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 CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – IILTP
Core CourseBPHY201Electricity & Magnetism400
Core CourseBPHY202Waves & Optics400
Core CourseBPHY203Experimental Physics Lab. – II002
Core CourseBPHY204Computational Physics Lab. – II002
GE-2 (Maths.)BPHY205Integral Calculus & Differential Equations510
AECC-2BPHY206English Communication200
Total Credits of Semester – II 20
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – IILTP
Core CourseBPHY201Electricity & Magnetism400
Core CourseBPHY202Waves & Optics400
Core CourseBPHY203Experimental Physics Lab. – II002
Core CourseBPHY204Computational Physics Lab. – II002
GE-2 (Maths.)BPHY205Integral Calculus & Differential Equations510
AECC-2BPHY206English Communication200
Total Credits of Semester – II 20

Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – IIILTP
Core CourseBPHY301Mathematical Physics – II400
Core CourseBPHY302Thermal Physics400
Core CourseBPHY303Analog Systems & Applications400
Core CourseBPHY304Experimental Physics Lab. – III002
Core CourseBPHY305Computational Physics Lab. – III002
Core CourseBPHY306Analog Systems & Applications Lab.002
AEECSB-1BPHY307Instrumentation002
GE-3 (Maths.)BPHY308Real Analysis510
ECA-1BPHY309Extracurricular Activities – I2
Total Credits of Semester – IV 28
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – IVLTP
Core CourseBPHY401Mathematical Physics – III400
Core CourseBPHY402Elements of Modern Physics400
Core CourseBPHY403Digital Systems & Applications400
Core CourseBPHY404Experimental Physics Lab. – IV002
Core CourseBPHY405Computational Physics Lab. – IV002
Core CourseBPHY406Digital Systems & Applications Lab.002
AEECSB-2BPHY407Tensor & General Relativity000
GE-4 (Maths.)BPHY408Algebra510
ECA-2BPHY409Extracurricular Activities – II2
Total Credits of Semester – IV 28

Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – VLTP
Core CourseBPHY501Quantum Mechanics & Applications400
Core CourseBPHY502Solid State Physics400
Core CourseBPHY503Experimental Physics Lab. – V002
Core CourseBPHY504Computational Physics Lab. – V002
DSE-1 (Theory)BPHY505Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy400
DSE-1(Lab.)BPHY506Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy Lab.002
DSE-2 (Maths.)BPHY507Linear Algebra510
AEECSB-3 (Maths.)BPHY508Number Theory200
ECA-3BPHY509Extracurricular Activities – III2
Total Credits of Semester – V28
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester – VILTP
Core CourseBPHY601Electromagnetic Theory400
Core CourseBPHY602Statistical Mechanics400
Core CourseBPHY603Experimental Physics Lab. – VI002
Core CourseBPHY604Computational Physics Lab. – VI002
DSE-3 (Theory)BPHY605Mechanics – II400
DSE-3 (Lab.)BPHY606Mechanics – II Lab.002
DSE-4 (Maths.)BPHY607Statistics and Operation Research510
AEECSB-4 (Maths.)

(Any one)

BPHY608Analytic Geometry or200
BPHY609Graph Theory200
ECA-4BPHY610Extracurricular Activities – IV2
Total Credits of Semester – IV 28
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS152

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

Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester ILTP
AECC-1BSC-101Environmental Science200
Core CourseBSC-102Mechanics400
Core CourseBSC-103Mechanics Lab.002
Core CourseBSC-104Differential Calculus510
Core CourseBSC-105Object Oriented Programming in C++402
Total Credits of Semester – I20
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester IILTP
AECC-2BSC-201English Communication200
Core CourseBSC-202Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Theory400
Core CourseBSC-203Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetic Theory Lab.002
Core CourseBSC-204Differential Equations510
Core CourseBSC-205Data Structures and File Processing402
Total Credits of Semester – II20

Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester IIILTP
Core CourseBSC-301Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics400
Core CourseBSC-302Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics Lab.002
Core CourseBSC-303Real Analysis510
Core CourseBSC-304Numerical Computing402
SEC-1 (Physics)BSC-305Semiconductor Devices & Analog Electronics100
BSC-306Semiconductor Devices & Analog Electronics Lab.001
ECA-1BSC-307Extracurricular Activities-12
Total Credits of Semester – III22
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester IVLTP
Core CourseBSC-401Waves & Optics400
Core CourseBSC-402Waves & Optics Lab.002
Core CourseBSC-403Algebra510
Core CourseBSC-404Design and Analysis of Algorithms402
SEC-2 (Physics)BSC-405Digital Electronics100
BSC-406Digital Electronics Lab.001
ECA-2BSC-407Extracurricular Activities-22
Total Credits of Semester – IV22

Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester VLTP
DSE-1 (Physics)BSC-501Elementary Modern Physics – I400
BSC-502Elementary Modern Physics Lab. – I002
DSE-2 (Mathematics)BSC-503Linear Algebra510
DSE-3

(Computer Science – Any one)

BSC-504Operating Systems or402
BSC-505Data Mining or402
BSC-506Cryptography402
SEC-3 (Mathematics – Any one)BSC-507Analytic Geometry or 200
BSC-508Probability & Statistics200
ECA-5BSC-509Extracurricular Activities-32
Total Credits of Semester – V22
Nature of CourseCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
Semester VILTP
DSE-4 (Physics)BSC-601Elementary Modern Physics – II400
BSC-602Elementary Modern Physics Lab. – II002
DSE-5 (Mathematics)BSC-603Complex Analysis510
DSE-6

(Computer Science – Any one)

BSC-604Information Security or402
BSC-605Database Applications or402
BSC-606Computer Networks402
SEC-4 (Mathematics – Any one)BSC-607Number Theory or200
BSC-608Graph Theory200
ECA-5BSC-609Extracurricular Activities-42
Total Credits of Semester – VI22
TOTAL CREDITS 128