DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Dr. Said Nasir Khusro

HOD | Co-ordinator

E-mail: hodphy@uokajk.edu.pk Phone: + 92 5826 960043

INTRODUCTION

Physics is the study of laws of nature in fundamental way and manipulating them for the betterment of human life. It covers all natural phenomena including the universe staring form the big-bang to the present dayand even about its future. It involves the range from the tiniest (neutrinos) to the largest (Galaxies) even whole universe and beyond. Physics is the core for all physical sciences; it generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advancements and is important element in the education of chemists, engineers, doctors, computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences. In Pakistan, being a nuclear state, research is having a prime focus.In all higher educational institutions research is an integral part of graduate and postgraduate education. Our programmes encourage and promote the research activities in the university in order to meet the challenges of modern day world. The department provides special environment for the intellectual growth and rational thinking of the students.The department will educate the students about basic knowledge of physics as well as will offer specialized courses in the fields such as Plasma physics, laser physics, Nuclear physics, particle physics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology etc. Nanotechnology being a hot research field all over the world now a days and is already commercialized in various fields. Nanotechnology finds its applications in daily used items as well as high tech industry, defence and health sciences etc. Currently our main focus for graduate study program will be nanotechnology. Another field being offered is plasma physics which is equally important for understanding basic knowledge about universe and also has technological applications in the fields of processing and production of advanced materials and devices. As the department grows, other fields of physics will also be started.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The graduates of the department of Physics can be absorbed in various establishments like education, department related to Research and Development (R&D), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, (PAEC), The National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), AQ Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), The Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Tele Communication, The Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Army and so many others.

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

The department is offering the following full time degree programmes.

  • BS: 4 Years
  • M.Sc: 2 Years
  • M.Phil: 2 Years
  • PhD: 3 Years (Under review)

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

The eligibility criteria for admission to BS 4 yearsin Physics are:

• F.Sc with combination of Physics, Mathematics at least in 2nd division.

• The age limit at the terminal date of submission of application will be 20 years.

The eligibility criteria for admission to M.Sc in Physics are:

• B.Sc with combination of Physics, Mathematics applied and pure (Math-A & -B).

• or Physics, Mathematics general course at least in 2nd division.

The eligibility criteria for admission to M.Phil in Physics are:

• The candidate must have the degree of M.Sc in Physics at least in 2nd division and passed the (UGAT) or National Testing Service (NTS) examination.

• No 3rd division in academic career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAYOUT FOR BS PHYSICS (4 YEAR) PROGRAMME

Credit hours of respective course is expressed in the format W(X,Y) where W= Total credit of course, X=Teaching credit and Y =Lab credits.

Note: one teaching credit equals to 1 hours/week whereas 1 lab credit equals to 3 lab hours/week as per general semester regulation.

 

Duration                                                       8-10 Semesters   

Courses                                                         119 Credits

Advance Elective Courses                          06 Credits

Optional Courses or Thesis                        06 Credits

Conference and Reading                         01 credit                                                      

Comprehensive Oral Examination:           *S/U basis

Total                                                              132 Credits

*S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

 

SEMESTER-I

Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-3101

 Mechanics

3(3,0)

MAT-3102

 Calculus-I

3(3,0)

COM-3103

 Introduction to Computing

3(3,0)

ENG-3104

 English-I

3(3,0)

PST-3105

 Pakistan Studies

2(2,0)

PHY-3106

 Physics Lab-I

1(0,1)

Total

 

15

 

SEMESTER-II

Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-3201

 Electricity and Magnetism

3(3,0)

PHY-3202

 Heat and Thermodynamics

3(3,0)

MAT-3203

 Calculus-II

3(3,0)

ENG-3204

 English-II

3(3,0)

ISL-3205

 Islamic Studies

2(2,0)

PHY-3206

 Physics Lab-II

1(0,1)

Total

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER-III

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-4301

 Optics

3(3,0)

MAT-4302

 Ordinary Differential Equations

3(3,0)

COM-4303  

 Introduction to Computer Programing

3(2,1)

ARB-4304  

 Arabic

3(3,0)  

PHY-4305  

 Physics Lab-III

1(0,1)  

………..

