Department of Physics

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What is Department of Physics?

The Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is an academic department dedicated to the study and research of physics. IIT Madras is one of the premier engineering and technology institutes in India, and its Department of Physics is known for its strong emphasis on teaching and research. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, laboratories, and computational resources to support advanced research in physics. It also actively promotes collaboration with other academic institutions and research organizations, both nationally and internationally.


The department's faculty members are highly qualified and renowned in their respective fields of expertise. They conduct research in various areas of physics, including condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics, optics, statistical mechanics, astrophysics, and high-energy physics, among others.

Programs offered

The Department of Physics at IIT Madras offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in physics. The undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Engineering Physics. At the postgraduate level, the department offers a Master of Science (M.Sc) and Ph.D program in Physics and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) program in Functional Materials and Nanotechnology.

Interdisciplinary Dual Degree programs like:

  • Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

  • Complex Systems and Dynamics

  • Quantum science and Technology

Are offered by the department of Physics at IITM.

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