BSc (Bachelor of Science) Course, Subjects,Syllabus, Books 2020-21

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Content Curator | Updated on - Oct 25, 2021

BSc or Bachelor of Science is a 3 years of an undergraduate course. This course is specially designed for those who are interested in making a career in the field of science and research.

BSc can be pursued from top institutions like University of Delhi,  Aligarh Muslim University, University of Calcutta, Miranda House, Hindu College, etc. The average cost to study this program ranges from INR 20,000 to 50,000.

The basic eligibility criteria to opt this course is to have a minimum of 50% from any recognized board in 10+2. Admission to BSc courses is generally offered on the basis of merit, but there are few government institutions that conduct their own entrances for the course admission.

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The objective of this course is to offer both theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, etc. Various specializations are also available to choose from like IT, Nursing, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Nautical Science, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

Throughout the duration of the course, students are required to perform various laboratory and research works on the topics given by the universities.

BSc Syllabus

One can opt specialization in various BSc courses like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, etc. However, the syllabus varies on the basis of specialization chosen. Here is the BSc syllabus of popular BSc subjects.

Subjects Topics Covered
Mathematics Mechanics 
Differential Equations 
Algebra
Calculus
,Geometry
Numerical methods,
Numerical methods practical using C
Vector Analysis
Differential Equations 
Analysis 
Probability Theory
Linear programming and optimization
Physics Mathematical Physic
Mechanics
Mechanics Lab
Environmental Science
Electricity and Magnetism
Waves and Optics
Thermal Physics
Digital Systems and Applications
Elements of Modern Physics
Analog System and Application
Quantum Mechanics and Application
Solid State Physics
Electromagnetic Theory
Chemistry Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Qualitative Analysis
Thermodynamics and Solutions
Fundamentals of Spectroscopy and Group Theory
Analytical Chemistry
Allied Physics
Allied Mathematics
Water Chemistry and Analysis
Food Chemistry and Analysis
Molecules of Life
Chemistry of Main Group Elements
Gravimetric Analysis and Preparation of Inorganic Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Coordination, Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of Natural Products
Green Chemistry
Transition Metals, Lanthanides, Actinides and Nuclear
Organic Synthesis and Heterocyclic Compounds
Electrochemistry, Phase Rule and Colloids
Material Science and Nanotechnology
Energy and Fuel Cells
Computer Science Basics of Computer Programming
Computer Organization
Data Structures
Operating systems
Object-oriented Programming
HTML programming
Python Programming
Linux
Zoology Quantitative Biology
Invertebrates
Cell Biology
Animal Physiology
Genetics
Structural Biology
Biostatistics
Environmental Physiology
Developmental Biology
Computations in Life Sciences
Immunology
Microbiology
Biotechnology

BSc Subjects

Apart from core subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, etc there are plenty of other BSc subjects that are taught during the entire course duration. The table below shows some of the important BSc subjects.

Maths Zoology
Physics Chemistry
Botany Statistics
Psychology Nutrition
Forestry Computer Science
Home Science Microbiology
Genetics Agriculture

BSc Books

Tabulated below are a few of the important BSc books that will help you to understand the concept of the course in a more better and thorough way.

Inorganic Chemistry Shriver and Atkins
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Cotton and Wilkinson
Fundamental Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry Asim K Das
Textbook of Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry Nayak P K
Contemporary Abstract Algebra Joseph A Gallia
A Text-Book of Vector Analysis Narayan Shanti and Mittal P
Electromagnetic Theory U A Bakshi and A V Bakshi
Mathematical Methods for Physicists Arfken
Optics, Principles and Applications K K Sharma 
Understanding Solid State Physics Sharon Ann Holgate

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Post successfully covering all the topics taught and obtaining the BSc degree, one gets to work in various industries like biotechnology and pharmaceutical research, applied science fields and much more. They can explore these fields in job positions like Quality Analyst, Project Assistant, Clinical Research Assistant, etc in research laboratories or institutes.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] : 12 answered questions

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Ques. What should I choose, a dual degree MSc program in BITS Hyderabad or some branch in NIT Raipur, or CSE in NIT Puducherry?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 25 Oct 21

