M.Sc. Physics is a two-year postgraduate degree programme offered by many colleges in India. Candidates who are enrolled in the M.Sc Physics course learn about various topics associated with the concepts of Physics like classical mechanics, nuclear physics, geophysics, astrophysics, matter, electronics, electromagnetism etc. The entire course is the combination of the academic curriculum, laboratories, thesis, projects and industry-driven programmes.

M.Sc Physics will help students make a good career in government sectors as well as Research & Development. Students who have good analytical thinking and numerical abilities skills and want to pursue a career in a technological field can opt M.Sc Physics course. After gaining enough knowledge and skills in M.Sc Physics course, candidates can go for further higher studies like Ph.D or M.Phil.

Objectives:

  • Learn about Gradient, Divergence and Curl in orthogonal curvilinear and their typical applications in physics.
  • Learn about special type of matrices that are relevant in physics and then learn about tensors.
  • Get introduced to Special functions like Gamma function, Beta function, Delta function, Dirac delta function, Bessel functions and their recurrence relations
  • Learn different ways of solving second order differential equations and familiarized with singular points and Frobenius method.
  • Learn the fundamentals and applications of Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms, their inverse transforms etc

Course Outcome:

  • Have gained a clear understanding of Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic boundary conditions.
  •  Know that laws of reflection, refraction are outcomes of electromagnetic boundary conditions. They will also be able design dielectric coatings which act like antireflection coatings. They will be able to distinguish between a good metal and a good dielectric.
  • Have grasped the idea of electromagnetic wave propagation through wave guides and transmission lines.
  • Extend their understanding of special theory of relativity by including the relativistic electrodynamics.
  • Understand the rather complex physical phenomena observed in plasma.

Career Prospect:

  • Research Analyst
    Research Analyst is one of the careers after M.Sc. Physics. You can indulge yourself in scientific research and development as a trainee/ technician/ senior researcher. If you join after doing M.Phil./Ph.D. in Physics, as a leading researcher you may also gain the title of ‘Chartered Physicist’ given by the Institute of Physics.
  • Space and Astronomy
    Roles within the space and astronomy sector are limited and even if you get a chance, they may not include you in any direct involvement in space travel. So you definitely need to opt for the museums and planetariums whereas as an astronaut you would be studying the universe, collecting data from global satellites and spacecraft; operating radio and optical telescopes, etc.
  • Healthcare
    Physicists in Medical physics work alongside biomedical engineers to invent, review, and maintain medical equipment. You have a huge scope in the areas like- radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine, where you will be testing the latest technologies. If you have knowledge of accelerator physics, radiation detection, and materials science then you can also opt for research-based roles in medical technology companies, healthcare providers, research centers, and academic institutions.
  • Energy
    After completing M.Sc. in Physics you can indulge yourself in the renewable or non-renewable energy sector. The area of focus for renewable energy includes extracting fossil fuel and oil reserves, etc. Here you need to use the latest technologies to extract as much as possible in the most efficient way. With the prospect of non-renewable running out, companies are now focusing on renewable alternatives. These include wind, solar energy, etc. Thus, you can also opt for this as a career option because there is a huge scope in it in the near future.
  • Technology
    With the increase in demand for robotics, nanotechnology, and nano-science, there is a huge scope of work in this sector for you. Your main work will be researching and developing new ideas and products with other scientists/ researchers.

Eligibility Criteria

All those candidates who have passed B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to Reserved Category) in aggregate from a University recognized by UGC.

Duration: 2 Years / 4 Semesters

Course Curriculum

First Semester:

S.No.Course codeCourse Title
1.MSPH411-18Mathematical Physics-I
2.MSPH412-18Classical Mechanics
3.MSPH413-18Quantum Mechanics-I
4.MSPH414-18Electronics
5.MSPH415-18Computational Physics
6.MSPH416-18Electronics Lab
7.MSPH417-18Computational Physics- Lab-I

Second Semester:

S.No.Course codeCourse Title
1.MSPH421-18Mathematical Physics-II
2.MSPH422-18Statistical Mechanics
3.MSPH423-18Quantum Mechanics-II
4.MSPH424-18Classical Electrodynamics
5.MSPH425-18Atomic and Molecular Physics
6.MSPH426-18Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics Lab
7.MSPH427-18Computational Physics Lab-II