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Physics (honours)

Physics Honours is the foundation on which the other sciences — astronomy, biology, chemistry and geology — are based.

delhi Updated: May 26, 2008 15:24 IST
Ashima Chetan

Nuclear energy, superconductivity, relativity theory, quantum mechanics…. Physics Honours is the foundation on which the other sciences — astronomy, biology, chemistry and geology — are based.

Career options
One can enter many professions that include, but are not limited to, traditional Physics. Physics teaches one skills essential in a variety of professions. These skills include: mathematical modeling, problem solving, designing experiments, interpretation of experimental data, reflecting on answers before trusting them, research experience, laboratory technique, and communication skills.

After graduating in Physics (Honours), students can do an MBA or MCA. They can also do Masters in IT, Environmental Science or Astrophysics from premier institutions like IIT, TIFR and IISc. Post-graduates in Nano-technology, Biophysics and Astrophysics are very much in demand. They can also do M.Tech in a number of disciplines

Misconceptions
Physics has the reputation of being a difficult subject to master but, like many challenging things in life, has its rewards

Experts Talk
“Physics has always been the flagship course in DU. As is evident, the government is also encouraging students to take up basic science courses as today the society is very technology-driven. DU’s Physics programme provides thorough knowledge of the discipline.” Pratibha Jolly, Principal, Miranda House