Department of Physics

4 Year Integrated M. Sc. (Hons) in Physics

Admission to the M.Sc. programme  is through the BITSAT entrance exam after 10+2. 
The M.Sc. Physics programme,  code B5,  has strong foundations in Physics, Mathematics and Computing. The programme can normally be completed in four years.  An additional year would be spent if the student takes a dual degree in another discipline.
Starting with a common set of foundational courses in the first year,  the programme has a mandatory set of physics courses spread through four years.  Students are also given an opportunity to explore their interests in Humanities through mandatory humanities electives. Students are further encouraged to explore other disciplines (outside Physics) through  open electives. Advanced courses in Physics or interdisciplinary areas are available through discipline electives.

Final year students have exposure to the real world through a semester-long thesis (TS) carrying out research or a semester in  industry (PS) through the practice school programme.

1st year courses
 Semester 1 Units
 PHY F111 Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves 3
 PHY F110 Physics Laboratory 1 (Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves) 1
 MATH F111 Mathematics 1 3
 CHEM F111 General Chemistry 3
 CHEM F110 Chemistry Laboratory 1
 BIO F111 General Biology 3
 BIO F110 Biology Laboratory 1
 BITS F110 Engineering Graphics 2
Semester 2 Units
 BITS F111 Thermodynamics3
 MATH F112 Mathematics 23
 MATH F113 Probability and Statistics3
 CS F111 Computer Programming4
 EEE F111 Electrical Sciences3
 ME F112 Workshop Practice 2
 BITS F112 Technical Report Writing 2
2nd year courses
Semester 3 Units
PHY F211Classical Mechanics 4
PHY F212Electromagnetic Theory 1 3
PHY F213Optics 3
PHY F214Electromagnetism and Optics Laboratory 2
MATH F211Mathematics 3 3
BITS F225Environmental Studies 3
HUMHumanities Electives of choice 3(min)
Semester 4Units
PHY F241Electromagnetic Theory 24
PHY F242Quantum Mechanics 13
PHY F243Methods of Mathematical Physics3
PHY F244Modern Physics Laboratory2
ECON F211Principles of Economics3
MGTS F211Principles of Management3
HUMHumanities Electives of choice3(min)
 SUMMER TERM BITS F211 Practice School 1 (For PS Option)
3rd year courses
Semester 5Units
 PHY F311 Quantum Mechanics 23
 PHY F312 Statistical Mechanics 3
 PHY F313 Computational Physics3
 PHY Discipline Electives of choice6(min)
 *** Open or Humanities Electives of choice3-6
 Semester 6Units
 PHY F341 Solid State Physics3
 PHY F342 Atomic and Molecular Physics3
 PHY F343 Nuclear and Particle Physics3
 PHY F344 Advanced Physics Laboratory3
 PHY  Discipline Electives of choice3 (min)
 *** Open or Humanities Electives of choice3-6
4th year courses
 Semester 6 Units
 PHY Discipline Electives of choice6(min)
 *** Open  Electives of choice5 -11
 Semester 7 Units
BITS F412Practice School 220
 Thesis (reduced)9
  Electives of choice6-9