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Introduction

Admissions are open for the academic year 2024-2025 for Integrated M.Sc.Physics with minor in Scientific Computing/Data Science (5 years) at the School of Physical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus, Kollam, Kerala.

The Department of Physics at Amritapuri Campus has developed a strong curriculum for undergraduate and graduate education in physics, developing skills on theoretical foundations of physics, mathematics, electronics, scientific computing, research methods, and scientific communication. Coupled with training in value-added education, life skills, and rich cultural and other extracurricular activities, our degree program will help build the needed foundation for aspiring physicists and prepare students for a career in related applied sciences.

Our department has excellent, dedicated teaching faculty with a strong focus on undergraduate and graduate education and research in physics. Thirteen of our faculty have doctorates from reputed institutions, including IISc, IIT, IIST, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Universities of Kerala and Hyderabad, Tohoku University in Japan, Northwestern University, University of Texas at Austin in the USA and Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Some of them have work experience in DRDO, ISRO, and BARC as well.

Well-equipped with the UG and PG physics laboratories, central library, and integrated multi-disciplinary educational environment, the department provides an ideal and conducive learning environment.

Program Highlights
  • The program offers significant skill development in the methods of scientific computing/data science, in addition to building foundations in traditional theoretical and experimental methods of physics. This makes our program unique among the various Physics UG/PG and integrated programs offered in universities across the country.
  • Meritorious students have the option to exit after 4 years to receive BSc Honors with a minor in Scientific Computing/Data Science.
  • The students get the opportunity to pursue internships at premier national laboratories and institutions, providing them exposure to cutting-edge technologies.
  • Students get the required training and get a chance to appear for placement in the industry through the Corporate and Industrial Relations (CIR) at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  • The department, in collaboration with Amrita Center for International Programs facilitates opportunities for international exchange programs as well as options for higher studies.
  • We have alumni spread across the world, many of them pursuing either PhD or post-doctoral research opportunities in India and abroad.

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Terms and Conditions for Award and Renewal of Scholarship Fees

Scholarship Fees, i.e. Slabs 1 to 3 is allotted for the Academic Year 2023-2024 ONLY. Renewal of Scholarship Fees for subsequent years is subject to meeting the following conditions:

  1. Consistent Academic performance by securing a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 
    1. 8.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 1 at the end of each academic year
    2. 7.5 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 2 at the end of each academic year
    3. 7.0 and above in the case of Scholarship Slab 3 at the end of each academic year
  2. No disciplinary action during the period of study in the University.
  3. Clearing each semester without any arrear

Failing to meet the aforesaid conditions 1,2 and 3, the candidate will be required to pay higher fees in the subsequent years. 

Curriculum

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22MAT103 Single Variable Calculus 3 1 0 4
22MAT104 Vectors and Geometry 3 1 0 4
22PHY107 Introduction to Mechanics (Physics) 3 1 0 4
22CHY105 Chemistry I 3 0 0 3
21ENG101 Communicative English 2 0 2 3
22AVP103 Mastery Over Mind (MAOM) 1 0 2 2
22ADM101 Foundations of Indian Heritage 2 0 0 2
22CHY184 Chemistry Lab 0 0 3 1
22CSA105 Hands-on Introduction to Computing I 1 0 3 2
Semester Total 25
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22MAT113 Multivariable Calculus 3 1 0 4  
22MAT123 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3 1 0 4  
22PHY114 Electricity and Magnetism 3 1 0 4  
22CHY114 Chemistry II 3 0 0 3  
  Free Elective 1 0 2 2  
21ENV200 Environmental Science and Sustainability 3 0 0 3  
22ADM111 Glimpses of Glorious India  2 0 0 2  
22PHY185 Physics Lab I 0 0 3 1  
22CSA113 Hands-on Introduction to Computing II 0 0 3 1  
  Semester Total   24  

Total credits at the end of first year = 49

Semester 3
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY205 Intermediate Mechanics I 3 1 0 4  
22PHY206 Thermal Physics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY207 Mathematical Methods for Physics I 3 1 0 4  
22MAT231 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3 1 0 4  
22CSA201 Programming for Scientific Computing 3 0 2 4  
22PHY285 Physics Lab II 0 0 3 1  
21SSK201 Life Skills I 1 0 2 2  
  Amrita Value Programme I 1 0 0 1  
  Semester Total   24  
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY216 Intermediate Mechanics II 3 1 0 4  
22PHY217 Optics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY218 Mathematical Methods for Physics II 3 1 0 4  
22PHY219 Electronics 3 1 0 4  
  Minor Course 1 3 0 2 4  
22PHY286 Physics Lab III 0 0 3 1  
21SSK211 Life Skills II 1 0 2 2  
  Amrita Value Programme II 1 0 0 1  
  Semester Total   24  

