Ph.D. in Physics


Doctor of Philosophy or a Ph.D. degree in Physics is a minimum three-year doctorate programme. It is a programme of in-depth research which enables the doctoral candidates to inculcate an investigative nature and gather research skills in the pursuit of specialist knowledge in the world of Physics. The aim of the programme at GIET University is to give the candidates a broad professional background in Physics. Candidates are equipped with comprehensive research skills, and they become subject matter experts in their specific field. The Ph.D. programme designed in such a manner that the candidates are exposed to the ever-expanding frontiers of research.

The minimum eligibility for Ph.D. in Physics is a Masters degree in Physics or an MPhil degree in Physics or Material Science. Apart from the merit, the admission process includes other qualifications like CSIR/UGC-JRF, and GATE. Admission into Ph.D. programme is done through a written test followed by a viva. Students who have cleared UGC-NET have to appear only for the viva. Working professionals like college teachers may also seek admissions as part-time Ph.D. candidates.

The Ph.D. is a full-time period of research. During their study, Ph.D. candidates will carry out original research work asking new questions and discovering new aspects not known earlier. In their coursework, candidates will be guided by a faculty member of GIET University, who will act as their supervisor during their work. The assigned research supervisor is a specialist in the candidates chosen research field.

The department of Physics at GIET University is conducting active research in different areas of Physics like Material Science, Nano Science, Nuclear Physics, Atomic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics. The impressive nature of research work carried out by the university has also led to it acquiring funds from various national institutions of repute like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Science and Technology (DST), and University Grants Commission (UGC).

A Ph.D. candidate may do their research in one of the following areas, where they are actively guided by their supervisor:

Nano Science

  • Synthesis of Nano-structured materials
  • Thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nano systems
  • Nanocarbon composites and applications
  • Fundamental studies on fluorescent properties of nano systems

Material Science

  • Preparation of thin films and nanomaterials
  • High-temperature superconductivity
  • Quantum dots and carbon dots
  • Water purification, energy conversion and storage applications

Nuclear and Atomic Physics

  • Radiation shielding materials
  • Photon-atom interactions: X-ray fluorescence studies
  • Radiation effects on detectors/semiconducting materials
  • Environmental radiations

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • X-ray astronomy, X-ray binaries
  • Diffuse radiation field at high galactic latitudes
  • UV studies of star formation in galaxies
  • Study of evolved stars in open clusters


  • Optical biosensors
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optical image processing


  • Embedded systems
  • Optoelectronics
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Optical sensors and Photonic Crystal (PHC)

The Ph.D. programme prepares the candidates for careers in academics, research, industrial and governmental organisations. They can also work as Natural Science Manager, Subject Matter Expert, Independent Consultant, Senior Research Scientist, Nanotechnologist and so on.

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