Physics

Physics

Degrees offered: B.A., B.B.A, B.C.A., B.P.Ed., B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), BS

What is Physics

Physics is that aspect of science in general that deals with the physical structure of matter which can be living or non-living and different substances interact with each other. Physics is studying anything ranging from small particles (quantum and atomic physics) to studying much bigger machines such as cars and trucks.

The main goal while studying physics is to devise how the universe acts and behaves. To pursue physics in their careers, students go for an undergraduate degree in Physics which is Bachelor of Science in Physics (B.Sc. Physics). It is a three-year degree and includes specialized studies in the area of Physics.  

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Physics

To gain admission into a B.Sc. Physics course, a person needs to meet the eligibility criteria. If the person does not meet the admission criteria, his or her admission can be revoked. The admission criteria for an aspiring student looking to study B.Sc. Physics is: 

  • The student needs to have a minimum percentage of 60% at the Senior Secondary/ 10+2 level.

  • The student must have Science as his or her stream. (Both Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Physics, Chemistry, Biology are acceptable)


Entrance Exams for Physics Courses

  • DUCET- The Dravidian University Common Entrance Test (DUCET) is conducted by the Dravidian University for students to gain admission in their postgraduate courses.

  • GITAM Admission Test (GITAM GAT) is conducted by the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) to gain admission into both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

  • Admissions based on 10+2 result- This is the most popular method of admission in B.Sc. Physics is merit-based admission through the results from Senior Secondary / 10+2. Based on the performance of students in the 10+2, a merit list is prepared and cutoffs are announced.

Scope of Physics in India and Abroad

After completing a Bachelor's degree in Physics, a student can go down any of the three following avenues: -

  • The student can pursue a Master's degree in Physics. The Master's degree that a student can pursue after doing B.Sc. Physics is mainly M.Sc. Physics and M.Phil. Physics.

  • The student can take up a job as a research assistant and can go for research in the area of Physics.

  • Students who are willing to go into the market and look for a job also have a bunch of different job profiles they can look at.


To be eligible for M.Sc. Physics, the candidate must have a minimum percentile of 55% during his or her undergraduate degree and must satisfy all the eligibility criteria required by the B.Sc. Physics. Completing a Master's degree increases the employability of the student by a significant amount.

When we look at international superpower countries such as the USA, the UK, Japan and Germany, we can assess the job opportunities available there in the physics field. These countries provide state of the art cutting edge facilities and inculcation of innovations from time to time.

This means that the professionals working in these facilities would be compensated accordingly. There is a huge scope of Physics abroad and in India, as it is a well-set field and innovations are continually happening.

Course Fees Physics

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
360
B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics at Nilamani Mahavidyalaya, Balasore
396
B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics at Rairangpur College, Mayurbhanj
25.25 Lakhs
B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics at Ashoka University, Sonepat
10.68 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Physics at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
PG
925
M.Sc. in Physics at Madurai Diraviyam Thayumanavar Hindu College, Tirunelveli
607
B.Sc. in Physics at JN College, Nehra
3.60 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Physics at Amity University, Noida
2.16 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Physics at National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
DOCTORAL
6.80 K
Ph.D in Physics at Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Ulhasnagar
2.58 K
Ph.D in Physics at Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tirupur
8.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physics at Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal
2.82 Lakhs
Ph.D in Physics at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune
DIPLOMA
24.00 K
M.Sc. in Physics at Kalinga University, Raipur
3.60 K
M.Sc. in Physics at Mata Jijabai Government Girls PG College, Indore
3.12 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Physics at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
1.11 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Physics at Panjab University, Chandigarh

Course Subjects

When students are taught physics at the Senior Secondary/ 10+2 level, students are taught the subject often clubbed with mathematics and along with other subjects.

When students are taught this course, they are taught more subjects which are more purely linked to physics, a student who is interested in physics will have a great time studying this subject.

These main physics subjects are only touched at the Senior secondary level but are taught quite deeply at the undergraduate level. The subjects taught to students during the duration of this course are: -

  • Electricity and Magnetism

  • Mathematical Physics

  • Waves and Oscillations

  • Mechanics

  • Wave Optics

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Electromagnetics

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Quantum Mechanics and its applications

  • Thermal Physics

  • Optics

  • Electronic Devices 

Careers in Physics

B.Sc. Physics is a very sought after course and opens various career avenues upon completion. Graduates can get jobs as Scientists or Researchers at many leading research facilities such as the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), they can get job offers from many sectors such as banking and railway. Graduates can also opt to teach and become School teachers or college professors.  

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Physics Job Profile

Some popular Job Profiles for Physics graduates are listed below: -

Job profile

Job description

School teacher

After completing the course, students can teach physics in high school or give private tuition classes to school children.

Radiologist

Radiologists are expert professionals whose job is to interpret and study various images such as MRI scan, CT Scan and Ultrasound, which are used for medical purposes.

Statistician

The job of a statistician is to collect statistics and do data analysis on those statistics before presenting them to their respective clients.