Total credits at the end of second year = 97

Semester 5
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY305 Classical Mechanics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY306 Electrodynamics I 3 1 0 4  
22PHY307 Introduction to Quantum Physics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY308 Mathematical Methods for Physics III 3 1 0 4  
22PHY383 Physics Lab IV 0 0 3 1  
21SSK301 Life Skills III 1 0 2 2  
  Minor Course 2 3 0 2 4  
  Semester Total   23  
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY315 Statistical Mechanics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY316 Electrodynamics II 3 1 0 4  
22PHY317 Quantum Mechanics I 3 1 0 4  
22PHY318 Condensed Matter Physics I 3 1 0 4  
22PHY384 Physics Lab V (Electronics Lab) 1 0 3 2  
22PHY391@ Open Elective/Live in Labs@ (2nd Summer) 3 0 0 3  
  Minor Course 3 3 0 2 4  
  Semester Total   25  

Total Credits for BSc Physics Exit-option# = 145

Semester 7
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY506 Quantum Mechanics II 3 1 0 4  
22PHY507 Condensed Matter Physics II 3 1 0 4  
22PHY508 Research Methodology and Seminar 1 0 1 2  
22PHY509 Advanced Electronics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY584 Physics Lab VI (Adv. Electronics) 0 0 4 2  
22PHY585 Physics Lab VII 0 0 4 2  
  Minor Course 4   3/4  
22PHY592* (Optional Internship*, 3 Credits)**      
  Semester Total**   21/22
Semester 8
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY514 Atomic and Molecular Physics 3 1 0 4  
22PHY515 Nuclear and Particle Physics 3 1 0 4  
  Elective I 3 0 0 3  
  Elective II 3 0 0 3  
22PHY586 Physics Lab VIII 0 0 4 2  
  Minor Course 5   3/4  
  Semester Total   19/20
Semester 9
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
  Elective III 3 0 0 3  
  Elective IV 3 0 0 3  
22PHY593 Mini Project   9  
  Semester Total   15  
  Minor Credits 18-20
Semester 10
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
22PHY599 Project   18  
  Semester Total   18  
Int MSc Physics Major Credits 200
Toral Credits for Integrated MSc with Minor options 218-220

* Students can choose any of theminors in the 3rd semester. Selection for Data Science minor is based on merit and availability.

# Exit option for BSc Physics is to be given in the 5th semester. Exit option for BSc Honours is to be given by 6th semester.

** Internship may be optionally carried outduring the summer, after end of6th or 8thsemester, for an additional 3 credits. Credit will be given in the following semester.

A student may optionally register for more courses for additional credits if time permits from physics or other departments, with the written approval of allthe concerned departments and instructors. Total credits mentioned are the minimum requirements

Minor Requirements

Students can choose any of the minors in the 3rd semester. Selection for Data Science minor is based on merit and availability.
Minimum of 18 credits of minor courses of which a few are mandatory, and others are soft-core option courses. List of courses for each minor is give below.

Course Requirements for Minor in Scientific Computing
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
Mandatory Courses for Scientific Computing Minor (12 Credits)
22CSA512 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms (Physics) 3 0 2 4
22MAT216 Numerical Methods 3 0 2 4
22PHY516 Computational Methods in Physics 3 0 2 4
Scientific Computing Soft Core Options (any two) (6/8 Credits)
22CSA311 Introduction to Machine Learning 3 0 2 4
22CSA503 Advanced Machine Learning 3 0 2 4
22MAT317 Optimization Techniques 3 0 2 4
22PHY519 Principles of Remote Sensing 2 0 2 3
22PHY520 Advanced Remote Sensing§ (Prereq: Principles of Remote Sensing) 3 0 2 4
22PHY517 Satellite Meteorology 3 0 2 4
22PHY518 Numerical Weather Prediction 3 0 2 4
  Total Credits for Minor in Scientific Computing   19/20
Course Requirements for Minor in Data Science
Mandatory Courses for Data Science Minor (16 credits)
22CSA512 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms (Physics) 3 0 2 4
22CSA301 Introduction to Data Science 3 0 2 4
22CSA311 Introduction to Machine Learning 3 0 2 4
22CSA503 Advanced Machine Learning 3 0 2 4
 
