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15.
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES


The School of Physical Sciences comprises the Department of Crystallography and Biophysics, the Department of
Nuclear Physics, the Department of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Central Instrumentation and Services
.


Department of Crystallography and Biophysics


The Department of Crystallography and biophysics was founded in 1952 with Prof. G.N. Ramachandran, F.R.S., as the
Head. His genius guided the Department in its early years and lead to several pioneering cent
re in the country and is the home of the
Triple Helical Structure of Collagen and the famous Ramachandran plot for the protein structure. In keeping with the great tr
adition,
significant contributions to contemporary research topics continue to be made by
the present faculty. The research theme of the
faculty continues to be Structural Biology (i) to elucidate the structure


function relationship of biological systems with special
emphasis on biopolymers; and (ii) the development of methodologies for struc
tural characterization of biomolecules. Faculty
members are involved in research on structure and function of biological molecules including proteins, peptides, nucleic acid
s, drug
molecules etc. Methods used include theoretical and computational studies,
computer modeling, X
-
ray crystallography, NMR
spectroscopy and other biophysical techniques. Research is also carried out on the development of crystallographic structure
solution methods. Since its inception the department has published over 1000 research

papers and 22 books and volumes. The
Department has hosted about 10 International conferences and about 40 at the National Level. A large number of distinguished
scientists from India and abroad including more than 30 Nobel Laureates have visited the Depa
rtment Right from the beginning the
University Grants Commission has been supporting the research activities of the Department generously through grants under CA
S,
SAP and COSIST programmes. Recently the Department of Science and Technology has recognized
this Department for assistance
under FIST Programme (Level II)


The Department conducts a two year M.Sc. (Biophysics) course besides Ph.D. programme. The sophisticated equipments
of the department include single crystal X
-
ray Diffractometer, IR and UV visi
ble spectrophotometers, ultracentrifuge, several SGI
workstations and a large number of PC’s. A modern biochemical laboratory with state
-
of
-
the
-
art equipment is also available.


The Department of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Nuclear Physics ha
d jointly received UGC funding for their
teaching and research activities under COSIST programs for ten years and the Department of Nuclear Physics had also been fund
ed
under UGC
-
SAP programs for fifteen years for augmentation of research facilities. The
M. Sc. program in Physics is offered jointly
by the faculty of the Department of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Nuclear Physics. The M. Sc. program in Electron
ics
Science is offered jointly by the faculty of these two departments and the Departm
ent of Central Instrumentation and Services
Laboratory The above teaching programs and the research programs of the Departments of Nuclear Physics and Theoretical Physic
s
have been sanctioned generous funding under the FIST program of DST for a period of f
ive years from 2004. The independent
teaching and research profiles of these departments are as follows.


Department of Theoretical Physics


The Department of Theoretical Physics offers also independent M. Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes. The teaching / researc
h
activities of the department focus on Quantum Mechanics, Semiclassical Methods and Path Integrals, Non
-
linear Dynamics, Atomic
Structure, Quantum Groups, Geophysics, etc. The facilities of the Department include a Computer centre for carrying out compu
ti
ng
activities. The Department offers consultancy in the areas of Models for Weather, Ecological Balance, etc.


Department of Nuclear Physics


The Department of Nuclear Physics offers also independent M. Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The research activities o
f the
department concentrate broadly on Experimental Solid State Physics and Materials Science. The various fields in which researc
h
programmes are currently being pursued are: 1. Nanostructured materials for a) dielectric b) dilute magnetic semiconducti
ng c)
environmental d) optical e) semiconducting and f) magnetic applications, 2. Accelerator
-
based material modifications, 3.
Semiconducting / Scintillating Single Crystals, 4. Dye
-
sensitised Solar Cells, 5. Layered Structures and 6. Crystal Structure
D
etermination. Research expertise in Mathematical approaches to Quark
-
Gluon Plasma, Signal Processing and in Experimental
Techniques for Nanomaterial Synthesis, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, X
-
ray Diffraction,
Electrodeposition
, High
-
pressure Synthesis, Electron Momentum Distribution, Thermal Analysis and Ion
-
implantation is available
in the faculty of the department The department enjoys the facilities of a separate Library and a Computer Laboratory with
a DEC
Alpha Station m
inicomputer and several PCs. The Department has the following experimental facilities for material preparation:
Box and Muffle Furnaces, Chemical Laboratory, Crystal Grinder/Polisher, High
-
pressure anvil, Hydraulic Press, Induction Furnace,
Planetary Ball

Mill, Pulsed
-
electrodeposition set
-
up, and UHV Chamber for Nanomaterial Synthesis. The following material
characterization facilities are also available: 1D Positron Angular Correlation Setup, 2D
-

Positron Angular Correlation Setup,
Positron Lifetime Sp
ectrometer, Positron Doppler Broadening Setup, A.C. Susceptometer, Four
-
probe Resistivity Setup,
Impedance Analyser, Metallurgical Optical Microscope with Vicker’s Indenter, Mössbauer Spectrophotometer, Thermal Analysis
Facility (DSC, DTA & TGA), Vibr
ating Sample Magnetometer and X
-
ray Powder Diffractometer. In addition, the department
houses a Modern Workshop with Lathe, Drilling, Milling and Grinding facilities. The research output of the department has l
ead to
about 400 publications in Internatio
nal Journals. The Department has the expertise to offer consultancy in the following:
Development and Characterisation of Magnetic Materials and the Fabrication of Magnets, Development of Varistors for High
Voltage Applications, Nanoparticle (ultrafine)
Technology, Structural Characterisation using X
-
ray Diffraction for Chemical,
Pharmaceutical and Engineering Industries, Computer Interfacing, Design of electronic gadgets, Computer Hardware and Software

and Machine Jobs



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Department of Central Instrumen
tation and S
e
rvice Laboratory

(University Scientific Instrumentation Centre)


University Grants Commission has established Centres for providing Instrumentation and Engineering service facilities to
Scientific Research as well as for promoting R & D in Ins
trumentation Technology in several Universities in the Country since
1976. One such Centre was established in 1976 in Madras University as the Central Instrumentation and Service Laboratory (CIS
L)
and later upgraded as the University Science Instrumentatio
n Centre (USIC) in 1980. This Centre maintains sophisticated Scientific
Instruments and has been involved in conducting training programs to the faculty as well as the technical staff as per UGC
guidelines in addition to the regular R & D work. To develop
research aptitude in Instrumentation, an M. Phil Course on Scientific
Instrumentation is being conducted since 1984 and also Ph. D programmes are offered since 1977 in various aspects of
Instrumentation. This Centre has carried out a number of research pro
jects. The several University Departments as well as Colleges
have made use of this Centre for their research work. The M. Sc., (Electronics Science) course is conducted jointly by this
department and the Departments of Nuclear Physics & Theoretical Physi
cs.