 Minor-I

3(3,0)  

  Total

16

 

SEMESTER-IV

Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-4401

 Waves and Oscillations

3(3,0)

PHY-4402

  Modern Physics and Electronics   

3(3,0)

MAT-4403  

Partial differential Equations

3(3,0)

MAT-4404  

  Introduction to Linear Algebra

3(3,0)  

PHY-4405  

  Statistics and Probability  

3(3,0)  

PHY-4406  

  Physics Lab-IV

1(0,1)

   ..…...

  Minor-II

3(3,0)  

Total

 

19

 

 

SEMESTER-V

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-5501

 Methods of Mathematical Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-5502

 Classical Mechanics

3(3,0)

PHY-5503

 Electronics

3(3,0)

PHY-5504

 Quantum Mechanics-I

3(3,0)  

PHY-5505

 Electromagnetic Theory-I

3(3,0)  

PHY-5506

 Physics Lab-V (Electronics)

3(0,3)  

Total

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER-VI

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-5601

 Methods of Mathematical Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-5602

 Solid State Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-5603

 Nuclear Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-5604

 Quantum Mechanics-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-5605

 Electromagnetic Theory-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-5606

 Physics Lab-VI (Solid State Phys)

3(0,3)  

Total

 

18

 

SEMESTER-VII

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6701

 Computational Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6702

 Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6703

 Physics Lab-VII (Nuclear Physics)

3(0,3)

PHY-670X

 Elective Advanced Course-I (See below)

3(3,0)

PHY-6707

 Conference and Reading

1(1,0)

PHY-6700

 

PHY-67YZ

 Thesis

 OR

 Optional course (see below)

 (Where Y will be 1 or 2 and Z will be 0-9 as Course Code

 number given below)

3(3,0)

Total

 

16

 

 

Elective Advance Course-I

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6704

 Solid State Physics, Elective Advance Course-I

3(3,0)  

PHY-6705

 Nuclear Physics, Elective Advance Course-I

3(3,0)  

PHY-6706

 Electronics, Elective Advance Course-I

3(3,0)  

 

 

SEMESTER-VIII

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6801

 Plasma Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6802

 Atomic and Molecular Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6803

 Physics Lab-VIII (General Phys.)

3(0,3)  

PHY-680X

 Elective Advance Course-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-6700

 

PHY-67YZ

 Thesis

 OR

 Optional Course (See below)

 (Where Y will be 1 or 2 and Z will be 0-9 as Course Code

 number given below)

3(3,0)  

 

PHY-6807

 Comprehensive viva

S/U  

Total

 

15

 

Elective Advance Course-II

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6804

 Solid State Physics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-6805

 Nuclear Physics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-6806

 Electronics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)  

 

Optional Courses

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6710

 Radiation and Medical Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6711

 Magnetism in Condense Matter

3(3,0)  

PHY-6712

 Experimental Plasma Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6713

 Environmental Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6714

 Renewable Energy Sources

3(3,0)  

PHY-6715

 Surface Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6716

 Non-Destructive Testing

3(3,0)  

PHY-6717

 Polymer Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6718

 Bio-Physics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6719

 Computer Simulation

3(3,0)  

PHY-6720

 Optoelectronics

3(3,0)  

PHY-6721

 Nano-Science and Technology

3(3,0)  

PHY-6722

 Semiconductor Devices

3(3,0)  

 

Note: Student can choose one optional paper from the list given above, each in 7th and 8th semester, as an alternative of thesis. This option shall be related to the availability of qualified teaching staff and its decision shall be taken in staff meeting which is supposed to be held two week before the commencement of semester.

 

Minor Courses: Subject to the Availability of Teachers.

