Department of Physics
Head of Department 
Dr. Vivek Kumar Sonwane Ph.D.,M.Sc. 
Faculties 
1. Smt.Dipti Gadpale M.Sc. 2. Shri. Shivnath Gathe (Guest faculty) M.Sc.3. Shri.Anil Pimpalkar (Guest Faculty) M.Sc.
4. Smt. Rinki Madan(JBS)M.Sc.

Cources 
B.Sc./M.Sc. 
Cources
Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc. / M.Sc.
 Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc.12^{th} in Maths Group
 Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc. Graduate with Physics one subject
B.Sc.
Program Outcomes (PO):
This program is expected to make students well verse with the following outcomes:
 Strong foundation knowledge and comprehend the basic concepts and principles in Physics;
 Able to progress in their academic performance through structured curricula;
 Learn, design and perform experiments in the labs to demonstrate the concepts, principles and theories learned in the classrooms;
 Develop a good communication skill to explain complicated physics technical terminologies in simple manner;
 Aware of their ethical and moral values and not practice fabrication and plagiarism;
 Understanding the issues related to nature and environmental contexts and sustainable development;
 Prepare for employment and higher studies in Physics.
Course Outcomes: B.Sc. (Physics)
S.No.

Name of the Course (Paper)

Course Outcome

B.Sc. – I Year

1

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
( S1PHYS 1T)

 The course makes the students able to understand the basic physics of heat and temperature and their relation with energy, work, radiation and matter;
 The students also expected to learn how laws of thermodynamics



are used in a heat engine to transform heat into work;
 This course will also develop an understanding of the various concepts of statistics and the methods to apply them in thermodynamics;
 The Students will understand the importance studying statistical mechanics with the behaviour of particles under classical and quantum conditions.

2

Lab (Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics)
( S1PHYS 1P)

 The Students would gain practical knowledge about heat and radiation by performing various experiments;
 The student will acquire knowledge about the different forms of distribution of subatomic particles in the system using statistical methods;
 The students will be able to use various thermodynamical instruments in daily life.

3

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
( S1PHYS 2T)

 The students will acquire the knowledge of basic mathematical methods to solve the various problem in physics;
 The course would empower the students to develop the idea about the behaviour of physical bodies;
 It will provide the basic concepts related to the motion of all the objects around us in daily life;
 The students would be able to builds a foundation of various applied field in science and technology especially in the field of mechanical engineering;
 The students will be able to understand the relativistic effect and the relation between energy and mass.

4

Lab (Mechanics and General Properties of Matter)
( S1PHYS 2P)

 The Students would acquire basic practical knowledge related to mechanics through the experiments;
 Students will be familiar with various measurements devices by which they can measure various physical quantities with accuracy;
 The students will develop the concept related to the mechanics and properties of matter.

B.Sc. – II Year

1

Wave and Optics ( S2PHYS 1T)

 Develop an understanding of various aspects of harmonic oscillations and waves specially superposition of collinear and perpendicular oscillations;
 Understand several phenomenon of daily life that can be explained as wave phenomenon;
 Understand various optical phenomenon principles, working and applications;
 Using the principles of wave motion and superposition phenomenon like interference, diffraction, polarization will be



understood.

2

Lab (Wave and Optics) ( S2PHYS 1P)

 Study parameters of waves, superposition of waves using cathode ray tube;
 Explain various optical phenomenon like interference, diffraction and polarization by performing experiments;
 Use various optical devices such as prism, grating, spectrometers, polarimeter etc. in daily life.

3

Electricity Magnetism and Electromagnetic Theory
( S2PHYS 2T)

 Understand the basic concepts of electricity and magnetism and their applications;
 Apply various network theorems and their applications in electronics, electrical circuit analysis and electrical machines;
 Understand the construction and working of ballistic galvanometer and cathode ray oscilloscope;
 Understand the concept of electromagnetic waves and their reflection and refraction from plane surface.

