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Ph. D. in Physics is a doctoral program offered by the School of Physical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campuse.

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About the Program

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Coimbatore

Welcome to the Department of Physics at Amrita School of Physical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, where the pursuit of excellence meets the art of scientific exploration. The department stands as a beacon of innovation, seamlessly blending a commitment to values with cutting-edge research, creating an environment that beckons the brightest minds to embark on transformative journeys.

In the realm of research, the department is a vibrant intellectual hub where the realms of theoretical and applied physics converge in harmonious synergy. Dynamic and diverse, our dedicated researchers delve into an expansive array of topics, from the intricacies of theoretical physics to the forefront of materials science. Explore the realm of nanomaterials, laser materials processing, biomaterials, optics, and more, as we collectively push the boundaries of knowledge and redefine the future.

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What sets the department apart is the unwavering commitment to fostering an atmosphere of collaborative innovation. Here, interdisciplinary collaboration flourishes, creating a fertile ground for groundbreaking discoveries. As a researcher in the department, the scholar is at the forefront of cutting-edge projects—whether unraveling the mysteries of theoretical nuclear physics or engineering sustainable materials for future energy solutions.

The Department of Physics invites passionate students to be part of a vibrant academic community, where each day is an opportunity to contribute to the expanding landscape of knowledge. Embrace the extraordinary—welcome to a place where research not only transforms the future but also shapes the innovators for societal benefits.

Eligibility

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Coimbatore
  • Eligibility criteria for admission to a Ph.D. program in Physics at the Department of Physics, Amrita School of Physical Sciences.
  • Applicants must typically hold a master’s degree in Physics or a related field from a recognized university or institute.
  • The minimum qualifying marks or CGPA requirement must be not less than 60% or 6.0 / 55% or 5.5 in case of Reserved category candidates (SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD)
  • Candidates qualified in a national-level examination such as CSIR NET / UGC NET for JRF in Physics, GATE scores are also appreciated.
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Interview/Selection Process:

  • Shortlisted candidates are required to appear for an interview and a written test as part of the selection process.
  • The interview assesses the candidate’s research aptitude, subject knowledge, and motivation for pursuing a Ph.D.

Faculty for Guideship

Coimbatore
Dr. Mahadevan S.
Dr. Mahadevan S.
Principal
Professor

Dr. Sivakumar M.
Dr. Sivakumar M.
Professor

Dr. Sudip Kumar Batabyal
Dr. Sudip Kumar Batabyal
Chairperson
Professor
Visiting Faculty

Dr. Rajni K. S.
Dr. Rajni K. S.
Professor

Dr. Umamaheswari A.
Dr. Umamaheswari A.
Associate Professor

Dr. M. Ulaganathan
Dr. M. Ulaganathan
Associate Professor

Dr. Prema P.
Dr. Prema P.
Associate Professor

Dr. A. K. Nanda Kumar
Dr. A. K. Nanda Kumar
Vice Chairperson

Dr. Bharat Kishore Sharma
Dr. Bharat Kishore Sharma
Assistant Professor

Dr. B. T. S. Ramanujam
Dr. B. T. S. Ramanujam
Assistant Professor (Sl. Gd.)

Dr. Lakshmi Mohan
Dr. Lakshmi Mohan
Assistant Professor

Dr. Karthega M.
Dr. Karthega M.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Murugadass K.
Dr. Murugadass K.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sreekanth K. M.
Dr. Sreekanth K. M.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Sreekanth V.
Dr. Sreekanth V.
Assistant Professor

Dr. S. Saravana Veni
Dr. S. Saravana Veni
Assistant Professor (Sr. Gr.)

