Miranda House has always played a pioneering role in imparting science education to young women and was one of the first few colleges at University of Delhi to enroll women in Physics. Constituted in 1972, the Physics Department at Miranda House started with a batch of 40 students and two faculty members, and there is no looking back since then. Presently the department has strength of fourteen faculty members, thirteen technical staff members and about 250 students. It has two well equipped teaching laboratories, two lecture theatres, a computer room and a Departmental library. Facility of a workshop for mechanical, electronic and electrical instrumentation is also available with the department that enables us to set up novel experiments in Physics. Project work is an essential part of the third year of B.Sc. Applied Physical Science course. The Physics Department at Miranda House lays a lot of emphasis on the innovativeness and quality of the projects. Every year a large number of Miranda House Physics graduates also get selected for summer internship programmes at pioneering research institutes across India.
A degree in Physics nurtures analytical and logical thinking skills of students and thus serves as an entry point for a diverse range of careers in management, information technology and economics to lesser known arenas like biophysics. Physics being the most fundamental science, a career in Physics itself is highly promising and a wide range of research fields such as astrophysics, high-energy physics, nuclear physics, plasma physics, condensed matter physics, optical science and material science are open to students.