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The Department of Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, offers the five-year integrated MSc Physics with Minor in Scientific Computing. 

This intense programme, supported in particular by Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been designed so that in addition to learning the foundations in traditional theoretical and experimental methods of physics, students also gain significant skills in computational techniques.

Interested students will be able to pursue internship opportunities during summer as well as during their final year as part of their Master’s thesis. Currently, many of our students go to reputed national as wells as international institutes for their major project during the final semester, and also for doctoral studies.

This unique and innovative combination significantly enhances employment opportunities for students, enabling them to pursue a career in academics as well in research labs such as Industry and Government Sector undertakings like National Research Labs, Space and Defence Research Organisations.


Curriculum

Course Schedule (Semesters 1 – 10)

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18MAT107 Single Variable Calculus 3 1 0 4
18MAT108 Vectors and Geometry 3 1 0 4
18PHY105 Introduction to Mechanics 3 1 0 4
18CHY103 Chemistry I 3 0 0 3
18CSA102 Introduction to Programming I 3 0 2 4
18ENG101 Communicative English 2 0 2 3
18CHY181 Chemistry Lab 0 0 2 1
18CUL101 Cultural Education I 2 0 0 2

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18MAT116 Multivariate Calculus 3 1 0 4
18MAT117 Introduction to Differential Equations 3 1 0 4
18PHY114 Electricity and Magnetism 3 1 0 4
18CHY114 Chemistry II 3 0 0 3
18CSA112 Introduction to Programming II 3 0 2 4
18ENG121 Professional Communication 1 0 2 2
18PHY181 Physics Lab I 0 0 2 1
18CUL111 Cultural Education II 2 0 0 2

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY206 Intermediate Mechanics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY207 Introduction to Thermal & Modern Physics 3 1 0 4
18MAT220 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 1 0 4
18MAT210 Transforms and PDE 3 1 0 4
18ENV300 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3
  Language I 1 0 2 2
18PHY281 Physics Lab II 0 0 3 1
18AVP201 Amrita Value Programme I 1 0 0 1
  Total   23

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY211 Intermediate Mechanics II 3 1 0 4
18PHY212 Introduction to Thermal & Modern Physics 3 1 0 4
18PHY213 Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics 3 1 0 4
18PHY219 Waves and Optics 3 1 0 4
18MAT221 Numerical Methods 3 0 0 3
  Language II 1 0 2 2
18PHY282 Physics Lab III 0 0 3 1
18AVP211 Amrita Value Programme II 1 0 0 1
  Total   24

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY301 Classical Mechanics 4 1 0 4
18PHY302 Mathematical Physics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY303 Electrodynamics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY304 Electronics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY390 Open Elective/Live in Lab (2nd Summer) 3 0 0 3
18PHY386 Physics Lab IV 0 0 3 1
18PHY387 Physics Lab V (Electronics I) 0 0 3 1
18SSK201 Life Skills I 1 0 2 2
  Total   23

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY311 Mathematical Physics II 3 1 0 4
18PHY312 Electrodynamics II 3 1 0 4
18PHY313 Statistical Mechanics 3 1 0 4
18PHY314 Quantum Mechanics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY315 Electronics II 3 0 0 4
18PHY383 Physics Lab VI (Electronics II) 0 0 3 1
18SSK211 Life Skills II 1 0 2 2
  Total   23
TOTAL (for Exit-option students) 142  

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY507 Quantum Mechanics II 3 1 0 4
18PHY505 Condensed Matter Physics I 3 1 0 4
18PHY506 Computational Physics I (Minor Course I) 3 1 0 4
  Minor Course II 3 0 1 4
  Physics Elective I 3 0 0 3
18PHY584 Physics Lab VII 0 0 6 2
18SSK301 Life Skills III 1 0 2 2
  Total   23

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY516 Condensed Matter Physics II 3 1 0 4
18PHY517 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 3 1 0 4
  Minor Course III 3 1 0 3/4
  Physics Elective II 3 0 0 3
18PHY590 Research Methodology and Seminar 1 0 1 2
18PHY585 Physics Lab VIIII 0 0 6 2
  Total 18/19

Semester 9

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY603 Nuclear and Particle Physics 3 1 0 4
  Physics Elective III 3 0 0 3
18PHY691 Mini project and Seminar   6
  Total   13

Semester 10

Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
18PHY699 Thesis   15
  Total   15
  Total 211/212

Languages

  Paper I    
18HIN101 Hindi I 1 0 2 2
18KAN101 Kannada I 1 0 2 2
18MAL101 Malayalam I 1 0 2 2
18SAN101 Sanskrit I 1 0 2 2
  Paper II    
18HIN111 Hindi II 1 0 2 2
18KAN111 Kannada II 1 0 2 2
18MAL111 Malayalam II 1 0 2 2
18SAN111 Sanskrit II 1 0 2 2

Physics Electives

Electives

  Physics Electives    
18PHY336 Space Physics 3 0 0 3
18PHY342 Nonlinear Optics 3 0 0 3
18PHY531 Introduction to Quantum Computing (Physics) 3 0 0 3
18PHY532 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 3 0 0 3
18PHY534 Epistemological Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 3 0 0 3
18PHY535 Topics in Astrophysics 3 0 0 3
18PHY536 Plasma Physics 3 0 0 3
18PHY537 Fluid Dynamics 3 0 0 3
18PHY538 Solid State Electronic Devices 3 0 0 3
18PHY539 Optoelectronics 3 0 0 3
18PHY540 Physics at Nanoscale 3 0 0 3
18PHY541 Mesoscopic Physics and Quantum Conductors 3 0 0 3
18PHY542 Thin Film Physics 3 0 0 3
18PHY320 Modern Optics 3 0 0 3
18PHY545 Fourier Optics 3 0 0 3
18PHY546 Lasers and Applications 3 0 0 3
18PHY547 Physics of the Atmosphere 3 0 0 3
18PHY633 Biophotonics 3 0 0 3
18PHY636 Fibre Optic Sensors and Applications 3 0 0 3
18PHY637 Fibre Optics and Technology 3 0 0 3
18PHY638 Nanophotonics 3 0 0 3
  Minor Course II & III    
18CSA209 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 1 0 4
18CSA308 Machine Learning I 3 1 0 4
18CSA316 Machine Learning II 3 1 0 4
18MAT541 Probability and Statistics with R 3 1 0 4
18MAT542 Optimization Methods 3 1 0 4
18PHY551 Computational Physics II 3 0 0 3
18PHY552 Computational Condensed Matter Physics 3 0 0 3
18PHY553 Nonlinear Dynamics 3 0 0 3
       
18OEL297 Open Electives (Physics) 3 0 0 3
18OEL298 Eu History of Science and Technology 4 0 0 3

Offer of elective courses is subject to availability of faculty in a semester and minimum registration requirement.

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Degree: 
Integrated Degree
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campuses: 
Amritapuri