Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physical Sciences)

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Course Structure

B.Sc. Physical Science has the option of pursuing it either with Chemistry or with Computer Science.

B.Sc Physical Science (Chemistry) student has to study subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Computational Skills and English.

For B.Sc Physical Science (Electronics) the subjects prescribed are Physics, Electronics, Biology, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Computational Skills and English.

Scheme of Assessment

The course consists of mostly theory subjects with the option to choose elective subjects in 5th and 6th semester. A student is assessed at the end of every semester with semester exams and internal assessments which are worth of 75and 25 marks respectively which collectively makes 100 marks for every subject.


UGC prepares a proper set of syllabus to be covered by universities during the course term. Some of the important subjects prescribed for B.Sc. Physical Science are:

Name of the Course

Topics Covered


Calculus and Matrices

  • Matrices
  • Concept Of Linear Independence
  • Interpretation Of Eigenvalues
  • Matrices InDiagonal Form
  • Calculus
  • Radioactive decay
  • Leibnitz theorem
  • Successive
  • differentiation

Following course gives the knowledge of various calculus and matrices concepts.

Analytical Chemistry

  • Chromatography
  • Principle of differential migration
  • Modes ofchromatography
  • Experimental modifications
  • Rf values

Students with this course learns about the analytical prospects of Chemistry.

Solvent Extraction

  • Distribution law
  • Determination of distribution ratio
  • Batch extraction
  • Continuous extraction
  • Discontinuous extraction

The course is about solvent extractions which is the part of chemistry itself.

Technical Writing and

Communication in English

  • Language and communication
  • Distinct features of speech
  • Linguisticunity
  • Coherence and cohesion
  • Expository andargumentative writing
  • Formal and informal writings
  • Common errors to be avoided
  • Transitional and concluding paragraphs

English is an important subject to be studied by students of every branch, so this course helps to learn the basics of English language.

Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics

  • Laws of thermodynamics and their consequences
  • Thermodynamic potentials
  • Maxwell relations
  • Micro- and macro-states
  • Micro-canonical
  • Classical and quantum statistics
  • Blackbody radiation and Planck's distribution law

The course imparts the knowledge of laws and other factors of thermodynamics.

Computer Fundamentals

  • Characteristics & features of Computers
  • Algorithm and Flowcharts
  • Generation of Computers
  • Classification of Computers
  • Types of Programming Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Operating system Concepts

Here students learn about the fundamentals and working of computer system.

Quantitative Methods Of Analysis

  • Precipitation methods
  • Volatilization methods
  • Drying and Ignition of precipitates
  • Practical gravimetric procedures
  • Volumetric Analysis
  • Gravimetric titrimetry
  • Coulometric titrimetry

This course is about the analytical chemistry. 

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Physical Sciences) : 8 answered questions


Ques. How is Swami Shraddhanand College for a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics? How are the laboratories and faculty?

● Top Answer By Shekhar Sumann on 09 Nov 21

Ans. I have a few friends from Swami Shraddhanand College. Based on their experience, it is a good option for pushing a B.Sc (Hons.) in Physics.  Placement at the institute is based on the experience that you gain through internships. Salaries in the placement drive are offered according to your skill and experience. Companies like ICICI Bank, HDFC, visit the campus for placements.  There is an internship cell on campus that helps students get internship offers.  The college also has a commerce department, that deals with activities related to business, marketing, etc. The infrastructure of the institute is quite good. There are facilities like wifi, computer labs, smart classes, a library, etc.  Overall, Swami Shraddhanand College offers good placement and facilities for the Physics department. Read more
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Ques. Which college is better, Deshbandhu College or Swami Shraddhanand College for a B. Sc in physics?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 04 Oct 21

Ans. If you consider the physics branch, Deshbandhu college is a better choice. Here are some reasons to consider it over Swami Shraddhanand College for a B.Sc in physics: Their physics department is really good with a highly experienced faculty. They have good laboratories and over 20 lab assistants in the physics department. The library consists of a really good collection of Physics books as well as other reading and research materials. Their students' performance is very good in exams like JAM or JEST. They have a Physics Society and many activities are organized by this society of Deshbandhu college. It is said to be really good. If you are thinking of college placements and it is your concern then forget to get placed from any of these colleges.  The only way is to prepare for IIT JAM, JEST, etc. exams for further studies in physics. The connectivity of transportation of Deshbandhu college is better than the Swami Shraddhanand college because it is far away outside Delhi that is the college is located on karnal GT road. Therefore, choose the one that meets your requirements.Read more
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Ques. How is Fergusson College Pune for BSc in physics?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 28 Sept 21

Ans. If physics is your passion, and you genuinely want to learn, this is not the place for you. One of my friends studied here and these are some things he mentioned. The faculty is good but they have limited course material. You would not feel like you have learned much.  Most students take up physics in their final years because they know they can easily memorize the course material and pass. This is just so that they can improve their grades.  Mugging up theories is definitely not how someone can learn science.  They don’t have a real interest in the subject anyway and they would be your peers. The system at Fergusson is not great and you wouldn’t want to attend classes as it would not matter and you will pass your exams regardless. If you are only looking for a college life minus the studies and want to have some fun with fests and events, by all means, join Fergusson because marks and knowledge are secondary here.Read more
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Ques. What can I do after doing an integrated M.Sc in photonics at CUSAT?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 20 Jul 21

Ans. There are two options that you can pursue after an integrated M.Sc in photonics at CUSAT. Industry Jobs - The jobs offered by the photonics industry of India are mostly sales. Yes, there are jobs in the telecommunications industry especially in the fiber optics sector which could fetch you some very good technical roles as well. Research - Photonics is one of the very interesting topics to research upon. The field offers some very good opportunities in India as well as abroad. However, very few educational institutions in India have a photonics department and they also prefer physics students when they hire their professors. So getting a teaching job may also become difficult. Anyway, if you are really interested in the subject then nothing should come between your choice because opportunities will appear over time.Read more
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Ques. What is the admission procedure for studying for a B.Sc in physics at Amity University?

● Top Answer By Sandip Pal on 04 May 21

Ans. First of all look for the eligibility of the course that is B.Sc in Physics at Amity University. Currently, any student with a minimum of 50% marks in the 10+2 system and a minimum of 50% in Physics is required to be eligible to apply for the course at the university. After that, there are various ways of getting selected into the program. The various selection procedures are explained below – General Procedure – There will be an admission test followed by group discussion and finally an interview. Of course, this is not applicable for every course and this differs slightly based on the specific course. Scholarship-cum-fast track admission – This is applicable for all courses at the university including B.Sc in Physics excluding some courses such as architecture, design, education, fine arts, law, and physical education. Direct admission – Anyone who has secured the following set of aggregate marks in the class 12th can apply for direct admission to the university along with receiving a scholarship in terms of academic fee. 93% and above – 100% scholarship to be received and applicable for all campuses. 90% and above for Noida campus and 88% and above for other campuses – 50% scholarship will be provided 80% and above for Jaipur, Kolkata, and Lucknow campuses, 75% and above for Mumbai and Greater Noida campuses, and 70% and above for Ranchi, Gwalior and Raipur campuses will receive 25% scholarship. However, keep in mind that scholarships are provided to a limited number of students and thus there are a limited number of seats under this scheme. Also, you would be offered scholarships only after joining the program.Read more
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