The Centre has an Electronic testing wing for the testing and servicing of all Electronic/Scientific Instruments and has
facility and expertise for the development of advanced circuit designs for various instrumentation applications. In addition
to
this, a
well
-
equipped Instrument fabrication workshop is available. Liquid Nitrogen Plant is available in this Centre, which has been
supplying liquid nitrogen for conducting the low temperature studies and specimen preservation.


The Department has done
Research work, in collaboration with several agencies such as the C.L.R.I., C.S.I.O, C.E.E.R.I.,
and local Hospitals, in several areas of Instrumentation including Scientific Instrumentation, Instrumentation for Tannery Ef
fluent
treatment and medical diagn
ostics. As evidence of research contribution, several research papers as well as technical articles have
been published in refereed journals on various aspects of instrumentation.




Faculty


Dr.G.Shanmugam



-


Chairperson



Crytallography and Biophysi
cs


G. Shanmugam, Ph.D.


-

Professor and Head

S.S. Rajan, Ph.D.



-

Professor

D. Velmurugan, Ph.D.


-

Professor

M.N. Ponnuswamy, Ph.D.


-

Professor

P. Karthe




-

Reader



Theoretical Physics


M. S. Sriram, Ph. D.


-

Professor and Head

K.S. Raghunathan, Ph
. D.


-

Reader

Ranabir Chakrabarti, Ph. D.


-

Reader

A. S. Vytheeswaran, Ph.D


-

Lecturer

R.Radhakrishnan



-

Lecturer



Nuclear Physics


P. R. Subramanian, Ph. D.


-

Professor and Head

S. Ramasamy, Ph. D.


-

Professor

V. Ravichandran, Ph. D.


-

Professor

A. Stephen, Ph.D.



-

Lecturer

K. Ravichandran, M.Phil.


-

Lecturer

C. Venkateswaran, Ph.D.


-

Lecturer

K. Sivaji, Ph.D.



-

Lecturer



Instrumentation Service Laboratory


N. Gautham, M. Sc., Ph. D.


-

Professor and Head
-

in


Charge

S. Ananthi, B.E., M.T
ech.,Ph. D.

-

Lecturer

D. Nedumaran, M. Sc., M. Phil.,

-

Lecturer



B. Ed., Ph. D




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M.Sc. BIOPHYSICS..



SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES


The School of Physical Sciences comprises the Department of Crystallography and Biophysics, the Department of
Theoretica
l Physics, the Department of Nuclear Physics, and the Central Instrumentation and Service Laboratory.


Department of Crystallography and Biophysics (Estd: 1952)


The Department of Crystallography and biophysics was founded in 1952 with Prof. G.N. Ramachan
dran,
F.R.S., as the Head. His genius guided the Department in its early years and lead to several pioneering discoveries. The
Department is the home of the Triple Helical Structure of Collagen and the famous Ramachandran plot for the protein
structure. In

keeping with the great tradition, significant contributions to contemporary research topics continue to be
made by the present faculty. The research theme of the faculty continues to be Structural Biology: (i) To elucidate the
structure


function relatio
nship of biological systems with special emphasis on biopolymers; and (ii) the development
of methodologies for structural characterization of biomolecules. Faculty members are involved in research on structure
and function of biological molecules includin
g proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, drug molecules etc. Methods used
include theoretical and computational studies, computer modeling, X
-
ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy and
other biophysical techniques. Research is also carried out on the developmen
t of crystallographic structure solution
methods. Since its inception the department has published over 1300 research papers and 25 books and volumes. The
Department has hosted about 12 International conferences and about 45 at the National Level. A large
number of
distinguished scientists from India and abroad including more than 30 Nobel Laureates have visited the Department.
Right from the beginning the University Grants Commission has been supporting the research activities of the
Department generously

through grants under CAS, SAP and COSIST programmes. The Department of Science and
Technology has recognized this Department for assistance under FIST Programme (Level II).


The Department conducts a two
-
year M. Sc. (Biophysics) course besides the Ph.D.
programme. The
sophisticated equipments of the department include single crystal X
-
ray Diffractometer, IR and UV
-
visible
spectrophotometers, ultracentrifuge, HPLC,
-
80º deep freezer several SGI workstations and a large number of PC’s. A
modern biochemical
laboratory with state
-
of
-
the
-
art equipment is also available. A modern classroom with LCD
projection facilities has also been set up.



Department of Theoretical Physics (Estd : 1964)


The Department of Theoretical Physics offers independent M. Phil. and P
h.D. Programmes. The teaching / research
activities of the department focus on Quantum Mechanics, Non
-
linear Dynamics, Atomic Structure, Quantum Groups, Indian
Astronomy and Mathematics, etc. The facilities of the Department include a Computer Centre for
carrying out computing activities.
The Department offers consultancy in the areas of Models for Weather, Ecological Balance, etc.


Department of Nuclear Physics (Estd : 1969)


The Department of Nuclear Physics offers independent M. Phil. and Ph.D. programm
es. The research activities of the
department concentrate broadly on Experimental Solid State Physics and Materials Science. The various fields in which researc
h
Programmes are currently being pursued are: 1. Nanostructured Materials for a) dielectric, b)

semiconducting, c) environmental, d)
optical, e) semiconducting, and f) magnetic applications, 2.
Accelerator
-
based material modifications, 3.
Semiconducting /
Scintillating Single Crystals, 4. Dye
-
sensitized Solar Cells, 5. Layered Structures, and 6. Cry
stal Structure Determination. Research
expertise in Experimental Techniques for Nanomaterials Synthesis, Mössbauer Spectroscopy, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy,

