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The Department of Physics at Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, SMU is focused to upgrade the knowledge of physics for teaching and advanced research. The department has upgraded its laboratory and research facilities by funds of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under FIST program. It has a dedicated computer centre with high-end server with internet facility for postgraduate students where they learn programming languages like C/C++/Graphics/ and various software packages like Mathematica, PSPICE, GEANT4.

A full time two year MSc (Physics) course approved by UGC was started by the department in 1999. The department is proud to have a team of very experienced and dedicated faculty members with varied specialisations in particle, plasma, condensed matter physics and electronics. Specialisations in above areas are offered to the students as a choice in the second year.

The department offers PhD program in all above specialisations and gives the appropriate research environment to young physicists. The department also offers teaching assistantships to deserving candidates based on vacancies to pursue the research in the department.

The Department regularly has to its credit various research papers as publications in journals and workshop/conference proceedings.


Key Features

  • First time, our department has introduced PG course for basic science.
  • First department to get FIST from DST.
  • Curriculum is designed to facilitate students in pursuing higher education in India and abroad.
  • Some meritorious students are being sent to participate in summer school programs organized by Research Institute.

Core Competencies 

  • High Energy Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Thin film
  • Simulation


  • Calcutta University
  • Rajasthan University
  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • Bose Institute, Kolkata
  • Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta
  • Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Tata  Institute   of   Fundamental  Research, Mumbai
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
  • Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar
  • Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
  • VIT
  • Vellore
  • IIT, Ropar

Research Areas

  • High Energy Nuclear Physics
  • String Theory
  • Nonlinear waves in Plasma
  • Plasma processing
  • X-Ray astronomy
  • Nano technology
  • Simulation study of nonlinear waves
  • Nonlinear dynamics


Department Equipment

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Physics Department provides an inclusive and competitive atmosphere of excellence in teaching, learning and research with state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities

Dr Vinod Kumar Sayal

HOD, Department of Physics


The campus has first-rate facilities like laboratories, workshops and practice school for hands-on learning. There are also cafeterias, and transport facility for students' ease.

MSc. Physics Lab 1

This lab is to conduct some basics experiments pertain to General Physics, Electronic for M.Sc.(Physics).

List of major equipments:

Franck-Hertz setup, Dual Trace Oscilloscopes, Fourier analysis kit, Gama ray detector, Cosmic ray setup, Hall effect setup, Ultrasonic interferometer, Lattice dynamic kit, Heat Capacity kit, Four probe setup, Curie Temperature determination setup, Function generators, Power supplies of different ranges, Amplitude modulation& demodulation kit, Frequency modulation & demodulation kit, Pulse width modulation and demodulation kit, Pulse position modulation & demodulation kit, LCR-Q meter, LCD projector mounted in the lab.

MSc. Physics Lab 2

This lab is to conduct some basics experiments on optics under MSc.(Physics) course.

List of Equipments:

He-Ne Lasers, Diode Lasers, Modern laser education kit, Solar cell characterization kit, Michelson interferometer, and contact bearing stage motorized XYZ, Fabry Perot Interferometer, Kit for polarization of light, Hydrogen spectrum setup, Opto-electronic Devices, Fiber Optics. Luxmeter.

M.Sc. Computer Lab

This lab is to learn basic programming and programming of numerical technique, Simulation of electronic circuits for M.Sc.(Physics) course.

List of Equipments:

Desktop Computers loaded with window and Linux, PSPICE.

Engineering Physics Lab

This lab is equipped with Photoelectric effect setup, Energy gap setup, Rectifier setup, Ultrasonic Interferometer, Hall effect setup, Diffraction Grating, Air Wedge, Newton’s Ring, Semiconductor and Zener diodes,Torsional Pendulum, Pohl’s Pendulum, Single Slit Diffraction Setup.