Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physics

Course Details

The objectives of this program are to cater and to meet the needs and aspirations of contemporary B.Sc. (Honours) Physics students. This programme is tailored to incorporate essential ingredients of the multifaceted education system of this rapidly changing world.

Salient Features of the Program

  1. A. Salient features:
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as per the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines.
  • Advanced Experimental and Computational Labs.
  • Software-based Data Analysis for Physics Experiments.
  • State-of-the-art classrooms and Technology Enhanced Learning.
  • Holistic and pedagogical teaching-learning process.
  1. B. About Laboratory: The UG Physics Lab. of SSU is a unique one. The lab. is operated beyond the scheduled hours to make the “learning while doing” a holistic process. It is built to impart both pedagogical and technical training to contemporary UG Physics students and is, therefore, equipped with several sophisticated experimental set-ups (both PC and non-PC based), high-end data analysis software (Origin), and PCs. All PCs are connected with high-speed internet. Many of the experimental set-ups are imported from USA/Germany (Pasco/3B scientific) such as (a) Newton’s laws of motion (velocity, acceleration, momentum, conservation of energy/momentum), (b) Static and Kinetic friction, (c) Acceleration due to gravity, (d) Centripetal force, (e) Rollercoaster, (f) Projectile motion, and (g) Spring-mass system with various springs and masses. Several new experiments can be performed by combining them. All the necessary software to perform the experiments are installed in all PCs to provide ample space and time to students in the lab.

Students will have opportunities for summer internship/research during the programme and will be eligible for National Level M.Sc. Entrance Tests (IITs/IISERs/NITs/Central Universities etc.).

B. Sc. Honours in Physics @ SSU – Semester Wise Course Structure

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – I L T P
Core Course BPHY101 Mathematical Physics – I 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY102 Mechanics I 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY103 Experimental Physics Lab. – I 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY104 Computational Physics Lab. – I 0 0 2
GE-1 (Maths.) BPHY105 Differential Calculus 5 1 0
AECC-1 BPHY106 Environmental Science 2 0 0
Total Credits of Semester – I 20
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – II L T P
Core Course BPHY201 Electricity & Magnetism 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY202 Waves & Optics 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY203 Experimental Physics Lab. – II 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY204 Computational Physics Lab. – II 0 0 2
GE-2 (Maths.) BPHY205 Integral Calculus & Differential Equations 5 1 0
AECC-2 BPHY206 English Communication 2 0 0
Total Credits of Semester – II 20

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – III L T P
Core Course BPHY301 Mathematical Physics – II 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY302 Thermal Physics 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY303 Analog Systems & Applications 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY304 Experimental Physics Lab. – III 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY305 Computational Physics Lab. – III 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY306 Analog Systems & Applications Lab. 0 0 2
AEECSB-1 BPHY307 Instrumentation 0 0 2
GE-3 (Maths.) BPHY308 Real Analysis 5 1 0
ECA-1 BPHY309 Extracurricular Activities – I 2
Total Credits of Semester – III 28
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – IV L T P
Core Course BPHY401 Mathematical Physics – III 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY402 Elements of Modern Physics 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY403 Digital Systems & Applications 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY404 Experimental Physics Lab. – IV 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY405 Computational Physics Lab. – IV 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY406 Digital Systems & Applications Lab. 0 0 2
AEECSB-2 BPHY407 Tensor & General Relativity 0 0 0
GE-4 (Maths.) BPHY408 Algebra 5 1 0
ECA-2 BPHY409 Extracurricular Activities – II 2
Total Credits of Semester – IV 28

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – V L T P
Core Course BPHY501 Quantum Mechanics & Applications 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY502 Solid State Physics 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY503 Experimental Physics Lab. – V 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY504 Computational Physics Lab. – V 0 0 2
DSE-1 (Theory) BPHY505 Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy 4 0 0
DSE-1(Lab.) BPHY506 Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy Lab. 0 0 2
DSE-2 (Maths.) BPHY507 Linear Algebra 5 1 0
AEECSB-3 (Maths.) BPHY508 Number Theory 2 0 0
ECA-3 BPHY509 Extracurricular Activities – III 2
Total Credits of Semester – V 28
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – VI L T P
Core Course BPHY601 Electromagnetic Theory 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY602 Statistical Mechanics 4 0 0
Core Course BPHY603 Experimental Physics Lab. – VI 0 0 2
Core Course BPHY604 Computational Physics Lab. – VI 0 0 2
DSE-3 (Theory) BPHY605 Mechanics – II 4 0 0
DSE-3 (Lab.) BPHY606 Mechanics – II Lab. 0 0 2
DSE-4 (Maths.) BPHY607 Statistics and Operation Research 5 1 0
AEECSB-4 (Maths.)