X
-
ray Diffraction, Electrodeposition, High
-
Pressure Synthesis, Electron Momentum Distributi
on, Thermal Analysis and Ion
-
Implantation is available in the faculty of the department. The department enjoys the facilities of a separate Library and
a
Computer Laboratory with a DEC Alpha Station minicomputer and several PCs. The Department has the fo
llowing experimental
facilities for material preparation: Box and Muffle Furnaces, Chemical Laboratory, Crystal Grinder/Polisher, High
-
Pressure Anvil,
Hydraulic Press, Induction Furnace, Planetary Ball Mill, Pulsed
-
Electrodeposition Setup, and UHV Chamber
for Nanomaterials
Synthesis. The following material characterization facilities are also available: 1D Positron Angular Correlation Setup, 2D P
ositron
Angular Correlation Setup, Positron Lifetime Spectrometer, Positron Doppler Broadening Setup, A.C. Suscep
tometer, Four
-
Probe
Resistivity Setup, Impedance Analyser, Metallurgical Optical Microscope with Vicker’s Indenter, Moessbauer Spectrophotometer,

Thermal Analysis Facility (DSC, DTA & TGA), Vibrating Sample Magnetometer and X
-
ray Powder Diffractometer. In

addition,
the department houses a Modern Workshop with Lathe, Drilling, Milling and Grinding facilities. The research output of the
department has lead to about 400 publications in International Journals. The Department has the expertise to offer consulta
ncy in the
following: Development and Characterisation of Magnetic Materials and the Fabrication of Magnets, Development of Varistors f
or
High Voltage Applications, Nanoparticle (ultrafine) Technology, Structural Characterisation using X
-
ray Diffraction f
or Chemical,
Pharmaceutical and Engineering Industries, Computer Interfacing, Design of Electronic Gadgets, Computer Hardware and Software

and Machine Jobs.



The Department of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Nuclear Physics had jointly rece
ived UGC funding for their teaching and
research activities under COSIST programmes for ten years and the Department of Nuclear Physics had also been funded under UG
C
-
SAP

4

programmes for fifteen years for augmentation of research facilities. The M. Sc. prog
ramme in Physics is offered jointly by the faculty of the
Department of Theoretical Physics and the Department of Nuclear Physics. The M. Sc. programme in Electronics Science is offer
ed jointly by
the faculty of these two departments and the Central Instru
mentation and Service Laboratory. The above teaching programmes and the
research programmes of the Departments of Nuclear Physics and Theoretical Physics have been sanctioned generous funding under

the FIST
programme of DST for a period of five years from

2004.


CENTRAL INSTRUMENTATION AND SERVICE LABORATORY

(UNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTATION CENTRE) (Estd : 1976)


University Grants Commission established Centres for providing Instrumentation and Engineering service facilities to
Scientific Research as

well as for promoting R & D in Instrumentation Technology in several Universities in the Country
since 1976. One such centre was established in 1976 in Madras University as the Central Instrumentation and Service
Laboratory (CISL) and later upgraded as th
e University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) in 1980. This centre
maintains sophisticated Scientific Instruments and has been involved in conducting the training programs to the faculty
as well as the technical staff as per UGC guidelines in addition

to the regular R & D work. To develop research aptitude
in Instrumentation, an M. Phil Course on Scientific Instrumentation is being conducted since 1984 and also, Ph. D
programme has been conducted since 1977 in the various aspects of Instrumentation. Nu
mber of research projects has
been carried out in this Centre. The several University Departments as well as Colleges have made use of this Centre for
their Research work. The M. Sc., (Electronics Science) course is conducted jointly with the Department of

Nuclear
Physics & Theoretical Physics.


The Centre has an Electronic testing wing for the testing and servicing of all Electronic/Scientific Instruments
and has facility and expertise for the development of advanced circuit designs for various instrumenta
tion applications.
In addition to this, a well
-
equipped Instrument fabrication workshop is available. Liquid Nitrogen Plant is available in
this centre, which has been supplying liquid nitrogen for conducting the low temperature studies and specimen
prese
rvation.


The Department has done Research work, in collaboration with several agencies such as the C.L.R.I., C.S.I.O, C.E.E.R.I.,
and local Hospitals, in several areas of Instrumentation including Scientific Instrumentation, Biomedical
Instrumentation and

Ozone generation and application. As evidence of research contribution, several research papers as
well as technical articles have been published in referred journals on various aspects of instrumentation.



Faculty




G. Shanmugam, Ph. D.



-

Chairperso
n


Crystallography and Biophysics


G. Shanmugam, Ph.D.


-

Professor and Head

S.S. Rajan, Ph.D.



-

Professor

D. Velmurugan, Ph.D.


-

Professor

M.N. Ponnuswamy, Ph.D.


-

Professor

N. Gautham, Ph.D



-

Professor

P. Karthe, Ph.D



-

Reader





5


Theoretical P
hysics


M. S. Sriram, Ph. D.


-

Professor and Head

K. Raghunathan, Ph. D.


-

Reader

Ranabir Chakrabarti, Ph. D.


-

Reader

A. S. Vytheeswaran, Ph. D.


-

Lecturer (Senior Scale)

R. Radhakrishnan, M. Sc.


-

Lecturer


Nuclear Physics


S. Ramasamy, Ph. D.


-

Pr
ofessor and Head

V. Ravichandran, Ph. D.


-

Professor

A. Stephen, Ph. D.



-

Lecturer (Senior Scale)

K. Ravichandran, M. Phil.


-

Lecturer

C. Venkateswaran, Ph. D.


-

Lecturer (Senior Scale)

K. Sivaji, Ph. D.



-

Lecturer (on lien)




1. N. Gautham. M. Sc., Ph. D.



-

Professor & Head
-

in
-

Charge

2. S. Ananthi B.E., M.Tech., Ph. D.



-

Lecturer (Sr. Scale)

3. D. Nedumaran M. Sc., M. Phil., B. Ed., Ph. D.


-

Lecturer
(Sr. Scale)

DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL
INSTRUMENTATION AND SERVICE LABORATORY


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Eligibility for Admission


M. Sc. Biophysics


A candidate who has passed any one of the following examinations of the University of Madras or an examination of
this or other Universities accepted by the Syndicate of this University as equiva
lent thereto:


[a]

B. Sc. Degree Examination in Physics Major with Mathematics and Chemistry as allied subjects



[b]

B. Sc. Degree Examination in Chemistry Major with Mathematics and Physics as allied subjects


[c]

B. Sc. with Physics, Chemistry, and Math
ematics under triple Major System.



M. Sc. Physics


A candidate who has passed the B. Sc. Degree Examination in Physics Major with Mathematics as one of the ancillary
subjects or B. Sc. Applied Sciences of this University or an examination of some other U
niversity accepted by the
Syndicate as equivalent thereto.



