About Us

Arguably the best academic centres for Physics studies in the northeast India, the Department of Physics provides the right ambiance for any physics student aspiring to build his/her career around Physics. With an excellent team of competent faculty involved in worldclass research, supported by some of the state-of-the-art research facilities, the Department has made its mark on the map of India and the Globe. Main research focus areas are Condensed Matter Physics, Laser and Photonics and High Energy Physics in both theoretical as well as experimental fronts. Beyond these, areas in theoretical physics including Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Computation are also actively pursued by members of the Department.

Apart from frontline research, the Department offers two-year MSc programme in Physics (starting from 2000), and four-year BTech in Engineering Physics (starting from 2006). The number of graduates so far is about 450 (MSc) and 250 (BTech), with present (2018) intake capacity of 48 in each of these programmes.

The active PhD programme in the department is the backbone in supporting the research activities. So far more than 120 students have obtained PhD degrees for their research carried out in the department. The research is also supported by the post-doctoral fellows, selected through the institutes IPDF programme as well as through the National level NPDF scheme.

Message from the Head

Perumal Alagarsamy
Head, Department of Physics
hodphy [at] iitg.ac.in, perumal [at] iitg.ac.in;

The Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, is nearly a quarter century old, and has made it's mark at national and international levels. Based on the solid foundation of state of the art undergraduate and masters degree programmes, the department is thriving with cutting edge research done by 40 member strong faculty and over a 100 research students. The department has lately gained remarkable visibility by producing brilliant undergraduate, masters and Ph.d. students who are employed in various world renowned institutes and industries as well as by being part of numerous collaborative efforts with the leading groups in the areas of condensed matter physics, laser and photonics, high energy physics and gravitation, cosmology and astrophysics. The department encourages young and brilliant minds to join various programmes of the department and engage themselves in interdisciplinary research by associating themselves with various focused research centres and Engineering departments of IIT Guwahati. Being a part of the premier technological school of the country, the department offers a broad spectrum of the fabulous innovations and applications of ideas in basic sciences to make an impact in the international arena. Our faculties, research staff and technical support staffs are always eager to explore new ideas and challenges associated with basic and applied physics problems which can make significant contributions to our understanding of the nature. We look forward to work with you and would highly appreciate your support in our journey.