The physicist’s quest is to know Nature, to describe its precise and elegant laws, and to predict the behaviour of the universe. Physicists have led the development of 20th century technology. They have played an essential role in the beginnings of the transistor, the laser, the nuclear reactor, fiber optics, holograms, global positioning systems, medical imaging techniques, computers, space exploration, atomic power and radar, cable television and compact discs.

Careers/ specialisations

  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture (Maths)
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Civil Aviation (Physics and Maths)
  • Defence Services - Airforce and navy (Physics and Maths)
  • Engineering (Physics, Chemistry and Maths)
  • Earth and Planetary sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Indian Forest Services
  • Medical and Paramedical fields like Physiotherapy, Optometrics, Audiology etc. (Physics,Chemistry and Biology)
  • Merchant Navy (Physics and Maths)
  • Pharmacy and Drug Design (Physics, Chemistry and Maths or Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
  • Scientist
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Teaching and Research
  • Technical and Science Writing
  • All other non-subject specific careers*

* Advertising and PR, Design, Law, Government Services, Hospitality, Management, Mass Communication and Social work etc.