M. Sc. Electronics Science


A candidate who has passed any one of the following examinations of the University of Madras or an examination of
this or other Universities accepted by the Syndicate
of this University as equivalent thereto:


[a]

B. Sc. (Physics) with Electronics and Mathematics as application oriented/allied subjects,



[b]

B. Sc. (Electronics Science) or B.E.S., with Mathematics as an allied subject.



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M.Sc. BIOPHYSICS



Subject Co
de

Course Title

Core/
Elective

Credits *

Course Faculty

L

T

P

C



FIRST SEMESTER







PHY C001


Elementary Crystallography

C

3

1

0

4

PK

PHY C002

Principles of Macromolecular Structure
& Function


C

3

1

0

4

NG/PK

PHY C003

Mathemat
ical Physics

C

3

1

0

4

ASV(Theo.Phy)



TP/NP

PHY C004

Basic Statistics

C

3

1

0

4

DV

PHY E001

Computational Biology

E

2

1

0

3

NG

PHY E002

Fundamentals of Molecular
Spectroscopy

(offered for other Departments only)

E

2

1

0

3

GS

UOM S001

Soft skill **

S




2




SECOND SEMESTER







PHY C005


Methods of X


Ray Crystal Structure
Determination

C

3

1

0

4

SSR

PHY C006

Principles and Applications of
Spectroscopy to Biomolecules

C

3

1

0

4

GS

PHY C007

Physical Studies of Macro




-

molecules in

Solution

C

3

1

0

4

DV

PHY C008

Quantum Mechanics I

C

3

1

0

4

KR(
(Theo. Phy)

PHY E003

Algorithms and Data Bases in
Bioinformatics


E

2

1

0

3

NG

PHY E004

Basic Crystallography

(offered for other Departments only)

E

2

1

0

3

MNP

UOM S002

Soft skill **

S




2


UOM I001

Internship *

I




2




THIRD SEMESTER







PHY C009

Numerical Methods


C

3

1

0

4

MNP

PHY C010

Seminars in Biophysics


C

0

4

0

4

GS/SSR/NG

PHY C011

Macromolecular Crystallography


C

3

1

0

4

SSR/NG

PHY C012

Crystallography Labor
atory


C

0

0

4

4

MNP

PHY E005

Term Paper


E

0

3

0

3

All faculty

PHY E006

Theory and Practice of Direct Methods
of Solving Structures

E

2

1

0

3

DV

UOM S003

Soft skill **

S




2














FOURTH SEMESTER







PHY C013

Project Work

C

0

0

4

4

A
ll Faculty

PHY C014

Molecular Biology of Gene

C

3

1

0

4

ND (Biochem)

PHY C015

Biophysics Laboratory

C

0

0

4

4

SSR


8

PHY E007

Membrane Biophysics & Neuro
Biophysics

E

2

1

0

3

MNP

PHY E008

Biophysics of the Immune System

E

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty

UOM S004

S
oft Skill **

S




2



GS: Prof. G. Shanmugam, SSR: Prof. S. S. Rajan, DV: Prof. D. Velmurugan, NG: Prof. N. Gautham, MNP: Prof.
M.N. Ponnuswamy, PK : Dr. P.Karthe, Biochem : ND (Biochem) Prof. S. Niranjali Devaraj, ASV (Theoretical Physics)
Dr.A.S. Vyt
heeswaran and KR (Theoretical Physics) Dr. K. Ragunathan.


* Exact title of the course will be intimated later by the department.


** Soft skill will be conducted at the campus level.





MASTER COURSE ABSTRACT: M. Sc. BIO PHYSICS


FIRST SEMESTER


PHY
C001


Elementary Crystallography

C

3

1

0


4


PK


Crystal systems and space groups, X
-
ray scattering, techniques of X
-
ray generation, recording of diffraction patterns,
Symmetry deduction, absolute configuration, powder & fibre diffraction


Basics of e
lectron and neutron diffraction.



PHY C002

Principles of Macromolecular Structure &
Function

C

4

0

0

4


NG/PK


Stereochemistry, conformational analysis, proteins structure, protein folding, nucleic acid structure, polysaccharide
structure, macromolecula
r assembly.



PHY C003

Mathematical Physics

C

4

0

0

4


ASV


Offered by the Department of Theoretical Physics



PHY C004

Basic Statistics


C

3

1

0

4

DV


Introduction
-

mean, median & mode, probability, random variables, probability distribution, hypot
hesis testing,
non
-
parametric tests.




PHY E001

Computational Biology

E

2

1

0

3


NG



Strings, Graphs and Algorithms ; Probability Theory
-

Molecular Simulation and Dynamics
-

interaction and
metabolic networks in cells Strings, graphs and algorithms




PHY E002

Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy

E

2

1

0


3


GS



9

Electromagnetic Spectrum
-

Microwave, IR and Raman Spectroscopy
-

Structure determination of simple
molecules


SECOND SEMESTER



PHY C005


Methods of X


Ray Crystal Structure
Determinati
on

C

3

1

0


4


SSR


Methods of structure determination and analysis, phase problem, Patterson and direct methods, refinement,
interpretation of results and analysis



PHY C006

Principles and Applications of Spectroscopy


to Biomolecules

C

3

1

0

4

GS


Infrared, Raman, UV spectroscopy, ORD & CD, NMR spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, simple applications.



PHY C007

Physical Studies of Macro




-

molecules in Solution

C

3

1

0

4

DV


Chemical Thermodynamics, statistics of linear polymers, osmotic
pressure, diffusion, light scattering,
viscosity, electrophoresis, chromatography.



PHY C008

Quantum Mechanics I


C

3

1

0

4


KR(
(The. Phy)




Offered by the Department of Theoretical Physics


PHY E003

Algorithms and Data Bases in Bioinformatics

E

2

1

0


3


NG



The use of computers in Biology


digital nature of biological information


elements of computer science


databases


algorithms for sequence and structure analysis, structure and classification , applications.



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PHY E004

Basic Crystallog
raphy

E

2

1

0

3

MNP


Elementary Crystallography
-

X
-
ray scattering
-
Experimental methods
-

Structure Determination
-

Fibre
Diffraction




THIRD SEMESTER



PHY C009

Numerical Methods


C

3

1

0

4

MNP


Roots of equations, simultaneous linear equations, n
umerical integration, Approximation methods and algorithms.



PHY C010

Seminars in Biophysics


C

0

4

0

4

GS/SSR/
NG


Students will be giving seminar talks on topics in Biophysics.

