Academic Programs

M.Sc. Program
The Central Department of Physics have introduced semester system from this session (2014-2015) for 120 students. The courses are designed with the following objectives:
1.    To give students up to date knowledge of recent trends in physics.
2.    To impart skills to the students in the areas of theoretical, experimental and applied physics.
3.    To develop manpower in teaching physics and to conduct research in physics.
4.    To produce high level research manpower in physics.
The course structure of the semester system are as follows:

Semester Course Code Course Title Credit Hour
First Phy501 Math Physics I 3
First Phy502 Classical Mechanics 3
First Phy503 Quantum Mechanics I 3
First Phy504 Electronics 3
First Phy505 Physics Practical I (Compulsory) 3
Second Phy551 Math Physics II 3
Second Phy552 Statistical Mechanics 3
Second Phy553 Solid State Physics 3
Second Phy554 Electrodynamics I 3
Second Phy555 Physics Practical II (Compulsory) 3
Third Phy601 Electrodynamics II 3
Third Phy602 Quantum Mechanics II 3
Third Phy603 Physics Practical (Advanced) 3
Fourth Phy651 Quantum Mechanics III
Fourth Phy652 Nuclear & Particle Physics
Fourth Phy653 Electronics Practical or Project or Computational Physics 3
Third/Fourth Phy611/Phy661 Advanced Solid State Physics I & II
Third/Fourth Phy612/Phy662 Micro and Optoelectronics I &II
Third/Fourth Phy613/Phy663 Seismology (Geophysics) I & II
Third/Fourth Phy614/Phy664 Atmospheric Physics I & II
Third/Fourth Phy615/Phy665 Plasma Physics I& II
Third/Fourth Phy616/Phy666 Biomedical Physics I & II
Third/Fourth Phy617/Phy667 Gravitation & Cosmology I & II
Third/Fourth Phy618/Phy668 Astrophysics I & II
Fourth Phy699 Dissertation

There will be four regular semesters in two years. The semester duration will be 15-18 weeks (15 weeks for course work and 1-3 weeks for evaluation). A student should complete 60 credit hour (hereafter CH) courses in order to earn Master’s degree in physics from the Central Department of Physics. A credit hour (CH hereafter) means teaching a theory course work for 60 minutes each week throughout the semester. For the laboratory work, 3 CH is for a semester. There will be three hours laboratory class everyday throughout the semester for 3 CH. The course load will be 12-18 credit hours per semester. This course offers compulsory theoretical courses, laboratory classes, computation work, optional advanced courses and optional thesis/dissertation work in physics. In addition to the compulsory common core courses eleven optional papers have been approved by the subject committee in the present M.Sc. syllabus. At present only 7 such papers (e.g. Solid state physics, Astrophysics, Cosmology and gravitation, Optoelectronics, Bio-medical Physics, Atmospheric physics and Plasma physics have been offered to the students.
A student can choose any two courses from the electives including dissertation. There will be an option between one of the elective courses and the dissertation. Student should pass first year in order to enroll for the dissertation. The practical course in the third semester is compulsory however in the last semester, three optional courses namely electronics practical, project and computational physics. One can either choose project work (theoretical or practical) or perform electronics experiments or take computational physics course. However, one student cannot choose dissertation and project work both. For practical class, a student has to work five days a week working three hours a day.
The evaluation mode is 40% internal and 60% final examinations. The final examination will be conducted by the Examination Section, Dean Office, Institute of Science & Technology, Tribhuvan University.
1) Internal Examination: Forty percent (40%) marks will be evaluated by the allocated teachers/faculties on the basis of home assignments, class tests, mid-term test, final term test and viva examinations.
2) Final Examination: Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University will conduct annual examinations. The students will have to pass each course at each level separately. The final examination in each course will be a written examination carrying 30 full mark and of 3 hours duration. It is envisaged that at least each unit of the syllabus appears in the question.
SECOND YEAR (2013-2014)
In addition to the first semester, classes of second year (annual system) is running. There are 117 students in the second year.

M.Sc. Students

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Our PHD Program
In addition to the M.Sc.program, Central Department has Ph.D. program as well. Three Ph.D. degrees have been awarded one each in Atmospheric Physics, Plasma physics and Solid state physics. There are 22 Ph.D. scholars at present for their degree in different fields of pure and applied physics For More Click here Our PHD Students.