Data Science Soft Core Options (one) (3/4 credits)    
22CSC531 Advanced Topics in Deep Learning 3 0 0 3
22CSC532 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning 3 0 0 3
22CSC533 Data Base Management for Big Data 3 0 0 3
22CSC534 Data Visualization 3 0 0 3
22PHY516 Computational Methods in Physics 3 0 2 4
  Total Credits for Minor in Data Science   19/20

Depends on availability and demand. Certain courses are either only in odd or even semesters.
§ May be offered once in two years depending on availability and demand and subject to other constraints. Certain courses are either only in odd or even semesters

Physics Electives
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
22PHY553 Epistemological Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 3 0 0 3 22PHY575 Advanced Optics 3 0 0 3
22PHY554 Introduction to Quantum Computing (Physics) 3 0 0 3 22PHY576 Fourier Optics 3 0 0 3
22PHY555 Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics 3 0 0 3 22PHY577 Nonlinear Optics 3 0 0 3
22PHY556 Introduction to Astrophysics 3 0 0 3 22PHY578 Fibre Optic Sensors and Applications 3 0 0 3
22PHY557 Introduction to Gravitation and Cosmology 3 0 0 3 22PHY579 Fibre Optics and Technology 3 0 0 3
22PHY558 Fluid Dynamics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY559 Plasma Physics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY560 Space Physics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY561 Physics of the Atmosphere 3 0 0 3        
22PHY562 Elementary Meteorological Theory 3 0 0 3        
22PHY563 Introduction to Earth System 2 0 2 3        
22PHY564 FOSS in Physical Sciences 2 0 2 3        
22PHY565 Methods of Experimental Physics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY566 Thin Film Physics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY567 Physics at Nanoscale 3 0 0 3        
22PHY568 Solid State Electronic Devices 3 0 0 3        
22PHY569 Optoelectronics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY570 Nanophotonics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY571 Lasers and Applications 3 0 0 3        
22PHY572 Biophotonics 3 0 0 3        
22PHY573 Mesoscopic Physics and Quantum Conductors 3 0 0 3        
22PHY574 Topics in Computational Condensed Matter Physics 3 0 0 3        
OPEN ELECTIVES
22OEL299 History and Philosophy of Science 3 0 0 3        

Depends on availability and demand and subject to other constraints. Certain courses are either only in odd or even semesters.

