New Course by IITs: BTech in Engineering Physics

The Department of Physics at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Patna launched a new BTech program in Engineering Physics. The primary features of the program are to provide sound training in physics and expose students to frontier technologies. The course aims to blend contemporary physics and electrical engineering, creating professionals who are equally comfortable with science and technology.

Various other IITs like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, and IIT Madras provide BTech in Engineering Physics program. In contrast, IIT BHU provides a five-year integrated MTech program in Engineering Science. This might be the right program for you if you want to learn a blend of engineering, physics, and mathematics courses.

BTech in Engineering Physics- Course structure

It is a four-year undergraduate program equally divided into eight semesters. Each academic session is divided into two semesters of approximately 17 weeks: an Autumn semester (July-December) and a Spring semester (January-May). 

Students will be taught seven to eight subjects/courses every semester- Engineering Drawing, Electrical Sciences, Communicative English for Engineers, Mathematics I and more in the first semester, Biology and Environmental Studies, Introductory Chemistry, Programming, and Data structure, and others in the second semester. The program has a variety of electives for students to choose from.

BTech in Engineering Physics- Eligibility criteria

Students are admitted to  B.Tech in Engineering Physics program through IIT-JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). Apart from this, candidates must also have passed class 12 (or equivalent) from a recognized state or central board.

BTech in Engineering Physics- