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Established in 1933 by the Nobel Laureate C.V. Raman, the Department of Physics soon evolved into the leading centre in the country for advanced postgraduate education and cutting-edge research in physics. The largest number of Ph.D.s in physics in India -- 110 since 1998 -- come from this department. Graduates from the department have gone on to distinguished careers in science and occupy leading positions in research institutes in India and the world over. ...more

Research Highlights

Multielectron bubbles in liquid helium

Investigation of two dimensional electron systems (2DES) has revealed several interesting physical phenomena, such as Wigner crystallization, integral and fractional quantum Hall effects, and many more. This has been primarily achieved with two different model experimental systems, covering two distinct, non-overlapping regimes of the 2DES phase diagram


Spin injection, manipulation and detection are the integral parts of spintronics devices and have attracted tremendous attention in the last decade.

It is necessary to judiciously choose the right combination of materials to have compatibility with the existing semiconductor technology. Conventional metallic magnets were the first choice for injecting spins into semiconductors in the past.