Undergraduate Program

B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics 

The department of physics offers B.Sc. Physics in Honors for undergraduate students. Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences. New concepts, such as Quantum Mechanics and Relativity, are introduced at the degree level in order to understand nature at the deepest level.

These theories have profound philosophical implications because they challenge our view of the everyday world. At the same time, they have a huge impact on society since they underpin the technological revolution. While studying one of the most intellectually satisfying disciplines, you will acquire transferable skills including numeracy, problem-solving, an ability to reason clearly and communicate well. Core physics topics include Newtonian Dynamics, Wave Phenomena, The Material Universe, Working with Physics, Practical Physics and Maths for Physics, Electromagnetism, Condensed Matter, Quantum and Atomic Physics and Nuclear and Particle Physics.

A wide range of options is available including Medical Physics, Astronomy, Statistical, and Low-Temperature Physics, and Surface Physics. You will also take Mathematics, Computing, and Experimental Physics modules in support of these studies. The programme includes a one-semester project in one of the research groups.


Aims of the bachelor's degree programme in Physics with honours

The overall aims of the bachelor's honors degree programme in physics are to:

  • Producing graduates who are well-grounded in the fundamentals of Physics and acquisition of the necessary skills, in order to use their knowledge in Physics in a wide range of practical applications.
  • Developing creative thinking and the power of imagination to enable the graduates to work in research in academia and industry for broader application.
  • Accommodating their relevant fields in allied disciplines and allowing the graduates of Physics to fit into the interdisciplinary environment.
  • Relating the training of Physics graduates to the employment opportunities within the country.

It also promotes research and creative activities of students by providing exposure to the realm of physical science and technical expertise. The B.Sc. (Hons.) programme in physics is designed to provide a thorough basic knowledge in physics at the undergraduate level. Apart from the general topics in physics, many of the new topics included in the syllabus keep the students abreast with the latest developments taking place in the field. Also, the experiments chosen for each practical course are such that they bring out the concept of application of the theory in a practical situation. It also helps in creative thinking and self-learning.




Disciplinary knowledge

Capable of demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that form a part of an undergraduate programme of study.


Communication Skills

Ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media; confidently share one?s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information clearly and concisely to different groups.


Critical thinking

Capability to apply analytic thought to a body of knowledge; analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, beliefs on the basis of empirical evidence; identify relevant assumptions or implications; formulate coherent arguments; critically evaluate practices, policies, and theories by following a scientific approach to knowledge development.


Problem solving

Capacity to extrapolate from what one has learned and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems, rather than replicate curriculum content knowledge; and apply one?s learning to real-life situations.


Analytical reasoning

Ability to evaluate the reliability and relevance of evidence; identify logical flaws and holes in the arguments of others; analyze and synthesize data from a variety of sources; draw valid conclusions and support them with evidence and examples, and address opposing viewpoints.


Research-related skills

A sense of inquiry and capability for asking relevant/appropriate questions, problematizing, synthesizing, and articulating; Ability to recognize cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.



Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group, and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.


Scientific reasoning

Ability to analyze, interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative/qualitative data; and critically evaluate ideas, evidence, and experiences LOCF 4 from an open-minded and reasoned perspective.


Reflective thinking

Critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self-awareness and reflexivity of both self and society.


Information/digital literacy

Capability to use ICT in a variety of learning situations, demonstrate ability to access, evaluate, and use a variety of relevant information sources; and use appropriate software for analysis of data.


Self-directed learning

Ability to work independently, identify appropriate resources required for a project, and manage a project through to completion.


Multicultural competence

Possess knowledge of the values and beliefs of multiple cultures and a global perspective; and capability to effectively engage in a multicultural society and interact respectfully with diverse groups.


Moral and ethical awareness/reasoning

Ability to embrace moral/ethical values in conducting one?s life, formulate a position/argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives, and use ethical practices in all work. Capable of demonstrating the ability to identify ethical issues related to one?s work, avoid unethical behavior such as fabrication, falsification, or misrepresentation of data or committing plagiarism, not adhering to intellectual property rights; appreciating environmental and sustainability issues; and adopting objective, unbiased and truthful actions in all aspects of work.


Leadership readiness/qualities

Capability for mapping out the tasks of a team or an organization, and setting direction, formulating an inspiring vision, building a team who can help achieve the vision, motivating and inspiring team members to engage with that vision, and using management skills to guide people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.


Lifelong learning

Ability to acquire knowledge and skills, including „learning how to learn?, that is necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life, through self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development, meeting economic, social, and cultural objectives, and adapting to changing trades and demands of the workplace through knowledge/skill development/reskilling.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The program specific outcomes (PSO’s) are the statement of competencies/abilities that describes the knowledge and capabilities of the post-graduate will have by the end of program studies.

After successful completion of B. Sc. (H) Physics program, the students will be able to



Demonstrates (i) a fundamental/systematic or coherent understanding of the academic field of Physics, its different learning areas and applications, and its linkages with related disciplinary areas/subjects; (ii) Demonstrate procedural knowledge that creates different types of professionals related to the disciplinary/subject area of Physics, including professionals engaged in research and development, teaching and government/public service; (iii) Demonstrate skills in areas related to one’s specialisation area within the disciplinary/subject area of Physics and current and emerging developments in the field of Physics.


Demonstrates the ability to use Physics skills such as formulating and tackling Physics-related problems and identifying and applying appropriate physical principles and methodologies to solve a wide range of problems associated with Physics.


Plan and execute physics-related experiments or investigations, analyse and interpret data/information collected using appropriate methods, including the use of appropriate software such as programming languages and purpose-written packages, and report accurately the findings of the experiment/investigations while relating the conclusions/findings to relevant theories of Physics.


The Scheme of B.Sc. (H) Physics applicable from academic year 2021-22 is: Scheme B.Sc. (H) Physics 

The Syllabus of B.Sc. (H) Physics applicable from academic year 2021-22 is: Syllabus B.Sc. (H) Physics