Physicist, Mechanics

Minimum M.Sc. (Physics)

Not required

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

Conducting theoretical and experimental studies

Conducting research in fields of mechanics such as aero dynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, hydrostatics, ballistics, etc.

Formulating theory of physical phenomena

Performing basic tasks similar to those of Physicist, General

Conducting research in different fields of mechanics, using appropriate instruments, apparatus and equipment

Solving industrial and technical problems relating to hydrostatic, gravitation, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, ballistics and elasticity

Controlling the efficiency of mechanical instruments and measuring devices, etc.

Specialising in one or more branches of mechanics

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

In-depth knowledge of physics and maths

In-depth knowledge of mechanics and its various concepts

Not required








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 9/10 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 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, Mechanics 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