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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. 

Career Option

  • Employers of physics graduates include academic institutions
  • government research organisations and industry. Industries employing physicists are varied and include: • Aerospace and defense • Education • Energy • Engineering • Instrumentation • Manufacturing • 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
  • financial services
  • legal sector
  • 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)

Working Condition

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.

Personal Skill

  • • 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.

Educational Qualification

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with Science Stream
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