BS (Physics) with Specialization
Approved by Senate on 25th April 2022
- Proposed Specialization Areas
- Program Structure
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.[Back to index]
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.
The Graduates of the UG program in Physics are expected to have the following attributes:
- Strong foundations of fundamental as well as applied concepts of physics enabling to excel in physics driven technologies.
- Ability to acquire new knowledge of physics and integrate with 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 apply principles 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.
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 of materials 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.
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:
- Quantum technologies for future Quantum communication and computation
- Terahertz optics, optical fiber communication and photonics for 5G and beyond communications
- Next generation energy materials and devices.
- Advanced Energy Materials
- Quantum Technologies
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|
|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|
|Design/Practical Experience (ND)||6|
- Those who are opting for specialization in Entrepreneurship will be required to earn 10 credits via relevant specialization electives.
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|
|9.||Fluids and Plasmas||2-0-2||4||3.0|
|11.||Applied Optics Lab||0-0-3||3||1.5|
|13.||Solid State Physics||3-0-2||5||4.0|
|15.||Semiconducting and Optoelectronic Devices||3-0-2||5||4.0|
|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|
|24||Entrepreneurship for Physicists||2-0-0||2||2.0|
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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|
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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|
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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|
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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|