Head of the Department

Perumal  Alagarsamy

Department of Physics

Phone: +91 361 258 2701

  hodphy @

Contact Address

Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781 039, Assam, India.

 +91 361 258 2750

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About Department of Physics

Arguably the best academic centres for Physics studies in the northeast India, the Department of Physics provides the right ambiance for any physics student aspiring to build his/her career around Physics. With an excellent team of competent faculty involved in worldclass research, supported by some of the state-of-the-art research facilities, the Department has made its mark on the map of India and the Globe. Main research focus areas are Condensed Matter Physics, Laser and Photonics and High Energy Physics in both theoretical as well as experimental fronts. Beyond these, areas in theoretical physics including Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Computation are also actively pursued by members of the Department. Apart from frontline research, the Department offers two-year MSc programme in Physics (starting from 2000), and four-year BTech in Engineering Physics (starting from 2006). The number of graduates so far is about 450 (MSc) and 250 (BTech), with present (2018) intake capacity of 48 in each of these programmes. The active PhD programme in the department is the backbone in supporting the research activities. So far more than 120 students have obtained PhD degrees for their research carried out in the department. The research is also supported by the post-doctoral fellows, selected through the institutes IPDF programme as well as through the National level NPDF scheme.