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Course Description
Thrust Areas:
The main thrust areas in Physics are:
  • Condensed Matter Physics & Nanotechnology
  • Cosmology, Relativity and Astrophysics
  • High Energy Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Quantum Information & Quantum Optics
​MS coursework will be of 24 credit hours, followed by a thesis of 6 credit hours. The PhD program will consist of 18 credit hours of coursework and 30 credit thesis. The course outline and contents will be declared individually for each student to their chosen research areas as advised by their supervisors. There will also be seminar courses that must be cleared but which will carry no credits. These will be for attending the regular seminar series for MS and PhD and for delivering seminars for PhD. Of the delivered seminars for PhD, one has to be in the thrust area but outside the research area, and another one outside the thrust area.

Important Courses:
Classical Mechanics, Topics in Mathematical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Experimental Techniques for Physicists, Thermal Physics, Differential Equations, Electromagnetism, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, Geometry, Particle General Relativity, Cosmology, Relativistic Astrophysics, Plasma Physics, Particle Physics, NanoPhysics, Condensed Matter Physics etc.
(All courses carry 3-credits unless mentioned otherwise).

Comprehensive Examination:
After completing course work, PhD students are required to clear comprehensive exam based on core courses and on four of the elective subjects. They are also required to successfully defend a synopsis that forms the basis of research they wish to undertake over the next three years or so.

MS Thesis:
The MS students will register for the thesis every semester after completing 24 credit hours of coursework 
  • PHY-890 Thesis (6.0 credits)
PhD Thesis:
PhD students will register for thesis after passing the Comprehensive exam
  • PHY-990 Thesis (30.0 credits)