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The undergraduate Honours programme in Applied Physics with a minor in Scientific Computing / Astrophysics is aimed to provide a comprehensive education in physics to compete with the current academic, research, and industry scenario. The programme, aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 framework, allows the opportunity to experience the full range of holistic and multidisciplinary education in addition to a focus on the chosen major and minors as per the choices of the student.

Additionally, to core physics courses, emphasis is given to applied physics courses that deal with the application of scientific principles to solve real-time problems and their utilization in practical devices. Such courses like Python, Biomedical instrumentation, Photonics, Principles of Lasers and Laser Applications etc act as a connecting bridge between pure physics and engineering.

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The undergraduate programme comprises two minor streams alongside mainstream physics, namely Scientific computing, and astrophysics. The courses in scientific computing emphasise the application of modern analytical tools to solve problems from domains of physical science, life science and earth science. Theory incorporated laboratory practices of the course enable the use of mathematical models, simulations of physical phenomena, control experiments, and gathering relevant data. The minor courses in astrophysics comprise the investigation of the universe and how the laws of physics apply to astronomical objects and phenomena. Being an observational science rather than an experimental one, the astrophysics stream focuses on the explanations for the celestial phenomena through mathematical formulations.

The student will be awarded a 3-year bachelor’s degree after six semesters of study and a 4-year bachelor’s degree (Honours) after eight semesters of study. The Hons. with research pathway of the programme allows one to acquire the understanding of basic research ethics and skills to publish research outcomes of the individual project work in peer-reviewed journals.

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Important Date

Commencement of Application Form: February 28, 2024
Program Highlights
  • Competence in using scientific technologies, computational methods, and other skills essential to participate in the knowledge economy
  • Research exposure right from the third year of studies
  • Access to modern and advanced research facilities to encourage hands-on experience and exploration in cutting-edge areas of Physics.
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics laboratory practises.
  • International Collaboration for higher studies.
  • Summer internships in reputed research and industry in India and abroad
  • Summer internships in Astronomical observatory
  • Exposure to the recent trends in science & technology through invited lectures and R&D visits.
  • Students can specialize in their areas of interest, enhancing their expertise and research capabilities for future career prospects or further academic pursuits.
Career Opportunities
  • The comprehensive education provided by the Honors Programme is suitable for students planning advanced degrees and a research or academic career.
  • The various career prospects like Teacher, Scientist, Astrophysicist, Research associate, Software industrialist, Science Journalist, Content developer, etc, can be pursued after the successful completion of the Honours programme.



4 Years- 8 Semester


  • 10+2 or equivalent with 45% marks in each Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and an aggregate of 55% marks from CBSE /State Board/ICSE.


Selection will be based on merit and interview process.

Fee Structure

Program Fee for the year 2024-25 (Semester Wise)

