The main objective is to supply much-needed human resources
in the field of physics.
The students are required to complete 48 credit hours of
course work out of which 21 (PCO-801 to PCO-807) are core courses, whereas 27
credit hours are for elective courses (anything from 810 to 989). Of these 27
at least 3 and at most 9 credit hours have to be reading and research courses.
For these reading and research courses the course outline and contents are
declared individually for each student to their chosen research areas as
advised by their supervisors. There are also seminar courses that must be
cleared but which carry no credits. These are for attending the regular seminar
series and for delivering seminars. Of the delivered seminars one is outside
the student's chosen thrust area. One is in the thrust area but outside the
research topic and one on the research topic.
In order to provide the potential PhD students with a broad
base that will enable them to conduct worthwhile research in some mainstream
area, the centre offers a wide range of courses from its major thrust areas,
which include Optimization Theory, Quantum Theory, Relativistic Physics and
High Energy Physics.
The PhD programme, of course, also has a 36 credit thesis
requirement as well, which the student will register for every semester from
the fourth onwards provided he/she clears the qualifying examinations.