M.Sc. Physics (Applied Solid State Physics)

FMPSPH 079
M Sc SSP

Overview

Solid state physics has had a tremendous impact on the technological changes in the past 70 years. The discovery of the transistor in the early 1950s paved way for a semiconductor industry and the advent of microelectronics, minicomputers, and information technology. Semiconductor lasers and laser amplifiers have revolutionised optical communication. Solid state physics has also contributed to the design of important technological materials, which have found applications in sensor technology, MEMs and MOEMs. It has become imperative for physicists to get involved in solving the practical problems faced by engineers. It is now absolutely necessary to have a firm foundation of the basic principles of solid-state physics and a practical knowledge of solid state devices.

Solid state physics is now taught and researched in CSIR and defense laboratories in India. After nearly two decades of an IT revolution and its booming economic impact on the country, there is a great role and importance for this field in higher education. We offer a program with an application-oriented approach, with outcome-based learning and helping students pursue successful careers. 

Objective

  • Imparts a deep knowledge and understanding of applied solid state physics.
  • Helps students apply the theory of solid state physics for newer applications.
  • Enables students to analyse mathematical models of physical systems for the enhancement of system performance and arrive at limitations of physical systems.
  • Enhances students’ ability to develop mathematical models of defined physical systems.
  • Encourages students to evaluate the soundness of proposed concepts.
  • Hones students’ skills to pursue physics as a teaching and research career.
  • Trains students in team work and lifelong learning for continuous professional development

Highlights

  • Elective Specialisation

    There are electives in the program, grouped so that students can specialise in a chosen field. Students can also opt for elective courses across multiple streams given affordability and approval from a course leader, HoDs and Deans, and this requires that guidelines are followed.

  • Online Elective

    There is also a provision for students to choose elective courses through online mode such as MOOC’s, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms. For such courses students should adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the University.

  • International Competitions

    The student can also earn 3 or 4 credits by participating in the international competitions like technical presentation/​conference/​publications in the journal etc., and winning the award in that. In that case he/​she can be exempted from one of the elective courses of the programme

  • Group Project

    A group of up to 5 students can come together to work on an interdisciplinary project in consultation with faculty. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and demonstrate the working of the product, and the project needs to be approved by a committee before it is executed. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only.

  • Industry Internship or Project

    A student can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organisation. Alternately, students can undertake a mini-project which requires self-directed study that can be pursued with an affiliated faculty member. The internship needs to be approved by the HoD and Dean and students have to submit a report and make a presentation to a panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course includes a dissertation and publication. Each student has to choose a relevant topic for a dissertation and this needs to be approved by a committee constituted by the HoD. The dissertation should then be converted into a technical paper published in reputed conferences or journals.

  • Uses an application-based learning approach. 
  • Offers research opportunities.
  • Provides internship, training, and placement support with various universities and industries worldwide. 
  • Ensures expert guest lectures from various institutions and industries.
  • Includes workshops, industry visits, group discussions and debates.
  • Small batches to encourage in-depth learning.
  • Ensures a Group Project and Dissertation as output

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation.

Structure

Study Domains

  • DC

    Department Common courses

    A deep dive into the core domain of basic chemistry that includes Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis and Computational Methods in Chemistry

  • EC

    Elective or Specialisation Course

    Includes an overview into industrial chemistry to include Chemistry of Agrochemicals, Textiles and Polymers, Industrial Minerals, Petroleum Chemistry, Chemistry of Oils, Fats, Surfactants and Coatings.

  • S

    Seminars

    Emphasis is on teaching skills

  • RC

    Research Course

    An overview of Research Methodology.

Course Progression

Course Credits
Mathematical Methods of Physics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Classical Mechanics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Quantum Mechanics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
General Physics Laboratory - 1

DC Practicals

2
Computer Laboratory

DC Practicals

2
Seminar - 1

S Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Electronics and devices

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Electrodynamics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Electronics Laboratory

DC Practicals

2
General Physics Laboratory - 2

DC Practicals

2
Seminar - 2

S Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Atomic and Molecular Physics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Nuclear and Particle Physics

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Solid State Physics - 1

DC Theory Tutorials

4
Solid State Physics - 2

EC Theory Tutorials

4
Research Methodology

RC Theory

2
Advanced Physics Laboratory

EC Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Physics of Semiconductor Devices

EC Theory Tutorials

4
MEMS and Nanotechnology

EC Theory Tutorials

4
Internship*

EC Practicals

4
Seminar - 3

S Practicals

4
Dissertation

EC Practicals

12

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

Student performance in each course is assessed through an assignment (with 50% weightage) and an examination (with 50% weightage). A student is required to score a minimum of 40% in each of the components and 40% overall for the successful completion of a course and for earning the corresponding credit(s).

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to learn and understand Applied Solid State Physics. 
  • Ability to apply Solid State Physics for newer applications. 
  • Ability to analyse mathematical models of physical systems for enhancement of system performance and arrive at limitations of physical systems. 
  • Ability to enhance students’ ability to develop mathematical models of defined physical systems.
  • Ability to prepare students to evaluate the soundness of concepts proposed. 
  • Ability to pursue Physics Hone as a teacher and researcher. 
  • Ability to work in a team, and be committed to lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Career opportunities

In upcoming years, the government will boost funds for basic sciences, and given the acute shortage of qualified teaching staff, job prospects with this degree in academia, research and industries are high.

Careers

  • Professor / Teacher

  • Further Specialisation

  • Researcher

  • Academician

  • PhD

  • Entrepreneur

Admissions

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a B.Sc, B.E, B. Tech or an equivalent degree examination in the appropriate discipline and have secured at least 45 % marks in the aggregate or equivalent CGPA and 50 % in the cognate course.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government
    notifications. 

Application Process

  • All students are required to contact the admissions department for more details

Fees & Scholarships

  • Rs 88,550 per annum (Tuition Fee + Other Fee)

Eligibility

  • Foreign students should have equivalent qualification approved by Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of

Application Process

All students are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Fees & Scholarships

  • USD 2500 + Other Fee Rs. 38,550 per annum 

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Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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