4

Lab (Electricity Magnetism and Electromagnetic Theory)
( S2PHYS 2P)

 Verify various laws in electricity and magnetism such as Lenz’s law, Faraday’s law;
 Understand the construction, working and uses of various measuring instruments;
 Verify various network theorems using simple electrical circuits.

B.Sc. – III Year

1

Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

 This course comprises the study of dual nature of subatomic particle. Quantum mechanics' explain how things happen beyond our normal observation,
 Students will learn Schrödinger equation, its application in 1D, 2D potential well problems, and SHO and rigid rotator.
 In this Course students will also develop understanding of atomic of atomic spectroscopy through Bohr's model, Stern Gerlach experiment, quantum numbers and such other concepts.
 This course also includes study of Molecular spectroscopy, Nuclear and Elementary particles.

2

Solid State Physics and Electronic Devices

 Students would be able to understand various types of crystal structure and bonding.
 Students would learn Lattice structure and properties of solids.
 In this course students would know about the semiconductor devices like diode, transistor and their characteristics.
 This course comprises the study of amplifier and their applications.



 In this course student would also know about Nano Technology.

3

Lab

 Performing various practical such as determination of Plank’s constant, e/m using Thomson’s method, Millikan’s oil drop method, etc. students learned the basic understanding of Quantum Mechanics;
 The course provides practical knowledge of various physical properties like magnetism, dielectrics, ferroelectrics and semiconductors.
 Students would gain a handson learning experience by performing experiments on spectroscopy like study of Zeeman effect, spectra of hydrogen, etc.

Course Outcomes: M.Sc. (Physics)
S.
No.

Name of the Course (Paper)

Course Outcome

M.Sc. – I Semester

1

Mathematical Physics

 Students would be able to understand the mathematical methods essential for solving the advanced problems in physics. It would be helpful in the development of the ability to apply the mathematical concepts and techniques to solve the problems in theoretical and experimental physics;
 The knowledge of mathematical physics would be beneficial in further research and development as it serve as a tool in almost every branch of science and engineering;
 Matrices are applied in the study of electrical circuits, quantum mechanics, and optics;
 Finding solution to differential equations through Laplace transformation method, Green function method, etc strengthens student skill in solving the problems;
 Bessel functions are used in acoustics (such as drum or other membrane of phone), Signal processing, heat conduction, cylindrical waveguide;
 Laguerre polynomials are used to solve Laguerre equations.
 Integral transformation helps the student in studying the time domain problem in frequency domain;
 Fourier transform of a signal tells you what frequencies are present in your signal and in what proportions;



 Laplace transforms are useful for solving electrical circuit problems;
 Knowledge of Green’s function assists students to solve the nonhomogeneous differential equations. Learning of methodology and application of the Green’s function clarifies the basics of calculus and analytical skill;
 Complex analysis has great applications not only in mathematics but in electrical engineering, fluid dynamics, in conformal mapping to solve boundary value problems, in control theory, field theory and in wave guide study. One can solve real integrals using complex analysis without tedious calculations.

2

Classical Mechanics

 In this course students would learn to apply the Newtonian mechanics using various mathematical formulations to describe the motions of macroscopic objects using generalized coordinates, momentum, forces and energy. The classical mechanics would be helpful in understanding of advanced branches of modern physics;
 The students will be able to understand and describe mechanics of a particle, and the motion of a mechanical system using LagrangeHamilton formalism;
 Able to describe conservation theorems and symmetry properties, Hamiltonian formalism, conservation laws, Poisson theorems and HamiltonJacobi theory;
 Able to describe and understand theory of small oscillations;
 The students are able to explain rigid body dynamics, Euler’s angles, Euler’s theorem, moment of, inertia tensor, eigen values, periodic motion, oscillations;
 Understand the symmetries of space and time.