Free Electives (Languages)
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21ENG111 Professional Communication 1 0 2 2   21TAM111 Tamil II 1 0 2 2  
21TAM101 Tamil I 1 0 2 2   21HIN111 Hindi II 1 0 2 2  
21HIN101 Hindi I 1 0 2 2   21MAL111 Malayalam II 1 0 2 2  
21MAL101 Malayalam I 1 0 2 2   21SAN111 Sanskrit II 1 0 2 2  
21SAN101 Sanskrit I 1 0 2 2            
Amrita Value Programme I & II
New names for Amrita Value Programmes for UG – Amrita Value Programme I & II
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr
22ADM201 Strategic Lessons from Mahabharatha 1-0-0 1
22ADM211 Leadership from Ramayana 1-0-0 1
22AVP210 Kerala Mural Art and Painting 1-0-0 1
22AVP218 Yoga Therapy and Lessons 1-0-0 1
22AVP212 Introduction to Traditional Indian Systems of Medicine 1-0-0 1
22AVP201 Amma’s Life and Message to the modern world 1-0-0 1
22AVP204 Lessons from the Upanishads 1-0-0 1
22AVP205 Message of the Bhagavad Gita 1-0-0 1
22AVP206 Life and Message of Swami Vivekananda 1-0-0 1
22AVP207 Life and Teachings of Spiritual Masters of India 1-0-0 1
22AVP208 Insights into Indian Arts and Literature 1-0-0 1
22AVP213 Traditional Fine Arts of India 1-0-0 1
22AVP214 Principles of Worship in India 1-0-0 1
22AVP215 Temple Mural Arts in Kerala 1-0-0 1
22AVP218 Insights into Indian Classical Music 1-0-0 1
22AVP219 Insights into Traditional Indian Painting 1-0-0 1
22AVP220 Insights into Indian Classical Dance 1-0-0 1
22AVP221 Indian Martial Arts and Self Defense 1-0-0 1
22AVP209 Yoga and Meditation 1-0-0 1
Open Electives
Course Code Course Title L T P Cr ES
21OEL231 A Journey towards Free India 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL232 Political Leadership 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL233 Social issues in Contemporary India 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL234 The Story of Indian Business 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL235 Industrial Psychology 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL236 Advertising 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL237 Basic Statistics 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL238 Citizen Journalism 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL239 Creative Writing for Beginners 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL240 Desktop Support and Services 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL241 Development Journalism 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL242 Digital Photography 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL243 Emotional Intelligence 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL244 Essence of Spiritual Literature 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL245 Film Theory 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL246 Fundamentals of Network Administration 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL247 Gender Studies 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL248 Glimpses of Indian Economy and Polity 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL249 Graphics and Web-designing Tools 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL250 Green Marketing 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL251 Healthcare and Technology 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL252 History of English Literature 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL253 Indian Writing in English 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL254 Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL255 Introduction to Ancient Indian Yogic and Vedic Wisdom 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL256 Introduction to Computer Hardware 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL257 Introduction to Event Management 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL258 Introduction to Media 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL259 Introduction to Right to Information Act 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL260 Introduction to Translation 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL261 Linguistic Abilities 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL262 Literary Criticism and Theory 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL263 Macro Economics 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL264 Managing Failure 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL265 Media Management 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL266 Micro Economics 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL267 Micro Finance, Small Group Management and Cooperatives 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL268 Negotiation and Counselling 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL269 New Literatures 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL270 Non-Profit Organization 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL271 Personal Effectiveness 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL272 Perspectives in Astrophysics and Cosmology 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL273 Principles of Marketing 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL274 Principles of Public Relations 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL275 Science, Society and Culture 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL276 Statistical Analysis 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL277 Teamwork and Collaboration 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL278 The Message of Bhagwad Gita 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL279 Understanding Travel and Tourism 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL280 Videography 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL281 Vistas of English Literature 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL282 Web-Designing Techniques 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL283 Organic Farming 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL284 Basic Legal Awareness on Protection of Women and Rights 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL285 Ritual Performances of Kerala 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL286 Documenting Social Issues 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL287 Fabrication of Advanced Solar Cell 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL288 Basic Concepts of X-ray Diffraction 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL289 Introduction to FORTRAN and GNUPLOT 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL290 Introduction to Porous Materials 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL291 Forensic Science 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL292 Introduction to Solar Physics 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL293 Recycling Recovery and Treatment Methods for Wastes 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL294 Acting and Dramatic Presentation 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL295 Computerized Accounting 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL296 Kerala Mural Art and Painting 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL297 Painting 3 0 0 3 J
21OEL298 Reporting Rural Issues 3 0 0 3 J
Eligibility

Admission

ELIGIBILITY

Age: Candidates born on or after 1st July 2003.

Educational Qualification:

12th or equivalent with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from CBSE/State Board/ICSE and should have a separate minimum of 60% marks in Physics.

Important Note:

It is mandatory to meet the required eligibility criteria to complete the admission process. Admission process and seat confirmation will be completed only after submission of educational documents and full fee payment including caution deposit.

Selection

Selection
Selection ( Amritapuri)
  • Based on +2 marks
Admission Procedure
  • Apply Online
  • Online Entrance Exam
  • Get Provisional Admission
  • Update +2 Marks
  • Verification of Marks
  • Confirmation of Admission
  • Accept
  • Pay Fee
  • Or Exit, the seat goes to the next person on the waiting list
Programme Duration
  • 5 years (10 Semesters) for Integrated MSc with a minor
  • 4 years (8 semesters) for BSc Honours in Physics with a minor

Program Overview

Minor Program in Scientific Computing

In addition to help building foundations in traditional theoretical and experimental methods of physics, the program offers significant skill development in the methods of scientific computing to meet increasing need for such skills in teaching and research in physics and applied fields. This unique 5-year integrated program, modelled after the minor programs in scientific computing at University of Texas at Austin and Vanderbilt University and supported by the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, offers a wide range of supporting courses in mathematics, computational techniques, programming and elective courses on scientific computing, including 2 semesters of  Programming in Python, Vectors and Geometry, Linear Algebra, Transforms and Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Computational Physics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Machine Learning, Optimization Techniques. Students learn these along with mathematicians, offered as part of the Integrated MSc Program in Mathematics with Minor Program in Datascience.

