Physics & Photonics Science

The Physics & Photonics Science department at National Institute of Technology Hamirpur was established in in 2009 as Department of Physics. The department has 7 faculty members (5 regular and 2 on contract). National Institute of Technology Hamirpur is situated in the land of Gods i.e. Himachal Pradesh. The campus sits in the lap of scenic beauty and the snow-clad mountains of Dhauladhar range are vividly visible from the campus. The Department is providing world-class undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as research facilities for doctoral program in diverse areas of fundamental and applied Physics. The department is one of the few places offering a B.Tech. academic degree, in Engineering Physics from 2020. This unique course blends the best of contemporary physics and technology, to create professionals who are equally equipped with both science and technology. Department is equipped with latest world class equipments available to facilitate the fundamental understanding of different concepts to UG and PG students and to give them more exposure of experimentation.

The department also offers 2-year M.Sc. program in Physics and Ph. D. program in various specialized areas of research in experimental and theoretical Physics. At present, there are eight full time research scholars pursuing Ph. D. degree and more than 20 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded so far. The faculty members of the department have grants under different research projects sponsored by external agencies.

Within a very short span of time, the department has made an impression of excellence in the field of academics and research. Our M.Sc. program started in 2017 and the graduated students have secured exceptionally good rankings/scores in competitive examinations like GATE, JEST, etc. and have been selected for Ph.D. programs at different Institutions like National University of Ireland Galway, IIT- Madras, IIT Dhanbad, IIT Khargpur, LNMIIT-Jaipur and NIT Hamirpur.

The department is actively involved in organizing activities like, Conferences, Workshops, Symposium, DST sponsored SERC School, Seminars, Short-term Courses etc. and planning to organize many more of such events in the near future. The department is proactive and would like to attract talented students.

Vision & Mission


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Associate Professor

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1 Dr. Subhash Chand Condensed Matter Physics ( Experiments & Simulations)       View
2 Dr. Arvind Kumar Condensed Matter Physics       View
3 Dr. Kuldeep Kr. Sharma High Energy Physics & Materials Physics       View
4 Dr. Rajesh Kumar Theoretical Nuclear Physics       View
5 Dr. Vimal Sharma Material science       View

Assistant Professor Grade-I

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Assistant Professor Grade-II

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Office Staff
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1 Sh. Gulab Singh Thakur Stenographer SG-I 254380
2 Sh. Kehar Singh Office Attendant SG-I 254380 -
Technical Staff
1 Sh. Bikram Singh Technical Asstt. SG-II 254110 -

Post graduate, Undergraduate and Research Laboratories

The Department has in total twelve UG and PG laboratories and three Research and Development laboratories. The UG and PG laboratories are well equipped for learning the various phenomena in Physics through experiments which leads to build a foundation for understanding basic concepts involved. Computer laboratory provides all of our students to complete academic work and as well as computational and simulation work. Detail list of all the UG and PG laboratories is as under:

S. No. Name of the Laboratory
Engineering Physics Lab
Solid State Physics Lab
Electricity & Magnetism Lab
Spectroscopy Lab
Thermal Physics Lab
Numerical methods & Computational Physics Lab
Optics Lab
Modern Physics Lab
Digital Electronics Lab
Laser and Photonics Lab
Measurement and Instrumentation Lab
Fabrication and Assembly Lab

The major facilities available in Research and Development labs are as under

S. No. Equipment’s Name
Vacuum Thermal Coating System
Electron beam evaporation system
Close cycle helium refrigeration system with temperature controller
Impedance analyzer
Olympus Polarizing Microscope
Optical microscope
Linkam Hot-stage cum Temperature controller
X-Ray Apparatus
Vacuum Furnace
Tubular Furnace
Source meter, picoammeter, electrometer, nanovoltmeter, LCZ meter
Vacuum Oven
Laminar air flow Cabinet
UV Visible spectrophotometer

Dr. Arvind Kumar

Head of Department
Physics & Photonics Science
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh, Pin No. 177005, India.
Phone No. : 01972- 254148
Email :