About the Physics Department

Established in 1967 as part of the Regional Engineering College, NIT Silchar’s Department of Physics has remained a cornerstone of the institute’s academic landscape. Offering postgraduate (M.Sc.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs, alongside fundamental courses for B.Tech. 1st year students, the department is committed to delivering quality education and fostering cutting-edge research across various branches of physics. Led by a team of highly qualified and experienced faculty members, the department covers a wide array of research areas, including Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics, Photonics and Optoelectronics, High Energy Physics, and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, research, and mentoring students, contributing significantly to the academic pursuits of the institution.

Equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for both theoretical and experimental research, the department provides students with hands-on experience in conducting experiments and simulations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice. Moreover, it regularly organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences, serving as platforms for academic discourse, knowledge dissemination, and networking among peers and experts from academia and industry. Collaboration forms a vital aspect of the department’s ethos, as it actively partners with other academic institutions, research organizations, and industries to promote collaborative research projects, exchange programs, and joint initiatives.

Furthermore, graduates from the Physics department at NIT Silchar are well-positioned for diverse career opportunities, spanning research institutes, industries, government organizations, and academia, owing to the comprehensive education and training they receive during their tenure at the institute. Overall, the Department of Physics at NIT Silchar continues to uphold its legacy of excellence in education, research, and innovation, making significant contributions to the advancement of physics knowledge and societal development.

Dr. Saumya R. Mohapatra

HoD, Department of Physics

Email: hod@phy.nits.ac.in