Physicists research physical phenomena, devise hypotheses, conduct experiments and draw conclusions from experimental data to explain the world around us. Physicists can work in either applied or theoretical physics, based on their skill set and available career opportunities.
Employers of physics graduates include academic institutions
government research organisations and industry.
Industries employing physicists are varied and include:
• Aerospace and defense
• Oil and gas
• Science and telecommunications.
Physics graduates not directly using their physics degree can pursue careers in a range of sectors such as IT and consultancy
the environmental industry
transport and utilities.
Top Colleges In India
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Address: IIT Area, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076
Phone: 022 2572 2545
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Address: Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005
Phone: 022 2278 2000
Courses to be pursued
• B.Sc (Physics)
• Master of Physics (MPhys)
• Master of Science (Physics)
• Ph.D. (Physics)
Physicists often work regular hours in laboratories and offices. At times, however, those who are deeply involved in research may work long or irregular hours. Most do not encounter unusual hazards in their work. Some physicists temporarily work away from home at national or international facilities with unique equipment, such as particle accelerators.
• An enquiring mind. • The ability to think clearly and logically
with good problem solving skills. • A methodical approach to work
with a high level of accuracy. • Excellent communication and presentation skills. • An excellent understanding of statistics and relevant computer packages.
• Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream