About the Programme
Medical physicists are health care professionals having specialized training in the safe use ionizing radiation in medicine. Their work includes planning of radiation treatments for cancer patients, ensuring equipment safety and effectiveness, consult with physician colleagues, teach and train medical physicists, residents, medical students and technologists and also involve in research activities.
The Ph.D course in Radiation Physics offers candidates with an advanced knowledge of applied Radiation Physics in Medical science. Students who are interested in pursuing this course should have the basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of Radiological Physics.
The Ph.D course in Radiation Physics conducted at Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research centre is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The Minimum course is of three years duration for full time students and five years for the part time candidates from the date of provisional registration.
Minimum three years duration for full time students and five years for the part time candidates from the date of provisional registration.
Candidates with a) M.Sc in Radiation Physics awarded by RGUHS (OR) b) M.Sc in Medical Physics awarded by other University considered as equivalent by RGUHS. (OR) c) M.Sc in Physics + One year Diploma in Radiological Physics are eligible for this course. All the candidates should have undergone one-year internship after the completion of the course.
The admission is through an entrance test conducted by the university with one stream of admission annually.
Dr. M Ravi Kumar, Professor & Head of Radiation Physics
As there are only few universities offering this course the candidates are in demand and have a good opportunity of getting appointed with high salary. The knowledge gained during the course will improve better understanding of the subject and improve quality care of the patients. After the completion of PhD the candidate may also join as an Assistant Professor in Radiation /Medical Physics to teach in colleges and universities. They may also opt for jobs as Scientists in Atomic Energy Establishments and involve in the Research activities