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B.Sc. Physics By Research - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS (4 year)

Program details

The B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program offered by UPES School of Advanced Engineering is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the captivating field of Astronomy & Astrophysics. This specialization delves into the science behind celestial phenomena and objects beyond our terrestrial realm. Throughout the program, students will explore a wide range of topics, including the fundamental principles of physics, space-time, cosmology, stellar evolution, and the study of galaxies and cosmological structures.

The curriculum places a strong emphasis on equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to comprehend the universe's mysteries. Students will be introduced to various advanced observational techniques and technologies, enabling them to decipher the characteristics and behaviors of remote celestial bodies and cosmic events. The program's research-oriented approach allows students to engage in hands-on projects, fostering their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. By gaining insights into the formation of stars, galaxies, black holes, and the evolution of the cosmos, students will develop a profound appreciation for the intricate workings of the universe.

In addition to theoretical and practical coursework, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced faculty members and researchers, thereby fostering a conducive environment for academic growth and exploration. The B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program aims to nurture individuals who are not only well-versed in the principles of physics but also possess a deep understanding of the universe's grandeur. Graduates will be well-prepared to pursue further studies or careers in research, academia, space agencies, and related industries, contributing to the advancement of humanity's understanding of the cosmos.

Program Highlights

  • The B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program is the first undergraduate program in India offering specialization in Astronomy & Astrophysics, providing a unique opportunity to delve into this fascinating field.
  • Benefit from a distinguished research-oriented faculty with a wealth of experience in the realm of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with ARIES, Nainital, enabling students to engage in experiments and research projects, collaborating closely with ARIES Scientists.
  • Hands-on experience through experiments and real-world applications, enhancing understanding of theoretical concepts.
  • Dedicated placement assistance to guide students in pursuing rewarding career opportunities in both academia and industry.
  • Comprehensive support for competitive exams like JAM, aiding students in their aspirations for higher studies and research.

The B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering offers a promising future scope. With the rapid expansion of the space tourism sector, professionals skilled in astronomical techniques and data analysis will be in demand to support this burgeoning industry. Moreover, graduates specializing in Astronomy & Astrophysics can explore opportunities in companies engaged in the production of astronomical instruments, lenses, and related accessories. This program equips students with the knowledge and expertise to contribute effectively to both the evolving space tourism field and the manufacturing of essential astronomical equipment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering are poised for a diverse range of career opportunities in the realm of space science and technology. With a solid foundation in physics and specialized knowledge in astronomy and astrophysics, students can embark on paths such as planetarium instructors, sharing the wonders of the cosmos with the public. Additionally, the program equips students with computational skills, making them well-suited for roles as computer programmers in the field. For those inclined towards research, opportunities as research associates or scientists’ beckon, driving advancements in our understanding of the universe. Moreover, graduates can excel as astronomical instrument engineers, crafting cutting-edge tools for exploration, or take up roles as lab supervisors and technicians, facilitating hands-on experimentation and discovery.


The B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program at UPES School of Advanced Engineering offers outstanding placement opportunities that equip students with practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Graduates benefit from a robust network of industry connections, research collaborations, and renowned faculty guidance, ensuring seamless transitions into diverse roles within the realm of astronomy, astrophysics, and related fields. UPES's strong track record of successful placements further underscores the program's effectiveness in preparing students for competitive positions in both academic pursuits and industry ventures, solidifying its reputation as a launchpad for promising careers in the fascinating domains of astronomy and astrophysics.

Fee Structure

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Semester 1

Mathematical Physics I​3024
Minor – I​4004
Environment Sustainability 
& Climate Change
Critical Thinking2002
Computational Techniques​2002

Semester 2

Electricity and Magnetism​3024
​Thermal Physics​4004
Mathematical Physics II​4004
Minor - II ​4004
Environment Sustainability & 
Climate Change
Living Conversations2002
Constitution and Indian Polity​2002
TOTAL19 0622

Semester 3

Waves and Optics3024
Analog Systems and Applications​3024
Elements of Modern Physics​3024
Skill Enhancement Course I 
Minor -III ​4004
Design Thinking​2002
Social Internship​0000
TOTAL17 0620

Semester 4

Mathematical Physics II​I4004
Solid State Physics​4004
Digital System and Application​3024
Skill Enhancement Course II 
Minor -IV ​4004
Working with Data​2002

Semester 5

Quantum Mechanics 
and Application​
Atomic and Molecular 
Minor -V ​4004
Leadership & Teamwork​2002
Technonologies of 
Future/Meta 101
Summer Internship00105
Scientific Communication​1001

Semester 6

Electromagnetic Theory​3024
Statistical Mechanics​4004
Nuclear and Particle Physics3024
Minor -VI ​4004
Start your own Start-up2002

Semester 7

Classical Mechanics4004
Elective I4004
Elective II3024
Minor -VII​4004
Research Methodology & Ethics​2002

Semester 8 (B.Sc (H))

Elective III4004
Condensed Matter Physics​3024
Advanced Quantum Mechanics​4004
Minor -VII​I4004


As per NEP, multiple exit options are also available. After securing the requisite 40, 80, 120, 160 credits, Student on exit shall be awarded Certificate, Diploma, 3 Year UG Degree, 4 Year UG (H)/4 Year UG (H) with Research


Interested students must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program: Minimum 50% marks in Class X and XII (PCM/B).

Selection Criteria

Admission to the UPES School of Advanced Engineering's B.Sc. Physics By Research in ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS program is contingent upon the performance of prospective students in a Personal Interview.

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