Treasury Specialists

Treasury is the surplus funds of a particular institution. Treasury Specialists are people that manage these funds.

Quality Control Manager

Graduates from this field can get hired as Quality Control Managers in industries and laboratories in many industries.


Top Recruiters in Physics

Bachelors of Science in Physics is one of the most popular courses among students after they complete their school. So, there is a considerable amount of demand for such professionals in the market. Many top companies look for professionals in this field, some of these companies are: -

  • Reliance Industries Limited

  • HCL Technologies

  • Accenture

  • IBM

  • Infosys

  • Verizon

  • Amazon

  • Capgemini

  • TCS

  • L&T InfoTech

Average Salary


Job profile

Average salary (in Rs.)

School teacher

Rs. 5 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

Radiologist

Rs. 15 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

Statistician

Rs. 5.5 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

Treasury Specialists

Rs. 4.5 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

Quality Control Manager

Rs. 7.5 Lakhs p.a. (Approx.)

Required Skillset for Physics

B.Sc. Physics is a very meticulous course and requires a very specific skill set. Students opting to go for B.Sc. in Physics are expected to possess the following skill traits: -

  • Observational Skills – The students shall be well- informed about his surroundings and his subject using more than one of his senses. He or she should be able to gather information well.

  • Experimental Skills – Experimental Skills are skills that a person acquires over time testing hypotheses, making assumptions, doing experiments and using scientific theories to do all these.

  • Avid Learning – Students should have an ever-learning attitude as the field is an ever-growing field, and new research is happening every day. To keep up with this, a person should be an avid learner.

  • Problem Solving skills – The students willing to pursue this course must be able to solve problems using simple and ad hoc methods. Students should bring something on the table that is outside the box.

Course Curriculum for Physics

B.Sc. in Physics is a three-year course which is divided into six semesters and deals with the complete scientific study of physics as the main subject. The course can be done on the campus or by distance education option via correspondence courses.

Many top universities like the Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) Delhi, Netaji Subhash Open University (NSOU) Kolkata and School of Distance Education and Learning, Jaipur offer correspondence courses in Physics.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What are the top B.Sc. Physics colleges in India?

Answer :

  • St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and Ahmedabad
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Hansraj College, New Delhi
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Question: What are the top M.Sc. Physics colleges in India?

Answer :

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Ramjas College, New Delhi
  • Fergusson College, Pune

Question: What is the average fee of a B.Sc. Physics course?

Answer :

The average fee of a B.Sc. Physics course can range from Rs.15,000 per annum to about Rs. 1,00,000 per annum.

Question: What are the best women's colleges for B.Sc. Physics in India?

Answer :

  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, New Delhi
  • Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai

Question: What is the best B.Sc. Physics colleges abroad?

Answer :

  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Princeton University, United States of America
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

Questions related to Physics

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how to become data analyst in india after completing the bsc graduation with physics maths and statistics. and how to become government statistician in India.

susanna.maryb 23rd Jun, 2021

Hello Savita,

To become a data analyst you can enroll in diplomas or certificate courses on the subject. However you will be more employable if you possess a masters degree. You can opt for any of MCA/MSc/MBA/PGDM or even M.Tech. You can choose any of these subjects.

Computer science

Information management

Finance

Economics

Mathematics

Statistics

To answer your next question Statistician is a well sought after position especially in the government sector. Check for different state psc, upsc as well as ssc notifications for the same

Hope this helps and Good luck

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what are the careers after bsc graduation with physics, maths and statistics .some one said it is not good combination for jobs in future is it true. can we become data analyst through this graduatin? plz answer.

Megha Bele 23rd Jun, 2021

Hi aspirant,

To become a data analyst, one must have a bachelors degree in-

  • Economics

  • Statistics

  • Computer Science

  • Mathematics


What your subjects are, they are a good combination to become a data analyst. As data analyst is a post graduate course, and requires above subjects, you can easily apply for this course and hope to become one !

Hope that helps.


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what specific topics should be covered in maths to beat physics of class 11 and 12 for neet without taking maths in class 11 and 12???

Megha Bele 23rd Jun, 2021

Hi aspirant,

Mathematics in involved in NEET in small proportion. But that is required to know for an extra edge of marks in the examination.

  • Integration


  • Differentiation


  • Trigonometry


  • Log and Antilog

This is the maximum you need to clear some tough topics of physics and chemistry.

No question is tough, adding a little mathematics brings the twist. Here the students who this much maths can get ahead of the rest .

Hope that helps.

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I want to pursue graduation in Quantum physics. What are the best research institutes in quantum physics in India.

Aditi Yadav 23rd Jun, 2021
You can continue your research with any of the below mentioned institute-

1.IIT Kanpur

2.IISER Pune

3.International Center Theoretical Sciences

4.Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

5.Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore

A reserch in quantum physics is definitely worth it and these are the best quantum physics institute in India.

Feel free to ask if you have any more queries.

All the best!
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