BS (Physics) with Specialization

Approved by Senate on 25th April 2022

Introduction

Introduction

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The vision of the Department of Physics is to become a globally renowned Academic Hub of Physics for Quality Education, excellence in Scientific Research and Technology Innovation with High Societal and Strategic Impact by excelling in fundamental knowledge and applications of Physics blended with Engineering through curricular and co-curricular activities. In line with this vision, the Department offers an undergraduate program in Physics to attract highly motivated students interested in basic science and cutting-edge technologies in the broad discipline of physics blended with engineering, and wish for a flexible program to consider a variety of challenging career paths through capability-linked specializations in Energy, Photonics and Quantum Technologies.

One of the key salient features of the BS Physics program at the IIT Jodhpur is that the curriculum offers enormous flexibility to students for pursuing capability-linked specializations of their choice. The Department’s core specializations are designed to enable students to lead future technological innovations addressing the emerging industrial and societal challenges in various domains of Energy, Photonics and Quantum Technologies. The students can choose any of the specializations mentioned above depending on their interests. The in-depth understanding of the concepts and technical skills acquired through these program specializations will enable graduates to play a vital role in advancing the technologies such as Flexible Electronics, Green Energy, Terahertz Technology/Communications, Quantum Communications, Smart Energy for smart cities/distributed applications in rural/remote areas, and Smart Healthcare, etc.

Another distinct feature of the program is the provision for minors in Entrepreneurship. This unique feature will allow students to pursue diverse and challenging career options. The curriculum also offers numerous options that enable students to gain industrial experience through collaborative industrial projects at industries and entrepreneurship experience at the Institute's Incubation Center.

Objectives of the program

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An academic path to enter the graduate program, conduct basic and application-oriented advanced scientific research with a broad range of applications, and eventually pursue research or academic profession.

Expected Graduate Attributes

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The Graduates of the UG program in Physics are expected to have the following attributes:

Learning Outcomes

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The Graduates of the UG program in Physics will be able:

New skill sets targeted

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Physics BS students explore subjects critical to advancement in today’s needs-from everyday common know-how to critical problems in different inter/multi-disciplinary domains using the fundamental and applied physics knowledge blended for present and future complex issues/challenges. The acquired knowledge will be helpful in future technologies, including:

Proposed Specialization Areas

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Program Structure

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Credit Distribution


Table-BS_Phy1  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
S.No. Course Type Course Category Credits Total Credits
1 Institute Core (I) Engineering (IE) 29 69
Science (IS) 18
Humanities (IH) 12
2 Program Linked (L) Program Linked Courses (PL) 10
3 Program Core (P) Program Compulsory (PC) 58 61
Program Elective (PE) 3
4 Specialization (S) Specialization Core (SC) 12 30
Specialization Elective (SE) 18
5 Non-Graded (N) Humanities (NH) 6 15
Engineering (NE) 3
Design/Practical Experience (ND) 6
  Total 175

Program Compulsory Courses

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Table-BS_Phy_Compulsory  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
S. No. Course Name & Course Code LTP Contact Hours Credit
1 Mechanics - I 3-0-0 3 3.0
2 Mechanics - II 3-0-0 3 3.0
3 Mathematical Methods for Physicists 3-0-0 3 3.0
4. Basic Computational Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
5. Applied Computational Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
6. EM Waves and Fields 3-0-0 3 3.0
7. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 2-0-2 4 3.0
8. Modern Optics 3-0-0 3 3.0
9. Fluids and Plasmas 2-0-2 4 3.0
10 EM Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
11. Applied Optics Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
12. Thermal Physics 3-0-0 3 3.0
13. Solid State Physics 3-0-2 5 4.0
14. Electronics 3-0-0 3 3.0
15. Semiconducting and Optoelectronic Devices 3-0-2 5 4.0
16. Electronics Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
17. Thin Film and Material Characterization Lab 0-0-3 3 1.5
18. Physics of Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei 3-0-0 3 3.0
19. Nuclear Radiation and Energy 2-0-0 2 2.0
20. EM and Neutrino Astronomy 3-0-0 3 3.0
21. Modern Physics Lab 0-0-2 2 1.0
22. Radiation and Particle Detection Lab 0-0-2 2 1.0
23 Medical Physics 2-0-0 2 2.0
24 Entrepreneurship for Physicists 2-0-0 2 2.0
25 BS Project 0-0-6 6 3.0
  Total 61.0

Semester Wise Courses

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Courses for Semester 1st and 2nd

