IGNOU MSCPH: Program Overview, Objectives, Eligibility, Details

Published on Thursday August 3, 2023 15:07 by Ashish

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree in science stream from a recognized university can enroll in the IGNOU MSc. Physics Programmer, or MSCPH, which is a two-year postgraduate course. The MSc. Physics helps students gain the skills and connections needed to work for major companies. Students who complete the MSc. distance in Physics become experts in the fields of classical mechanics, biophysics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, etc.

Purpose of this post-graduate physics program

The purpose of this post-graduate physics program is to deliver superior education in response to the needs of those seeking a physics-related career path, such as teaching, cutting-edge research, and industry roles. It will also be advantageous for current employees seeking to expand their knowledge and advance their careers.

This program and its components are carefully constructed to deepen your understanding of core concepts in fields such as mathematical methods, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics. Additionally, the program includes elements of electronics, condensed matter physics, atomic & molecular physics, optics, and nuclear & particle physics. We offer comprehensive training in analytical capabilities and practical lab experience with a wide array of physics and electronics experiments.

Our computational physics course offers valuable exposure to significant numerical methods and their applications, enabling computer-aided research in the physical sciences. Our carefully selected elective courses in Nanoscience, Material Science, and Reactor Physics keep you abreast of the latest advances in these dynamic areas of physics research. They also showcase the cross-disciplinary nature of contemporary scientific exploration and the broad spectrum of its practical applications.

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 28,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

The Aim of MSCPH Program

The objective of the program is to provide quality higher education in physics at the postgraduate level to meet the needs of learners aspiring for a career in physics such as teaching, research in frontier areas and industry.

In addition, serving personnel seeking knowledge upgradation and professional development will also benefit. This program and its courses carefully introduce you to mathematical methods, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics, as well as fundamental concepts in core areas of electronics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and molecular physics, optics, and nuclear and particle physics are designed to enable the acquisition of in-depth knowledge.

Ample training is provided in analytical skills as well as laboratory experience with experiments in both general physics and electronics. Courses in Computational Physics will give you good exposure to important numerical methods and their implementations that will enable you to conduct computer-aided investigations in physics.

The specialized elective courses in Nanoscience, Materials Science, and Reactor Physics are designed to introduce you to current developments in these exciting areas of physics research and also introduce you to the interdisciplinary nature of science and its vast scope of applications in modern times.

Program Objectives

  • To develop a thorough understanding of fundamental and advanced concepts in the field of physics.
  • To develop the analytical abilities required for the application of the concepts of physics, mainly in problem-solving;
  • To provide sufficient training in practical skills and give hands-on laboratory experience;
  • To empower learners with the competencies required for performing computer-supported investigations in the field of physical sciences.;
  • To deepen knowledge of the interdisciplinary character of current scientific practices through the elective course and
  • To empower in-service personnel with the opportunity to enhance their expertise and abilities for career advancement.

Programme Eligibility

  • Graduates with Major/ Honors in Physics.
  • Graduates with a B.Sc. Degree (including IGNOU B.Sc. Program under CBCS) in Physics and Mathematics.
  • Candidates who have completed a B.Sc. Degree from IGNOU or any other accredited Open University, with at least 32 credits in Physics and Mathematics as one of their subjects, are eligible to apply.

Medium of Instruction


Programme Details


I Year (First Semester)
Course Code Course Title Type of Course Credits
MPH-001 Mathematical Methods in Physics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-002 Classical Mechanics I Theory (Core) 2 Credits
MPH-003 Electromagnetic Theory Theory (Core) 2 Credits
MPH-004 Quantum Mechanics I Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-005 Electronics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
I Year (Second Semester)
MPH-006 Classical Mechanics II Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-007 Classical Electrodynamics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-008 Quantum Mechanics II Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPHL-009 General Physics Laboratory* Laboratory (Core) 4 Credits
MPHL-010 Electronics Laboratory* Laboratory (Core) 4 Credits
*These Laboratory Courses (MPHL 009 and MPHL 010) will be conducted over the period of Semesters 1 and 2 and the Study Centres will prepare the schedule accordingly. 
II Year (Third Semester**)
MPH-011 Statistical Mechanics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-012 Condensed Matter Physics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-013 Optics Theory (Core) 2 Credits
MPH-014 Computational Physics Theory (Core) 2 Credits
MPHL-015 Computational Physics: Laboratory Laboratory (Core) 4 Credits



Elective Course (Any ONE**)

(i) Materials Science

(ii) Elements of Reactor Physics

Theory (Elective) 4 Credits
**Only one course out of MPHE-025 and MPHE-026 is to be opted in Semester 3. Elective courses opted in Semester 3 cannot be opted again in Semester 4.


II Year (Fourth Semester )
MPH-016 Atomic and Molecular Physics Theory (Core) 4 Credits
MPH-017 Nuclear and Particle Physics Theory (Core) 4 Credits




Elective Courses (Any TWO)

(i)   Materials Science

(ii) Elements of Reactor Physics

(iii) Nanoscience

Theory (Elective) 4 Credits


4 Credits