Tuition Fee: Rs. 47,200

Caution Deposit: Rs. 3,000

# Scholarship available for meritorious students. Please contact Admission Office (+91 830 400 4400) for details.


Semester I
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 English I T 2
2 Language I T 2
3 Chemistry I T 3
4 Problem Solving and Computer Programming: Introduction to Python T+P 4
5 Trigonometry and Differential Equations T 4
6 Mechanics and Properties of Matter T 4
7 Chemistry Lab I P 1
8 Foundations of Indian Heritage T 2
9 Mastery Over Mind T+P 2
Credits (A) 24
Semester II
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 English II T 2
2 Language II T 2
3 Chemistry II T 3
4 Biomedical instrumentation T 4
5 Matrices and Vector Calculus T 4
6 Basics of Electricity and Magnetism T 4
7 Chemistry Lab II – Instrumental P 1
8 Physics Lab I – Mechanics and Properties of Matter P 1
9 Glimpses of Glorious India T 2
Credits (B) 23
Semester III
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Optics and Wave Motion T 4
2 Basic Electronics + Lab T+P 4
3 Environmental Science and Sustainability T 4
4 Introduction to Mathematical Physics T 4
5 Physics Lab II – Heat, Electricity and Magnetism L 1
6 Open Elective I T 3
7 Life Skills I T 2
8 Amrita Value Programme I T 1
9 Minor Course 1 T 4
Credits (C) 27
Semester IV
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Modern Physics T 4
2 Advanced Electronics + Lab P 4
3 Introduction to Computational Physics T 4
4 Physics Lab III – Optics P 1
5 Open Elective II / MOOC T/P 3
6 Life Skills II T 2
7 Amrita Value Programme II T 1
8 Minor Course 2 T 4
Credits (D) 23
Semester V
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Mathematical Physics I T 4
2 Solid State Physics T 4
3 Electrodynamics T 4
4 Physics Lab IV – Modern Physics P 1
5 Elective I T 3
6 Open Elective III T 3
7 Life Skills III T 2
8 Minor Course 3 T 4
Credits (E) 25
Semester VI
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Thermal Physics T 4
2 Intermediate Mechanics T 4
3 Simulation Lab P 1
4 Elective II T 3
5 Minor Course 4 T 4
6 Minor Course 5 T 4
7 Internship / Project P 4
Credits (F) 24
Total Credits after 3 years (A+B+C+D+E+F): 146 Credits
Exit Option: Award of B.Sc. in Applied Physics Degree after 3 years
Semester VII (Honours)
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Mathematical Physics II T 4
2 Quantum Mechanics I T 4
3 Classical Mechanics T 4
4 Advanced Physics Lab P 2
5 Elective III T 3
6 Elective IV T 3
Credits (G) 20
Semester VIII (Honours)
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Statistical Mechanics T 4
2 Atomic and Molecular Physics T 4
3 Project P 12
Credits (H) 20
Total Credits after 3 years (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H): 186 Credits
Award of B.Sc. (Honours) in Applied Physics Degree
Semester VIII (Honours with Research)
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Research Methodology T 4
2 Basic Research Skills T 4
3 Dissertation 12
Credits (H) 20
Total Credits after 4 years (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I): 186 Credits
Award of B.Sc. (Honours with Research) in Applied Physics Degree
Compulsory Courses for Minor in Scientific Computing
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms (Physics) T/P 4
2 Numerical Methods T/P 4
3 Computational Methods in Physics T/P 4
4 Introduction to Machine Learning T/P 4
5 Principles of Remote Sensing T 4
Compulsory Courses for Minor in Astrophysics
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics T 4
2 Stellar Structure and Evolution T 4
3 Formation, Structure and Dynamics of Galaxies T 4
4 General Relativity and Cosmology T 4
5 Computational Methods in Astronomy T 4
Discipline Specific Electives
Electives for Semester 3
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Introduction to Photonics T 3
2 Biophotonics T 3
3 Nanophotonics T 3
4 Physics of Semiconductor Devices T 3
5 Principles of Lasers and Laser Applications T 3
6 Nonlinear Optics T 3
7 Nonlinear Dynamics T 3
8 Optical Engineering T 3
9 Fibre-optic Sensors and Applications T 3
10 Fibre Optics and Technology T 3
11 Fundamentals of Plasma Physics T 3
12 Space Physics T 3
13 Astronomy T 3
14 Physics of the Atmosphere T 3
15 Elementary Meteorological Theory T 3
16 Nuclear Physics T 3
17 Physics of Cold Atoms and Ions T 3
18 Introduction to Quantum Computing T 3
19 Quantum Electrodynamics T 3
20 Quantum Optics T 3
21 Computational Methods for Physicists T 3
22 FOSS in Physical Sciences T/P 3
23 Introduction to Nanophysics and Applications T 3
24 Concepts of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology T 3
25 Thin Film Technology T 3
26 Micro and Nano Magnetism Materials and its Applications T 3
27 X-ray Diffraction and its Applications T 3
28 Methods of Experimental Physics T 3
29 Solar energy conversion T 3
30 Fabrication of Advanced Solar cell T 3
Open Electives offered by the Department
Sl. No. Course Title Theory / Practical Credits
1 Atmospheric Physics T 3
2 Indian Contribution to Science T 3
3 History and Philosophy of Science T 3
4 Non-conventional energy resources T 3
5 Science, Society and Culture T 3
6 Physical Sciences for All T  3
7 Physics of the Earth T 3
8 Physics for All T 3
9 Physics in everyday life T/P 3

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