M.Sc Physics Admission Criteria (AIOU) Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad Year 2013

AIOU M.Sc. Physics programme is a 2 years 68 years credit hours program. Master of Science in Physics is a 04 semesters programme. Admissions in MSc. (Physics) offered every year. First time admissions were granted in 1999 in this programme by the university. Basic Eligibility criterion and essential information linked to this programme is summarize here: 

Important Features
  • This is an evening programme.
  • Comparatively less fee
  • Mainly offered at Islamabad campus.
  • Hostel facility of outside city resident available on charges other than fee. 
  • Fully equipped labs with highly qualified teaching staff.
Eligibility Criteria
  • A candidate who possess minimum 2nd division B.Sc. / B.ScEd. Degree with Physics & Mathematics combination is eligible to apply for admission in M.Sc (Physics).
  • Admission will be offered on the basis of merit and availability of seats
General Guidelines / Admission Form Filling Instruction 
  • Applicants are mandatory to send complete admission forms before the closing date enclosed with attested photocopies of all educations certificates, marks sheet to the Program Coordinator M.Sc Physics Program, Department of Physics, Science Block, 1st Floor Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad.
Admission Form
You will found admission form in prospectus. Complete details concerning the programme fee depositing method and banks names where you will deposit fee are also given in the prospectus. Therefore must read it carefully and fill up admission form with full of attention and in light of instructions given in the prospectus. 

Prospectus Cost and Availability
One who desire to acquire admission in this program is primarily required to obtain prospectus of M.Sc (Physics) which is available on Rs. 500/- at the main campus of Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad as well as at the regional offices (See detail) of the university. It is important to read all contents in prospectus and instruction on admission form and fill Admission form carefully.

MSc Physics Scheme of Studies
Semester wise breakup of the courses and topics will cover in this programme: 


1. Atomic and Molecular Physics -2551 
Atomic Structure, Bohr Model of the Atom, Many-electron Atoms, Atomic Spectra, The Chemical Bond, Molecular Spectra, The Atomic Nucleus, Elementary Particles 

2. Mathematical Methods in Physics-1 -751 
Vector Analysis- II, Matrices, Determinants, Co-ordinates system, Tensor Analysis, Differential Equations-I, Differential Equations-II, Bessel Functions, Vector Analysis – I, Review of Basic Calculus 

3. Classical Mechanics & Relativity -752 
Variational Principles -1, Variational principles-11, Hamilton’s Equation of Motion, Canonical Transformation, Two body central force problem, Special theory of relativity –I, Special theory of relativity-II, Special theory of relativity-III, Elementary principals 

4. Electronics-1 -753 
Circuit theory and analysis-I and II, Semiconductor theory, Diodes & diode characteristics, Diode applications, Introduction bipolar junction transistors, BJT as Amplifier, Small-Signal BJT Amplifier, Transformers 

5. Laboratory for General Physics -766 
12 Experiments 


1. Mathematical Methods in Physics-II -755 
Functions of Complex Variables-I, Functions of Complex Variables-II, Fourier Series, Fourier Transforms, Laplace Transforms, Legendre Functions-1, Legendre Functions, Special Functions, Integral Equations 

2. Quantum Mechanics -1 -756 
Towards Quantum Mechanics, Basic Concepts of the Quantum Mechanics, Schrödinger Equation, The Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics-I, The Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics-I1, Operators In Quantum Mechanics, Ehranfest Theorem, Uncertainty Principle, Angular Momentum 

3. Electronics- II -757 
The Field Effect Transistor, Fet Circuits and Applications, Multistage Amplifiers, Operational Amplifiers, Operational Amplifier Applications, Power Amplifiers, Power Control Circuits, Introduction to Digital Circuits, Logic Gate

4. Laboratory for Electronics -762 
Eleven Experiments 

5. Computational Physics -769 
Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Computer Languages, FORTRAN Programming (Over view), C Programming Language-I, C Programming Language-II, C Programming Language-III, C Programming Language-IV, Advance C-Programming Language-V, Application of the Programming Languages 


1. Digital and Computer Hardware Electronics -2553 
Boolean algebra, Algebraic simplifications, Application of Boolean algebra, Combinational circuit designs, Combinational advance logic, Flip-flop, Flip-flop implementation, Counters and sequential network design, The Microprocessor and its architecture 

2. Laboratory for Digital Computer Hardware Electronics -2556 
12 experiments

3. Quantum Mechanics-II -759
Schrodinger time dependent equation, Schrodinger time independent equation-I, Schrodinger time independent equation-II, Hydrogen Atom-1, Hydrogen Atom-II, Harmonic Oscillator, Matrix Representation In Quantum Mechanics, Perturbation theory for discrete levels, Perturbation theory 

4. Nuclear Physics -760
Natural Radioactivity, Artificial Nuclear Disintegration, Alpha & Beta – Decay, Gamma rays and Gamma Decay, Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Forces, Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Fission, The Acceleration of Charged Particles, 

5. Electromagnetic Theory -765 
Electrostatics and Solution Of Electrostatic Problems, Electrostatic field in dielectric media, Magnetic field, Magnetic properties of matter, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves, Electrostatic energy and electric energy

Semester: 4 

1. Electronic Communication System -2559 
Introduction to communications systems, Frequency modulation, Radio receivers, Transmission lines, Antennas, Pulse & digital communications, Broadband communications systems, Single-sideband techniques, Radar systems, 

2. Advance Digital & Computer Hardware Electronics -2560 
Microcontroller memory types, 8051 Processor Architecture, Hardware features of 8051 series, Hardware feature, Serial Port Operation, Microcontroller& Processor architecture, Microcontroller features, Instruction set, Special Function Register, 

3. Laboratory for Advance Digital & Computer Hardware Electronics -2561 
Project Based 

4. Lasers & Optics -758 
Light, Geometrical Optics, Introductory Concept, Wave Optics-II, Laser Systems, Laser Applications, Wave Optic-I, Population Inversion and Pumping Scheme, Introductory Concept, Laser Oscillations and Cavity Modes, 

5. Solid State Physics -761 
Lattice Vibration: Thermal, Acoustic & Optical Properties, Semiconductors I: Theory, Dielectric and Optical Properties Of Solids, Magnetism & Magnetic Resonances, Crystal Structures and Inter-atomic Forces, X-RAY, Neutron, & Electron Diffraction In Crystals, Metals I: The Free-Electron Model, Metals-II: Energy Bands In Solids, Superconductivity

Fee Tariff for M.Sc Physics Programme 2013
Note only selected candidates for admission in M.Sc (Physics) will be informed to deposit fee.
  • Admission Fee is Rs. 700 at the time of admission 
  • Technology Fee is Rs. 100 Each Semester 
  • Registration Fee is Rs. 200 (on first time enrollment) 
  • Course Fee is Rs. 3810 per 03 credit hours course and Lab Course Fee Rs. 2100 for per 02 Credit hours course.
In case of any query contact at Department of Physics Science Block Telephone No. 051-9057830.

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