Physics is the science of nature. It is one of the most fundamental sciences. It is concerned with the fundamental principles of the Universe to understand how the universe behaves.

Mechanics and electromagnetism are basic to all other branches of physics.

In the department of physics, the basic physics courses are provided for the first-year engineering students at GJU. These courses develop the students’ knowledge in physics to the university level. The concepts and techniques taught in physics courses form a strong base for all the other engineering courses that are taken in the following years.

Physics courses provide a broad knowledge in the concepts and applications of classical mechanics, electricity, and magnetism.

During physics of mechanics course, the topics covered are one- and two-dimensional motions, circular motion, Newton's laws, work, energy, and momentum. During the electricity and magnetism course, the topics covered are electric force, electric field, electric potential, capacitance, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, magnetic field, magnetic force, and Faraday's laws.

The first-year physics laboratory is also provided in the department of physics. In this course, the students get the opportunity of practicing most of the physics experiments that are related to what they have learned in the theoretical physics courses. Also, they are introduced to the main experimental tools and techniques that help them in observing, reporting, analysis, and understanding the physical phenomena.

The physics department consists of seven faculty members, and four teaching assistants. With the experience we have built over the years, we the faculty/staff are happily and actively assisting our students at GJU to improve their academic achievements in the field of physics. Other than teaching all the physics courses and laboratories, the department members are actively engaged in scientific research. They have established and maintained collaborations with prestigious research institutes worldwide. They have also received funds for running research projects at GJU.

Three research laboratories at GJU are run and supervised by faculty members from the physics department. The experimental condensed matter physics is the core of most of the studies and applications that are conducted in the other engineering departments. Thus, in the physics research laboratories, the physical properties of materials (in the fields of optics, nanotechnology, polymers, and interfaces) are investigated and coupled with applications in other engineering schools at GJU. Students benefit from these ongoing research studies for the BSc projects and MSc theses in their engineering specialties. Also, some students get training opportunities on characterization techniques employed in these laboratories.