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Updated on 09 Aug, 2023


Master of Science (Physics) (MSCPH)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 28,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

• Graduates with Major/Honours in Physics
• Graduates with a B.Sc. Degree (including IGNOU B.Sc. Programme under CBCS) with Physics and Mathematics
• Graduates with a B.Sc. Degree of IGNOU or any recognized Open University with a minimum of 32 Credits of Physics, and Mathematics as one of the subjects

Medium of Instruction: English
 

The aim of this programme is to offer quality higher education at the post-graduate level in physics to address the requirements of learners aspiring for a career in physics like teaching, research in frontier areas and industry. In addition, in-service personnel looking for upgradation of knowledge and professional growth will be benefitted.
This programme and its courses are meticulously designed to enable you to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the fundamental concepts in core areas of mathematical methods, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics as well as electronics, condensed matter physics, atomic & molecular physics, optics, and nuclear & particle physics. We will also provide adequate training in analytical skills as well as hands-on laboratory experience with experiments both in general physics and electronics. The course in computational physics will give you good exposure to important numerical methods and their implementations which will enable you to carry out computer-aided investigations in the physical sciences. Our special elective courses in Nanoscience, Material Science, and Reactor Physics are designed to acquaint you with current developments in these exciting areas of physics research and also introduce you to the interdisciplinary nature of science in modern times and the vast scope of its applications.
Programme Objectives:
  • ·         To build a comprehensive foundation in fundamental and advanced concepts in physics;
  • ·         To improve the analytical skills necessary for application of the physics concepts in problem solving;
  • ·         To impart adequate training in practical skills and provide hands-on laboratory experience;
  • ·         To equip learners with skills to carry out computer-aided investigations in the physical sciences;
  • ·         To enhance the understanding of interdisciplinary nature of modern day science through elective courses; and
  • .         To enable in-service personnel to upgrade their knowledge and skills for professional development.
Programme Details:
I Year (First Semester)
Course Code
Course Title
Type of Course
Credits
MPH-001
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-002
Classical Mechanics I
Theory (Core)
2 Credits
MPH-003
Electromagnetic Theory
Theory (Core)
2 Credits
MPH-004
Quantum Mechanics I
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-005
Electronics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
I Year (Second Semester)
MPH-006
Classical Mechanics II
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-007
Classical Electrodynamics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-008
Quantum Mechanics II
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPHL-009
General Physics Laboratory*
Laboratory (Core)
4 Credits
MPHL-010
Electronics Laboratory*
Laboratory (Core)
4 Credits
*These Laboratory Courses (MPHL 009 and MPHL 010) will be conducted over the period of Semesters 1 and 2 and the Study Centres will prepare the schedule accordingly. 
II Year (Third Semester**)
MPH-011
Statistical Mechanics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-012
Condensed Matter Physics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-013
Optics
Theory (Core)
2 Credits
MPH-014
Computational Physics
Theory (Core)
2 Credits
MPHL-015
Computational Physics: Laboratory
Laboratory (Core)
4 Credits
 
MPHE-025
 MPHE-026
Elective Course (Any ONE**)
(i) Materials Science
 (ii) Elements of Reactor Physics
Theory (Elective)
4 Credits
**Only one course out of MPHE-025 and MPHE-026 is to be opted in Semester 3. Elective course opted in Semester 3 cannot be opted again in Semester 4.
 
II Year (Fourth Semester $$)
MPH-016
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
MPH-017
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Theory (Core)
4 Credits
 
MPHE-025
MPHE-026
MPHE-027
Elective Courses (Any TWO$$)
 (i)   Materials Science
(ii) Elements of Reactor Physics
 (iii) Nanoscience
Theory (Elective)
4 Credits
      +
4 Credits
$$ Only two courses out of MPHE-025, MPHE-026 and MPHE-027 are to be opted in Semester 4, without repetition.
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Programme Coordinators:
Dr. Subhalakshmi Lamba and Dr. M Boazbou Newmai
Email: mscph@ignou.ac.in,
Ph. No.: 011-29572814, 011-29572839
School of Sciences, IGNOU
 
 

 

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