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Table-BSPHY-Sem12  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
1st Semester (BS Physics) Category Course Name L-T-P Credits   2nd Semester (BS Physics) Category_ Course Name_ L-T-P_ Credits_
1 IE EEL1010: Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3-0-2 4   1 IE MEL1010:Engineering Mechanics 2-1-0 3.0
2 IE CSL1010: Introduction to Computer Science 3-0-2 4 2 IS CYL1010:Chemistry 3-0-0 3.0
3 IE BBL1010: Introduction to Bioengineering 3-0-2 4 3 IS PHL:1010 Electromagnetism and OpticsPhysics 3-0-0 3.0
4 IS MAL1010: Mathematics 1 3-1-0 4 4 IS MAL1020: Mathematics II 3-1-0 4.0
5 IE MEP1010: Engineering Visualization 0-0-2 1 5 IS PHP1010:Physics Laboratory 0-0-2 1.0
6 NE OAE1010: Engineering Design 1 0-0-2 1 6 IS CYP1010:Chemistry Lab 0-0-2 1.0
7 NH HSN1010: Communication Skill 1 0-0-2 1 7 IE MEP1020:Engineering Realization 0-0-2 1.0
8 NH OSN1010: Social Connect and Responsibilities 0-0-1 0.5 8 NE OAE1020: Engineering Design II 0-0-2 1.0
9 NH OSN1020: Performing Arts 1/ Sports 1 0-0-1 0.5 9 NH HSN1020:Communication Skill II 0-0-2 1.0
  Total Graded 17 10 NH OSN1040: Social Connect and Responsibilities 0-0-1 0.5
  Total Non-Graded 3 11 NH OSN1050: Performing Arts 2/ Sports 2 0-0-1 0.5
        Total Graded 16.0
        Total Non-Graded 3.0

 

Courses for Semester 3rd and 4th

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Table-BSPHY-Sem34  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
3rd Semester (BS Physics) Category Course Name L-T-P Credits   4th Semester (BS Physics) Category_ Course Name_ L-T-P_ Credits_
1 IE Introduction to Machine Learning 3-0-2 4.0   1 IE Data Structures and Algorithms 3-0-2 4.0
2 IE Signals and Systems 3-1-0 4.0 2 PL Embedded Systems & IoT 3-0-2 4.0
3 PC Mechanics I 3-0-0 3.0 3 PC Mathematical methods for Physicists 3-0-0 3.0
4 PC Mechanics II 3-0-0 3.0 4 PC Modern Optics 3-0-0 3.0
5 PC Thermal Physics 3-0-0 3.0 5 PC EM waves and fields 3-0-0 3.0
6 PC Basic Computational Lab 0-0-3 1.5 6 PC EM Lab 0-0-3 1.5
7 NE Intro. To Profession 0-0-2 1.0 7 IH Humanities I 3-0-0 3.0
      Total Graded 18.5       Total Graded 21.5
      Total Non-Graded 1.0       Total Non-Graded 0.0

 

Courses for Semester 5th and 6th

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Table-BSPHY-Sem56  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
5th Semester (BS Physics) Category Course Name L-T-P Credits   6th Semester (BS Physics) Category_ Course Name_ L-T-P_ Credits_
1 PL Big Data Management 2-0-2 3.0   1 PC Medical Physics 2-0-0 2.0
2 PL Communication Systems 3-0-0 3.0 2 PC Nuclear radiation and Energy 2-0-0 2.0
3 PC Physics of atoms, molecules and nuclei 3-0-0 3.0 3 PC Interaction of radiation with matter 2-0-2 3.0
4 PC Electronics 3-0-0 3.0 4 PC Semiconducting and Optoelectronic Devices 3-0-2 4.0
5 PC Solid State Physics 3-0-2 4.0 5 PC Applied optics Lab 0-0-3 1.5
6 PC Electronics Lab 0-0-3 1.5 6 PC Modern physics Lab 0-0-2 1.0
7 PC Thin film & Material Characterization Lab 0-0-3 1.5 7 PC Radiation and particle detection Lab 0-0-2 1.0
8 PC Applied Computational Lab 0-0-3 1.5 8 PC Entrepreneurship for Physicists 2-0-0 2.0
9 IH Humanities II 3-0-0 3.0 9 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 4.0
10 NH Professional Ethics I 0-1-0 1.0   NH Professional Ethics II 0-0-2 1.0
      Total Graded 23.5       Total Graded 20.5
      Total Non-Graded 1.0       Total Non-Graded 1.0

 

Courses for Semester 7th and 8th

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Table-BSPHY-Sem78  (use the horizontal scroll bar to see the full table)
7th Semester (BS Physics) Category Course Name L-T-P Credits   8th Semester (BS Physics) Category_ Course Name_ L-T-P_ Credits_
1 PC Fluids & Plasmas 2-0-2 3   1 PC EM and Neutrino Astronomy 3-0-0 3
2 PC BS project 0-0-6 3 2 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3
3 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3 3 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3
4 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-2 4 4 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3
5 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-2 4 5 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3
6 IH Humanities III 3-0-0 3 6 SC/SE Specialization Core/Electives 3-0-0 3
7 IS Environmental Science 2-0-0 2 7 IH Humanities IV 3-0-0 3
      Total Graded 22       Total Graded 21
      Total Non-Graded 0       Total Non-Graded 0