Mop-Up Admission in MSc (Radiological Physics) 1st Sem, 2019-20 (Click Here)




Established in 1955, Physics Department is one of the few departments, the university has started with. Since then, it has continued to be a hub of leading physics education and research activities in the whole of the North Eastern India. The department has three Bhatnagar awardees among its distinguished list of alumni. The Physics Department operates the only astronomical observatory (GUO) of the region, which is also one of the major academic facilities of the region. The GUO houses three astronomical telescopes offering research opportunities in observational astronomy.

At present, the department has seventeen faculty members, about 110 postgraduate students (Master Programmes), and about 35 research scholars (Doctoral Programmes). One of the major research facilities, which is being set up from the department is the ST-Radar (Stratosphere-Troposphere) facility, which has been set up inside the university campus. This is an inter-institutional facility by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (GOI) setup mainly for weather profiling and related research.

We offer four Postgraduate Courses - MSc in Physics, MSc in Radiological Physics, PhD in Physics, and PhD in Radiological Physics. Our MSc Physics course has certain inter-institutional papers. The Radiological Physics course is the only one in the entire Northeast (and among the few in the country) to be recognised by AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board). This course is run in collaboration with B Barooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati.

The Physics Department has research grants under DRS-III Phase of SAP (Special Assistance Programme) Grant of the UGC, FIST Level-2 Grant of the DST, and RUSA Grant of MHRD.

 Courses & Programmes 

MSc (Masters in Science) in Physics is the flagship course of the Physics Department. Our MSc Physics course continue to enjoy extremely high demand and our students are spread across prestigious institutions all throughout the world. Some of the recent institutions where our students have been admitted for higher studies are TIFR, IIA, IUCAA, IPR, and IITs.

Duration and Course Type
This is a 4-Semester (2-Year) Course. At the end of every semester, there is an examination and every semesters have two mandatory internal (sessional) examinations. The student has the option of choosing elective papers from 3rd Semester onwards, which can very well be an elective from other departments. All papers have 100 Marks which is divided into external and internal assesment in a 80:20 ratio.

We offer up to fourteen elective courses ranging from Astronomy and Astrophysics up to Nonlinear Dynamics. Please click here to view the present syllabus, which is under CBCS (Choice Based Credit Structure).

Intake Capacity
We have an intake capacity of 50 with 10 seats reserved from students from other universities. Our demand ratio is about 1:10.

The admission to the MSc Physics Course is through the Central Admission Process, which is carried out the Office of the Secretary, University Classes. Please visit the admission portal to know more about it, including eligibility conditions.

MSc (Masters in Science) in Radiological Physics is a professional course of the Physics Department, which is run in collaboartion (on credit sharing) with B Borooah Cancer Institute (a DAE Institute), Guwahati. This is the ONLY one course in the Northeast India which is AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India) recognised. This is also among 20 such courses in the entire country.

Please click here to view the present syllabus

Duration and Course Type
This is a 6-Semester (3-Year) Course, with the 3rd year devoted Internship.

Intake Capacity
We have an intake capacity of 10.

The admission to the MSc in Radiological Physics Course is through the Central Admission Process, which is carried out the Office of the Secretary, University Classes. Please visit the admission portal to know more about it including eligibility conditions.

As of now, our placement is 100%. The highest annual sallery package offered in our last placement is about Rs.12.0 Lakh.


Our PhD in Physics Course is one of the very highly competitive course. At present, we have 30 in-house research scholars, who are working toward their PhD degree. The scholars work on diverse fields - Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Spectroscopy, High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Plasma Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Condesned Matter Physics, Material Science, iand Nanophysics.

Pre-PhD Course Work
All PhD Scholars who are admitted MUST go through a six-month mandatory Pre-PhD Course Work, after successful completeion of which only, a scholar can be finally registered into the PhD programme. To know more about the PhD Programme, please visit the website of the Office of the Academic Registrar.

Intake Capacity
Varies depending on the number of available vacancy under different supervisors. Prospective scholars are highly encouraged to contact the facuilty members to explore the possibility of being accepted as a scholar.

The admission to the PhD Programe in Physics is through the Central Application Process (CAP) and the GU Research Eigibility Test (GU-RET). Please visit the GU-RET portal to know more about it


The PhD in Radiological Physics is a professional PhD course. Please visit the PhD admission portal to know more about it.


We offer two PhD programmes - PhD in Physics and PhD in Radiological Physics. While the PhD programme in Radiological Physics is the very recent ones (starting this year), the PhD in Physics is a very mature research programme.

We carry out research leadig to the PhD degree in Physics in several disciplines, some of which are - Astronomy & Astrophysics, Cosmology, Theoretical High Energy Physics, Cosmic Ray Physics, Nuclear Physics, Lasers & Spectroscopy, Electronics, Plasma Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Material Science, and Nanophysics.

We contribute significantly toward the total research output of the university. You can have a glimpse of our current research by visiting the Recent Research Update here, which are published in some of the top academic journals. We also have standing academic collaborations with several top institutions of the world which including -

CERN (Geneva)

GSI, Darmstadt, Germany

Stefan-Mayer Institute (Vienna), 

Rutherford Appleton Laboratiry (Oxford).

Dr. B Barooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati


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Anurup Gohain Barua
MSc (Dibrugarh) PhD (Dibrugarh)
Spectroscopy and Electronics
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Head of the Department
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Nuclear Physics
Deepali Sarkar
MSc (IITKgp) PhD (IACS) Postdoctoral Fellow (CSIR RA, IACS)
Condensed Matter Physics
Kalpana Bora
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Gauhati) Visiting Scientist (MIT, USA and ICTP, Italy)
High Energy Physics, Neutrino Physics, GUTs, Dark Matter
Kalyanee Boruah
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Nuclear Physics and Cosmic Ray
Madhurjya P Bora
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi) Postdoctoral Fellow (MIT, Cambridge) Commonwealth Fellow (York, UK)
Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, Nonlinear Dynamics

Associate Professor

Banty Tiru
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Biman J Medhi
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati, IIA Bangaolre) Postdoctoral Fellow (ARIES, Nanital)
ISM-Dust, Polarization, Star-Formation, Open Star Cluster, Variable Star
Kushal Kalita
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi) Postdoctoral Fellow (ANU, Canberra)
Nuclear Physics
Manos Pratim Chakrapani Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG)
Material Science

Assistant Professor

Abhijit Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IITG)
Lasers & Spectroscopy
Bimal Kumar Sarma
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IASST)
Nanoscale Physics, Materials Science
Hemen Kumar Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IIT, Bombay)
Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology
Hirakjyoti Goswami
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Electronics, Atmospheric Physics
Sanjeev Kalita
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Simanta Hazarika
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Post Doctorate (Cornell)
Lasers & Spectroscopy
Subhankar Roy
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
High Energy Physics
Sulochana Deb
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Condensed Matter Physics

Associated Faculty

Dilip Kumar Choudhury
MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi) Postdoctoral Fellow (Oxford and TIFR)
Theoretical High Energy Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mintu Das
MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)
Condensed Matter Physics