M. Sc. (Physics)

Course Scheme of M.Sc. in Physics (effective from academic session 2017-18)

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The program has following three specializations:

  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Materials Technology

Program Objectives:

  • To understand the underlying physics in respective specializations, and, be able to teach and guide successfully.
  • To introduce advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in respective fields.
  • To develop human resource with a solid foundation in theoretical and experimental aspects of respective specializations as a preparation for career in academia and industry.

Program Outcomes:

Students will have understanding of

  • Fundamentals and advancements in nuclear physics and their applications in the area of nuclear reactors, accelerators, and medicine.
  • Fundamentals and advancements in electronics, microprocessors, and their applications in electronic devices and microwave and optical fiber communications.
  • Fundamentals and electromagnetic properties of materials, their characterization techniques, as well as advancements in the area of nanomaterials.

Scheme of Courses

With three specializations:

  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Materials Technology

FIRST SEMESTER

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH101 CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH103 QUANTUM MECHANICS 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH104 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
4. PPH108 DIGITAL SYSTEMS AND MICROPROCESSORS 3 1 0 3.5
5. PPH109 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PHYSICS 3 0 0 3.0
6 PPH106 PHYSICS LAB I 0 0 4 2.0
7 PPH107 PHYSICS LAB II 0 0 6 3.0
8 PHU003 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 2 1 0 2.5
    Total 17 5 10 24.5

SECOND SEMESTER

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH204 ELECTRODYNAMICS 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH203 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH302 NUCLEAR PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
4. PPH102 STATISTICAL MECHANICS 3 1 0 3.5
5. PPH201 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
6. PPH211 PHYSICS LAB III 0 0 4 2
7. PPH212 PHYSICS LAB IV 0 0 4 2
    Total 15 5 12 21.5

SUMMER INTERNSHIP: 2.0 Cr

THIRD SEMESTER

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH312 ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH301 PARTICLE PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH303 SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
4. PPH308 INSTRUMENTATION AND EXPERIMENT DESIGN 3 1 0 3.5
5. PPH319 PHYSICS LAB V 0 0 4 2
6. PPH320 PHYSICS LAB VI 0 0 4 2
7.   SPECIALIZATION PAPER – I 3 1 0 3.5
8. PPH391 SEMINAR       2.0
    Total 15 5 12 23.5

FOURTH SEMESTER

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1.   SPECIALIZATION PAPER – II 3 1 0 3.5
2.   SPECIALIZATION PAPER – III 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH491 DISSERTATION       10.0
    Total 6 2 0 17

LIST OF SPECIALIZATION PAPERS

SPECIALIZATION-NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH324 NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH436 ADVANCED NUCLEAR PHYSICS 3 1 0 3.5
1. PPH435 RADIATION TECHNOLOGY 3 1 0 3.5

SPECIALIZATION-ELECTRONICS

S. No. Course No Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH448 OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH421 ANALOG ELECTRONICS 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH438 MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3 1 0 3.5

SPECIALIZATION-MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY

S. No. Course No. Course Name L T P Cr
1. PPH449 STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 3 1 0 3.5
2. PPH422 NANO-MATERIALS 3 1 0 3.5
3. PPH423 CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES 3 1 0 3.5

Total Number of Credits: 88.5

NOTE:

Course No (i.e. Module No.) PPH301 bears the following information:

P (of PPH301) indicates the course/module is for PG Programme PH (of PPH301) indicates the course is for physics.

L –T – P indicates the per week contact hours for Lecture, Tutorial and Practical component (in hours) and Cr indicates the credit related to that course. Credit is calculated as sum of lecture hours (per week) and half of the contact hours pertaining to tutorial and laboratory engagement