Pure and Industrial Physics


Physics is a fundamental science dealing with the physical nature of matter spanning from the nucleus of the atom to the astronomical bodies of the universe. Thus the specialized areas of physics include Astronomy and space physics, solid state physics, solar energy physics Geophysics, electronics and optoelectronics, nuclear physics and radiation physics, biophysics and medical physics etc.

The Department of physics trains its students in most of the above areas of physics and prepares them for work in areas of modern high technology such as Industries, telecommunication and digital electronics, metallurgy and mining engineering, medicine, agriculture, aeronautics.

The aim of Department of physics is to offer programmes designed to train its students to acquire a sound knowledge of the different branches of physics up to the university level. This will take the student through the classical, statistical and quantum mechanical nature of matter. Topics such as thermal physics, wave motions electromagnetism, electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, are covered and we show how these principles are applied in developing modern equipments of high technology.

Types of Degree Programmes

The Department of physics offers the following degree programmes:

i)    B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Physics.
ii)   B.Sc (Hons) combined degree in

  • Physics/Mathematics
  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Physics/Computer Sciences
  • Physics/Electronics.


Professor Basil A. Oil
Head of Department