Students are required to give seminars on advanced topics in Biophysi
cs and related topics
-

They are also required to attend Guest
lectures / Seminars organised by the department. Students will be evaluated by a faculty committee in a manner similar to The
ory
papers.



PHY C011

Macromolecular Crystallography


C

3

1

0

4

SSR/NG


Macromolecular crystallization techniques, Mounting the crystals, structure solution and refinement,
interpretation of results.




PHY C012

Crystallography Laboratory


C

0

0

4

4

MNP


Students have to perform the prescribed experiments in crystall
ography.



.


PHY E005

Term Paper


E

0

0

3

3


All faculty




Each student will be assigned a topic of current interest in the area of Biophysics. The student is expected to gather
information on this topic from library, books, journals, the

Internet and by discussion with faculty, and prepare a report or
term paper of about 1500 words, together with figures etc. During the semester the student will make at least two
presentations of the progress he/she has achieved. These presentations
will be marked for internal evaluation (in lieu of
Sessional Tests I & II) The report, together with a viva voce on the topic (to be conducted at the end of the semester) wil
l be
marked as the end
-
semester examination.


PHY E006

Theory and Practice of Di
rect Methods of solving
structures

E

2

1

0

3

DV


Crystallographic statistics
-

Direct Methods
-

Tangent formula
-

use of quartets
-

Structural Data Base



FOURTH SEMESTER



PHY C013

Project Work

C

0

0

4

4

All Faculty


11


Each student will submit a Project

Report on a chosen topic under the guidance of a Supervisor.

One semester project work under the guidance of a faculty member. The student is required to carry out individual
experimental / computational work and submit a dissertation. The work carried
out is to be presented before a
committee of faculty members for evaluation followed by Viva


Voce Examination



PHY C014

Molecular Biology of Gene

C

3

1

0

4

ND (Biochem)



Offered by the Department of Biochemistry



PHY C015

Biophysics Labor
atory

C

0

0

4

4

SSR


Students have to perform the prescribed experiments in Biophysics



PHY E007

Membrane Biophysics & Neuro
Biophysics

E

2

1

0

3

MNP


Membrane constituents and structure, membrane potentials, Ion transport, nerve cells, sensory systems,

and
mechanism of action.


PHY E008

Biophysics of the Immune System


E

2

1

0

3

Guest
Faculty


Cellular basis of Immune response
-

T and B Lymphocytes
-

antibodies
-

antigens
-

T cell receptors.

























SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES,

DEPARTM
ENTS OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS


M. Sc. Physics (Effective from 2007

08)


Subject
Code


Title of the course

Core/

Elective

Credits


L

T

P

C


SEMESTER I






PHY C101

Mathematical Physics

C

3

1

0

4


12

PHY C102

Analog Electronics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C103

Classical Mechanics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C104

General Practical I

C

0

0

4

4

PHY E101

Probability, Statistics and Error Analysis

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E102

Physics in Every Day Life

E

2

1

0

3

UOM S001

Soft Skill

S




2


SEMESTER II






PHY C105

Digi
tal & Nuclear Electronics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C106

Electromagnetic Theory

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C107

Quantum Mechanics I

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C108

General Practicals II

C

0

0

4

4

PHY E103

Numerical Methods

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E104

Computer Programming (Practicals)

E

0

0

3

3

PHY E105

Material Science

E

2

1

0

3

UOM S002

Soft Skill

S




2

UOM I 001

Internship

I




2


SEMESTER III






PHY C109

Quantum Mechanics II

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C110

Statistical Physics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C111

Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C112

Condensed Matter Physics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY E106

Mathematical Techniques

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E107

Experimental Techniques

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E108

Resonance Spectroscopy

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E109

Microprocessor & Applications

E


2

1

0

3

UOM S003

Soft Skill

S




2


SEMESTER IV






PHY C113

Astronomy and Astrophysics

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C114

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and

Elementary Field Theory

C

3

1

0

4

PHY C115

Project & Viva

Voce

C

0

0

4

4

PHY E110

Advanced Topics in Mathematical Physics

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E
111

Nuclear Reactor Theory

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E112

General Relativity and Cosmology

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E113

Quantum Field Theory

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E114

Advanced Nuclear Theory

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E115

X

ray Powder Diffraction

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E116

Advanced Materials

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E117

Microprocessor Laboratory

E

1

0

2

3

PHY E118

Accelerator & Nuclear Detectors

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E119

Electronic Communications

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E120

Magnetism & Magnetic Materials

E

2

1

0

3

PHY E121

Biomaterials

E

2

1

0

3

UOM S004

Soft Skill





2


13

MASTER COURSE ABSTRACT: M. Sc. PHYSICS


Semester I


PHY C101


Mathematical Physics

Core

3

1

0

4

A S Vytheeswaran


Linear Algebra


Sturm

Liouville Theory


Special Functions


Fourier and Laplace Transforms


Complex Variable
Theory.


PHY C102


A
nalog Electronics

Core

3

1

0

4

C. Venkateswaran




Physics of Semiconductor Devices


Negative Conductance Microwave Devices


OpAmps


Linear OpAmp Circuits


Non
-
linear OpAmp Circuits


PHY C103

Classical Mechanics

Core

3

1

0

4

M. S. Sriram


Lagran
gian Formulation


Hamiltonian Formulation


Simple Applications


Mechanics of Rigid Bodies


Canonical
Transformations.




PHY C104


Practical I

(General Physics &
Analog Electronics)

Core

0

0

4

4

C. Venkateswaran


Optics & Lasers


Magnetism


Basic

Electronic Circuits


Operational Amplifiers


Workshop Practice.



PHY E101


Probability, Statistics
and Error Analysis

Elective

2

1

0

3

R. Chakrabarti


Probability


Distributions


Statistics


Error Analysis


Simple Applications.



PHY E102

Physics
in Every Day
Life

Elective

2

1

0

3

V. Ravichandran


Pre

requisite: A curiosity to explore Nature and things around us.



Mechanics and Hydraulics


Thermal Physics


Electromagnetism


Optics


Electronics.



Semester II


PHY C105


Digital & Nuclear
E
lectronics

Core

3

1

0

4

S Ramasamy

C Venkateswaran


CMOS Logic Circuits


Counters, Registers and Applications


Memories


D/A and A/D Conversion Techniques

and
Applications


Nuclear Electronics and Instrumentation.


PHY C106


Electromagnetic

Theory

Core

3

1

0

4

R Chakrabarti


Electrostatics


Magnetostatics


Maxwell's Equations


Electromagnetic Waves & EM Radiation


Wave Guides.


