History of the Department
The department of Physics was established in 1985 and runs a programme, which leads to the award of a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Physics. The objective of the programme is to produce military officers with a sound and broad knowledge in Physics as relevant to the military.
A commissioned officer with a B.Sc. degree in Physics has diverse prospects in sensitive areas of military set-up such as Engineering, Instrumentation, Communication, Meteorology, Material Science, Electronics, etc. Such an officer could also pursue higher/professional degrees either in Physics or in any of the above-mentioned related areas of Physics from any recognized institution.
Because of these diverse interests, the undergraduate programme in Physics has been designed to impact basic knowledge in the fundamentals of the main branches of experimental and theoretical Physics. In addition to offering an opportunity of acquaintance with some of the extensions and applications of Physics and its connections with other disciplines as a basis for a contemplated career, it also offers, within the Academy itself, opportunities for concentration in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, electronics and instrumentation, Nuclear science and engineering physics for those who are primarily interested in these applications of Physics that find ready use in military service. There is also a very strong Theoretical/Mathematical Physics programme. The officers produced by the department are expected to apply their knowledge of Physics in the technological advancement of the nation’s defense system.