Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : -
  • Open Until : -

Department is conducting research actively in various areas of Nano Science, Material Science, Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics. The research has gained momentum in the recent past by acquiring funding from external agencies, viz. ISRO, DST, UGC and also from Center for Research, CHRIST Deemed to be University. These sponsorships have helped to create state of the art laboratories and instruments to carry further the research and development activities, which has resulted in many patents and quality publications. The department has collaboration with many National and International institutes and research centers.
The department strives to bring in research-centered scientific temperament among students by actively involving Post-graduate and few Undergraduate students in the faculty projects. The MPhil and Ph. D Program is designed to make sure the students are well exposed to the ever expanding frontiers of their research areas.

Specializations/core areas of research

Nano Science

  • Synthesis of Nano-structured materials
  • Fundamental studies on mass transport in nanofluidic systems
  • Micro/nanofluidics for cell selection and analysis
  • Thermoelectric properties of semiconductor nanosystems
  • Nanocarbon composites and applications
  • Sensing applications of nanocarbon derivatives
  • Fundamental studies on fluorescent properties of nanosystems

Material Science

  • Development of good quality compound semiconducting crystals (Melt growth and Vapour growth)
  • Preparation of thin films and nanomaterials
  • Investigations on optoelectronic properties and its applications
  • Molecular structure studies - X-ray crystallography, Computational studies.
  • Photophysical properties of fluorophores - metal ion sensing.
  • High temperature superconductivity
  • Quantum dots and carbon dots
  • Water purification, energy conversion & storage applications.
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Electronic, Magnetic and Dielectric properties of functional materials

Nuclear and Atomic Physics

  • Radiation shielding materials.
  • Photon-atom interactions: X-ray fluorescence studies.
  • Radiation effects on detectors/semiconducting materials
  • Environmental radiations

Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • X-ray astronomy - X-ray binaries, AGN.
  • Diffuse radiation field at high galactic latitudes
  • Imaging of globular cluster systems in early-type galaxies
  • Formation and evolution of galaxies using optical studies
  • UV studies of star formation in galaxies
  • Investigation of stellar streams in galaxies using UVIT
  • Study of moving groups with the aid of GAIA mission
  • UV upturn studies in galaxy clusters
  • Mass accretion process in Herbig Ae/Be stars
  • Understanding High energy emission in young stellar objects
  • Study of emission-line stars in diverse metallicity environments
  • Study of evolved stars in open clusters
  • Optical/infrared studies of Be/X-ray binaries


  • Raman spectroscopy as a tool for ecological studies
  • Optical biosensors
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Large optics profilometry
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Optical Image processing
  • X-ray optics - diffraction lenses


  • Embedded systems
  • Optoelectronics
  • MEMS and MOEMS
  • Optical sensors and PHC
  • Digital Image processing
For any queries at any given time during the application and admission process, you may contact us through the following Email ID’s:
Bangalore Central Campus
The Office of Admissions,
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road,
Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No: +91 92430 80800
Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9400
Email IDs
Indian candidates:
Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No:  080 4655 1306
Bangalore Kengeri Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road,
Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9800, 9802, 9820
Bangalore Yeshwanthpur Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Nagasandra, Near Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru 560 073, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 97422 44407
Delhi NCR Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road,
Delhi NCR Ghaziabad - 201003
Ph. No: 1800-123-3212
Pune Lavasa Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Christ University Road, 30 Valor Court,
PO Dasve Lavasa, Mulshi, Pune - 412112, Maharashtra
Ph. No : 1800-123-2009,
Between: Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Office remains closed on Sundays, Government Holidays and Any special events)
For Eligibility Criteria Click the link below:
Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/ (Non-Refundable)
Programme fee as per the below table
Year Indian Nationals Full-Time PhD Foreign Nationals /OC?PIO Full-Time PhD
1 30,000 INR 450 USD
Time of Payment: All the candidates have to pay the I Year fee immediately after confirmation of the admission. For subsequent years, fees must be paid annually on or before 15th March.
1. Though the fee is fixed for all years, there will be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
2. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- (US $80 for foreign nationals/PIO/OCI) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if any applicable.     
3. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through Net banking facility / NEFT / RTGS.
4. Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee the admission.
For Online Application form, click the below link: Online Application form
1. NRI fee is applicable for the first year for candidates who have studied foreign syllabus (has to be approved by UGC / AIU) in the qualifying examination of study in India.
(The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
2. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the Programme for candidates who;
    2.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
    2.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under the NRI category.
3. To claim the Indian / Karnataka category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India / Karnataka. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).


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