Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 10*

*Total Seats in M.Sc. (Physics)

M.Sc. (Physics) specialization in Material Science is a two-year program which aims to equip students both with the advanced concepts in Physics as well as hands on training in synthesis and characterization of novel materials, finding applications in myriad domains including but not limited to health, sanitation, defense, clean energy harvesting (solar cells, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, etc.), aerospace, semiconductors industry, etc. Students will also get an opportunity to learn Computational Materials Science, in which they will be equipped with various simulation software/techniques and advanced numerical algorithms to simulate materials via computers.  Students taking admission in this program will have opportunity to work with faculty members having exceptional academic and research credentials in theoretical and experimental materials science. Students will also have access to state-of-the art material synthesis and characterization instruments installed in the campus. 

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 scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude, which works in multidisciplinary team. 

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: Drive advanced education, research, and development in materials science and engineering, including materials discovery and/or processing, and in any professional disciplines that benefit from an understanding of MSE. 

PSO-3: Apply materials’ solutions to enhance or radically improve existing and future technologies. 

  • Metallurgist in steel industries 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Materials Engineer 
  • Product/process development Scientist 
  • Technical sales Engineer 
  • College Lecturer 
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs 
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts 
  • Metallurgist in steel industries
  • Research Scientist
  • Materials Engineer
  • Product/process development Scientist
  • Technical sales Engineer
  • College Lecturer
  • Scientist jobs in DAE, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR labs
  • Investment banking as Financial/Quantitative analysts
  • 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
Specialization course    Specialization course I 4
    Total 25





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course    Condensed Matter Physics II 3
Core Course    Introduction to Metrology 2
Specialization course    Specialization course- II 4
Specialization course    Specialization course- III 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- IV 3
Specialization course    Specialization course- V 6
Skill Enhancement   Research and Publication Ethics  2
Skill Enhancement   Research Methodology 4
    Total 27





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Dissertation   Dissertation 10
    Total 10



Specialization Courses


Specialization Course I
Fundamentals of Material Science
Specialization Course II
Thermodynamics of materials
Specialization Course III (Any One)
Magnetism in materials
Material Synthesis & Characterization
Computational Materials Science
Fundamentals of nanosceicne & nanotechnology
Specialization Course IV (Any One)
Nanomagnetic Materials and Applications
Thin Film Technology and MEMS
Atomistic Modeling of materials
Ion accelerators and beam optics
Specialization Course V (Any One)
Nanofabrication and Characterization of Magnetic Nanostructures
Continuum scale simulations of materials
Photonic materials


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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