Postgraduate Programme

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • Produce graduates who demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise in their chosen specialisation, enabling them to engage in cutting-edge research, contribute to scientific advancements, and solve complex problems in their respective fields.
  • Prepare graduates to effectively communicate their ideas, theories, and findings and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, fostering innovation and addressing contemporary challenges in condensed matter physics, quantum electronics, and astrophysics.
  • Instill in graduates a strong sense of ethical responsibility, a commitment to lifelong learning, and the ability to adapt to evolving scientific landscapes, ensuring their enduring contributions to the field and society.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the principles and theories specific to their chosen specialisation, enabling them to analyse and solve complex problems in condensed matter physics, quantum electronics, and astrophysics.
  • Apply the skills necessary to conduct independent research, including the ability to design and execute experiments, analyse data, and communicate their findings effectively, contributing to advancing knowledge in their respective fields.
  • Illustrate a strong commitment to ethical practices, professional integrity, and the capacity to adapt to emerging trends in condensed matter physics, quantum electronics, and astrophysics, ensuring their continued relevance and leadership in these disciplines.

Program Outcomes (PO)

Capable of demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that form a part of an undergraduate program of study.

Ability to evaluate the reliability and relevance of evidence; Capacity to extrapolate from what one has learned and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems, rather than replicate curriculum content knowledge; and apply one’s learning to real-life situations.

Capability to apply analytic thought to a body of knowledge; analyse and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs based on empirical evidence; identify relevant assumptions or implications; formulate coherent arguments; critically evaluate practices, policies and theories by following scientific approach to knowledge development. Critical sensibility to lived experiences, self-awareness, and reflexivity of self and society.

Ability to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative / qualitative data and evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective about incorporating into a system.

A sense of inquiry and capability for asking relevant/appropriate questions, problematising, synthesising, and articulating; Ability to recognise cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.

Capability to use ICT in a variety of learning situations; demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and use a variety of relevant information sources; and use appropriate software for analysis of data.

Understand the impact of scientific solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

Possess knowledge of the values and beliefs of multiple cultures and a global perspective; and capability to effectively engage in a multicultural society and interact respectfully with diverse groups; Ability to embrace moral/ethical values in conducting one’s life, formulate a position/argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives, and use ethical practices in all work. Capable of demonstrating the ability to identify the moral problems related to one’s work, avoid unethical behavior such as fabrication, falsification or misrepresentation of data or committing plagiarism, not adhering to intellectual property rights; appreciating environmental and sustainability issues; and adopting objective, unbiased and truthful actions in all aspects of work.

Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a team member.

Ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media to share one’s views and express oneself confidently; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information clearly and concisely to different groups.

Capability for mapping out the tasks of a team or an organisation, setting direction, formulating an inspiring vision, building a team that can help achieve the vision, motivating and inspiring team members to engage with that vision, and using management skills to guide people to the correct destination, in a smooth and efficient way.

Ability to work independently, identify appropriate resources required for a project, and manage a project through to completion; Ability to acquire knowledge and skills, including “learning how to learn”, that is necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life, through self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development, meeting economic, social and cultural objectives, and adapting to changing trades and demands of workplace through knowledge/skill development.

MSc Physics Curriculum for AY: 2023-25

Semester - 1
Category Sub-Category Course Title
AEC1 University AEC Community Engagement and Social Responsibility
VAC1 University VAC Effective Communication for Impactful Interviews
SEC1 School SEC Introduction to R and Python
CC CORE Mathematical Methods in Physics
CC CORE Classical Mechanics
CC CORE Quantum Mechanics
CC CORE Electromagnetic Theory
FIC School (Engg./Sc.) FIC 1 (DATA SCIENCE)
Semester - 2
Category Sub-Category Course Title
AEC2 University AEC Community Engagement and Social Responsibility-II
VAC2 University VAC Entrepreneurial Mindset
SEC2 School SEC Research Design and Methods
CE/SE Stream Elective Numerical Methods in Physics/ Atomic & Molecular Physics/ Nuclear & Particle Physics
CE/SE Stream Elective Numerical Methods in Physics/ Atomic & Molecular Physics/ Nuclear & Particle Physics
CC CORE Statistical Mechanics
CC CORE Condensed Matter Physics

MSc Physics

More about our Curriculum & Syllabus.

Semester - 3
Category Sub-Category Course Title
AEC3 School AEC Research Seminar
CC Core Electronics
SE Specialization Elective Quantum Information and Computation/Density Functional Theory/Quantum Electrodynamics/ Quantum Optics
SE Specialization Elective Condensed Matter Physics -II/ Spintronics & Nano-magnetism -MEMS+NEMS/Instrumentation & Experimental Physics/Soft Matter & Biophysics
SE Specialization Elective Solid State Battery Technologies. / Semiconductor Device Technologies/ Renewable Energy: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications. /Artificial Intelligence in Complex Systems./Data Science and Statistics.
FIC School (Engg./Sc.) FIC 3
RDIP Internship / Research / Thesis Project 1
Semester - 4
Category Sub-Category Course Title
RDIP Internship / Research / Thesis Project 2
Special Electives
Quantum Optics Artificial Intelligence in Complex Systems. Condensed Matter Physics - II Introduction to Astrophysics Solid State Battery Technologies.
Spintronics & Nano-magnetism - MEMS+NEMS General Relativity and Cosmology Li-ion and beyond Li-ion Batteries.
Instrumentation & Experimental Physics Quantum Field Theory Renewable Energy: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications.
Density Functional Theory Optoelectronic Devices.

Specialisation Highlights

  • Astrophysics, General Relativity, Cosmology – Research track
  • Quantum Field Theory & Standard Model of Particle Physics – Research track
  • Condensed matter Physics - Research track
  • Data Science & Statistics – Industry track
  • Quantum Information & Computations – Research & Industry track
  • Renewable Energy – Industry track