty members in the department have diverse research expertise including but not limited to materials science, nanotechnology, renewable energy, computational materials science, high energy physics, nuclear physics, plasmonics, spintronics, etc., which would provide students flexibility in opting for their PhD topic. The curriculum is designed to give exposure not only about the subject but also research ethics, communication and skill augmentation. The completion of the course ensures deep knowledge with wide exposure, intellectual development, and ethical awareness that make students ready for various professional research, industrial and academic opportunities.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

PEO-1: Students will have significant opportunities in various service domains at national and international level, and can work as scientist, analyst, quality controller in academic and research organizations. 

PEO-2: Students will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment. 

PEO-3: Students will be continuous learner to learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies. 

PEO4: Students will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze sc

PSO-1: Understand advanced level physics particularly classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, nuclear and high energy physics, solid state physics, materials science and electronics. 

PSO-2: Develop as a researcher with an ability to present scientific results and thoughts before an educated audience by using the fundamental principles, hypotheses and laws of Physics. 

PSO-3: Train the students over a wide range of analytical and/or experimental and/or computational techniques in physics and other scientific and technological domains. 

  • Faculty members in Universities/Degree Colleges/Research Institutes 
  • Scientist in National Labs like DAE, CSIR, DRDO, ISRO and similar labs in Foreign institutions 
  • Quantitative/Financial Analyst in Financial institutions 
  • Post-doctoral researchers 
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview



Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Classical Mechanics 4
Core Course    Mathematical Physics  3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-I 4
Core Course    Properties of Matter Lab 1
Core Course    Electronics 3
Core Course    Electronics Lab 1
Core Course    Electrodynamics 4
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics 2
Core Course    Introduction to Computational Physics Lab 1
    Total 23





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Statistical Mechanics 3
Core Course    Quantum Mechanics-II 3
Core Course    Relativity and Cosmology 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I 3
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics I Lab 1
Core Course    Nuclear and Particle Physics 3
Core Course    Nuclear Physics Lab 1
Core Course    Atomic, Molecular & Laser Physics 3
Core Course    Atomic & Laser Physics Lab 1
Program Elective    Program Elective I 4
    Total 25





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics II 3
Core Course    Introduction to Metrology 2
Program Elective    Program Elective- II 4
Program Elective    Program Elective- III 3
Program Elective    Program Elective- IV 3
Program Elective    Program Elective- V 6
Pre PhD Course    Research and Publication Ethics  2
Pre PhD Course    Research Methodology 4
    Total 27





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-I 3
Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-II 3
Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-III 3
Pre PhD Course    Research Specific course-IV 3
Pre PhD Course    Literature survey 3
    Total 15



Program Electives


 Materials Science Electronics Atomic & Nuclear Physics Photonics Computational Physics
Fundamentals of Material Science Physics of solid state Devices Advanced atomic and Molecular Physics Fundamentals of optics (Photonics-I) Fundamentals of Computational Physics
Thermodynamics of materials Mathematical techniques and network analysis Optics Applied optics Advanced Numerical methods
Magnetism in materials Nano Electronics Spectroscopic Techniques  Laser systems and applications High performance computing
Material Synthesis & Characterization Introduction to Digital Signal Processing Mass Spectrometry Laser, NLO and Fiber optics (Photonics-II)  Atomistic modelling techniques
Computational Materials Science Fundamental of Microwaves and its Applications  Vacuum Techniques Nanophotonics & Plasmonics (Photonics-III) Monte Carlo methods
Fundamentals of nanosceicne & nanotechnology Communication Electronics Basic Nuclear Physics Photonic devices and circuits Numerical Linear Algebra
Nanomagnetic Materials and Applications Processing Techniques of MEMS and NEMS Interaction of radiation with matter and radiation detectors Photonic Materials   
Thin Film Technology and MEMS Antenna and Wave Propagation Radiation Dosimetry Biophotonics  
Atomistic Modelling of materials Organic Electronics Nuclear Security and Nuclear safeguards    
Ion accelerators and beam optics Computational Electromagnetics and High Frequency Simulation Particle Physics    
Nanofabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures Devices Based On Nanomaterials      
Nanocomposites Microfluidic device fabrication and applications      
Continuum scale simulations of materials Advanced Electronics      
Magnetic Domain Walls Dynamics, and Magnetic switching Design and simulation of MEMS and NEMS      
Phase transformation and critical phenomena Circuit design and simulations      
Theory of plasticity in materials IC technology and VLSI design      
Nanophosphors and applications Optoelectronics and Optical communications      
  Embedded Systems - Introduction to Microcontroller      


We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience: 

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session 
  • Course Completion Report (CCR) 
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring 
  • Quality Laboratory Experience 
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner 
  • Slow Learners Support 
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector) 
  • Guest lectures  
  • Certification Courses  
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification 
  • NPTEL lectures 
  • Use of Virtual labs 
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International). 
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International). 
  • Semester Exchange Program. 
  • FDP 

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