IIT Jodhpur

Welcome to the Department of Physics 


The subject of physics is considered to be one of the closest to almost all the branches of engineering. Though inherently a science subject based on sound theoretical foundations, the current activities of physics across the world have huge impact on new, advanced and emerging technologies. Keeping these facts into consideration, the Department of Physics at IIT Jodhpur is committed to impart quality education to the students which is based on strong academic curriculum comprising elements of theoretical concepts, laboratory experiments and very importantly hands on experiments. The grandaunts of Department are expected to have deep insight into the subject together with strong bent of mind to pursue research in the cutting edge areas.

Currently, the Department is offering two postgraduate programs viz. Ph.D. and M.Sc. (2 years). The Department is also jointly offering 4-year M.Sc.-M.Tech. (Materials Engineering) Dual Degree program which will have a unique combination of courses interfacing physics with materials engineering.

Research Areas

The department has a very good blend of highly qualified young and experienced faculty members in the areas of advanced physics. Department is also equipped with a number of thematic laboratories which enable the students to carry out high end and impactful theoretical and applied research in the following focus areas:

Research Areas


High Energy Physics and Astrophysics

Theoretical research in Astrophysics, Particle physics, Cosmology, Dark matter and Dark energy.

Quantum Physics

Open Quantum Systems, Theoretical and Experimental aspects of Quantum Optics & Quantum Information, Quantum Field Theory , Quantum Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Cosmology.

Condensed Matter and Plasma Physics

Experimental and Theoretical research on Molecular electronics, Organic electronics, Cold Plasma Technologies and applications, Energy storage, Solar cells, Light emtting diodes, Solar water splitting, Soft Matters, Computational Physics, Multiscale Modelling, Functional Materials, Materials Design and Engineering, Nanomagnetism and Multiferroics.

Optics and Photonics

Theoretical and Experimental research in Nano Photonics, Light in disordered media, Ultrafast Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Topological Singularities, Specially Optical Fibers, Photonic sensors, Time Dynamic systems, Terahertz generation and application, Transient and Steady state Spectroscopy, Bound state in continuum, Disorder Photons and Light Matter Interaction and Ceramic materials for high energy laser applications.


The department is equipped with high end research equipment which includes SQUID magnetometer, Physical Property Measurement Systems (PPMS), Raman Spectrometer and Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM) besides a host of other advanced characterization equipment which are available at Centre for Advanced Scientific Equipment (CASE).


Department is having close collaboration with a number of National and International agencies including DRDO, ISRO, DAE, CSIR, DST, and SERB. Department Faculties also have collaborations with various Institutes of National and International repute, namely TIFR, IIT Bombay, IIT BHU, Central University of Rajasthan, University of Montreal, Canada, University of Warsaw, Poland Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, IMEM, Parma, Italy etc.


Candidates interested in pursuing PhD, please go through the Research groups as mentioned above and also visit the individual faculty home pages.  To apply for PhD program please click here.


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