Duration of Program 3 years (6 Semesters)


Seats 15*

*Total Seats in B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics

B.Sc (H) Physics, with specialization in Astronomy and Astrophysics and Computational Physics would be a full time 3-year undergraduate program in Physics. This program is designed for students who not only want to build a sound base in Physics, but also wish to study Astronomy and Astrophysics/Computational Physics. Thus, the students in this program would not only study the conventional modules in Physics at undergraduate level, but would also study modules on Astronomy and Astrophysics/Computational Physics.

Academic Collaborations

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

PEO-1: Graduate will have significant opportunities to get employment at Local and National level, and can work as analyst, quality controller, research assistant and in government sector job. 

PEO-2: Graduate will have leadership quality to handle all kind of circumstances in diversities by providing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary learning environment. 

PEO-3: Graduate will continuously learn and adopt new skills and techniques to overcome the problem related with new technologies. 

PEO-4: Graduate will be able to formulate, investigate and analyze scientifically real life problems along with ethical attitude which works in multidisciplinary team. 

PSO-1: Attain a systemic understanding of fundamental physical concepts, principles and theories along with their applications to design and execute experiments on various advanced equipment. 

PSO-2: Develop proficiency in understanding the hierarchical architecture of the cosmos, increasing in scale from the Solar System to the Galaxy to the Universe, and decreasing in scale to atoms and their nuclei. 

PSO-3: Analyze astronomical data, and quantitative data generally. 

  • Research associate 
  • Acoustic consultant 
  • Astronomy lab Assistant 
  • Data scientist 
  • Planetarium instructors 
  • Radiation detection practitioner 
  • Research Assistant 
  • Programmers 
  • Fill Application Form
  • Screening of Application
  • Short listed student gets an invite for Personal Interview
Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 60% 10th,12th, & Graduation   

Scholarship: 50% waiver for 1st semester tuition fee on 5% seats in each program

Disclaimer: Only one category of scholarship can be availed by student, Multiple scholarship to one candidate will not be granted 



Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course PHYS 1011  Mathematical Physics I 4
Core Course TBA  Mathematical Physics I Lab 1
Core Course PHYS 1012  Mechanics 4
Core Course  TBA Mechanics Lab 1
Core Course TBA  Introduction to Metrology 2
HSE HSFS 1003 Environmental Science 2
Generic Elective    Generic Elective - I (Chemistry/Mathematics/Geology) 6
School for life SLLS0101 Learning how to learn 2
School for life SLLS0102 Living Conversation 2
    Total 24





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course PHYS 1013  Electricity and Magnetism 4
Core Course TBA  Electricity and Magnetism Lab 1
Core Course  PHYS 1014 Waves and Optics 4
Core Course  TBA Waves and Optics Lab 1
Core Course TBA  Thermal Physics 5
Generic Elective    Generic Elective- II (Mathematics/Chemistry/Geology) 6
School for life SLLS0103 Leadership & Teamwork 2
School for life SLLG0104 Critical Thinking & Writing 3
    Total 26





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  PHYS 2001 Mathematical Physics II 4
Core Course TBA Mathematical Physics II Lab 1
Core Course PHYS 2006  Analog Systems and Applications 4
Core Course  TBA Analog Systems and Applications Lab 1
Core Course PHYS 2005  Elements of Modern Physics 4
Core Course TBA  Elements of Modern Physics Lab 1
Skill Enhancement    Skill Enhancement Electives I 2
Generic Elective   Generic Elective-IV (Mathematics/Chemistry/Geology) 6
School for life SLLS 0201 Design Thinking 2
School for life SLLS 2001 Social Internship 0
    Total 25





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course  PHYS 2004  Mathematical Physics III 5
Core Course   TBA Statistical Mechanics 3
Core Course  PHYS 2003  Digital System and Application 4
Core Course  TBA  Digital System and Application Lab 1
Skill Enhancement   Skill Enhancement Electives II 2
Generic Elective    Generic Elective-IV (Mathematics/Chemistry/Geology) 6
School for life   Working with Data 2
School for life   Ethical Leadership in the 21th Century (Human Values and Ethics) 3
    Total 26





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course   TBA Quantum Mechanics and Application 5
Specialization course   Specialization course I  5
Specialization course   Specialization course II 5
Specialization course   Specialization course III  5
School for life   Persuasive Presence 2
School for life   Environment and Sustainability - Himalaya Fellowship 3
    Total 25





Category Subject Code Subject Credits
Core Course   PHYS 3003 Electromagnetic Theory 4
Core Course  TBA  Electromagnetic Theory Lab 1
Core Course   TBA Solid State Physics 5
Specialization course   Specialization course IV 5
Dissertation   Dissertation 6
School for life   Signature course 5 3
    Total 24





Fundamentals of Astrophysics
Fundamentals of Astronomy
Observational Astronomy Lab
Stellar Evolution
Solar Physics
Solar Physics Lab


We at the department believe in experiential teaching and learning and strive to imbibe problem solving skills and critical thinking in the students. The following practices are in place to improve the quality of Teaching-Learning and student experience: 

  • Design and Review of individual Course Plans at the beginning of session 
  • Course Completion Report (CCR) 
  • Academic Planning & Monitoring 
  • Quality Laboratory Experience 
  • Encouraging Advanced Learner 
  • Slow Learners Support 
  • ICT enabled Classroom (sound system, mic and projector) 
  • Guest lectures  
  • Certification Courses  
  • Professional Software Training (PST) and Certification 
  • NPTEL lectures 
  • Use of Virtual labs 
  • Participation in competitive events (In-house/National/International). 
  • Participation in Conferences/Seminars/Workshops (National/International). 
  • Semester Exchange Program. 
  • FDP 

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