Post M.Sc. Diploma in Medical Physics

Offered jointly by Department of Physics, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Adamas University and  Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital, Kolkata

Duration: 2 years (One-year class + One-year Internship)

Approved by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Govt. of India

Capacity: Total 10 seats


  • Starting date of receiving online application: 1st April, 2024
  • Last date of online application: 15th June, 2024
  • Announcement of shortlisted candidates for written Examination: 19th June, 2024
  • Date of Written Examination: 29th June, 2024
  • Date of Interview: 2nd July to 5th July, 2024
  • Announcement of final selection list: 15th July, 2024
  • Admission process completion by: 30th July, 2024


Candidates who wish to apply should meet the minimum criteria of scoring 55% in M.Sc. Physics, having B.Sc. Physics (Hons.) at undergraduate level.

Applications will be accepted online through the University website (Click Here). Shortlisting will be done based on academic records. Selection will be based on equal weightage in written test and interview

*Candidates who are appearing in their Final Examination for M.Sc. Physics can also apply provided they submit an undertaking that they will submit the qualifying degree certificates by the time of admission.


Adamas University has signed MOUs with the following organizations-

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital (NCRI) is one of the best and dedicated comprehensive cancer hospital where all kinds of diagnostic and therapeutic services for Cancer and blood disorders are rendered. The Hospital caters to the Cancer Patient belonging to all economic strata with world class and modern facilities.

Radiotherapy Department of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital (NRS Hospital)

  • 1-year internship for few selected students will be held in this hospital.


  • Theory and Practical Classes will be conducted at Adamas University and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital (NCRI), Kolkata.
  • The one year internship will be done at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Hospital (NCRI), Kolkata and Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College & Hospital (NRS Hospital).


  1. Mathematical Methods of Physics: Dimensional analysis. Vector algebra and vector calculus. Linear algebra, matrices, Cayley-Hamilton Theorem. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Linear ordinary differential equations of first & second order, Special functions (Hermite, Bessel, Laguerre and Legendre functions). Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms. Elements of complex analysis, analytic functions; Taylor & Laurent series; poles, residues and evaluation of integrals. Elementary probability theory, random variables, binomial, Poisson and normal distributions. Central limit theorem.
  2. Classical Mechanics: Newton’s laws. Dynamical systems, Phase space dynamics, stability analysis. Central force motions. Two body Collisions – scattering in laboratory and Centre of mass frames. Rigid body dynamicsmoment of inertia tensor. Non-inertial frames and pseudoforces. Variational principle. Generalized coordinates. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalism and equations of motion. Conservation laws and cyclic coordinates. Periodic motion: small oscillations, normal modes. Special theory of relativityLorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics and mass–energy equivalence.
  3. Electromagnetic Theory: Electrostatics: Gauss’s law and its applications, Laplace and Poisson equations, boundary value problems. Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s theorem. Electromagnetic induction. Maxwell’s equations in free space and linear isotropic media; boundary conditions on the fields at interfaces. Scalar and vector potentials, gauge invariance. Electromagnetic waves in free space. Dielectrics and conductors. Reflection and refraction, polarization, Fresnel’s law, interference, coherence, and diffraction. Dynamics of charged particles in static and uniform electromagnetic fields.
  4. Quantum Mechanics: Wave-particle duality. Schrödinger equation (time-dependent and time-independent). Eigenvalue problems (particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, etc.). Tunneling through a barrier. Wave-function in coordinate and momentum representations. Commutators and Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Dirac notation for state vectors. Motion in a central potential: orbital angular momentum, angular momentum algebra, spin, addition of angular momenta; Hydrogen atom. Stern-Gerlach experiment. Timeindependent perturbation theory and applications. Variational method. Time dependent perturbation theory and Fermi’s golden rule, selection rules. Identical particles, Pauli exclusion principle, spin-statistics connection.
  5. Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics: Laws of thermodynamics and their consequences. Thermodynamic potentials, Maxwell relations, chemical potential, phase equilibria. Phase space, micro- and macro-states. Micro-canonical, canonical and grand-canonical ensembles and partition functions. Free energy and its connection with thermodynamic quantities. Classical and quantum statistics. Ideal Bose and Fermi gases. Principle of detailed balance. Blackbody radiation and Planck’s distribution law.
  6. Electronics and Experimental Methods: Semiconductor devices (diodes, junctions, transistors, field effect devices, homo- and hetero-junction devices), device structure, device characteristics, frequency dependence and applications. Opto-electronic devices (solar cells, photo-detectors, LEDs). Operational amplifiers and their applications. Digital techniques and applications (registers, counters, comparators and similar circuits). A/D and D/A converters. Microprocessor and microcontroller basics. Data interpretation and analysis. Precision and accuracy. Error analysis, propagation of errors. Least squares fitting
  7. Basics of Atomic and Nuclear Physics: Basic concepts of atomic structure; Basic nuclear properties: size, shape and charge distribution, spin and parity. Binding energy, semi-empirical mass formula, liquid drop model, shell model. Nature of the nuclear force, form of nucleon-nucleon potential, charge-independence and charge-symmetry of nuclear forces. Deuteron problem. Evidence of shell structure, single-particle shell model, its validity and limitations. Rotational spectra. Laws of Radioactivity, Mean life and half-life; Elementary ideas of alpha, beta and gamma decays and their selection rules. Fission and fusion. Nuclear reactions, reaction mechanism, compound nuclei and direct reactions.


The AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Govt. of India) approved program Post M.Sc. Diploma in Medical Physics, in collaboration with NCRI Hospital, provides a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical training tailored to the specialized field of cancer care. With a curriculum emphasizing radiation physics, imaging techniques, and treatment planning, students gain hands-on experience in clinical settings under the guidance of experienced medical physicists and oncologists. Through research initiatives and ongoing collaboration, graduates emerge equipped to contribute effectively to the safe and innovative delivery of radiation therapy and diagnostic imaging services, ensuring optimal patient outcomes in the dynamic landscape of oncology.


  1. Provide students with a solid foundation in medical physics principles, techniques, and applications to prepare them for careers in clinical settings such as hospitals, imaging centers, and radiation therapy clinics.
  2. Develop students’ abilities to critically analyze complex problems in medical physics and apply appropriate methodologies to solve them effectively.
  3. Prepare students to demonstrate professional competence, ethical conduct, and effective communication skills in their interactions with patients, healthcare professionals, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders.
  4. Empower students to make meaningful contributions to the improvement of healthcare delivery, patient outcomes, and public health through the application of medical physics knowledge and skills.


  1. Scientific knowledge: Apply expert theoretical knowledge and an integrated understanding across all areas of medical physics.
  2. Clinical Application: Utilise advanced problem-solving skills to analyse outputs and synthesise complex information in applying medical physics knowledge into clinical practice.
  3. Quality Assurance and Safety: Understanding and implementing quality assurance procedures to ensure the accuracy and safety of medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment and procedures.
  4. Treatment Planning: Ability to contribute to treatment planning in radiation therapy, including dose calculation, treatment simulation, and treatment delivery techniques.
  5. Communication Skills: Effective communication with healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders regarding medical physics concepts, procedures, and safety protocols.
  6. Regulatory Compliance: Understanding and adherence to regulatory standards and guidelines governing medical physics practices, including radiation safety regulations and quality control standards.
  7. Professional Ethics: Adherence to ethical principles in all aspects of practice, including patient confidentiality, informed consent, and professional conduct.
  8. Team collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, including physicians, radiologists, oncologists, and other allied health professionals, to optimize patient care outcomes.


  • A medical physicist is a highly trained professional who applies the principles and techniques of physics to the field of medicine, particularly in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, and research.
  • These professionals play a crucial role in the safe and effective use of radiation in medical imaging (such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI) and radiation therapy for treating cancer and other diseases.
  • They are responsible for
    • Quality Assurance
    • Cancer Treatment Planning
    • Dosimetry
    • Research and Development
    • Education and Training


There is a growing demand for skilled medical physicists in India’s healthcare sector as well as abroad due to

  • Increased Cancer Incidence and Treatment
  • Advancements in Medical Technology
  • Aging Population and Chronic Diseases
  • Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance
  • Global Shortage of Qualified Professionals
  • Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation


  • Hospitals with Cancer treatment facilities
  • Healthcare industry manufacturing medical imaging/treatment devices like Phillips, Siemens, GE Healthcare, etc.
  • Medical Diagnostic centres having X-ray, CT scan or PET scan facilities
  • Academic Institutes for Training and Education of future professionals
  • Research Institutes and R&D sections of Industries
  • Consulting firms doing clinical trials on radiation therapy and cancer treatments
  • regulatory bodies like AERB and IAEA


  • Hands-on clinical experience offered through internships and practical training, preparing students for real-world challenges in medical physics practice.
  • Cutting-edge curriculumdesigned to cover fundamental principles of physics as applied to medicine, radiation physics, imaging techniques, radiation safety, and quality assurance.
  • Expertise of faculty members who are experienced professionals in the field of Nuclear Physics, and medical physics, ensuring high-quality education and mentorship.