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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 several sophisticated instruments, including 16 inch Mead Telescope, 14-inch Celestron Telescope, Astronomical CCD, Photometer, Ellipsometer, FTIR, and UV visible spectrophotometer. The Department also has a cluster computing facility.

Courses Offered

Courses OfferedDurationNumber of SeatsTime TableSyllabus
M.Sc. (by course work)Four Semester50Time Table (1st Sem)Syllabus (as on May 24, 2023)
M.Phil(by course work & dissertation)    
Ph.D.(by course work & research work)   Syllabus (As on May 24, 2023)



Name & QualificationDesignationArea of SpecializationContact & Email ID
Asoke K. Sen,  Ph.D.ProfessorAstrophysics, Optics, Relativity



Atri Deshamukhya,  Ph.D.ProfessorHigh Energy Physics, Phenomenology, String Cosmology



B. Indrajit Sharma,  Ph.D.ProfessorCondensed Matter Physics



Himadri Sekhar Das,  Ph.D.Associate ProfessorAstrophysicshsdas13@gmail.com
Utpal Sarkar, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorChemical Physics, Electronic Structure Calculationutpalchemiitkgp@gmail.com
Pradeep Kumar Shukla, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorChemical Physics, Biophysics



Swarnadeep Biswas,  M.Sc.Assistant Professor
Electronics & Radio Physics
Bidhan Mahanta,  Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorNuclear Physics, Nano Physics, Biophysicsmbidhan@gmail.com
Mahananda Baro, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorElectronics





Head of the Department

Prof. B. Indrajit Sharma (i/c)

Mobile: 9954709837

Email: indraofficial@rediffmail.com


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.

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