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Department of Physics

About the Department

The Department of Physics at the School of Basic Sciences, VISTAS was established in July 2016. The Department has committed to provide students with a platform for gaining knowledge covering the depth and breadth as well as equipping them with the skills required to tune them into successful professionals.

The Department of Physics offers B.Sc (PHYSICS) and Ph.D (PHYSICS) programmes since 2017. The Department, through its Engineering Physics course, combines the best of contemporary physics to create professionals who are equally comfortable with both science and technology. The Teaching and Research activities of the department concentrate on Materials Science, Structure determination of single crystals, synthesis of Nano materials towards  scientific applications to the society.

Vision & Mission

Vision 

To establish a framework for excellence and promote the growth of the institution as a leading one  by stimulating and encouraging excitement, desire and passion for Physics in the curriculum and by innovative research

Mission 

  • To provide quality education in both theoretical and experimental Physics, with special emphasis on project-based learning.
  • To promote the developmental activities of the Department by encouraging students to participate in both co-curricular and extracurricular events.
  • To excel in quality teaching and research by attracting the best minds and keeping pace with contemporary research with good infrastructure and facilities.
  • To enhance the teaching-learning process to engage faculty members in research.
  • To create novel ideas through research-based activities.

Courses Offered

  • B.Sc Physics 
  • Ph.D Physics

Student – Teacher Ratio: : 25: 1

Programme Outcomes

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)

PO1: Critical Thinking: Take informed actions after identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and actions, checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, and looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from different perspectives.

PO2: Effective Communication: Speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology.

PO3: Social Interaction: Elicit views of others, mediate disagreements and help reach conclusions in group settings.

PO4: Effective Citizenship: Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centred national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.

PO5: Ethics: Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.

PO6: Environment and Sustainability: Understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development.

PO7: Self-directed and Life-long Learning: Acquire the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context socio-technological changes.

Curriculum & Syllabus

CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS

MINIMUM CREDITS TO BE EARNED: 140

CategoryCourse Hours per week 
Credits
LectureTutorialPractical
LANGLanguage–I
(Tamil, Hindi & French)

3

0

0

3
ENGEnglish – I3003
COREProperties of Matter & Acoustics4105
COREMechanics4105
COREMathematics – I4004
COREPractical Physics – I0042
AECCCommunication Skills1022
Total192624

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Eligibility Criteria

ProgramEligibilityCriteria for Merit
B.Sc. PhysicsPass in +2, HSC or equivalent with Biology / Maths / Physics / ChemistryMerit based on percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

Career Prospects

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

Scientist position in

  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmadabad
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Nuclear science centre, New Delhi
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Other position in various fields

  • Railway sector, State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Staff Selection Commission
  • Banking Sectors and UPSC
  • Lab Supervisor in Industries
  • Consulting Physicist
  • Technician
  • Teacher
  • Assistant Scientist
  • Radiologist

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Fee Structure

Tuition Fee per yearAdministration FeeRegistration FeeMisc.
(per sem)
Skill Enhancement Fee
(per year)
Exam Fee
(Per Sem)
At the time of admissionEven SemOdd Sem
32,500 4,9502,9503003000190029,35018,45021,450

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