3

Quantum Mechanics  I

 The course provides an understanding of the behaviour of the systems at microscopic (atomic and nuclear) scale and even smaller;
 Students would learn basic postulates and formulations of quantum Mechanics;
 Concept of wave function and wave packet is introduced. Students get their critical thinking ability developed by studying uncertainty principle;
 Study of probability, expectation value and Ehrenfest’s theorem assist students to be enriched with mathematical calculation;
 The concept of Schrodinger equation creates analytical power of students;
 Concept of linear vector space help them to write the systems in proper way;
 The studies of different potentials nourish them to think



about system and its function with the help of mathematical tools. Students get skilled by studying the formalism of quantum mechanics in describing the systems mathematically and this knowledge becomes very useful for their study of particle physics, spectroscopy and research;
 By studying angular momentum, the conceptual clarity regarding the calculations of the eigenvalue and eigen vector;
 Understanding of perturbation theory helps to solve various complicated problems.

4

Electronic Devices

 To study the basics of transistor and its working and implementation;
 To study different biasing techniques to operate transistor, JFET, MOSFET and MESFET;
 To know the principle of operation of DEVICES LIKE tunnel diode, Gunn diode, Impatt diodes, etc;
 To know the principle of operation of photoelectronic devices like photodiode, LDR, LED and semiconductor diode lasers;
 This course comprises of basic understanding of memory devices such as ROM, RAM, CMOS, NMOS and their types;
 This course comprises of basic understanding of electro optic, magnetooptic, acousto – optic, piezoelwectric, electrostrictive and magnetostrictive effects;
 Detail study of photovoltaic energy conversion helpful for the students to find opportunities research & development (R & D)

5

Laboratory Course – A ( General and Optics )

 The Students would acquire basic practical knowledge related to mechanics through the experiments;
 Students will be familiar with various measurements devices by which they can measure various physical quantities with accuracy;
 The students will develop the concept related to the mechanics and properties of matter.

6

Laboratory Course – B (Electronics)

 Students would gain a handson learning experience by performing experiments semiconductor devices.

M.Sc. – II Semester

1

Quantum Mechanics  II

 The course deals with approximation methods for bound states: time independent and time dependent perturbation theory, WKB approximation;
 The course includes the study of scattering theory, identical particles; the course would describe the nature



and behaviour of matter and energy at subatomic level. In particular, theory of scattering gives an understanding collision between a quantum mechanical particle and target;
 The study of relativistic quantum mechanics enables the students to understand the behaviour of objects moving with speeds comparable to that of light.

2

Statistical Mechanics

 The students are able explain fundamentals of statistical physics and thermodynamics as logical consequences of the postulates;
 The students able to elaborate the BE, FD and BE statistics;
 Able to explain statistics of ensembles;
 The students can understand and explain the importance of phase transition of first and second order, Landau theory of phase transition;
 Ising model, Brownian motion, Langevin theory, Fokker Planck equation and Onsager reciprocity relations.

3

Electrodynamics and Plasma Physics

 The study of electromagnetic theory provides basic foundation for the students to understand advanced courses of physics.
 The course involves the study of electromagnetic theory, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves, radiations from moving charges; Four vector current and potential and their invariance under Lorentz transformation, Langragian and Hamiltonian for a relativistic charged particle in external EM field;
 Students would understand the elementary concept of occurrence of plasma, domain of magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics.

4

Atomic and Molecular Physics  I

 The student shall have knowledge of modern atomic and molecular physics including quantum states of one electron atom, spin orbit interaction methods of molecular quantum mechanics, two electron system, interaction energy in LS and JJ coupling;
 Detail knowledge of molecules and their spectra would give deep insight about their behaviour;
 Understand the importance of spectroscopy by learning about both experimental and theoretical working of various kind of spectroscopy techniques;
 Able to know about advances in atomic and molecular nanotechnology.

5

Laboratory Course – A

 In this course the experiments are designed to give glimpse of heat, magnetism, electricity and optics


( General and Optics )

experiments.