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs

BSC-4310

Introduction to Biosciences

3(3, 0)

BIO-4311

Fundamentals of Biology

3(2, 1)

ENV-4312

Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences

3(3, 0)

CHM-4313

Chemistry-I

3(3, 0)

CHM-4314

Chemistry-II

3(3, 0)

ECO-4315

Economics

3(3, 0)

ECO-4316

Fundamentals of Economics

3(3, 0)

HUM-4317

Introduction to Sociology

3(3, 0)

MGT-4318

Introduction to Business

3(3, 0)

GEO-4319

Introduction to Geology

3(3, 0)

 

 

LAYOUT FOR M.SC PHYSICS PROGRAMME

 

Duration         4-6 Semester

Courses                                                                                           54  credits

Advance Elective Courses                                                              06 credits

Optional Courses or Thesis                                                             06 credits

Conference and Reading                                                                 01 credit

Comprehensive Oral/ Examination          *S/U basis

Total                                                                                                 67 credits

*S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

 

SEMESTER-I

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-5101

 Methods of Mathematical Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-5102

 Classical Mechanics

3(3,0)

PHY-5103

 Electronics

3(3,0)

PHY-5104

 Laboratory Course-I (Electronics)

3(0,3)  

PHY-5105

 Electromagnetic Theory-I

3(3,0)  

PHY-5106

 Quantum Mechanics-I

3(3,0)  

Total

 

18

 

SEMESTER-II

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-5201

 Methods of Mathematical Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-5202

 Solid State Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-5203

 Nuclear Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-5204

 Laboratory Course-II (Solid State Phys)

3(0,3)  

PHY-5205

 Electromagnetic Theory-II

3(3,0)  

PHY-5206

 Quantum Mechanics-II

3(3,0)  

Total

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

SEMESTER-III

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6301

 Computational Physics

3(2,1)

PHY-6302

 Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6303

 Laboratory Course-III (Nuclear Physics)

3(0,3)

PHY-630X

 Elective Advanced Course-I (See below)

3(3,0)

PHY-6307

 Reading and Conference

1(1,0)

PHY-6400

 

PHY-63YZ

 Thesis

 OR

 Optional course (see below)

 (Where Y will be 1 or 2 and Z will be 0-9 as Course Code number given below)

3(3,0)

Total

 

16

 

 

Elective Advance Course-I

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6304

 Solid State Physics, Advance Course-I

3(3,0)

PHY-6305

 Nuclear Physics, Advance Course-I

3(3,0)

PHY-6306

 Electronics, Advance Course-I

3(3,0)

 

 

SEMESTER-IV

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6401

 Plasma Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6402

 Atomic and Molecular Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6403

 Laboratory Course-IV (General Phys.)

3(0,3)

PHY-640X

 Elective Advance Course-II (see below)

3(3,0)

PHY-6407

 Comprehensive viva

S/U

PHY-6400

 

PHY-63YZ

 Thesis

 OR

 Optional Course (See below)

 (Where Y will be 1 or 2 and Z will be 0-9 as Course Code number given below)

3(3,0)

 

Total

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Advance Course-II

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6404

 Solid State Physics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)

PHY-6405

 Nuclear Physics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)

PHY-6406

 Electronics, Advance Course-II

3(3,0)

 

Optional Courses

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs

PHY-6310

 Radiation and Medical Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6311

 Magnetism in Condense Matter

3(3,0)

PHY-6312

 Experimental Plasma Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6313

 Environmental Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6314

 Renewable Energy Sources

3(3,0)

PHY-6315

 Surface Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6316

 Non-Destructive Testing

3(3,0)

PHY-6317

 Polymer Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6318

 Bio-Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-6319

 Computer Simulation

3(3,0)

PHY-6320

 Optoelectronics

3(3,0)

PHY-6321

 Nano-Science and Technology

3(3,0)

PHY-6322

 Semiconductor Devices

3(3,0)

 

Note: Student can choose one optional paper from the list given above, each in 3rd and 4th semester, as an alternative of thesis. This option shall be related to the availability of qualified teaching staff and its decision shall be taken in staff meeting which is supposed to be held two week before the commencement of semester.

 

LAYOUT FOR M.PHIL PHYSICS PROGRAMME

 

Duration         4-6 Semester

Courses                                                                                           24  credits

Thesis                                                                                              06 credits

Total                                                                                                30 credits

LAYOUT FOR PHD PROGRAMME (FOR M.PHIL DEGREE HOLDER)

 

Duration         6-10 Semester

Courses                                                                                           18  credits

Thesis                                                                                              18 credits

                                                                                                         (or as per HEC policy)

Total                                                                                                36 credits

 

