Physics is an intriguing branch of science that nurtures the primary knowledge for scientific advancement of research and technology both. Pursuing Physics (Hons.) after 12th demands conceptualization knowledge and most important imaginations that suits well to the words said by Sir Elbert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. Physics is one of the oldest disciplines of science and offers vast career opportunities to the aspirants. Benefits of choosing Physics after 12th range from a good salary package to amazing career growth as one gains relevant knowledge and experience.
B.Sc (Hons.) Physics programme provides a strong base for students in fundamental knowledge in physics-centric courses. B.Sc. Physics programme includes theories and concepts of physics based subjects and also open-elective interdisciplinary subjects such as learning computer science and mathematics. After completing B.Sc. in Physics, various opportunities are available for the candidates. Either, they can opt for higher education, i.e. M.Sc. in Physics or they can go for a job in the relevant field.
Courses and Exams after B.Sc. Physics
To enter top educational and research institutes in India and abroad, there is a well-refined entrance test procedure. Several entrance tests are conducted at national level.
- After B.Sc. degree, students are eligible for the MRNAT / IIT-JAM exam conducted by various institutions. Another exams like Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is also conducted by universities for admission in M.Tech programme.
- JEST exam is another entrance examination conducted by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) for admission in integrated MTech, Ph.D. courses in the institutes that demand JEST scores.
- Students having B.Sc. degree can enter M.Sc. programme based on JEST score. TIFR enrols students in its master course in integrated course M.Sc./Ph.D. by conducting a national level test.
- If the student is willing to go abroad for higher studies then he must clear the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to get admission in a graduate programme abroad. From the job perspective, there are various jobs for a physics student that he can opt after completing his study. He can be a Physicist, a lecturer, a professor in university, a scientist in various research centres in the country, a radiologist, a scientific advisor, an entrepreneur, a researcher in a top organization mentioned earlier.
Jobs after B.Sc. Physics
There are a number of job opportunities available for a B.Sc. Physics graduate. Here are some of the top job profiles:
- Physics Lecturer
- Lab Assistant
- Research Associate
- Subject Matter Expert
- Radiologist Assistant
- Academic Counselor
- Content Developer
- Quality Control Manager
- Radiation Oncologist
Job opportunities as a scientist exist with organizations like BARC, ISRO, DRDO, VSSC, SSPL and other many well-established research centres in India as well as abroad.
Written By :- Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, MRU