Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DPS)

PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2022 (DPS)

Department of Physical Sciences (DPS)

Minimum Eligibility criteria:


Applications are invited from motivated candidates having Masters degree with at least 60% aggregate marks in any field of Physical Sciences for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must complete the MSc/MS degree at the time of admission with the requisite 60% aggregate marks. Additional or desirable background is necessary for some topics, and it is mentioned in parenthesis wherever applicable. Also, the M.Sc. degree should not be more than two years old.

Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

There are two channels of admission.

Channel 1: Self Funded category

For candidates in the self-funded category, apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria all candidates must have their own PhD fellowships, such as, UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowships. Please note that people who have INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP, should only apply if they have the "Provisional Offer of Research Studentship under INSPIRE Fellowship". If you have INSPIRE fellowship only up to your masters degree, it is not good enough for PhD fellowship.
The list of openings for self funded candidates is listed below:


  • Experimental:Following is the list of broad research area along with the topics (wherever applicable) in experimental physics where department is willing to take PhD students:
    1. Phase Transitions, Spectroscopy and transport in high magnetic fields (pulsed field).
    2. Spin-orbit Photonics and Quantum weak measurements in nano-photonics.
    3. Experimental condensed matter physics:
      (i) Electronic band structure calculations,
      (ii) Photoemission spectroscopy,
      (iii) Optical, magnetic and electronic properties of Nanomaterials.
    4. Quantum Information Processing using NV centres in diamond.
    5. Topological Insulators, Majorana Fermions and Weyl Semi-metals.
    6. Nonlinear optical phenomena in semiconductors and other solid-state materials. Research topic :
      (i). Study of nonlinear optical properties of various organic and inorganic materials.
      (ii). Laser spectroscopic study of optoelectronic properties of materials

  • Theoretical/Computational: : Following is the list of topics in theoretical and/or computational physics where department is willing to take PhD students:
    1. Non-linear dynamics (Background: MSc in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics. Proficiency in programming is necessary.)
    2. Biological physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Statistical physics, Polymer and soft condensed matter physics: - Equilibrium and Kinetics
    3. Complex Adaptive Systems and Network dynamics
    4. Analysis of biological and social systems using a variety of tools like non-linear dynamics, stochastic processes, networks etc.
    5. Nonequilibrium dynamics of active matter
    6. Stochastic gene regulation dynamics
    7. Gravitational Physics
    8. Quantum dynamics, open quantum systems, quantum information
    9. Graphene Moire Superlattices
    10. High Energy Physics

    Channel 2: Institute Funded category

    There is only one Institute funded position and it is in the following experimental area:
    1. Phase Transitions, Spectroscopy and transport in high magnetic fields (pulsed field).


    The website of the Dept is given below: Click Here
    The candidates can match the research topics against the name of the concerned faculty member and give their names accordingly.