IIT Jodhpur

Undergraduate Program


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. 


Objectives of the Program

The program aims at imparting theoretical foundations and practical skills in fundamental and applied physics blended with engineering applications. It prepares graduates for the following potential career options:

  • 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.
  • An industrial path to take up the role of a technical leader through lifelong learning.
  • An entrepreneurial path to apply the acquired knowledge to develop new products and initiate a Deep Tech Start-up Company.


Expected graduate attributes

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

  • Strongfoundations of fundamental as well as applied concepts of physics enabling  to excel in physics driven technologies.
  • Ability to acquire new knowledge of physics and integratewith engineering concepts  to create new and innovative technologies for current and future applications.
  • Ability to apply critical scientific thinking and engineering skills to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems encountered in applied areas blended with engineering practices.
  • Ability to applyprinciples of physics in the domain of Energy materials and devices with a focus on generation, storage and management.
  • Ability to engage  and actively participate in the upcoming areas  of Quantum Information and related  research domains of Quantum Technologies.
  • Preparedness to participate in future technological developments in photonics and optical communications beyond 5G  including Terahertz technology.
  • Ability to compete effectively in a world of rapid technological advancements and assume leadership roles within academic, industrial, or entrepreneurial environments in the broad context of fundamental and applied physics blended with engineering skills.
  • They will be aware of ethical issues, societal needs, and problems and conduct themselves as responsible professionals.


Learning outcomes

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

  • To acquire knowledge of fundamental and applied physics principles along with the required understanding of computing, mathematics, and engineering.
  • To create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and fundamental physics tools to solve complex engineering problems with an understanding of the limitations through laboratory exercises and design projects.
  • To apply the concepts of mathematics, physics including Quantum technologies and advanced computing tools, to design complex engineering systems containing hardware and software (including Quantum algorithms) modules.
  • To acquire knowledge of fundamental and advanced concepts of Photonics and Teraherz technologies for communications, devices towards medical applications, sensing, quantum technologies, spectroscopy and imaging.
  • To gain an in-depth understanding of concepts ofmaterials and devices for energy generation and storage, integration of energy sub-systems and next generation communications.
  • To perform a critical literature review and patent landscaping for innovative research.
  • To understand professional ethics and social responsibilities.
  • To develop technical presentation skills and communicate effectively.
  • To develop an attitude for product design and entrepreneurial activities.


Unique Features of the B.S. Program 

  • Strong foundations of fundamental as well as applied concepts of physics enabling to excel in physics driven technologies
  • Flexible Curriculum integrating Engineering Design aspect with Fundamental and Applied Physics
  • Emphasis on theoretical knowledge, computational skills and hands-on experience
  • Specialization in emerging domains of Physics based technology and innovation
  • Interdisciplinary research and product development ecosystem
  • Translating projects and ideas into Innovation through startup, technology park or industry collaborations


B.S. with Specialization (4 years)

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. 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 following domains

  • Advanced Energy Materials
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Technologies

B.S. with Minor in Entrepreneurship (4 years)

The flexible program offers additional opportunity to pursue diverse and challenging carrer options for e.g. in Entrepreneurship, who will be getting experience in coverting their ideas into deep-tech start ups.

B.S.-M.Tech. dual degree with specialization (5 years)

A B.S. student having opted for specific specialization with CGPA 6 or more at the end of the seventh semester and fulfilling minimum credit requirements may be allowed to switch to B.S.- M. Tech. dual degree program in the chosen specialization at the beginning of the eighth semester. The M.Tech degree can be any one of the approved programmes of the institute. All requirements of M.Tech. Degree will be applicable to all such students. The same specialization as for B.S. program will be offered in M.Tech.

  • Advanced Energy Materials
  • Photonics
  • Quantum Technologies

The Department is also actively engaged in teaching regular physics course viz. Electromagnetism and Optics (PHL1010) to B.Tech. I year students. The Department is also offering Preparatory Physics Courses (PHL0010 and PHL0020) at IIT Jodhpur catering to the requirements of the students of various IITs.

Also, B.Tech. I Year students perform some interesting experiments in the Physics Laboratory Course (PHP1010). This course is of immense importance wherein the students are able to understand and appreciate that how the physical principles are important for various engineering disciplines and how they can be applied in various engineering problems. Strong emphasis is given on two very important aspects viz. (i) fundamental principles of physics for each of the experiments and (ii) proper recording of the observations and their documentation.

Additionally, various compulsory and elective courses offered by the Department are also open to B.Tech. students as elective courses. From the large pool of courses relating to Fundamental Physics, Multidisciplinary Science & Technology and Engineering Physics, the students can register for the courses of their choice subject to fulfillment of necessary guidelines given in the Academic Regulations of the Institute.