Some Institutes our students went for Internships/ Project/ Thesis Work of Students in the Previous Years
Research, Internship, Publication and Thesis

Students are encouraged to start research early on. To facilitate this, strong foundation in the fundamental aspects of physics that covers UG curriculum is laid in the first two years followed by introduction of advanced topics from 3rd year onwards. Many of them get opportunity to work along with PhD scholars and get a hands-on training to prepare themselves for more challenging MSc thesis work. The final year is almost free for students to explore internship or research projects opportunities in premiere institutions like IISc, IITs, or National Labs. Student gain experience to publish a research paper, and develop skills in scientific documentation and communication, while expanding the human knowledge. In the academic year 2019-20 more than 80% of our students have taken up internship offers from reputed institutions.

Amrita Centre for International Programs (ACIP)

Further, the Campus offers exchange program opportunities to our MSc students through Amrita Center for International Programs. When specific opportunity arises, we facilitate them to do their MSc projects even in universities abroad, including those in US and Europe. Recently, one of our students carried out his MSc thesis work at Colorado State University.

Internship/MSc Project or Thesis Options

A list of such institutions in which our students (5-Yr Integrated MSc Maths-Physics and 2-Yr MSc Physics of previous batches) have carried out their thesis work over many years include

  • IISc, TIFR, Saha Institute, RRI, IIA, CUSAT, NCBS
  • IITs (Madras, Delhi)
  • IISERs (Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Bhopal)
  • NITs (Kozhicode)
  • National Laboratories like NPL, PRL, NCRA
  • DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organizations)
  • ISRO (VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram)
  • BARC
  • NARL Tirupati, IITM Pune (Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology)
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Radiology Division
  • Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine
  • Amrita Center of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Colorado State University, Boulder, USA
GATE and UGC-NET

The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of GATE and UGC-NET syllabus. Guidance is available for students who seek to write and excel in these exams. Many students, benefiting from the rigors of the program, have pursued in the past or are pursuing currently their higher studies in many premiere institutes in India.

Life Skills Training and Industrial Placement

The department of Corporate and Industrial Relations (CIR) has taken up the task of training students (of all integrated programs) with life skills including linguistic, comprehension (reading and listening), efficient data interpretation and inference, group discussion, leadership, competitive test taking, interviewing and other interpersonal skills. A three semester long intense training is offered to all physics students along with students of other departments of Amrita Schools Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The CIR department also helps those students seeking industrial placements through in-campus recruitment by companies.

Higher Studies and Career Options

A degree in Physics prepares students for further studies in many areas and related employment including

  • PhD in any area of Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, many areas of Applied Physics, including Materials Physics, Atmospheric Studies, Nuclear Engineering, Aerospace, Biophysics, and Medical physics
  • PhD in premiere institutions including IISc, TIFR, IITs, IISERs, NITs, and other prestigious institutions/universities in India and abroad, and all national labs, and organizations
  • Teaching/Academic careers in Schools, Colleges, Universities, and research institutes and organizations
  • MTech & PhD in Applied Physics, including optoelectronic and semiconductor devices and related industrial careers
  • Nuclear Scientist (BARC, IGCAR and other DAE centres)
  • Space Scientist (ISRO)
  • Scientist in National Labs like NCRA, PRL, NPL, NARL, IITM
  • Defence Research Scientist (in DRDO)
  • Radiation Oncologist in Hospitals (after further training)
  • Industrial Careers in Scientific Computing, Data Analytics, including Banking Services
  • Forensic Scientist for Intelligence Operations
  • Communicator of Science and Technical Journalism
  • Administrative Services of the Government
Research Areas

Many of our faculty are engaged in active research spanning many areas of physics with over 60 Scopus-indexed conference and journal papers of international repute in the last five years. Research topics are categorized into experimental and theoretical aspect and are list below.

