The department of Applied Physics was established in 2006 in the Uttaranchal Institute of Technology to teach both theoretical & experimental Physics to all the students of engineering undergraduate courses of all trades. After the establishment of Uttaranchal University, it was actually felt that a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics with adequate engineering course contents could expand the job opportunities for degree holders in various organizations.
Applied Physics in B.Tech program: The concepts of Physics are the basis of modern scientific and technological breakthrough. Hence the department of Physics plays an important part as a component of Applied Sciences in B.Tech. Course under which the engineering students are taught Physics to enable them to understand Scientific Method.
B.Sc (Hons) Physics: This is a Three Years Undergraduate Program .The thrust of this program is to impart extensive knowledge of Physics both in theoretical and practical spheres. This academic course involves the study of wide range of theories, such as, relativity, quantum, mechanics, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, lasers and instrumentation, etc, besides these the students will also study the subsidiary papers in English, Mathematics and Computer Application. B.Sc (Honors) offers numerous career options. Physics Degree holders are very much in demand, with employment opportunities for Physics graduates expanding all the time. It is also a basic degree for those who wish to pursue Masters Degree in Physics. This program also enables the students to undertake an independent research project in an area of Physics under the supervision of an academic staff member.
Bachelor of Optometry (B.Opto): Optics is the branch of science involving the structure, function, and operation of the human eye. Optometry is the science of eye and vision care including eye examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system. It can also be defined as the science of eye equipment (including lenses and spectacles) aimed at improving the vision of the human eye. Bachelor of Optometry is an undergraduate program concerning eye care. It is a Four-Year course containing three years of learning and a year of internship in clinical experience. The program is curated with the objective of developing a multipurpose ophthalmic manpower at the paramedical level. The core training and practical exposure offered in the course is designed to prepare eligible candidates for providing competent services as health professionals with specialization in eye care.
M.Sc. Physics: M.Sc. Physics is a two-year program. The course follows the semester system over the annual mode and is divided into 4 semesters. The curriculum is enriched with the core subjects, seminar, elective papers and dissertation. Master-of-Science in Physics aims to continue, deepen and broaden studies begun at the Bachelor level and qualifies students for a scientific career or a leading position in higher education, industry and research. This course covers the basic knowledge of various specializations like Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science & Nanotechnology and Electronics. After the completion of this course, students can opt for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics. M.Sc. Physics graduates can get jobs in Research Labs, academic and education institutions, atomic and space organizations, meteorology departments, medical industry etc. and can work as Research Scientist, Lecturer/Professor, Medical Physicist, Radiation Physicist, to name a few.