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Course structure for students joining Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme with

4-year B.Sc./B.S./B.Tech. in Physics or Engineering Physics or equivalent

 

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Autumn Sem

Spring Sem

Autumn Sem

Spring Sem

Autumn Sem

Spring Sem

-

COMP

4

-

-

-

-

CM-1

4

SP-1

4

GE (2)

4

GE (5)

4

-

-

QM-1

4

QM-2

4

GE (3)

4

GE (6)

4

-

-

ED-2

4

GE (1)

4

GE (4)

4

GE (7)

4

-

-

EX-3

12

-

DP-1

8

DP-2

8

-

-

Credits

24

 

16

 

20

 

20

 

-

 

-

 

At least 4 of the Graduate Electives GE (1) – GE(7) must be taken at the P-3xx level.

Ph.D. Registration with a Research Supervisor is compulsory before the Fourth 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

MM-1

P-101

Mathematical Methods 1

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

CM-1

P-103

Classical Mechanics 1

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

QM-1

P-105

Quantum Mecchanics 1

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

ED-1

P-106

Classical Electrodynamics 1

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

EX-1

P-107

Experimental Methods 1

Comp

12 wk

–

–

8

8

Autumn

COMP

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

EX-2

P-108

Experimental Methods 2

Comp

12 wk

–

–

8

8

Spring

ED-2

P-206

Classical Electrodynamics 2

Comp

12 wk

3

1

–

4

Autumn

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)  

† Includes the course P-305 : Advanced Quantum Mechanics              Course  Contents (Level 4)

 

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