14



PHY C107


Quantum Mechanics I

Core

3

1

0

4

K. Raghunathan


Basic Formalism


Exactly Solvable Problems in One Dim
ension


Three
-
Dimensional Problems


Identical Particles,
Spin and Statistics


Angular Momentum Theory




PHY C108


Practical II

(Nuclear Physics &
Digital Electronics)

Core

4

0

4

4

A. Stephen


Nuclear Physics


Digital Electronics


Spectrochemical An
alysis


Solid State Physics


Workshop Practice.



PHY E103


Numerical Methods

Elective

2

1

0

3

R Chakrabarti

R Radhakrishnan


Interpolation and Cubic Splines


Numerical Integration and Numerical Differentiation


Solutions of Algebraic
Equations and
Differential Equations


Matrices


Curve Fitting.




PHY E104


Practicals

Computer
Programming in C &
OOPs


Elective

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty


C and C++ Programming
--

OOPS
--

Programs for Numerical Methods.



PHY E105


Materials Science

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

V. Ravichandran


Structures and Phases of Materials


Metals, Ceramics and Polymers


Composites


Materials for Device Applications


Some Characterisation Techniques.




Semester III


PHY C109


Quantum

Mechanics II

Core

3

1

0

4

R
Chakrabarti

R Radhakrishnan


General Formalism


Approximation Methods


Time
-
Evolution Problems


Application to Radiation Problems


Scattering Theory.



PHY C110


Statistical Physics

Core

3

1

0

4

A. S. Vytheeswaran


Thermodynamics


Basic Principles
of Statistical Mechanics


Ideal Bose Gas


Ideal Fermi Gas


Applications.


PHY C111


Nuclear Physics &

Elementary Particle
Physics


Core

3

1

0

4

A. Stephen

M. S. Sriram


Nuclear Forces


Nuclear Models


Nuclear Reactions


Beta and Gamma Decays


Elem
entary Particle Physics.

.



15

PHY C112


Condensed Matter

Physics

Core

3

1

0

4

S Ramasamy and

V. Ravichandran




Nature of Crystalline Solids (Structure, Binding and Defects)


Phonons and Electrons in Solids

Dielectrics &
Ferroelectrics


Magnetism
--

Superconductivity



PHY E106


Mathematical
Techniques

Elective

2

1

0

3

R. Radhakrishnan



Partial Differential Equations


One
-
dimensional Green’s Functions


Finite Groups


Simple Applications of Group
Theory


Applications of Complex Variable Theory.





PHY E107


Experimental
Techniques

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy


Resistivity Measurements


Impedance Spectroscopy


Thermal Analysis


Positron Annihilation


Magnetic
Measurements.



PHY E108


Resonance
Spectroscopy

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

V. Ravichandran


Basics


NMR Spectroscopy


NQR Spectroscopy


ESR Spectroscopy


Mössbauer Spectroscopy.



PHY E109


Microprocessor and
Applications

Elective

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty


Architecture and Programming


Interfacing


Interrupts


Data Communi
cation


Applications.



Semester IV





PHY C113

Astronomy and
Astrophysics

Core

3

1

0

4

M. S. Sriram


Spherical Astronomy


Solar System
--

Stars


Stellar Models


Galaxies & Cosmology.



PHY C114


Relativistic Quantum
Mechanics &
Elementary

Quantum F
ield Theory

Core

3

1

0

4

K. Raghunathan


Relativistic Mechanics


KG and Dirac Equations


Covariant Form, Lorentz Covariance and Bilinear Covariants


Spin
and Magnetic Moment, & Dirac Equation in Central Potentials


Elementary Field Theory and Quantisa
tion



PHY C115


Project & Viva

Core

0

0

4

4

All Faculty



PHY E110

Advanced Topics in
Mathematical Physics

Elective

2

1

0

3

K. Raghunathan

A. S. Vytheeswaran

R. Radhakrishnan


Discrete Groups


Continuous Groups


Special Unitary Groups


Tensors


Tens
or Calculus.


16


PHY E111


Nuclear Reactor

Theory

Elective

2

1

0

3

K. Raghunathan


Fundamentals


Thermal Reactors


Neutron Moderation


Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Reactors


Reactor
Control and Fusion.


PHY E112


General Relativity

And Cosmology

Electiv
e

2

1

0

3

K. Raghunathan

M. S. Sriram


Mathematical Methods and Basis of General Relativity


Field Equations and Exact Solutions


Linearized Equations


Interior Solutions


Cosmology.



PHY E113


Quantum Field Theory

Elective

2

1

0

3

M. S. Sriram


C
lassical Fields


Quantization of Relativistic Free Fields


Interacting Quantum Fields and Perturbation Theory


Quantum Electrodynamics


Gauge Theories.


PHY E114


Advanced Nuclear

Theory

Elective

2

1

0

3

A.S. Vytheeswaran

M. S. Sriram


Elements of Nuc
lear Astrophysics


The MIT Bag Model


Gauge Theory


Elementary Ideas of Quantum
Chromodynamics


Quark

Gluon Plasma.


PHY E115


X

ray m潷摥r

䑩晦aact楯n

䕬散t楶i

2

1

M

P

嘮s剡v楣桡n摲an


d敯浥ery 潦o䍲C獴a汳


Diffraction


Experimental Powder Crystall
ography


Analytical Techniques and Applications


Crystal Structure from Powder Data.


PHY E116


Advanced Materials

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

V. Ravichandran

A. Stephen


Electronic and Optical Materials


Biomaterials


Magnetic Materials


Superionic

and Superconducting Materials


Nanomaterials.




PHY E117


Microprocessor
Laboratory

Elective

0

1

2

3

Guest Faculty



Arithmetic and Logic Operations


Interrupts


ADC and DAC


Communications


Applications.


17


PHY E118


Accelerators & Nuclear
Detector
s

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy




Different Types of Accelerators


Basic Principles of Operation


Gas Detectors


Scintillation Detectors


Semiconducting Detectors.


PHY E119


Electronic
Communications

Elective

2

1

0

3

A. Stephen


Principles of Commu
nication


Wave Guides


Antennas


Microwave Communication


Mobile Communication
Techniques.


