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 – ILTP
Core CourseBPHY101Mathematical Physics – I400
Core CourseBPHY102Mechanics I400
Core CourseBPHY103Experimental Physics Lab. – I002
Core CourseBPHY104Computational Physics Lab. – I002
GE-1 (Maths.)BPHY105Differential Calculus510
AECC-1BPHY106Environmental Science200
Total Credits of Semester – I 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
GE-3 (Maths.)BPHY308Real Analysis510
ECA-1BPHY309Extracurricular Activities – I2
Total Credits of Semester – III 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 – VI 28