The Department of Physics was established in 1967 under University of Jammu and Kashmir (Jammu Division) and became part of University of Jammu in 1969. At present department offers four specializations in the front line areas of research. The department is well equipped with necessary facilities and resources for teaching, higher learning and research. Each of the research laboratories is equipped with state of art research facilities. Our post graduate laboratories offer a comprehensive range of equipment allowing students to explore some of the most modern concepts in physics.

Research activities of the department in four different specializations involve work of international level. All research groups have formal and informal collaborative work with the other institutes/universities of the country and have publications in the wide spectrum of peer reviewed journals from these collaborative work. The collaborative activities lead to overall development of the faculty as well as department. Students as well as faculty visit the research laboratories outside the state and country for research related activities

The department has a Master's degree program which is at par with national curriculum designed by UGC for Indian Universities. Syllabus revision takes place on a regular basis with the feedback from students and experts, The syllabus framed is competitive in nature with international standards. Course contents are enriched with the topics and material from the active and current fields of research and technology of nano-technology, quantum chromodynamics, research in the field of heavy ion physics, solid state materials, and communication electronics. Research Methodology and Research Ethics courses are an important introductory courses in the doctoral degree programs.

New methods and tools of teaching, learning and evaluation process are introduced from time to time as per the requirement. Students of post graduation get benefited by this directly as well as indirectly. To make the students of post graduation aware of the cutting edge research being carried out at international level special lectures are being arranged in the department from the eminent speakers and scientists. Department has two classrooms and two seminar halls which are IT-enabled with high speed internet connectivity and smart boards. There is one computer Lab (under FIST programme) for the students of various degree programs for IT/internet support. Wi-Fi connectivity is offered to all the research scholars in the department. The labs have connectivity to the central Library of the university from where students/scholars can access INFLIBNET. Teachers use ICT-enabled tools for teaching as audio-video support wherever required. Under the outreach activity department recently organized International Masterclasses in Particle Physics where students got the opportunity to have a virtual tour of the ALICE experiment at CERN.  Various days of International and National importance like Teacher's Day, National Science Day etc are observed and activities are arranged. 

Name Designation Qualification Specialization Contact Info.
Prof. Naresh Padha Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Optoelectronics E-mail: Mobile No.: 9419182875
Prof. Rajni Kant Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D, Post-Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics E-mail: rkant.ju@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419194375
Prof. Anju Bhasin Professor, Dean Academic Affairs M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D., Post-Ph.D. Experimental High Energy Physics (Working in ALICE & CBM collaborations) E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419181423
Prof. Vivek Kumar Gupta Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Condensed Matter Physics (X-ray Crystallography of Organic, Organometallic and liquid Crystalline molecules) E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419102467
Prof. Sanjeev Singh Sambyal Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Experimental High Energy Physics (Working in ALICE & CBM collaborations) E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419183686
Prof. Arun Bharti Professor & Head M.Sc,M.Phil, Ph.D Theoretical Nuclear Physics (Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Reactions) E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419134355
Prof. K. K. Bamzai Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Experimental Solid State Physics / Crystal Growth & Characterization / Materials Research E-mail: kkbamz@yahoo.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419134629
Prof. Ramni Gupta Professor M.Sc, NET, Ph.D Experimental High Energy Physics (QGP Physics, Fluctuations study (Intermittency) E-mail: Ramni.Gupta@cern.chEPABX: Mobile No.: 9419191509
Dr. Rani Devi Associate Professor M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D Nuclear Theory (Microscopic Nuclear Structure Theory and Nuclear Density Functional theory) E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9469749946
Dr. Sandeep Arya Assistant Professor M.Sc, NET, Ph.D Electronics and Materials Science (Nanomaterials for Sensing and Energy applications) E-mail:, Mobile No.: 9419156254
Dr. Rajendra Nath Patra Assistant Professor MSc, NET, PhD, Post-Doc Experimental High Energy Physics and QGP study, Silicon and Gas detector technology E-mail:, rajendrapatra07@gmail.comEPABX: Mobile No.: 9126650330
Er. Anik Gupta Scientist G/Director Centre for IT Enabled Services and management B.E.(Electronics and Electrical communication) Electronics Instrumentation and Detector Technology E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419183235
Er. Sanjay Mahajan Electronics Engineer B.E (Electronics & Communication High Energy Physics E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419141358
Dr. Saroj Kanta Nayak Programmer B.E (Electronics & Communication) High Energy Physics E-mail: EPABX: Mobile No.: 9419209752