PHY E120


Magnetism and
Magnetic Materials

Elective

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty


Magnetic Ordering


Magnetic Recording


Spintronics


Recent Novel Magnetic Materi
als


Magnets Production
Technology



PHY E121

Biomaterials

Elective

2

1

0

3

V. Ravichandran


Introduction to Biology and Materials


Biocompatible Materials


Biomimetics


Bio

nanotechnology


Applications to
Diagnostics and Pharmacology




18

M. Sc. Elect
ronics Science (w.e.f. 2007
-
2008)


Subject
Code

Title of the Course

Core/

Elective

Credits

Name of the Faculty

L

T

P

C

Semester I

PHY C201

Mathematical Physics

C

3

1

0

4

A. S. Vytheeswaran

PHY C202

Analog Electronics

C

3

1

0

4

C. Venkateswaran

PH
Y C203

Electronic Instrumentation

C

3

1

0

4

D. Nedumaran

PHY C204

Practical


I Analog & Digital Electronics

C

0

0

4

4

K. Ravichandran

UOM S001

Soft Skill

S




2


Semester II

PHY C205

Digital and Nuclear Electronics

C

3

1

0

4

S. Ramasamy

C. Venkateswar
an

PHY C206

Electromagnetic Theory

C

3

1

0

4

R. Chakrabarti

PHY C207

Detectors, Sensors & Transducers

C

3

1

0

4

D. Nedumaran

A. Stephen

PHY C208

Practical


II Advanced Practicals

C

0

0

4

4

K. Ravichandran

PHY E201

Quantum Physics & Opto Electronics

E

2

1

0

3

C. Venkateswaran

PHY E202

Physics of Electronic Materials

E

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

UOM S002

Soft Skill

S




2


UOM I001

Internship

I




2


Semester III

PHY C209

Industrial Electronics

C

3

1

0

4

K. Ravichandran

PHY C210

Microprocessors & Micro
controllers

C

3

1

0

4

S. Ananthi

PHY C211

Digital Signal Processing

C

3

1

0

4

D. Nedumaran

PHY C212

Practical III
-

Microprocessor Laboratory

C

0

0

4

4

S. Ananthi

PHY E203

PC Architecture and Interfacing

E


2

1

0

3

S. Ananthi

PHY E204

Data Communicatio
ns and Networking

E

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty

UOM S003

Soft Skill

S




2


Semester IV

PHY C213

Principles of Communications Systems

C

3

1

0

4

S. Ananthi

PHY C214

Process Control Instrumentation

C

3

1

0

4

S. Ananthi

PHY C215

Project and Viva
-
Voce

C

0

0

4

4

All Faculty

PHY E205

Biomedical Instrumentation

E

2

1

0

3

D. Nedumaran

PHY E206

Nuclear Radiations and Detectors

E

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

C. Venkateswaran

UOM S004

Soft Skill

S




2



























19




M.Sc. Electronics Science


SEMESTER I

PHY C2
01


Mathematical Physics

Core

3

1

0

4

A S Vytheeswaran


Linear Algebra


Strum

Liouville Theory


Special Functions


Fourier and Laplace Transforms


Complex Variable
Theory.


PHY C202


Analog Electronics

Core

3

1

0

4

C. Venkateswaran




Physics of Se
miconductor Devices


Negative Conductance Microwave Devices


OpAmps


Linear OpAmp Circuits


Non
-
linear OpAmp Circuits


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C203

Electronic
Instrum
entation

Core

3

1

0

4


D. Nedumaran


Principles of Measurement and Testing of Linear Systems


Signal Analysis by Digital techniques


Frequency, Voltage
and Current Measurements


Impedance Measurements, Oscilloscopes and Recorders


Trouble Shooting and

Maintenance of Equipment.


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C204

Practical I
-


Analog & Digital
Electronics

Core

0

0

4

4

K. Ravichandran



Characteristics of Devices
-

Amplifiers
-

Oscillators
-

Op Amps
-

Digital Circuits.



SEMESTER II


PHY C205


Digital & Nuclear
Electronics

Core

3

1

0

4

S Ramasamy

C Venkateswaran


CMOS Logic Circuits


Counters, Registers and Applications


Memories


D/A and A/D Conversion Techniques

and

Applications


Nuclear Electronics and Instrumentation.


PHY C206


Electromagnetic

Theory

Core

3

1

0

4

R Chakrabarti


Electrostatics


Magnetostatics


Maxwell's Equations


Electromagnetic Waves & EM Radiation


Wave Guides.


Course

Code

Course title

Co
re/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C207

Detectors, Sensors &
Transducers

Core

3

1

0

4


D. Nedumaran


A. Stephen


Basic Concepts


Measurement of Displacement, Level and Vibration


Measurement of Pressure, Forc
e and flow


Ionization Detectors & Scintillation Detectors


Semiconductor Detectors.


20


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C208

Advanced Experiments
II

Core

0

0

4

4

K. Ravichandran




Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO)


DSP (Digital Signal Processing)


Communication Electronics & Optical Fibre
Communication


PCB Lab Practice


Radiation Detection.




Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutoria
l

Practical

Total

PHY E201

Quantum Physics &
Opto Electronics

Elective

2

1

0

3

C. Venkateswaran




Time Dependent Perturbation Theory


Introduction to Theory & Types of Lasers
-

Lasers in Optical Storage
-

Fibre Optic
Sensors
-

Non
-
Linear Optics.



C
ourse

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY E202

Physics of Electronic

Materials

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy



Crystal Lattices & X
-
Ray Diffraction


Classification of Solids


Electronic Mater
ials


Dielectrics & Ferroelectrics


Magnetic & Optoelectronic Materials.


SEMESTER III


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C209

Industrial Electronics

Core

3

1

0

4

K. Ravichandran


Thyristors


Firing Circuits


Inverters


Choppers


Motor Control.


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C210

Microprocessors and

Microcontrollers

Core

3

1

0

4


S. Ananthi


The 8085 M
icroprocessor
-
Programming 8085
-
Programmable Peripheral Chips & Interfacing


Microcontroller (8051)


8086 Microprocessor


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C211

Digital Signal

Proces
sing

Core

3

1

0

4


D. Nedumaran


Signals & Systems
––

Fundamentals of DSP
-

Transform Techniques in DSP


Digital Filter Design


Implementation of
DSP techniques in typical DSP Hardware.



