University of Calcutta, Kolkata

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Department Of Physics


The department started with the princely gifts from Taraknath Palit, an eminent barrister, in June 1912, and Rashbehary Ghosh, an eminent jurist and scholar, in August 1913. The Physics Department was formally inaugurated with the appointment of C.V. Raman as Palit Professor in 1917.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Research And Development / Topic

The department has the following research groups:

=> Theoretical High Energy and Nuclear Physics
=> Statistical Physics
=> Mathematical Physics
=> Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Physics and Electronics
=> Laser Physics


=> India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO)
=> Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment at FAIR
=> Indian National Gamma Array (INGA)


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