B.Sc Physics

The Undergraduate Department of Physics was started in 1981. The sanctioned strength of the programme is 32. B.Sc. Physics is a three year graduate programme consisting of six semesters and follows a Choice Based Credit System (UG CBCS 2017) and syllabus framed by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam for its affiliated Colleges. This programme gives a basic understanding on different aspects of Physics including phenomenology, theories and techniques, concepts and general principles, which helps one to go for higher studies and shapes one’s skills in analysing evidence and solving problems which help them get placed at several industries and allied areas. 

Programme Overview

  • Common Course – English in the first four semesters
  • Second Language – Hindi / Malayalam in the first four semesters
  • Complementary Courses – Mathematics and Chemistry in the first four semesters
  • Open Course in Semester V which could be opted from various courses offered by other arts and science departments
  • Choice Based Course in Semester VI 
  • Practical Papers – One Core Physics and Complementary Chemistry practical papers each in I and II year and Four Core Physics Practical Papers in III Year
  • Industrial Visit to any Industry or Technical Institute
  • Project Work in the core subject in Semester VI
  • Viva Voce examination at the time of evaluation of the project


Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of B Sc Physics degree course, the students can develop the ability to read, understand and interpret physical information in verbal, mathematical and graphical   and can also understand the methodology related to Physics. The students can attain good knowledge in mechanics, properties of matter, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, electricity, electrodynamics and electronics, quantum physics, solid state physics, computational physics and other relevant subjects. Also, students can develop their experimental and data analysis skills through a wide range of experiments through practicals at laboratories. One can avail many options depending on the area of interest and specialization and there is ample scope for higher education as well as various career options

Those who wish to continue with the same field can opt for a master’s degree in various specialized areas like Masters in Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics, Biophysics, Nanophysics, Nuclear physics, Electronics, Renewable Energy, Optics, and so on. There are several All India Level Entrance Exams, like JAM, GATE etc., through which one can advance their career studying in top institutes. There are several career options in public as well as private sectors like Tutor, Office administrator, Research Assistant, Bank Employee, Lab Technician/Supervisor, Content Writer, Consulting Physicist, Scientific Assistant, Accelerator Operator, Technical Assistant, Lab Assistant, Radiologist Assistant etc. Another option is they can apply for short duration projects/internships in research institutes.