Department of Physics
Department of Physics
About The DepartmentThe Department of Physics established in 2016 under University School of Sciences has progressed a lot since its inception. The Department started its journey was three programs; M. Sc. in Physics, B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, and B. Sc. in Physical Sciences, which now offers six programs; PhD, M. Sc. in Physics, M. Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, B. Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, B. Sc. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and B. Sc. in Physical Sciences.
The curricula of the programs are designed as per the UGC guidelines following Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) to meet the requirements of expertise in the field of Research, Academia and Industry. The curricula for both UG and PG programs provide students with a strong foundation in the core concepts of physics, while also allowing them to specialize in areas that are most relevant to their interests and career goals.
There are some key points that are taken into account while designing the curricula as mentioned below:
Core concepts: The curricula cover the core concepts of physics, including classical mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and modern physics. These topics provide the foundation for all areas of physics and are covered in depth.
Mathematics: Physics relies heavily on mathematical concepts and techniques, so the curricula put a strong emphasis on mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and complex analysis.
Laboratory Work: Physics is an experimental science, and laboratory work is an essential component of any physics program. Our curriculum includes a significant amount of laboratory work as per the guidelines of UGC, that including hands-on experiments and data analysis.
Electives: The students in physics program often have diverse interests and career goals. The curriculum is designed in such a way that it includes a range of elective courses that allow students to specialize in areas of physics that are most relevant to their interests and goals.
Interdisciplinary Courses: As the Physics is closely related to many other fields, including engineering, materials science, and biophysics, etc., so, our curriculum provides the opportunities for students to explore interdisciplinary subjects that are relevant to their interests.
Computational Skills:Modern physics research relies heavily on computational tools and techniques. So, the curriculum is designed to include courses that improve the computational skills of the students, such as programming, numerical methods, and data analysis.
Communication Skills: Physics is a collaborative field, and communication skills are essential for success. Our curriculum includes opportunities for students to develop communication skills, such as presenting research results, writing reports, and participating in group projects. To improve these skills we provide essential component of English language as an International mode of communication, seminar, project work for UG and Dissertation work for PG students.
The students get ample exposure through the group discussions, seminars, and lectures by the experts from different fields visiting from reputed Institutions in the Country and abroad. In addition to this the Rayat Bahra University is an active member of Chandigarh Region Innovation and Knowledge Cluster (CRIKC), which is a Group/Cluster of the Institutions such as Panjab University, IISER, NIPER, etc. The Cluster is created with the intension to share the Laboratory and other facilities available in their campus for the students of the members Institutions.
The Department of Physics offers the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the area of Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, Material Science, and Astrophysics. A student can choose any area/field (subject) of his/her interest.
The Department of Physics provides good working environment to the Scholar as well as Faculty to carry out their research work. If you are highly motivated and eager to learn the nature and natural Science (Physics), then, you are at the right place, at Rayat Bahra University, Mohali.