Chairperson: Mrs. Farida Qazi (In charge)
The Applied Physics department was established in 1971. The objective was to teach and train students to meet the growing technological needs of the industries of Pakistan in the area of Applied Physics. Over the years emphasis has shifted towards Electronics and semiconductor technology. The syllabus has been continually updated to keep abreast with development in the technology.
The department prepares students to face challenges of themodern technologies in the field of Electronics and Semiconductors. The curriculum provides in depth understanding of the subjects such as Analog and Digital Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Semiconductor Devices, Communication systems including Microwave and optical fiber communications.
Microprocessor/Microcontroller and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are hubs of intelligent electronic systems. So a comprehensive scheme of study and applications is provided for these subjects.
In order to teach practical aspect of electronics and give hands-on experience, laboratories have been equipped with latest equipment. The laboratory training begins with circuits related to basic Analog Electronics, progressively perform experiments on Digital Electronics, Industrial Electronics and finally develop a single board computer based on microcontroller. The students are also trained on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) through the use of software and hardware simulators. Similarly, they are trained in the field of communications using Communication training kits.
A wide range of employment opportunities are available to the graduates of the Applied Physics, from public sector organizations to multinational and national industries and research organizations.