A Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics is a degree program that
provides a comprehensive education in the field of physics. The curriculum
of this program is designed as per the latest UGC guidelines of Choice Based
Credit System (CBCS) and National Education Policy (NEP-2020) to meet the
requirements for expertise in the field of Research, Academia and Industry.
A brief overview of what students can expect to learn in this program is as
- Core Physics: You will study the fundamentals of physics, including
mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and quantum mechanics.
You will also explore more advanced topics in physics, such as particle
physics and condensed matter physics.
- Mathematical Physics: Physics is a mathematical science, and you will
take courses in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and other
areas of mathematics.
- Laboratory Work: Experimental work is a crucial component of a physics
program. You will participate in laboratory work, including data analysis,
computer simulations, and experiments involving electronic circuits, optics,
- Interdisciplinary Courses: Physics is an interdisciplinary field that draws
on mathematics, computer science, and engineering. You will have
opportunities to explore related fields, such as materials science, biophysics,
and environmental science.
- Communication Skills: Physics research is collaborative, and
communication skills are crucial for success. You will learn how to
communicate scientific results through written reports, presentations, and
Approved by UGC & Govt of Punjab
10+2 (Non-Medical/Medical) from recognized board (State/Central) with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% marks in case for SC/ST candidates).
A Graduate of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics can go on to
pursue graduate studies in physics or related fields, or work in a variety of
fields, including research and development, engineering, and science
communication. Additionally, this degree can serve as a foundation for
further studies in fields like medicine, law, and business. A wide range of
job opportunities in various field, some of the career options for graduates
are as given below:
- Research and development: Physics graduates can work in research and
development in fields such as electronics, optics, materials science, and
renewable energy. You can work in research labs, government agencies, or
- Engineering: Physics graduates can also work as engineers in areas such
as aerospace, telecommunications, and software development.
- Data analysis: With your skills in mathematics and data analysis, physics
you can work in fields such as finance, insurance, and market research.
- Science communication: Physics graduates can work as science
journalists, science writers, or science educators, communicating complex
scientific ideas to the general public.
- Academia: Graduates can pursue a career in academia by continuing your
studies in physics or related fields and becoming researchers or professors.
- Information technology: Physics graduates can also work in the field of
information technology as data scientists, software engineers, or systems
There are some Institutions where graduates with a B. Sc. (Hons.) in
Physics can find job opportunities:
- Research Laboratories: Graduates can work in research labs such as
ISRO, BARC, CSIR Labs, IISc, IITs, National Renewable Energy Laboratory,
CERN, NASA, and Fermilab, etc.
- Government Agencies: Graduates can find job opportunities in
government agencies such as the Ministry of Power, Department of
Energy, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Renewable Energy.
- Private Companies: Graduates can work in various private companies in
fields such as aerospace, electronics, energy, and telecommunications.
Examples of such companies include IBM, Intel, GE, and Boeing
- Universities and Colleges: Graduates can work in universities and
colleges as research assistants or Lab Technicians.
- Science Museum and Planetarium: Graduates can work in science
museums and planetariums as exhibit designers, educators, or program
- Information technology companies: Graduates can work in information
technology companies as data analysts, software developers, or systems