Minor Programme

Minor in Physics

Students are admitted into the Minor programme at the end of 2nd year. However, they can begin doing minor courses from the beginning of 2nd year itself even before they apply for admission into the minor programme. Students can use their open electives to do their physics minor courses, if they wish.
To complete the minor they have to complete 3 core courses & 2 electives. Details are given in the links below.

  • Courses

    Following courses are mandatory and form the core of the Minor programme

    • Electromagnetic theory-I (PHY F212)
    • Quantum mechanics - I (PHY F242)
    • Statistical mechanics (PHY F312)

  • Electives

    Students have to complete 2 electives from the pool of courses below
    • Optics (PHY F213)
    • Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics (PHY F215)
    • Electromagnetic Theory (PHY F241) 
    • Mathematical Method of Physics (PHY F243) 
    • Classical Mechanics (PHY F211) 
    • Quantum Mechanics - 2 (PHY F311)
    • Computational Physics (PHY F313)
    • Theory of Relativity (PHY F315)
    • Solid State Physics (PHY F341)
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics (PHY F342)
    • Nuclear & Particle Physics (PHY F343)
    • Lasers and applications (PHY F418)
    • Quantum Information and Computing (BITS F386)
    • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (BITS F316) 
    • Physics of Semiconductor Devices (PHY F426) 
    • Atmospheric Physics (PHY F427) 
    • Electricity Magnetism and Optics Lab (PHY F214)
    • Modern Physics Lab (PHY F244)


  • PhD Admission for semester II 2016-17: Admission to PhD program for the second semester is now open. Admission is based on an Entrance test and interview. Last date for applying is 14th of December, 2016 (5:00 pm). Link: Apply for admission

  • Goa Physics Researchers Meet: The department is organizing a day long meeting of physics researchers in Goa on the 9th of December, 2016. Prof. Mandar Deshmukh (TIFR, Mumbai) will be the chief guest during the meeting.

  • Public lecture by Prof. Philip Diamond: Square Kilometer Array (SKA), Director General, Prof. Philip Diamond visited the campus along with other SKA dignitaries on 10 of November, 2016. Prof. Diamond delivered a public lecture titled: From Dawn of Time to Life in Universe: How SKA will change our perception of the cosmos.

Seminar corner

Weekly Department seminar
Topic : Introduction to Supersymmetry 
Speaker: Akhila Mohan
Date: 26/11/2016 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am
Venue: L202

Contact us

Dr. Toby Joseph
Head, Department of Physics 
BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus
NH-17B, Zuarinagar, Goa-403726, INDIA
Tel.  + 91 (832) 2580 145
Fax:+ 91 (832) 2580 148 
Email: toby@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in 
Last modified: October 24, 2016.   

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