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We welcome young and inspiring students to our department to pursue  M.Tech., Ph.D. and M.S. by Research Programs. Information regarding this will be published time to time in DIAT Web Site.

Department of Applied Physics also welcomes various students through JRFs, SRFs, RAs, National PDFs, Project Assistants and other Technical Staff through advertisements on various funded research projects. For more details please visit individual faculty website/Department Website/DIAT Website.  

In addition to this, we encourage students from other institutions to write to individual faculty members for project intern, summer intern, voluntary intern fellowships, if interested.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is DIAT?

DIAT stands for Defence Institute of Advanced Technology. It is a leading premier institution working in the areas of cutting-edge technology and frontier research areas that provides advanced technical knowledge based on a plethora of experiences, instrumentation, technical instruments, and able guidance by technically competent professors and research scholars. It is nested in the lap of the beautiful scenic mountains of Sahyadri.


2. What courses are offered by the Department of Applied Physics?

DIAT generally offers Postgraduate and doctoral degree programs. Dept. of AP has the following masters and doctoral programs:

i)   M. Tech Lasers & Electro-Optics

ii)  M. Tech Sensor Technology

iii) M. Sc. Applied Physics (Photonics)

iv) M. Sc. (Tech.) Photonics

v)  Ph. D.


3. What is the eligibility for entering various courses in the department of Applied Physics?

Refer DIAT Physics website:


4. What is the syllabus of each course?

The course content will be updated time-to-time on the department website. You can find the syllabus website


5. What is the generic course structure?

DIAT offers several programs at the postgraduate level, including Master of Technology (M. Tech) and M.Sc Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs. The generic course structure at DIAT varies depending on the specific program and area of study. However, in general, the structure of the programs includes:please visit the link

  • Coursework: Students typically complete a set of core courses and elective courses that provide them with a solid foundation in their area of study. The coursework may be spread over multiple semesters and may include laboratory work, assignments, and examinations.

  • Seminar and Colloquium: Students are expected to attend seminars and colloquiums regularly to stay up to date with the latest research in their field and to present their work.

  • Research Work: Students are required to complete a research project or thesis under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The research work may involve conducting experiments, theoretical modelling, or computer simulations, depending on the area of study.

  • Comprehensive Examinations: In some programs, students may be required to pass comprehensive examinations that test their knowledge in their area of study.


Overall, the generic course structure at DIAT is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education that combines coursework, research, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, and government.

6. Faculty@Department of Applied Physics?

Faculty at the department of applied physics are highly qualified and experienced, with doctoral degrees and a record of publishing in prestigious scientific journals. They are actively involved in research and teaching, creating an engaging and supportive learning environment for their students, and collaborating with others to advance the field of physics. For individual faculty details please visit:


7. Will there be research in the department?

Yes, the department of applied physics is very active in terms of research. There are several active funded projects ongoing will almost all faculty from various funding agencies like DST, DBT, and DRDO. Technology Innovation Hubs, DAE etc. Department conducts state-of-the-art research and both national and international level, both basic and applied research.All, the faculty, the Ph.D. scholars, the Master’s students, and various JRFs/RAs/ and other research staff engage in a variety of research projects, ranging from experimental work in laboratories to theoretical modeling and simulations with very good teamwork. The goal of research in the physics department is to advance our understanding of the natural world and to develop new technologies and applications that benefit society. Overall, the department has a conducive environment with all facilities and people around to carry out world-class research.


8. What about laboratory facilities?

Laboratory facilities at the Department of Applied Physics, DIAT are of state-of-the-art Please have a look at the facilities page:


9. How much time can I work in the labs?

All labs in the Department of Applied Physics are open to work 24 x 7.


10. Can I do Research at DIAT being a Master’s student?

Yes, you can start working on the research problems from your second year onwards as part of your M.Tech thesis. You can do your project work under the guidance of a faculty from the department. Otherwise, you can do your project work under any laboratory all over India (Government Labs as well as Private Labs) with prior permission from the faculty.