Dr. S. Ramasubramanian
Dr. S. Ramasubramanian
Assistant Professor

Research Areas

Coimbatore
Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Nuclear Physics 

Nuclear Astrophysics 

High Energy Nuclear & Particle Physics 

Quark-Gluon Plasma 

Dissipative Relativistic Hydrodynamics 

Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions 

Nanomaterials and Materials Science
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials 

Thin Film Solar Cells and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Applications 

Super Capacitor Applications

Super Capacitor Applications 

Metal oxides for energy harvesting applications

Metal oxides for energy harvesting applications 

High-temperature wear and corrosion-resistant nanocomposite coatings

High-temperature wear and corrosion-resistant nanocomposite coatings 

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials Synthesis 

Functional materials 

Ceramics processing

Ceramics processing 

Microstructural analysis

Microstructural analysis 

Electrochromic materials

Electrochromic materials 

Conducting polymer composites 

Polymer blends  

Biodegradable polymers 

Carbon nanostructures 

Metal chalcogenides 

Laser Physics and Optics

Laser Materials Processing 

Ultrafast Laser Material Interaction  

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructures 

Applied optics   

Eye Optics 

Biomedical and Optical Instrumentation 

Soft matter Physics  

Biomaterials
Ceramics processing

Biomaterials synthesis 

Bioenergy 

Biosensors 

Magnetic Materials and Catalysis

Magnetic Materials 

Photo catalysis 

Sustainable Multifunctional Materials 

Semiconductor Physics

Semiconductor Physics 

P-type Semiconductors 

Luminescence materials 

Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

Redox Flow Batteries (aqueous and organic electrolytes) 

Li-ion Battery 

Beyond Li-ion Battery (Zn, Na, etc) 

Supercapacitors  

Hybrid supercapacitors 

Fundings / Projects
Coimbatore
Title of the Project Funding Agency
Development of chemically modified carbon-based interfacial solar evaporator. CSR-UGC
Collabrative Research Scheme (CRS) Project of UGC – ADE CSR Entitile CSR-UGC
New Generation High Voltage “Micro-Supercapattery” Proto-Type for Various Wearable/Portable Power Backup Applications CSR-UGC
Development of photoferroic materials for efficient solar energy harvesting UGC DAE-Consortium For scientific research
Sustainable power generation by hydrovoltaic technology using solar evaporation;understanding the mechanism SERB
Development of Indigenous Remote embedded Operating platform for Tele-diagnosis of Ophthalmological Disorders MSME .Govt of India
An indepth study oriented towards rejuvenation of surviving purna katha akshyana Traditions of kerala – pathakam and chakayar kuthu AICT
Development of electrospun Nano fibrous surface coated biodegradable smart implants for orthopedic application. ICMR
Frankincense based mask for Lung Immunity: – Development of a Prototype ICMR
Development of chemically modified carbon based interfacial solar evaporator DST/TMD/CERI
Construction of a basic flash sintering set -up and study of its application to the fabrication of dense oxides abnd carbides SERB
Facilities / Research Infrastructure
Coimbatore
Name of the Research Lab Major Facilities / Equipment Details
Material Processing Laboratory Tubular furnace 3 Zone Tubular furnace, Temperature 900 ºC
Spray coating unit
Muffle furnace Maximum temperature 700 ºC
Hot air oven Maximum temperature 250 ºC
Ceramic Research Laboratory Customized furnace Maximum temperature 800 ºC
DC power supply Maximum voltage1500 V and current 1A
Hydraulic press Maximum pressure 10 TON
Nanomaterial Laboratory PL spectrophotometer Shimadzu RF -6000
Electrochemical workstation Wonatech SP1 Zive
Keithley I-V instrument Keithley source meter
Thin film coating unit
Spin coating unit Spin NXG P-1 with 6000 rpm
Ayurvedic Medicinal Research and Industrial Technology Acquisition Laboratory (AMRITA) Gas Chromatography Detector: FID, TCD (4 Tungsten Rhenium Filaments), with hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen cylinder
Light and Photonics Research Laboratory Polarizing Optical Microscope With auto focus camera
High sensitive detectors Amplification in UV, Visible &  IR- region
Biomaterials Laboratory Electro spinning unit Holmarc (HO-IAD-CAM-01BC)

With tri axial setup, holder size-25 × 20 × 5 mm, Voltage 0-40 kV

Electrochemical workstation Origalys,

includes EIS facility

Hot air oven Maximum temperature 200 ºC
Metal grinding/ polishing machine

Contact Us

Ph.D. Coordinator (Coimbatore)

Dr. Rajani K.S
Professor
E Mail ID: ks_rajani@cb.amrita.edu  

 

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