Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : 23-Jul-2021
  • Open Until : 28-Nov-2021

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

Email IDs

Indian candidates:

NRI candidates:


Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560076


Ph. No:  080 4655 1306, 1307, 1308, 1309

Bangalore Kengeri Campus

CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road,

Bangalore - 560074

Ph. No:  080 4012 9800, 9802, 9820

Delhi NCR Campus

CHRIST (Deemed to be University),

Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road,

Delhi NCR Ghaziabad - 201003


Ph. No: 1800-123-3212

Email :

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,
Email :

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)

Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/ (Non-Refundable)
Programme fee as per the below table


Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals / OCI / PIO

Full Time




Full-Time PhD




30,000 INR

80,000 INR

450 USD

1070 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

CHRIST follows University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 and the subsequent Amendments.

The minimum eligibility of candidates intending to pursue a doctoral programme is a pass with a minimum of 55% in the postgraduate programme in the discipline/specialization. Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Every candidate has to take the PhD Entrance Examination and Interview to be held on June 13, 2021, or any other date announced by the office of admissions. However, as per the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 (#5.1), those who qualify UGC- NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil Programme shall be exempted from the PhD Entrance Examination. Those candidates take a Research Skill Assessment Test along with their Personal Interview.

Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/GATE/ teacher fellowship holder (KSET, SET etc.) or have passed M.Phil Programme may apply for PhD any time of the year by sending their Research Proposal and CV to


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