Experimental Materials and Device Physics

  • Metal oxide and Semiconducting thin films, Nano materials, sensor materials, first-principles calculation of defects and impurity energy in semiconducting materials.
  • Organic thin-film sensors for radiation sensing and biosensing applications; Microfluidic biosensors.
  • Thin-film Perovskites, Dye-sensitized solar-cells; Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Microcontact printing of Biomolecules and Nanoelectronics.
  • Synthesis, characterization and investigation of the influences of various synthesis techniques on properties of different nano materials like metal oxides, carbon-based materials, core shell nanostructures, and Immunosensor.
  • Semiconductor thin films, nanomaterials and nanostructures, physics of light-matter interactions, optical manipulation based on nanophotonics concepts, third-generation approaches to photovoltaics, technological solutions for sustainable environment.
  • Multiferroics/ferrites bulk ceramics, Nanopowders: synthesis and characterization.
  • Design, development and testing of solid-state lasers for various applications, laser marker systems, arc lamp pumped and diode pumped Nd-YAG lasers, dye lasers, laser beam analyzer, optical testing devices etc.

Theoretical Physics, Scientific Computing, and Modelling

  • Dynamical systems: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos and Synchronization of Coupled Chaotic Systems; Computer simulations of multibody collisions, Dynamics of soft-landing, with collision contact and plastic deformation.
  • Condensed Matter Physics: Berry-phase effects, wave-packet dynamics, anomalous Hall transport; Conducting polymers, soft condensed matter physics, density functional theory and other computational methods in condensed matter theory; Mathematical modelling of photobioreactors.
  • Epistemological aspects and Foundations of Quantum Physics
  • Astrophysics: Anthropic Principle; Image/graphics and audio signal processing for astrophysical and other applications.
  • Space Physics: Solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, aeronomy, space weather and scientific computing.
  • Atmospheric and Geophysics: Numerical Weather Prediction, satellite data assimilation, extreme weather events, multi-hazards, remote sensing for disaster management; Atmospheric observations and thermodynamics, satellite meteorology, extreme weather, cloud properties, atmospheric radiative transfer; Land-slide and associated geophysical modeling and prediction of events.
Facilities

Laboratories: Materials Physics Lab, Optoelectronics Lab

Research Equipment

Synthesis, Fabrication, and Characterization facilities accessible to faculty from our department, other departments and other campuses include

  • Advanced Manufacturing Workshop with CNC machines (Lathe, Milling, Laser cutting), 3D Printer (through Amrita Technology Business Incubator)
  • Fume hood for safe synthesis of complex materials
  • Spin thin-film coating unit
  • SILAR thin-film coating unit
  • Hydraulic Press for pellet fabrication
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Hot Air Ovens
  • Incubators
  • Rotavapor
  • Ultra-centrifuge
  • Mass spectrometer
  • Fluorescence Plate Reader
  • FTIR
  • UV-Vis-NIR spectrometer
  • LCR-Meter for Dielectric characterization
  • Keithly I-V meter
  • Newport Solar Simulator
  • Pneumatic vibration isolation optical table for sensitive optoelectronic and laser/optical characterization
  • Many advanced characterizations using XRD, SEM, AFM, TGA/DSC are accessible through inter-campus collaboration and protocols.

Computing and Internet Connectivity

  • Central Computing facility shared with Engineering departments with access to software like MS Office, MATLAB (with most specialized packages)
  • Campus Wi-Fi Internet both in school & hostels for staff & students

Central Library

Central library is well equipped with Reference Sections, Digital Library with access to many Online International Journals.

Alumni Achievements

Selected list of our alumni who have either taken up higher studies (currently pursuing/finished) or employed:

