The school of Physics Sciences at IIT Goa is an integral part of the institute since its inception, which specializes in teaching and cutting edge research in various branches of the Physical Sciences. The department presently houses four faculty members whose research spans areas from aspects of field theories, biological physics, statistical mechanics, high energy nuclear physics, early universe, condensed matter physics, material sciences, photonics and quantum communication. Given the broad spectrum of research areas that the faculty indulge in and given the small size of the department currently, implies the ability for a serious collaboration in the interdisciplinary research activities (also with other departments). This diversity also allows the department to act as a melting pot of teaching and instruction for students in a wide spectrum of physics research, all the way from undergraduate to the Ph.D levels.

The prime motto of the school is to contribute to the understanding of our physical world, with an inquisitive and scientific mindset by breaking the barriers of traditional discipline. We believe in imparting high-quality education using advanced teaching methods and state of the art research infrastructures. Our goal is to trigger the excitement among students about the fascinating world of physics with time scales from attosecond to billions of years and length scales from femtometer to light-years. The School of Physical Sciences strongly feels that knowledge is enhanced through collaboration with other national and international institutes. The overall vision of the school is to make a global impact in cutting edge fundamental and interdisciplinary research in the physical sciences and create scientific-minded well-trained students as a potential human resource for the country, who could address the challenging problems of the future and contribute to nation-building.