Physicist, General

General Physicist

Minimum M.Sc. (Physics)

Not required

The tasks a Physicist, General is expected to perform include:

Conducting theoretical and experimental studies

Conducting research in different branches of physics

Formulating theories of physical phenomena to solve industrial and technical problems

Studying theory and experimenting with physical properties of solids, liquids and gases

Performing experiments on laws of motion, electricity, centre of gravity, liquid pressure, etc.

Identifying and measuring all the elements of matter and energy and their interaction with each other

Undertaking study of applied physics for understanding and analysing data

Specialising in one or more branches of physics such as mechanics, heat, light, sound, electronics, aero and hydrodynamics

Using X-Rays in testing materials

Proficient in designing and conducting experiments

Skilled in interpreting data

Proficient in supervising research work

Proficient in writing reports and scientific papers

Proficient in keeping up to date with new developments

Skilled in presenting work to peers and other researchers

Knowledge of all the basic principles of physics

In-depth knowledge of concepts like gravitation, structure and properties of matter, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, electronics, atomic and nuclear physics, biophysics, astrophysics and geophysics

Basic knowledge of Solar stellen and astrophysics, biological and geophysical phenomena, etc.

Not required


Good interpersonal skills

Excellent communication skills




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL) and One Arm and One Leg Handicapped (OAL)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 30,000 to INR 80,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

The government of India is a big employer for qualified Physicists and other scientific researchers. ISRO conducts various tests for the post graduates for different vacancies occurring in different projects there. Also, many private firms are now hiring Experimental Physicists in their companies. The increase in domestic electronic companies as well as foreign companies setting up plants in India, gives a boost to the employment of qualified physicists of the country.

Considering all this it is safe to say that there is demand for a Physicist, General in the present and it will be there in the future as well.

Government physics department

R&D laboratories

Electronics and electrical manufacturers



Defence sector

Cities and towns across India