Realizing the need of technology and scientific education in Pakistan Department of Physics at AIOU began in 1998 with technological needs in areas like Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate, Energy for Sustainable Development, Renewable energy, Hydrogen Energy, Environment, astronomy, nanotechnology, materials science, Plasma, Medical Physics, Cosmology, Geo Physics, Density Functional Theory (DFT), and nuclear fields. A major emphasis of current research activities are on promotion in renewable energy and related areas in which the Department have led to innovations. The Department is presently running M.Sc, M.Phil and PhD degree program with specialization in various disciplines. New fields of specialization and programme of studies are approved and be operational from the next academic year. Apart from capacity development activities Department of Physics has been involved in several international, national and regional research projects. Physics Department has developed research linkage with other National and International Universities and research organizations of repute to ensure two-way flow of knowledge. Started again in Spring 2012 again.
Candidates holding MSc/Equivalent Physics degree with at least second division are eligible to apply for admission.
The admission will be made strictly on merit. Passing of Departmental test and interview is mandatory for admission.
Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.
||Maximum 5 Years
|Medium of Instruction:
The University allots Study Centre and Tutors for the Students to get guideline accordingly. A student has to secure passing marks in Assignments as well as in final exams to successfully complete concerned Educational Programme.
|AIOU Credits Required:
||36 Credit Hours
1. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS-1701
3. SOLID STATE PHYSICS-1722
4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY-7791
|Elective / Major Courses:
||1. Computational Physics-1704
2. Laser Physics-1710
3. Quantum Optics-1711
4. Plasma Physics-1712
5. Nuclear Physics-1716
6. Experimental Techniques-1718
7. Semiconductor Physics-1720
8. Advanced Quantum Mechanics-1702
9. Quantum Field Theory-1721
10. Non Crystalline Materials-1729
11. Renewable Energy Sources-1730
12. Physics of Solar Cells-1727
13. Physics of Metals & Alloy-1728
15. Physics of Glasses-1726
16. Atomic & Molecular Physics-1705
17. Environmental Physics-7792
18. Antenna Theory-7793
19. E.M. Field Analysis-7794
21. High Frequency Electrodynamics-7796
22. Quantum Information Theory-7797
23. Electron Microscopy-7798
||NCP, UOB, PU, PIAES, NILOP, FU, QU, GCU, GCW, BUITIMS, BKWU, BUZ, IUB, PU, UM, ICHT and all R & D Organizations.
||One Week Workshop per 3 Credit Hours
||after course work