Ans. Choose BITS Hyderabad over NIT Raipur or NIT Puducherry. Here are some of the reasons for choosing this institute: They offer a beautiful campus with an enthusiastic student crowd. BITS Hyderabad has updated modern machinery and lab facilities. The placements definitely differ between the BITS and NITs. NIT Raipur is very old-fashioned in its approach towards studying and learning. Their faculties teaching method is old and prefers their students mugging up notes rather than learning and understanding something. BITS, unlike NIT Raipur, their teaching method is industry-oriented. You might think that going for a dual degree is better as IT companies only prefer CSE graduates. But nowadays this notion has changed as with big data and analytics creating a boom, more and more such companies visiting campuses and hiring people from all branches. Therefore it is suggested that you go for BITS Hyderabad, where you will grow and learn in a much more competitive environment. Your vision will be broadened.Read more
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Ques. What happens when I fail all of the subjects in a B.Sc. Hons. at WBSU?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 20 Oct 21

Ans. No one has ever failed in honors in all the subjects. Most students tend to fail in chemistry, but this also varies a lot. Let me discuss some of the possible reasons, which may answer your question. Failed to Qualify for Honours: If you score below 40% in your honors subject, chances are you will lose it. In this situation, you can either try to repeat another year or proceed with B.Sc. General. Qualified for Honours but failed in any/both general subjects: This happens when you get a score lower than 25% in the general subjects. For this, the board conducts a supplementary exam, passing which you will be able to continue without any year loss. Failing in both Honours and General subjects: This scenario is not seen very often. But if you fail in every subject, you have to start again from the beginning, next year. If you fail consecutive years, then the college might give you a Termination Certificate. Finally, it is really important to know that a student has to complete his or her graduation within 5 years, failing which your registration will be canceled.Read more
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Ques. What are the cut off of Fergusson College for B.sc?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 18 Oct 21

Ans. The cut-off at Fergusson College change every year depending on circumstance and rules. There are different categories including General, OBC, SCs, STs, etc. There is also categorization based on various boards such as State, CBSE, etc.  The recent cut-off for the Science students are as follows: 1st list - 84.56 % 2nd list - 83.43% 3rd list 82.78% 4th list 81.06% 5th list 79.56% The above-mentioned cut-off is for the Open category. As for Humanities students, the cut-off was approximately around 87-88%. A list of past years’ cut offs as well as the merit list might be available online. Information regarding registration, admissions for FY is anticipated to be available on the official website of Fergusson College.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a B.Sc Allahabad University or ECC?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 08 Oct 21

Ans. Both Allahabad University and ECC are very good institutes and choosing one among these two can be a very difficult decision. If you are planning to pursue B.Sc, then there are some points which you should consider before choosing a college. ECC is an autonomous institute and the academic environment and course curriculum in B.Sc (Maths) are much better than Allahabad University.  AU has a lot of politics involved among the students throughout the year and this creates a lot of disturbance in the academic atmosphere.  If you are interested in studying in the Biology field, then choosing Allahabad University will be a better option. You will enjoy a lot of advantages including access to modern laboratories and central library, interaction with research students, and many other things.  If you are interested in taking admission in B.Sc (Maths), then choosing ECC will be the right option and if you are interested in taking admission in B.Sc (Biology), then choosing Allahabad University will be the right option. Read more
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Ques. What are the future prospects and scopes after completing BS MS from IISERs?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 05 Oct 21

Ans. After completing BS-MS from IISER, you will be having a degree from a well-reputed institution of India and that opens many doors. IISER, mainly trains its students for Ph.D. and research, apart from that you have plenty of options and they are as follows. Ph.D.: If you aim to make your career in academia or R&D then as a graduate from IISER, many well-renowned institutions will accept you. You can also plan to go abroad Science journalism: Writing and delivering content is one of the most important skills to thrive in today's era. If you are into writing and love to convert complex things into simple words then you are a perfect fit for this job. You can do a master’s in Science Communication after your MS.  MBA: If you wish to explore more apart from your specialized field then MBA could be the best option. You can positively get into IIMs, FMS, IMI, and so on. Many of the alumni have chosen this way. Placements: Lastly, you can always sit for placements both on & off-campus, many MNCs like Biocon, Deloitte, Mu Sigma, hire students from IISER.  These are some of the many career opportunities that you can have after you graduate from IISER. Read more
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