M.Sc. Physics (Optoelectronics)

FMPSPH 080
Msc opt

Overview

Optoelectronics has been a buoyant area for careers being at the heart of our world’s most exciting technologies. Optoelectronics, fiber optic communication and optical networks have revolutionised global communication. Optical technologies are widely used for system development in the areas distributed sensing, biomedical applications, industrial manufacturing, display and lighting, and defense environments.

India has a gigantic consumer market for optical components and systems. The government is encouraging photovoltaic as an alternative for generating energy. Another major application area is biomedical optics, including microscopy, endoscopy and skin treatment. The study of physics and technology of optoelectronics devices, fiber optic communication and optical networks for efficient transmission of information across the globe has become very important. This interdisciplinary field is ideal for creative and versatile physicists to play their crucial role in technology development.

Topics in optoelectronics are part of solid-state physics but not in depth. We offer a specialisation in optoelelectronics with an outcome based curriculum emphasising critical, analytical and problem-solving skills to equip students to pursue a scientific and research career with preparedness and a matured professional outlook. Students have access to other faculty and a multidisciplinary approach which is emerging as a key differentiator in the success of modern scientific and engineering endeavors.

With the government boosting funds for the basic sciences, there are many job prospects in this field. 

Objective

  • Impart advanced knowledge and an understanding of optoelectronics.
  • Apply the theory of optoelectronics for newer applications.
  • Enable students to analyse mathematical models of physical systems for enhancement of system performance and arrive at limitations of physical systems.
  • Enhances student ability to develop mathematical models of defined physical systems.
  • Prepare students to evaluate the soundness of concepts.
  • Hones student skills to pursue physics as a teaching and research career.
  • Train students in teamwork and in 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

Theory Tutorials

4
Classical Mechanics

Theory Tutorials

4
Quantum Mechanics

Theory Tutorials

4
General Physics Laboratory-1

Practicals

2
Computer Laboratory

Practicals

2
Seminar-1

Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Electronics and devices

Theory Tutorials

4
Electrodynamics

Theory Tutorials

4
Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Theory Tutorials

4
Electronics Laboratory

Practicals

2
General Physics Laboratory -2

Practicals

2
Seminar -2

Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Theory Tutorials

4
Nuclear and Particle Physics

Theory Tutorials

4
Solid State Physics-1

Theory Tutorials

4
Physics of Optoelectronic Devices

Theory Tutorials

4
Research Methodology

Theory

2
Advanced Physics Laboratory

Practicals

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Lasers and Fiber-Optic Communication

Theory Tutorials

4
Nonlinear Optics

Theory Tutorials

4
Internship*

Practicals

4
Seminar-3

Practicals

4
Dissertation

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 impart higher level knowledge and understanding of optoelectronics.
  • Ability to apply the principles of optoelectronics 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 develop mathematical models of defined physical systems.
  • Ability to evaluate the soundness of concepts proposed.
  • Ability to pursue physics as a teaching and research career.
  • Ability to work in teams and pursue lifelong learning for continuous professional development.

Career opportunities

In the coming years, the government intends to boost up funds for basic sciences. There is an acute shortage of qualified teaching staff. The job prospects for candidates with M.Sc. look good in academia, research institutions and industry.

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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Mr. S L Narasimhan
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