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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics)




    2 YEARS




    Post Graduation

M.Sc. in Physicsis a postgraduate course based on the study of all branches of Physics. A candidate has to be a B.Sc. graduate in Physics from a recognised university in order to become eligible for this course. 

M.Sc. Physics is a two year program. If the course is pursued through correspondence then the duration of the course is two years minimum and three years maximum.

The mode of admission in some colleges is through an Entrance Examination while in others it is based on merit marks of the qualifying exam.

The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between INR 25,000 to INR 1.5 Lakhs.

M.Sc. Physics graduate can get jobs in Research labs, academic and education institution, atomic and space organisation, meteorology departments, medical industryetc. and can work asResearch Scientist, Lecturer/professor, medical physicist, radiation physicist etc.A fresh graduate of this course can expect an average annual salary of INR 1 Lakh to INR 2.5 Lakhs.


This course is completed over the duration of 2 years.The course follows the semester system over annual mode and hence the course is divided in 4 semesters.

For students pursuing the course through correspondence, the duration of the course is minimum 2 years and maximum of 3 years.

What is M.Sc. Physics about?

Physics is a branch of science which is concerned with the study of matter and energy and the interaction between them. The course also imparts knowledge on the fundamental principles of several branches in Physics.

This course also covers the basic knowledge of various specialisations like nuclear physics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, cosmology, medicine, mining, geophysics.

Top Institutes Offering M.Sc. Physics Physics is a course that is usually found in many colleges. The top colleges for M.Sc. Physics are as follows:

Name of College


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapaeetham University

Tamil Nadu

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

National Institute of Technology


Savitribai Phule Pune University


Indian Institute of Technology


University of Delhi

New Delhi

Central University of Rajasthan


Academic Options after M.Sc in Physics

After this Masters course, students can opt for M.Phil.and Ph.D. in Physics or a specialization in Physics from colleges like BITS Pilani,Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Loyola College, Chennai etc.

Students can also opt for a part-time Ph.D. in Physics from colleges like Lovely Professional University.

Students also have the option of pursuing a diploma in Radiology and Medical Physics from colleges like Amrita VishwaVidyapaeetham University.

Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics)

The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination by a recognised board and BSc Physics with 50% or above marks in aggregate.


The candidate must have passed B.Sc. (General/Programme/B.Sc. (Pass) B.Sc. (H) Electronic, B.A. /B.Sc. (H) Instrumentation B.A./ B.Sc. (H) Electronics with 50% or above marks in aggregate.

How to Get Admission in Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics)

The admission to the program is based on performance in the Entrance Examination and/or the academic record of the student in graduation.

Some of the Entrance Exams for M.Sc. in Physics is as follows:

CUCET: Central Universities Common Entrance Test is an exam by eight central universities in India.  The application forms are available online from April and the exam is conducted in the month of May.

DUET: Delhi University Entrance exam for Physics is conducted in the month of June. The application forms are available in the month of April.

NITTET: National Institute of Technology conducts an entrance exam in the month of June. The application forms are available in the month of April and the exam is held in May.

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam paper will consist of 100-150 multiple choice and cross-matching type questions.

The time duration of the exam is 2.5 to 3 hours.The paper has negative marking of 0 to 1 for every wrong answer.

Selection Process

Selection to the M.Sc. in Physics program is based on both Entrance Exam (85%) and the academic record of the student (15%) in graduation.

Colleges like Sikkim ManipalUniversity which do not take Entrance Exam bases its selection process on the merit marks obtained in qualifying examination.