21


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C212

Practical III


Microprocessor
iaboratory

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M

M

4

4

p. Ananth椬



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J

eardware
J

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J

mrogramming
J

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呵q潲楡l

mract楣il

呯qal

PHY E203

PC Architecture &
Interfacing

Core

2

1

0

3


S. Ananthi


Evolution of Microprocessors


Basic Microcomputer Model


Input Output Interfacing


Interfacing PC for
Measurement


PC Configuration and Test


Course

Code

Cour
se title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY E204

Data Communication
and Networking

Core

2

1

0

3

Guest Faculty


Data transmission methods


Protocols


Internet standards


Computer networks


Interfaces


Test

Techniques and
Instrumentation


SEMESTER IV


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY E213

Principles of
Communication Systems

Core

3

1

0

4

S. Ananthi


Signal and Systems Analysis


Transmi
ssion of Signals Through Networks


Information Theory


Pulse Modulation
Systems and PCM


Digital Communication


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C214

Process Control

Instrumentatio
n

Core

3

1

0

4


S. Ananthi


Linear Open and Closed Loop Process Systems


Stability Response and Advanced Control Strategies


Controller,
Processor Identification and Final Control Elements


Sampled Data Control Systems


State, Space, Non
-
Linear
Contro
l and Role of Computers.


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY C215

Project and

Viva
-
Voce

Core

0

0

4

4


Faculty




22


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Le
cture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

PHY E205

Biomedical
Instrumentation

Elective

2

1

0

3


D. Nedumaran


Pre
-
requisite: Suitable to M. Sc. Electronics Science, Nuclear Physics, Photonics & BioPhotonics, Biophysics and
Biology students


Electrophysiology and B
io
-
signal Acquisition


Measurements and monitoring systems


Sensory measurement and
nervous systems


Clinical laboratory instrumentation


Biotelemetry and electrical safety.


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tu
torial

Practical

Total

PHY E206

Nuclear Radiations and
Detectors

Elective

2

1

0

3

S. Ramasamy

C. Venkateswaran



Interaction of Nuclear Radiation with Matter


Gas Filled Ionization Detectors


Scintillation Detectors


Semiconductor
Detectors


Cerenk
ov, Neutron, Heavy water detectors





23

M. Phil. Theoretical Physics
(Full Time)


Eligibility for Admission:


A Master’s Degree in Physics/Biophysics/Electronics Science of the University of Madras or any other University
recognised by the Syndicate as equi
valent thereto, provided that those who have qualified for the Master’s Degree prior
to 1
st

January 1991 must have secured a minimum of 50 percent of marks and those who have qualified for the Master’s
Degree on or after 1
st

January 1991 must have secured
a minimum of 55 percent of marks. For SC/ST candidates who
have qualified on or after 1
st

January 1991, a concession of 5 percent of marks shall be given in the minimum eligibility
marks.


Master of Philosophy Courses


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Electi
ve

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

FIRST SEMESTER

PHY C001

Advanced Mathematical
Methods for Physicists

Core

4

1

0

5

R. Radhakrishnan,

M S Sriram


PHY C002

Advanced Topics in
Physics

Core

4

1

0

5

A. S. Vytheeswaran,

S. Ram
asamy,

V. Ravichandran,

C. Venkateswaran

PHY E001


Statistical Physics

Elective

4

1

0

5

R. Chakrabarti

PHY E002

Nonlinear Dynamics and
Chaos

Elective

4

1

0

5

M. S. Sriram,

K. Raghunathan

PHY E003

Path Integral Methods

Elective

4

1

0

5

A. S. Vytheeswara
n

PHY E004

Atomic Structure

Elective

4

1

0

5

K. Raghunathan,

R. Radhakrishnan


PHY E005

Quantum Groups

Elective

4

1

0

5

R. Chakrabarti

SECOND SEMESTER

PHY C103

Dissertation and Viva
-
Voce

Core

-

-

-

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M. Phil. Nuclear Physics
(Full Time)


Eligibility for Admission:


A Master’s Degree in Physics/Biophysics/Electronics Science of the University of Madras or any other University
recognised by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, provided that those who have qualified for the Master’s Degree
prior
to 1
st

January 1991 must have secured a minimum of 50 percent of marks and those who have qualified for the Master’s
Degree on or after 1
st

January 1991 must have secured a minimum of 55 percent of marks. For SC/ST candidates who
have qualified on or

after 1
st

January 1991, a concession of 5 percent of marks shall be given in the minimum eligibility
marks.


Master of Philosophy Courses


Course

Code

Course title

Core/

Elective

Credits

Course Faculty

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

Total

FIRST SEMESTER

PHY C101

Advanced Mathematical
Methods for Physicists

Core

4

1

0

5

R. Radhakrishnan,

M S Sriram

PHY C102

Advanced Topics in
Physics

Core

4

1

0

5

A. S. Vytheeswaran,

S. Ramasamy,

V. Ravichandran,

C. Venkateswaran

PHY E101


Science and Technology
of Na
nomaterials

Elective

4

1

0

5

S. Ramasamy

PHY E102

Advanced Materials

Elective

4

1

0

5

V. Ravichandran

PHY E103

Characterisation of
Materials

Elective

4

1

0

5

S. Ramasamy,

V. Ravichandran,

A. Stephen,

K Ravichandran

PHY E104

Advanced Diffraction
Techniqu
es

Elective

4

1

0

5

V. Ravichandran,

A. Stephen

SECOND SEMESTER

PHY C103

Dissertation and Viva
-
Voce

Core

-

-

-

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25




M.Phil. in Scientific Instrumentation (Full Time)


Eligibility for Admission:


A Masters degree i
n Engineering / Technology / Science (Physics / Electronic Science / Applied Electronics / Applied Physics /
Electronics) of the University of Madras or any other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, provided
that
those who have qu
alified for the Master’s Degree prior to 1
st

January 1991 must have secured a minimum of 50 percent of marks
and those who have qualified for the master’s degree on or after 1
st

January 1991 must have secured a minimum of 55 percent of
marks. For SC/ST can
didates who have qualified on or after 1
st

January 1991 a concession of 5 percent of marks shall be given in
the minimum eligibility marks.


Course Code

Title of the course

Core/

Elective

Credits

Faculty

L

T

P

C

First Semester

PHYC201

Principles of
Instrumentation

C

4

1

0

5

Dr. D. Nedumaran

PHYC202

Microprocessors and

Computing in Instrumentation

C

3

1

1

5

Dr. S. Ananthi

PHYE201

Scientific Instrumentation

E

3

2

0

5

Dr. S. Ananthi

Dr. D. Nedumaran

Second Semester

PHYC203

Dissertation and Viva
-
Voc
e

C




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