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Departmental Profile

The Department of Physics started its functioning in 1996. The Department offers a four – Semester M. Sc. programme (Two years duration) where the students at present can opt for one of the two specializations – i) Astrophysics and ii) Condensed Matter Physics, with laboratory classes. Research areas that are covered at present include – Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Cosmology, Chemical Physics (with application to biomolecules), Atmospheric Physics.The Department possesses a number of sophisticated instruments that includes 16 inch Mead Telescope, 14 inch Celestron Telescope, Astronomical CCD, Photometer, Ellipsometer, FTIR, UV visible spectrophotometer.The Department also has a cluster computing facility.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Time Table Syllabus
M.Sc. (by course work) Four Semester 50 Time Table (1st Sem) Syllabus (as on Nov 28, 2022)
M.Phil(by course work & dissertation)
Ph.D.(by course work & research work)


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Asoke K. Sen,  Ph.D.  Professor Astrophysics, Optics, Relativity asokesen@yahoo.com


Atri Deshamukhya,  Ph.D. Professor High Energy Physics, Phenomenology, String Cosmology atri.deshamukhya@gmail.com


B. Indrajit Sharma,  Ph.D. Professor Condensed Matter Physics indraofficial@rediffmail.com


Himadri Sekhar Das,  Ph.D. Associate Professor Astrophysics hsdas13@gmail.com
Utpal Sarkar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chemical Physics, Electronic Structure Calculation utpalchemiitkgp@gmail.com
Pradeep Kumar Shukla, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chemical Physics, Biophysics pkshukla@ymail.com


Swarnadeep Biswas,  M.Sc. Assistant Professor
Electronics & Radio Physics
Bidhan Mahanta,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Nuclear Physics, Nano Physics, Biophysics mbidhan@gmail.com
Mahananda Baro, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Electronics mahananda925458@gmail.com



Head of the Department

Prof. B. Indrajit Sharma



Alumni of the Department of Physics of Assam University are now serving as faculty members researchers in universities, colleges and research institutions in different parts of the country and outside and also in several industrial organizations. Many of the former students of the Department have also qualified in competitive examinations like JRF, GATE, and GRE, and are pursuing advanced courses.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

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