Physics is a stream of Science that deals with the study of matter and its motion through space-time, as well as the study of the interaction between matter and energy. It basically is the general analysis of nature conducted to understand how the universe works.
This course imparts knowledge about various basic principles of Physics. It also covers the basic knowledge of various specializations like nuclear physics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, cosmology, medicine, mining, geophysics.
Q: What are the career prospects for a physicist?
A: With a comprehensive knowledge of concepts in Physics, students with M.Sc. Physics degree can find employment in private as well as in Government sector. One can look for jobs in research labs, medical labs, academic institutions, IT field, technical field, automobile industry and various government-owned Scientific Research and Development Organizations. Other than these options a Physics graduate has the option even to step ahead for civil services for which one is supposed to clear civil service exams conducted by UPSC.
According to the projection made by BLS, during 2012-2022 jobs for physicists would go up by 10%. A physicist is lucky enough to get job anywhere he/she wants to. Teaching profession is also open to a Physics graduate.
Q: What private companies can a Physics graduate get employed in?
A: Here are the private companies a physics graduate can work in:
- Maruti Udyog
- Tech Mahindra
- CTS, etc.
Q: Can a Physics graduate find work in the government sector?
A: A physics Graduate can find employment easily in the government sector. Here are some organisations which hire Physics graduates:
- Bhabha AtomicResearch Centre
- Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
- National thermal Power Corporation
- Indian Space Research Organisation
Q: What are the best entrance exams for studying MSc Physics?
A: Here are the entrance exams one could consider for MSc physics:
- IIT JAM
- MHT CET
Q: What is minimum eligibility criteria to study MSc Physics?
A: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination by a recognized board and BSc Physics with 50% or above marks in aggregate. The candidate must have passed B.Sc. (General/Programme/B.Sc. (Pass) B.Sc. (H) Electronic, B.A. /B.Sc. (H) Instrumentation B.A./ B.Sc. (H) Electronics with 50% or above marks in aggregate.
Q: What is the average course fee for MSc Physics?
A: The average tuition fee for the entire course ranges between INR 25,000 to 1.5 Lakhs.
Q: What are the best colleges for studying Physics?
A: These are the best colleges for MSc Physics:
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
- Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
- Loyola College, Chennai
For further information refer to the Top Colleges Section.