  • Aiswarya A M (2017), Post-MSc Diploma in Radiation Physics, Regional Cancer Center, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Amelia Teresa Surgy (2012), Manager, United India Insurance Co.
  • Anjali Nair, PhD at Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc
  • Anu B Sreedevi (2018), Intern, Udaipur Solar Observatory
  • Anu B. (2012), PhD in IIT Madras
  • Apurv Chaitanya (2012), PhD at PRL, PDF in Mexico
  • Arushi P.V. (2011), PhD at IISc, Bangalore
  • Dileep Sivaraman (2012), PhD Biomedical Engineering (Bangkok)
  • Govindan Namboothiri S (2018), Educator at Center for Fundamental Research and Creative Education, Bangalore
  • Harikrishnan A (2014), PhD at Indian Inst. of Geomagnetism
  • Harikrishnan V, PhD at VIT, Vellore
  • Harisankar P.C. (2016), PhD at IIITDM Kancheepuram
  • Krishnakumar M.A. (2011), PhD (NCRA, Ooty), PDF (Bielefeld)
  • Kulandai Velu R.M. (2017), PhD (Amrita Centre of Nanosciences, Kochi), Thesis (Colorado State University, Boulder)
  • Lakshmi Das (2013), PhD at University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lakshmi K.P. (2013), PhD at IISER Thiruvananthapuram
  • Lekshmi B (2015), PhD at IISER Kolkata
  • Lekshmi M, Indian School in Abu Dhabi
  • Meenakshi S (2017), PhD at NARL, Tirupati
  • Meenu Murali (2015), PhD at University of Luxembourg
  • Pallavi Sreenath (2019), MTech in Optoelectronics at IIT Delhi
  • Prabhath P Prabhu (2011), Sr. Process Associate, TCS
  • Radhika V Kartha (2015), Radiology in BARC, Radiologist in Hospital
  • Roshima N.S. (2011), Faculty at Amritapuri
  • Silpasree S.J. (2016), PhD at Amrita Center of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  • Sitara Vinod (2012), PhD at IGCAR Kalpakkam
  • Sreedevi P.D. (2011), PhD Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Sreevisakh (2011), Higher secondary school teacher, Kerala
  • Sujata Krishnan (2018), PhD at Université de Sherbrooke
  • Suraj T.S. (2012), PhD at IIT Madras
  • Vishnu Narayanan S (2018), PhD at Université de Sherbrooke

Fee Structure

Amritapuri
Scholarship Fees Non -Scholarship Fees Caution Deposit
55000 78500 5000
Hostel Fee / Mess Fee: 2024
Hostel Fees Annual INR 25,600/-
Mess Fees Annual INR 45,000/-
Caution Deposit One Time INR 5,000/-

Placements

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
VINAYAK P ANAND

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company:DELOITTE

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
PARVATHI PRIYA M

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: DELOITTE

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
NANDHINI SATHYAN

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: DELOITTE

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
MANU MOHAN L

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: WIPRO

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANANTHAKRISHNAN S

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: SUTHERLAND

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
NAJIYA HASSAN

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: Sieva Network Solutions

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
GOKUL KRISHNA V NAIR

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: Wipro

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
KASHYAP G

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: COGNIZANT

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ASHTAPADHI S V

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: Sieva Network Solutions

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANJIMA KS

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: COGNIZANT

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
DEVI PILLAI

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: Sieva Network Solutions

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
LEENA P SUSAN

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: TCS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ACHU PUSHPAN

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: Experion

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANAND HARIKUMAR

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: SUTHERLAND

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANJU RAJ J

Course/ Branch: BCA
Company: SUTHERLAND

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
AJAY KRISHNA

Course/ Branch: Int. Chemistry
Company: BYJUS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
LEKSHMIPRIYA S

Course/ Branch: Int. Chemistry
Company: AKASH INSTITUTE

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
LAKSHMI SURESH

Course/ Branch: Int. Maths
Company: BYJUS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
MALAVIKA S

Course/ Branch: Int. Maths
Company: Straive solutions

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
SREELEKSHMI G

Course/ Branch: Int. Maths
Company: INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
MALAVIKA V R

Course/ Branch: Int. Maths
Company: INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ARCHANA UDAYAN

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: Federal Bank

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
DURGA NAIR

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: NIELSENIQ

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
NANDHANA BALAKRISHNAN

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: INFOSYS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
VARUN JOSHY

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: FEDERAL

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
RAGA SATISH

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: INFOSYS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANUNANDH G

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
GOKUL C M

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: ACADECRAFT

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
BHAGYALEKSHMI S PANICKER

Course/ Branch: Int. Physics
Company: Akash Educational Service Ltd

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ANANTHA KRISHNA R

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: NIELSONIQ

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
HANNA ANN MATHEWS

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: TCS

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
RENUKA RAJESH

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: SIMPLILEARN

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
ASHNA ABBAS

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

5-yr Integrated MSc / 4-yr BSc (Hons) in Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing or Data Science
B R HARIPRIYA

Course/ Branch: MA. English
Company: INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Department of Physics
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