6

Laboratory Course – B (Electronics)

 Students would gain practical knowledge of basic electronic circuits and components by performing experiments in laboratory the experiments include: UJT, MOSFET, amplifiers and oscillators.

M.Sc. – III Semester

1

Condensed Matter Physics  I

 Learned about the Bravais lattice and structure of some basic crystals;
 Able to understand the concept of crystal diffraction by X ray;
 Understanding of elastic properties of solids;
 Detail knowledge of lattice vibration and concept of phonon;
 Student would gain insight of thermal properties and band theory of solids.

2

Nuclear and Particle Physics

 In this course students would know about the general properties of nuclei, nuclear interaction and nuclear reactions;
 The course expands the knowledge of nuclear decay and nuclear models;
 The course builds a foundation for elementary particle physics and cosmic rays.

3

Digital Electronics  I

 In this course students would know about the basics of digital electronicsnum by knowing about number system and codes and conversion between them;
 Understand the basic working of different logic gates and laws of Boolean algebra, De Morgan theorem, NOR & NAND logic for simplification of circuits;
 Understand the working of multiplexer, demultiplexer, encoder, decoder, parity checker, generators and flipflops;
 The course expands the knowledge of counters, digital to analog and analog to digital convertors.

4

Atomic and Molecular Physics  II

 The course builds a foundation for modern atomic and molecular physics;
 Knowledge of NMR, ESR and Mossbauer spectroscopy enables students for R & D opportunities;
 The course expands the knowledge of electronic spectra of diatomic molecules and Raman spectra.

5

Laboratory Course – A
( Solid State Physics )

 In this course the experiments are designed to understand the theory of solid state physics like electroluminescence,



barrier potential, etc.

6

Laboratory Course – B (Digital Electronics)

 Students would gain practical knowledge of basic digital electronic circuits and components by performing experiments in laboratory the experiments include: Logic Gates, Flipflops.

M.Sc. – IV Semester

1

Condensed Matter Physics  I

 The course builds a foundation of concept of superconductivity and magnetism;
 The course includes the study of imperfection in crystals in detail;
 Concept of thin films and nano structure of material, preparation of nano material, etc.
 This course is of immense importance for the students seeking R & D opportunities in the field of theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, device fabrication, nanoscience and nanotechnology etc.

2

Laser Physics

 In This course the students would gain the knowledge of basic principles, properties, types and applications of lasers;
 Understand the basic concepts of holography;
 To design experimental setups in order to characterize a laser in the time or the frequency domain;
 Know the basic principles of nonlinear optics.

3

Digital Electronics  II

 The course expands the knowledge of design and analysis the different parameters of OPAMP;
 Understand the applications of OPAMP for positive and negative feedback concept;
 Understanding of microprocessors and microcomputers such as 8086/8088 microprocessor;
 The course builds a foundation for programming of microprocessor.

4

Material Science

 Materials science is a branch of Physics which with properties & characteristics of materials
 The course expands the knowledge of classification of materials, phase transition, diffusion in materials, elastic and inelastic behaviour and transport properties of solids;
 It is an applied branch of physics and has got tremendous potential for job as researcher and as technician.

5

Laboratory Course – A ( Solid State Physics )

 In this course the experiments are designed to understand the theory of solid state physics like resistivity of semiconductor, dielectric constant, lattice vibration, types



of semiconductor, susceptibility, etc.

6

Laboratory Course – B (Digital Electronics)

 Students would gain practical knowledge of basic digital electronic circuits and components by performing experiments in laboratory the experiments include: A/D and D/A convertor, adder, substractor, OPAMP.

7

Project

 This course is based on preliminary topics both in theory and experiments. The students are given topics under the supervision of faculty members of the department. Students have the opportunity to work on theoretical as well as experimental topics in physics. The knowledge gained during their project work play a key role in the students understanding of the concepts of physics and even would help them to pursue Ph. D degree and start their carrier in research in scientific institutions.
