M.Sc-Ph.D Dual Degree in IIT Kanpur


The Indian Institute of Technology which is located in Kanpur is considered as one of the best technological institutes in India. Therefore most of the students in India prefer to get an admission in IIT Kanpur or in any other IIT’s in India. This leading institute was set up in the year 1959.

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur offers M.Sc-Ph.D integrated program in Physics. The students who take up this course will be awarded with both M.Sc and Ph.D degrees on successful completion of this course. The dual degree program in Physics is offered in such a way that the talented students in the field of Physics can start their Ph.D work while they are pursuing the master’s level course at Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

Some of the salient features of pursuing this course are stated below:

  • The candidate those who pursue this course can develop a solid foundation in the field of Physics by selecting an elective of their choice and also the compulsory courses.
  • Those students who are undergoing the M.Sc- Ph.D integrated program can get exposed to the various interdisciplinary courses of IIT Kanpur.
  • The candidate can start the research activities earlier. Scholarships are provided to the talented candidates.

Structure of M.Sc- Ph.D Dual Degree in IIT Kanpur

The Indian institute of Technology in Kanpur has one of the country’s best Physics departments that carry out research activities in computational, theoretical and experimental Physics. The major areas in which research is conducted in the department are given below.

Condensed Matter Experiments:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Superconductivity
  • Display Devices
  • Low temperature Physics
  • Supersonic conductors
  • Magnetism
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar Cells and Batteries

Condensed Matter Theory:

  • Electronic Structure
  • Disordered And Nanomaterials
  • Strongly Correlated Systems
  • Superconductivity
  • Magnetism
  • Statistical Physics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics And Turbulence
  • Complex System
  • Inhomogeneous Soft-And Bio-Materials

Laser Physics and Spectroscopy:

  • Quantum Optics
  • Raman Spectroscopy
  • Laser Plasma Studies
  • High Resolution Spectroscopy
  • Non-linear Optics
  • Medical applications of lasers

Nuclear Physics:

  • Applications of nuclear techniques to advanced materials research

Particle Physics:

  • Superstring Theory
  • Astrophysics
  • Particle Phenomenology
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology

The department also has laboratory session on areas like ion beam accelerators, low temperature Physics and semiconductors. The candidate has to study about five to six subjects in each of the semesters. By keeping in view the area in which they plan to conduct the research, the candidate has to choose the electives in addition to the compulsory courses.



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