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A course in B.Sc. (applied physical sciences) provides students an opportunity to explore the multi-disciplinary nature of science subjects offered by the university, especially in the emerging areas of physical, chemical, life and earth sciences.
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Hindustan Times | ByShaswati Das, New Delhi

A course in B.Sc. (applied physical sciences) provides students an opportunity to explore the multi-disciplinary nature of science subjects offered by the university, especially in the emerging areas of physical, chemical, life and earth sciences.

The course can be pursued across four disciplines in DU— electronics, industrial chemistry, computer science and environmental science.

It focuses largely on environmental studies, computer science and informatics, electronics and modern instrumentation, biology for physical science and physics, across all three years thereby laying the basis for students to pursue fields such as astrobiology, theoretical biology, geophysics, molecular paleontology and biogeochemistry.

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"A lot of students believe that this is an easier option as against pursuing an honours course in physics, chemistry, computer science or electronics. But a student has to put in as much hard work and research in this field as any other honours course. The course in DU is very structured and provides a plethora of opportunities to students in future," said Karisma Rawat, a student of St. Stephen’s College.

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"If a student chooses to do Physical Sciences in DU, they are exposed to subjects such as electronics, mathematics and physics," said Gulashan Sawhney, Associate Professor, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College.

"This provides a lot of flexibility to students to pursue an M.Sc. or MCA or any other add-on course after doing B.Sc. (physical sciences). This course is a very broad spectrum course and also opens up avenues in software and hardware for students who take up computer science," Sawhney added. (Shaswati Das)

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