The Central Department of Physics (CDP), Tribhuvan University has been helping to bring the world of Physics to interested Nepalese students since 1965 by offering Physics in the Master's level. Since then CDP has produced more than 2500 physics graduates for the nation. Currently, 120 students are enrolled per year in the department. The CDP offers Solid State Physics, Astrophysics, Plasma Physics, Bio-Medical Physics, Cosmology, Atmospheric Physics and Micro- and Optoelectronics as elective courses. Semester system is running in the department since 2014 Feb. In addition to the M.Sc. Program, CDP offers Ph.D. in theoretical, computational and experimental physics. These days 23 Ph.D. projects are running.  

The curriculum has been upgraded and updated as per recently introduced four years B.Sc. system, which is one major system. The new courses have been designed keeping in view with recent developments in Physics. Availability of additional specialties in new areas and upgraded quality of course will meet the requirement of prospective students. Various elective courses are incorporated in the syllabus and some of the old courses are thoroughly revised.