The course of study and syllabi for various degrees of the university shall be submitted by the respective board of studies/Board of faculties to the academic council and the syndicate for approval.Such courses and syllabi shall beome effective from the date of approval by the syndicate or such other date as the syndicate may determine.


Prerequisite qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) with Physics from Pakistani University or an equivalent degree from a recognized University.

Scheme of studies:

Duration: Four semesters of 16 weeks each.

Total Credit hours: 60

Total Courses: 20 each is of 3 credit hours

Semester – I

PH-301 Methods of Mathematical Physics PH-302 Basic Electromagnetism
PH-303 Circuits and Devices PH-304 Classical Mechanics
PH-309 Laboratory I  

Semester – II

PH-305 Quantum Mechanics-I PH-306 Electromagnetic and Relativity Theory
(Pre-req. PH-302)
PH-307 Thermal Physics PH-308 Methods of Mathematical and Computational Physics
(Pre-req. PH-301)
PH-310 Laboratory – II  

Semester – III

PH-401 Quantum Mechanics II
(Pre-req. PH-305)
PH-402 Atomic & Molecular Physics
PH-403 Condensed Matter Physics-I PH-404 Sub-Atomic Physics I
PH-408 Laboratory – III  

Semester – IV

PH-501 Plasma Physics PH-502 Sub-atomic Physics II
(Pre-req. PH-404)
PH-503 Lasers and Quantum Optics PH-504 Condensed Matter Physics-II
(Pre-req. PH-403)
PH-505 Introduction to Quantum Information and Computation PH-507 Optics
PH-508 Laboratory – IV  


Prerequisite qualifications: Master’s degree with Physics from Pakistani University or an equivalent degree from a recognized University.

Scheme of studies:

Duration: Four semesters of 16 weeks each. (2 semesters of course work and two for research work leading to dissertation)

Total Credit hours: 50

Total Courses: 8 each of 3 credit hours

M. Phil. Dissertation: 26 Credit hours

A: For all M. Phil. students PH-601 (Methods of Mathematical Physics) and PH-602 (Electrodynamics I) will remain compulsory. Total 6 credits.
B: For the remaining 6 courses (18 credits) at least 3 courses must be taken in the area of specialization (namely: Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy/Particle Physics, Quantum Optics/Quantum Information Theory, Plasma Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics). The department will specify the list of courses for each specialization.

Semester – I

PH-601 Methods of Mathematical Physics PH-602 Electrodynamics I
PH-603 Advanced Quantum Mechanics PH-604 Quantum Field Theory I
PH-605 Condensed Matter Theory I PH-606 Materials Science
PH-607 Methods and Techniques of Experimental Physics-I PH-609 Advanced Nuclear Theory
PH-612 Quantum Optics I PH-613 Plasma Physics I
PH-614 Electronic Instrumentation PH-616 Statistics Physics
PH-618 Semiconductor Physics PH-619 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
PH-620 Quantum Information Theory I  

Semester – II

PH-701 Group Theory PH-702 Electrodynamics II
PH-703 Quantum Field Theory II PH-704 Condensed Matter Theory II
PH-705 Superconductivity PH-709 Experimental Plasma Physics
PH-707 Atom and Electron Physics II PH-708 Advanced Nuclear Theory II
PH-711 Particle Physics PH-712 Quantum Optics II
PH-713 Plasma Physics II PH-714 Atomic Physics
PH-717 Many Body Theory PH-718 The Physics of Semiconductor Devices
PH-719 Topics in Condensed Matter Physics PH-720 Quantum Information Theory II
PH-721 General Relativity and Cosmology PH-722 Accelerator Techniques in Materials


Prerequisite qualification:

M. Phil degree in Physics from a Pakistani University or an equivalent degree from a recognized University. A college/university teacher or a member of research staff of a research organization holding a Master’s degree in Physics, who has shown undoubted promise for research, may also be considered for admission. These candidates will, however, be required to complete the course work of 24 credit hours.

Duration: Three Years

Total Courses: 6 each of 3 credit hours

Total Credit Requirement: 18

A: For all Ph.D students PH-603 Advanced Quantum Mechanics and PH-616 Statistical Physics will be compulsory. (6 credit hours)

B: Students who have not had the equivalent of PH-601 and PH-602 at the M. Phil. level would be required to take these two courses as well.

C: For the remaining 12 credit hours the student will be required to select at least 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the approved list of courses for his/her research area. The student may be allowed to select one course may be selected from outside this area of specialization on the advice of the supervisor. These courses shall be from the list of approved M. Phil. /PhD courses.