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The Department of Physics offers a four-year BS Physics degree program. The program is designed according to the scheme of studies approved by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to meet the national and international standards.

It covers all aspects of physics ranging from its foundations to modern research. The offered courses have the flexible curricular that is capable of preparing students for advance studies in physics as well as careers in teaching and research institutes. The Department encourages the students to participate in the research projects and provide them with possible facilities and guidance. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in the activities of different university societies, attend departmental seminars, and contribute to the departmental governance.

Eligibility Criteria

FSc (Pre-Engineering/Pre-Medical) ICS (Physics, Mathematics combination) / DAE with 45% marks or 2nd division

Selection Process

Merit based on the marks of FSc and interview.


4 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology


AIOU Credits Required

  1. English-I: Composition Comprehension- 5451
  2. Pakistan Studies- 5465
  3. Basic Calculus –I- 5475
  4. Introduction To Computers-5468
  5. Mechanics-5452
  6. Laboratory For Mechanics & Fluids -5453
  7. Introduction To Sociology-5469
  1. Calculus-II-4433
  2. Technical & Business Writing-5454
  3. Electricity & Magnetism-5455
  4. Laboratory for Electricity & Magnetism-5456
  5. Modern Physics-5457
  6. Islamic Studies or -5466
  7. Ethics (for non-Muslim students only) -5467
  8. Laboratory Techniques and Error Propagation-754
  1. Linear Algebra-1560
  2. Introductory Statistics-4434
  3. Principle of Marketing-470
  4. Communication Skills-5458
  5. Waves & Oscillations-5459
  6. Laboratory for Thermodynamics-5460
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations-1525
  2. Probability Theory & Statistics-3447
  3. Introduction to Environmental Sciences-4441
  4. Heat & Thermodynamics-5461
  5. Optics-5462
  6. Laboratory for Optics & Spectroscopy-5463
  1. Atomic & Molecular Physics-2551
  2. Electronics-2564
  3. Mathematical Methods in Physics-1-751
  4. Classical Mechanics & Relativity-752
  5. Laboratory for General & Nuclear Physics-766
  1. Thermal & Statistical Physics -2566
  2. Mathematical Methods in Physics-II-755
  3. Quantum Mechanics-I-756
  4. Laboratory for Electronics-762
  5. Electromagnetic Theory I-765
  6. Computational Physics-769
  1. Electromagnetic Theory – Ii-2565
  2. Quantum Mechanics-Ii-759
  3. Solid State Physics-I-761
  4. Lasers & Optics-758
  5. Digital & Compute Hardware Electronic-2553
  6. Laboratory For Digital & Computer Hardware Electronics-2556
  1. Research Techniques -5464
  2. Nuclear Physics-760
  3. Advanced Digital & Computer Hardware Electronics-2560
  4. Laboratory For Advanced Digital & Computer Hardware Electronics-2561
  5. Electronic Communication System-2559







Practical courses are conducted at the form of workshops in the end of each semester


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The Allama Iqbal Open University was established in May, 1974, with the main objectives of providing educational opportunities to masses and to those who cannot leave their homes and jobs. During all these past years, the University has more than fulfilled this promise.