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Course structure for students joining Ph.D. programme with

M.Sc. in Physics or equivalent after (3+2 years or 5 years)

 

First Year

Second Year

Autumn Sem

Spring Sem

Autumn Sem

Spring Sem

AQM/GE (2)

4

COM-2

4

-

-

ED-2

4

SP-1

4

GE (3)

4

-

GE (1)

4

GE (2)/QM-2

4

GE (4)

4

-

EX-3

12

DP-1

8

DP-2

8

-

Credits

24

 

20

 

16

 

-

 

At least 2 of the Graduate Electives GE (1) – GE(4) must be taken at the P-4xx level.

AQM can be replaced by GE (2) in the first semester, provided QM-2 is taken in the second semester.

Ph.D. Registration with a Research Supervisor is compulsory before the Third Year commences.

 

Glossary of the Course Acronyms

Acro-

nym

Course

No

Title of the Course

Course

Type

Min.

Duration

Contact Hours

Course

Credits

Offering

Semester

Lec

Tut

Lab

AQM

P-305

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

ED-2

P-206

Classical Electrodynamics 2

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

EX-3

P-207

Experimental Methods 3

Comp

12 wk

–

–

12

12

Autumn

COM-2

P-202

Computational Methods 2

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Spring

SP-1

P-204

Statistical Physics 1

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Spring

QM-2

P-205

Quantum Mechanics 2

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Spring

DP-1

P-397

Departmental Project 1 *

Comp

12 wk

–

–

16

8

Autumn

DP-2

P-398

Departmental Project 2 *

Comp

12 wk

–

–

16

8

Spring

GE (n)

P-3xx

Graduate Review Courses

Elect

12 wk

3

1

–

4

variable

P-4xx

Topical Courses

Elect

12 wk

3

1

–

4

variable

 

* Theoretical project work is included under Lab hours                                Course contents (Level 1 – 3)

                                                                                                     Course contents (Level 4)

 

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