Career after M.Sc in Physics


Master of Science in Physics is a two year postgraduate degree course which focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of Physics. Candidates who have completed this course can find numerous job openings in various fields of public and private sector.

Career in Private sector after M.Sc in Physics

Lots of career opportunities are available for M.Sc in Physics graduates in the highly demanding IT field. IT companies like Infosys, Wipro and CTS recruits these graduates for different posts available in their technical section.  They can also pursue their career in various energy plants. They can work as Technician in electronic industry. They can also find lucrative job opportunities in the automobile industry. Some of the top companies which recruit these graduates are Maruti Udyog, TATA Motors and Tech Mahindra.

Government Career after M.Sc in Physics

M.Sc in Physics graduates can pursue their career in various government owned Scientific Research and Development Organizations such as Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad, Nuclear Science Centre New Delhi, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Several other government organizations are also offering various jobs for these graduates. Some of those organizations are listed below.

  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

These graduates can get into civil service like IAS, IFS and IPS after qualifying the civil service exam conducted by Union Public Service Examination. They can write various government exams like Tax Assistant Exam, Statistical Investigator Exam and Combined Graduate Level Exam to pursue their career in various government departments. They can go for teaching jobs available in government schools or colleges. For getting these jobs, they should qualify either NET or SET exam. They can also pursue their career in the railways by qualifying the exams conducted by Railway Recruitment Board. Those who want to pursue their career in the defense department can write the Combined Defense Services Exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission. M.Sc in Physics graduates can also apply for the job of lab technician available in various public sector organizations.

Career Abroad after M.Sc in Physics

M.Sc in Physics graduates can find lots of career opportunities in foreign electronics and manufacturing companies. They can also work in various foreign research institutes.  Meritorious candidates can apply for the vacancies available in highly reputed research organizations like National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Long term Career roadmap for M.Sc in Physics

Those who have completed M.Sc degree in Physics can find a long term career in the research field. Even though they are joining the research organization as assistant, lot of experience can be gained through this post. They will be promoted to higher posts with the increase in experience.



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