11. What about the placements?

DIAT started its Training & Placement Cell in 2020. Since then, it gives its relentless work to make students get placed, and achieved it also. As a budding cell, it will call out for the company in which a single student is also interested to place in. The aim of the DIAT placement cell is more than 100% placements.


12. What about higher studies?

There are several students who graduate from the department of applied physics DIAT and has opted for higher education other than placements. All our old students are at several primer institutes in India as well as abroad. Please visit the department alumni page to know more details.


13. What about start-ups? Can I start my own firm from DIAT?

We have well-laid policies and centers like Institute Innovation Council (IIC) and the incubation center. DIAT strongly supports student-led start-ups in terms of initial funding and space. For more details visit

14. What about international collaboration?

We have several MoUs signed with different international institutes like Cranfield University, SMTU, Dassault Aviation, and many more… One can take the advantage of these by meeting the eligibility requirements.


15. How can I join DIAT?

One can join Department of Applied Physics, DIAT for various courses if elgible

i)    M.Tech course through CCMT platform

ii)   M.Sc through CCMN platform

iii)  Ph.D programs through DIAT advertisement  

iv)  For other categories please visit  


16. How about campus life?

DIAT campus is very calm and serine spread over 496 acres at the banks of Kadhakwasla lake. Campus life is soothing with a green cover, multiple hostel facilities including a sports complex, rejuvenation centers, well equipped Gymnasium, and sunset as well as lake viewpoints.


17. What about the hostel and food?

There are multiple hostels depending on the course one will be enrolling in. The rooms are fully furnished and are available on a single and double occupancy basis with attached washrooms and a balcony. Other than hostels, DIAT (DU) is providing Quarters (Type 1 to 6) for its employees and Guest House for Visitors on campus. Married students are also eligible to get quarters as per the rules and regulations of DIAT (DU) during their stay in DIAT.

For more details :


18. What is the fee structure?

For M.Tech Please refer:


For PhD please refer:


For M.Sc. and M.Sc. (Tech): Approximate fees is 21000 in the sem1 and 15000 per semester from 2nd semester onwards + the hostel fees. The detailed fee structure will be uploaded on the DIAT website at the time of admissions Please refer:


19. Will there be any extracurricular activities?

There is an annual sports and cultural fest of the college called SPANDAN which will be conducted in the month of March. It will be a test of spirit and enthusiasm when the departments face each other at different events. NSS Camps are also conducted every semester. In addition to this, students can participate in inter-collegiate and inter-university competition, sports and cultural meets.


20. Can I visit DRDO labs/ industries as a part of the curriculum?

Yes. One can visit other DRDO labs and industries as a part of their curriculum. Even in MTech, the last year is dedicated to the final year project in which they can pursue their research work in fellow DRDO labs, national laboratories and other national institutes as well. The idea of promoting interdisciplinary science along with collaboration in different sectors of research is promoted through this gesture. DIAT signed collaborative research programs, faculty/students exchange programs with reputed International Universities/Organizations like Cranfield University UK, Naval Postgraduate School USA, Technion Israel, Belarus State University Belarus, Deakin[10] University Australia, University of Warwick UK, Military Technical Academy Vietnam,[11] Nanyang Technological University Singapore, National University of Singapore, Dassault[12] Aviation (Rafale) India Ltd, Boeing India Ltd, etc. and National Universities/Organizations like BARC, DST, IITs, NITS, NIITS, IIIT, ATIRA, CIPET, State Universities etc.


21. Finally, How to reach DIAT?

Situated on the banks of the beautiful Khadakwasla lake, the campus is 27 km from the Pune International Airport, Lohegaon and 20 km away from Pune Railway Station. Pls find the google map link:

22. If you have further queries?

Don't hesitate to get in touch with our faculties,

Dr. A.V.R. Murthy (Asst. Prof.)                                  Dr. Shyamal Mondal (Asst. Prof.)

E-mail:                                  E-mail:        

Tel: 020 2460 4499                                                    Tel: 020 2460 4500

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