(Any one)

BPHY608 Analytic Geometry or 2 0 0
BPHY609 Graph Theory 2 0 0
ECA-4 BPHY610 Extracurricular Activities – IV 2
Total Credits of Semester – VI 28
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 152

B. Sc. Physical Science (Physics, Mathematics, & Computer Science) @ SSU – Semester Wise Course Structure

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – I L T P
Core Course BSC-101 Environmental Science 2 0 0
Core Course BSC-102 Mechanics 4 0 0
Core Course BSC-103 Mechanics Lab 0 0 2
Core Course BSC-104 Differential Calculus 5 1 0
Core Course BSC-105 Object Oriented Programming in C++ 4 0 2
Total Credits of Semester – I 20
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – II L T P
AECC-2 BSC-201 English Communication 2 0 0
Core Course BSC-202 Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Theory 4 0 0
Core Course BSC-203 Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Theory Lab 0 0 2
Core Course BSC-204 Differential Equations 5 1 0
Core Course BSC-205 Data Structures and File Processing 4 0 2
Total Credits of Semester – II 20

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – III L T P
Core Course BSC-301 Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics 4 0 0
Core Course BSC-302 Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics Lab. 0 0 2
Core Course BSC-303 Real Analysis 5 1 0
Core Course BSC-304 Numerical Computing 4 0 2
SEC-1 (Physics) BSC-305 Semiconductor Devices & Analog Electronics 1 0 0
BSC-306 Semiconductor Devices & Analog Electronics Lab. 0 0 1
ECA-1 BSC-307 Extracurricular Activities-1 2
Total Credits of Semester – III 22
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – IV L T P
Core Course BSC-401 Waves & Optics 4 0 0
Core Course BSC-402 Waves & Optics Lab. 0 0 2
Core Course BSC-403 Algebra 5 1 0
Core Course BSC-404 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4 0 2
SEC-2 (Physics) BSC-405 Digital Electronics 1 0 0
BSC-406 Digital Electronics Lab. 0 0 1
ECA-2 BSC-407 Extracurricular Activities-2 2
Total Credits of Semester – IV 32

Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – V L T P
DSE-1 (Physics) BSC-501 Elementary Modern Physics – I 4 0 0
BSC-502 Elementary Modern Physics Lab. – I 0 0 2
DSE-2 (Mathematics) BSC-503 Linear Algebra 5 1 0
DSE-3

(Computer Science – Any one)

BSC-504 Operating Systems or 4 0 2
BSC-505 Data Mining or 4 0 2
BSC-506 Cryptography 4 0 2
SEC-3 (Mathematics – Any one) BSC-507 Analytic Geometry or 2 0 0
BSC-508 Probability & Statistics 2 0 0
ECA-5 BSC-509 Extracurricular Activities-3 2
Total Credits of Semester – V 22
Nature of Course Course Code Course Title Credits
Semester – IV L T P
DSE-4 (Physics) BSC-601 Elementary Modern Physics – II 4 0 0
BSC-602 Elementary Modern Physics Lab. – II 0 0 2
DSE-5 (Mathematics) BSC-603 Complex Analysis 5 1 0
DSE-6

(Computer Science – Any one)

BSC-604 Information Security or 4 0 2
BSC-605 Database Applications or 4 0 2
BSC-606 Computer Networks 4 0 2
SEC-4 (Mathematics – Any one) BSC-607 Number Theory or 2 0 0
BSC-608 Graph Theory 2 0 0
ECA-5 BSC-609 Extracurricular Activities-4 2
Total Credits of Semester – VI 32
TOTAL CREDITS 128