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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 Celestrom 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 Syllabus2015
M.Phil(by course work & dissertation)
Ph.D.(by course work & research work)

Light scattering by different types of particles, with applications in Physics

Astrophysics Course - GIAN

Notice Regarding Open Choice Paper.

Open Course Paper, 2016


 TDC B.Sc Syllabus in Physics(Pass & Hons)

 M.Sc Physics Syllabus2010

 M.Sc Physics Syllabus2015

 IPP Syllabus for Physics2017


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Asoke K. Sen,  Ph.D.  Professor Astrophysics,Optics
Atri Deshamukhya,  Ph.D. Professor High Energy Physics, Phenomenology, String Cosmology
B. Indrajit Sharma ,  Ph.D. Professor Condensed Matter Physics
Himadri Sekhar Das,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Astrophysics
Utpal Sarkar, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chemical Physics, Electronic Structure Calculation
Pradeep Kumar Shukla, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chemical Physics, Computational studies of complex molecular systems including biomolecules
A. Senorita Devi,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor High Energy, Astro Physics
Swarnadeep Biswas,  M.Sc. Assistant Professor Electronics & Radio Physics
Bidhan Mahanta,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Nuclear Physics, Nano Physics, Biophysics
Mahananda Baro, Assistant Professor Electronics

Head of the Department

Prof. Atri Deshamukhya



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.

Swacha Bharat Abiyan

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