A Three-year B.Sc. (Honours) Course under 1+1+1 Regulations (2009) of University of Calcutta

Course Outcomes - Physics Honours

Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Sound, Waves, Vibration

  1. Students learn accurately how to describe motion of objects, planetary motions, gravitation etc.
  2. Know how to apply the conservation principle and symmetry of a system.
  3. Learn that different kinds of matter have various properties. For example, pressure, surface tension are important properties for a fluid, but stress, Modulus are important properties of solid objects.
  4. Student learn about various types of wave and their propagation.

Heat and Thermodynamics

  1. To understand the principle of calorimetry
  2. Understand the basic principle and laws of Thermodynamics
  3. Understand the concepts of Entropy


  1. To provide a basic understanding of physical and geometrical optics
  2. To provide a knowledge of various phenomena that light shows

Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy

  1. Study of atomic phenomena
  2. Application of Quantum behaviour

Mathematical Physics

  1. To apply the knowledge acquired to various physical problems
  2. To develop the problem solving capability



  1. To know basic boolean principle and how various electronic instruments work based on this
  2. To motivate the students to apply the principles of electronics in their day-to-day life.


Electricity and Magnetism

  1. To learn about electrical charges and currents and their properties
  2. Enhance problem solving capability based on various realistic situation


Quantum Mechanics and Relativity

  1. These are basic building block of modern physics. Students learn how various optical phenomena can be described by quantum mechanics, for example interference etc.
  2. To understand that magnetism arises due to motion of charges
  3. Energy and mass relation
  4. Application of quantum mechanics and relativity in other areas of Physics

Nuclear Physics and particle Physics

  1. Study structure of Nucleus and subnuclear properties
  2. Radioactivity and related properties
    3) Instruments to detect such microscopic phenomena

Principles of Programming, Numerical Methods and C Programming

1) How to write algorithms, iteration techniques
2) Various numerical methods to solve numerical problems

Practical and Laboratories

1) Learn practical situation
2) Bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical real life situation

Solid State Physics

1) Learn properties of solid (crystal etc.) at the quantum level
2) Electrical, magnetic, thermal, superconducting properties are explained based on quantum and statistical mechanical theory.

Statistical Mechanics

1) To understand statistical properties of matter
2) To use these theories in practical systems (ideal gas, Bose and Fermi systems)


Program Outcomes - Physics Honours

Physics deals with a wide variety of systems, from microscopic level (atoms, nucleus) to Astronomical level (Sun, galaxy). Basic principles are more-or-less used by physicists at every level. Each of these theories are experimentally verified in a number of ways and found to be a sufficiently appropriate description of nature. Physics uses mathematics as a medium to organize and formulate experimental results. Based on those results, precise or estimated new predictions are generally made which are, then, experimentally confirmed or invalidated. The results from physics experiments are numerical measurements. Technologies based on mathematics, like computation have made computational physics an active area of research. Also, Particle Physics, Astro-Physics, Solid State or Condensed Matter Physics are the branches of physics where active research is going on worldwide.


Program Specific Outcome - Physics Honours

  • The course structure has been prepared in such a way so as the students learn and understand how the various physical phenomena take place based on their already acquired knowledge.
  • Solving problems based on realistic situation make them understand how various physical systems in everyday life work. Therefore, the Course not only imparts some abstract knowledge, but also instills basic need-based knowledge as well.
  • The main cognitive outcome of the course is that students learn how to explain an otherwise unknown situation/problem on their own.
  • Another important part of the program is its mathematical rigour. Students learn how to solve problems and prove various theorems. This has an enormous effect in their behavioral outcome. The students learn to analyze situation in a more logical and coherent way. This also instills the quality of accepting a particular knowledge/information based on facts available.\ The mathematical skill and theoretical principles learnt during the three-year program, help them motivate and contribute to the society by actively participating in innovative research, teaching.
  • Also, they can induce rational thinking in society, which is very important in today's scenario.