The career after M.Sc. physics covers many fields such as physics research labs, colleges and universities, environment protection companies, oil and gas companies, software companies, and many more. The syllabus of M.Sc. Physics provides theoretical and practical knowledge that helps a student to apply in any industry related to the subject. So, after completing M.Sc. in physics, the fresher has the following government job opportunities:
Top 10 Govt. Jobs After M.Sc. in Physics in India 2023
1. Assistant Professor Job
After completing your M.Sc. you need to clear CSIR-UGC NET. If you qualify in that exam, you will become eligible for the post of assistant professor in government colleges. And for this very post, you need to give a written examination and interview. If you clear this exam you can be recruited as an assistant professor in any government college.
You can also pursue Ph.D. from India’s premium institute, after qualifying CSIR NET JRF (Junior Research Fellowship). The great thing is that if you pursue Ph.D. after clearing NET JRF, you will get a fellowship of approximately 35 to 40 thousand rupees for 5 years, which will be JRF in initial 2 years and according to the progress of your project it becomes converted into SRF (Senior Research Fellowship). You can be an assistant professor after Ph.D. According to the new rules of UGC, you can’t apply in university for this post after being qualified in NET, but if you complete your Ph.D. then only you will become eligible for assistant professor. This is a very good career option for students who dream to be a teacher.
You can also apply India’s top PSUS (Public Sector Unite) in which companies like ONGC, HPCL, NTPC, BHEL, SAIL, GAIL, and Indian Oil are included. If you qualify for the GATE examination, you can apply in these companies. And the company will call you for an interview. PSUS offer handsome pay and perks and also offers many additional benefits.
Bhaba Atomic Research Centre is a government institute in which students can apply every year. You will get a junior assistant post here. And for this post, you need to give GATE or BARC examination. If you qualify for the exam you will need to give an interview. After the interview, you will be qualified for OCES (1-year training programme). This is also a very good career option. You need to check their website for your application.
Space Application Centre is also a very renowned government organisation. If you secure 65% marks in M.Sc. you can apply there for a scientific officer (group A). You need to visit their site frequently for job notifications. This scientific officer post has noble pay and perks.
The Bureau of Indian standards (BIS), a legitimate body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, every year publishes the BIS Recruitment Notification for recruitment to the scientific officer post. You can apply for this post after your M.Sc.
Indira Gandhi Atomic Research Centre is a well-known government organisation. After completing your M.Sc. in physics you can apply here for a scientific officer post.
8. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
You can also apply here for the scientific officer post. The process is the same. There will be a written exam followed by an interview.
9. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
This a globally renowned organisation. It is famous among the students of maths and physics. They offer Ph.D. If you pursue your Ph.D. degree from here, the opportunity to get a job for an assistant professor post will be easier.
10. School Teacher
School teaching is also a renowned career option. If you want to become a school teacher then you need to do B.Ed. course after your M.Sc. degree. After completing this 2 years course you can apply for an assistant teacher post through State Public Commission. You can also apply in central schools like Kendriya Vidyalaya.
11. Geo Physicist
UPSC conducts an examination for this post. The vacancy for this very post comes out every year. Any student who completed his M.Sc. in Physics can apply for this post. If you get selected for this post you are likely to be a scientific officer (group A). As it is a central government job, they offer a noble amount salary scale and perks.
You can become an assistant controller of patents in Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks. There are only some people who know about this profession. You can apply for this post by visiting their website.
After completing M.Sc. in physics you can apply in ISRO. It’s a dream for every physics student to work in ISRO.
There are many other job opportunities for the M.Sc. students like project assistant and many more.