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Course Description/List


           A student will be required to take the specific number of courses from the below according to the courses he had taken while studying for the M.Phil degree or as according to the rules laid down by the University from time to time for Ph.D degree programs.


Course Code

Title of Course

   P-601 Method of Mathematical Physics
   P-602 Electrodynamics - I
   P-603 Advanced Quantum Mechanics
   P-604 Quantum Field Theory
   P-605 Solid State Theory
   P-606 Materials Science - I
   P-607 Methods and Techniques of Experimental Phys. - I
   P-608 Atomic and Electron Physics - I
   P-609 Advanced Nuclear Theory - I
   P-610 Experimental Nuclear Physics
   P-612 Laser Physics - I
   P-613 Plasma Physics - I
   P-614 Electronic Instrumentation - I
   P-615 Transmission Techniques - I
   P-616 Statistical Physics
   P-618 Semiconductor Physics
   P-701 Group Theory
   P-702 Electrodynamics
   P-703 Quantum Field Theory - II
   P-704 Solid State Theory - II
   P-705 Materials Science - II
   P-706 Methods and Techniques of Experimental Phys. - II
   P-707 Atom and Electron Physics - II
   P-708 Advanced Nuclear Theory - II
   P-709 Experimental Plasma Physics
   P-711 Particle Physics
   P-712 Laser Physics - II
   P-713 Plasma Physics - II
   P-714 Atomic and Molecular spectroscopy
   P-715 Electronic Instrumentation - II
   P-716 Transmission Techniques - II
   P-717 Many Body Theory
   P-718 The Physics of Semiconductor Devices




          Ph.D program shall be open only to persons holding the following qualifications:

  • An M.Phil degree or its equivalent degree in the relevant subjects from a recognized University.
  • A college/University teacher or a member of the research staff of a research organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds M.A./M.Sc. degree, may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission to Ph.D. program.
  • After Successful completion of two semesters, a student registered for M.Phil degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee to the Advanced Studies and Research Board for transfer to Ph.D. program, provided that the student has completed two semesters in course work, obtaining overall aggregate of 75%. Such transfer shall be effective from the beginning of 3rd semester but the time spent by M. Phil. students (course work) shall be counted towards residence requirement for Ph.D. program.

           The application forms can be collected from Manager, Bookbank/Book Shop of the University by paying a fee of Rs.100/-. Those wishing to apply shall have to submit properly filled-in admission application forms to the admission office of the University.

  • The application shall be submitted to the Chairman of the department in which the student wishes to pursue his studies.
  • All applications received in the department shall be scrutinized for eligibility by the Chairman of  the Department in consultation with the Registrar.
  • The applications of eligible candidates shall be considered by the Department admission committee which shall be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • The admission Committee, when satisfied, shall recommend to the Advanced Studies and Research board, the names of candidates who are found suitable for studies leading to Ph.D. degree.
  • The admission shall be approved by the Advanced Studies and Research Board.
  • A "notification of registration" for each candidate approved for admission to Ph.D. course by the Advanced Studies and Research Board shall be issued by the University.
  • Each student so selected shall be required to register within 30 days from the date of issue of the notification of registration, failing which the admission of the selected candidate shall be deemed as cancelled.


  • In case of incorrect information/concealment of facts, University will have the right to refuse/cancel an admission or expel a student.
  • Copies of the following documents should accompany the application:
  1. Intermediate certificate and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  2. Bachelor's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  3. Master's degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  4. M.Phil degree and Detailed Marks Certificate.
  5. Character Certificate from the institution last attended.
  6. Domicile Certificate of the Candidate.
  7. No Objection Certificate (in case of in-service candidate).
  8. I.D. Card of Candidate.
  • Originals must be produced later, when required.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.


  • The period for completion of Ph.D. program shall be counted from the date of registration.
  • The minimum period for completion of Ph.D. program shall be three years whereas the maximum period shall be six years.
  • A Ph.D. student may be required to complete course work of upto 24 credit hours if he does not hold a M.Phil. or equivalent degree.
  • A Ph.D. student shall be required to pass a comprehensive examination (written as well as oral) before the submission of his thesis. If the student does not pass the comprehensive examination in first attempt he may given one more chance on the recommendation of his Supervisor.
  • The registration of Ph.D. Student shall be deemed as cancelled if he does not pass the comprehensive examination even in the second attempt.
  • After passing the comprehensive examination but before the submission of his thesis, a Ph.D. student will give one seminar on topic relevant to his field of research.

                The following Application Forms are not yet operational but in near future you will be able to apply through them.This form should be printed and filled in triplicate and submitted before the due date and according to the procedure laid down by the University for that purpose.

Click ADMISSIONS  for more information about admission procedures


Faculty List:


Dr. M. A. Baig


Dr. G. Murtaza
Dr. K. Ahmed
Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal
Dr. F. A. Khawaja
Dr.P. A. Hoodbhoy
Dr. A. Maqsood


Dr. A. H. Nayyar
Dr. Nasim Zafar
Dr. S. K. Hasanain



Dr. M. Zakaullah
Dr. Samina Masood
Dr. Arshad M. Mirza
Dr. M. Khalid. Khan
Dr. Imrana Ashraf


Job Opportunities:

            The Students who have completed this course find very lucrative job opportunities in the private sector as well as in the government sector. The students of this course tends to prefer PINSTECH (Pakistan Institute of Nuclear science And Technology), KRL (Dr. A.Q. Khan research labs.), PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy commission), CTC, CERN, KENOPE, and in Armed Forces for teaching in different areas, to name of few, for job opportunities in the prevailing job market of the country. The students of this course also have the opportunity to proceed abroad for further studies and research work.

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