The Department of Physics of NIT (formerly known as RIT) Jamshedpur was established in 1960. The Department has been teaching Engineering Physics to B.Tech. (Hons.) students of all the disciplines namely- Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering of the Institute. The department offers Ph.D. programme and has also started two years M.Sc. programme in Physics from the session 2015-16.