The department will offer up to 12 credits hours’ course to M. Phil Scholar each in semester-I and semester-II. Moreover, the department will offer course work of 18 credit hours to PhD Scholars in their first year of degree programme as per HEC criteria. The courses offered by department are subject to the availability of the teaching staff and laboratory facilities from the following list of courses:

Semester I &II

    Codes

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

PHY-7101

 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

3(3,0)

PHY-7102

 Advanced Characterization Methods

3(3,0)

PHY-7103

 Nano-Science and Technology

3(3,0)

PHY-7104

 Advanced Plasma Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-7105

 Advanced Methods of Mathematical Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-7106

 Electrodynamics

3(3,0)

PHY-7107

 Advanced Quantum Mechanics

3(3,0)

PHY-7108

 Physics of Semiconductors.

3(3,0)

PHY-7109

 Advanced Nuclear Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-7110

 Material Science-I

3(3,0)

PHY-7111

 Physics of thin Films

3(3,0)

PHY-7112

 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

3(3,0)

PHY-7113

 Particle Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-7114

 Physics of Semiconductor Devices

3(3,0)

PHY-7115

 Advanced Methods of Mathematical Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-7116

 Advanced Nuclear Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-7117

 Material Science-II

3(3,0)

PHY-7118

Computational Condensed Matter Physics (CCMP)

3(3,0)

PHY-7119

 Dielectric Properties of Solids

3(3,0)

PHY-7120

 Material Studies by Electron Emission

3(3,0)

PHY-7121

 Defects in Materials and Measuring Techniques

3(3,0)

PHY-7122

 Reading and Conference

1(0,0)

PHY-7123

 Magnetism and Spintronics

3(3,0)

PHY-7124

 Techniques of Experimental Physics and data analysis

3(3,0)

PHY-7125

 Advanced Computational Physics

3(2,1)

PHY-7126

 Radiation Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-7127

 Radiation Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-7128

 Advanced Solid State Physics-I

3(3,0)

PHY-7129

 Advanced Solid State Physics-II

3(3,0)

PHY-7130

 Environmental Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-7131

 Non-Linear Dynamics in Physics

3(3,0)

PHY-7132

 Numerical Solutions of Partial Differential Equations

3(2,1)

PHY-7133

 Solar Energy Conversion Techniques

3(3,0)

PHY-7134

 Accelerator Techniques for Materials

3(2,1)

PHY-7135

 Radiation Detection and Dosimetry

3(3,0)

PHY-7136

 Thin Film and Nano Fabrication

3(3,0)

PHY-7137

 Radiation protection and Radiation Biology

3(3,0)

PHY-7138

 Fundamentals of Crystallography and Crystallization

3(3,0)

PHY-7139

 General Relativity

3(3,0)

PHY-7140

 Statistical Mechanics

3(3,0)

PHY-7141

 Research Methodology

3(3,0)

 

 

Semester-III & IV (M.Phil)

Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

PHY-7400

M.Phil Thesis

06

 

 

Semester III-VI (PhD)

Code

Course Title

Credit Hrs.

PHY-9600

PhD Thesis

(18) or As per HEC rules

 

Note:  06/18 credit hours are assigned to the thesis work to be done by the scholar under the supervision of assigned supervisor from the faculty members of Department of Physics.

After the completion of thesis works each M.Phil/PhD scholar shall present their work to the faculty/ supervisory committee and after getting satisfactory remarks from the committee the scholar shall submit their thesis to the department for onward transmission to the office of controller examination for external evaluation provided that scholar fulfill all the requirement as per M.Phil/PhD regulation imposed by university or HEC.

Faculty


Dr. Said Nasir Khusro

Co-ordinator

E-mail: hodphy@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: + 92 5826 960043

Engr. Dr. Ahsan Ejaz

Assistant professor

E-mail: ahsan.ejaz@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Jamil

Assistant Professor

E-mail:  jmashfaq@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: + 92 5826 960043

Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Ahmed

Assistant Professor

E-mail: mshafiq@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Mr. Muhammad Zubair

Research Associate

E-mail: zubair_rathore@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

Mr. Saeed Ahmed

Research Associate

E-mail: saeed.ahmed@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone: 05826-960043

Mr. Shahnwaz Hussain

Research Associate

E-mail: shahnawaz.hussain@uokajk.edu.pk

Phone:

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