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The future scope of MSc Physics


The future scope of MSc Physics

Last updated: 22 Apr 2020

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INTRODUCTION

Master of Science (MSc) Physics is a natural science post-graduate degree. It has a duration of two years. Physics is the branch of science that involves the study of matter, energy, force and the interaction between them. The course is usually taken after a three- year BSc in Physics graduate degree. The MSc Physics course prepares candidates for application and research-based careers. The course emphasizes on the theoretical and practical fundamentals and applications of Physics. It is an interdisciplinary subject and involves basic concepts of Mathematics, Geometry and Computers. Important and useful theories and laws are taught that help to explain day-to-day phenomena like the definition and applications of matter, motion, speed, velocity, space and time, energy, pressure and force. Students are provided a strong foundation to configure and determine numerical figures, precise measurements, diagrammatic illustrations and graphical representation to explain and demonstrate natural occurrences, simple machines, analysis of natural processes and working of everyday appliances.

The course builds personal skills like communication, attention to detail, numerical ability, teamwork, logic, presentation and analysis; and professional and social skills like planning and execution, problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical thinking and reasoning.

SCOPE OF MSC PHYSICS

MSc Physics graduates have many opportunities in the fields of Science, Research and Technology. Students have many opportunities in different areas and sectors:

  • Research Scientist - in national laboratories and organizations like:
    • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
    • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
    • Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL)
    • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    • National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL)
    • Indira Gandhi Centre for atomic research (IGCAR)
  • Research Associate/Analyst - in R&D institutes like:
    • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
    • Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)
    • Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
    • Centre for Liquid Crystal Research (CLCR)
    • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)
  • Research Assist/Consultant – in laboratories and institutes associated with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) like:
    • National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
    • National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI)
    • National Institute of Science (NIS)
    • Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS)
    • Institute of Materials and Mineral Technology (IMMT)
    • National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR)
  • Research Officer - in agricultural and industrial research services
  • Teacher/Lecturer - in secondary and higher secondary schools, degree colleges, engineering colleges and universities
  • Physics Tutor - in reputed academic coaching institutes
  • Counsellor/Specialist - in assisting and guiding national research centers and organisations
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) - professional certifications in individual specializations are essential to have Senior Consultants and SMEs:
    • Nuclear Physics
    • High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Astrophysics
    • Cosmology
    • Medicine
    • Mining
    • Geophysics
  • Further Studies - higher education in individual specializations ensures increased exposure and work experience. This can be achieved through:
    • MPhil in Physics
    • PhD in Physics
  • Increased work experience ensures high-paying salary and job satisfaction. With work experience, an individual’s salary increases to 20 LPA to 25 LPA with added benefits.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT

Different colleges offer placement opportunities to candidates to ensure that every deserving candidate receives recognition. This ensures that qualified graduates transform into important resources for the development and success of the country’s economy. Excellent placement opportunities are provided:

  • Keeping in mind the dynamic future needs of India
  • Careful selection processes to ensure that the IDEAL candidate is provided an opportunity
  • Continuous Education, Research & Development areas to identify talent and apply them in the perfect career opening
  • Skills and certifications in addition to academic record to ensure a balance between education and practical research
  • Diverse real-world internships and projects to guarantee practical exposure
  • Inter-disciplinary exposure - to provide a variety of experience and practical knowledge
  • Counsellors that effectively strike a match between recruiter expectations and student potential
  • Student employability enhancement through workshops, alumni talks, guest lectures, and certification courses
  • Pre-Placement Talks to ensure prior preparation and methodical Placement procedure
  • Resume Verification - to ensure that a student’s CVs and resumes are of high standard
  • Group Discussion/Personal Interview workshops - to ensure thorough preparation before campus interviews
  • Mock Interviews - to ensure students are prepared to face important CEOs and Managers

CAREER AREAS

Many job opportunities are available in public and private academic institutions, research laboratories, atomic and space organizations, telecommunication sectors, manufacturing companies, corporate offices, MNCs and medical industries. Potential career roles are:

  • Auditor
  • Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Consultant
  • Lab Assistant
  • Lecturer/Professor
  • Medical Physicist
  • Medical Writer
  • Online Tutor
  • Physics Mentor
  • Research Associate
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Scientist
  • Radiation Physicist
  • Research Analyst
  • Radiologist
  • Statistician
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Training Manager
  • Tutor

RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITIES

MSc Physics postgraduates can find employment opportunities in many public and private companies. Popular recruiters are:

  • Schools
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Research Centers
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Infosys
  • Wipro
  • Cognizant
  • Capgemini
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT)

CONCLUSION

An MSc Physics degree is a popular and renowned natural science post graduate course recognized throughout the world. The two-year course is structured to prepare students for a career in research and development. The course curriculum consists of theoretical concepts, practical experiments, skill-building programs and certification courses that create a balance between academics and practical exposure. This degree is available for students all over India and admission depends on Bachelor’s degree performance, previous academic record, qualifying entrance examinations and additional certifications. Multiple assistant, internship, project and career opportunities are available in different public and private sector departments, businesses and companies after successful completion of the course.

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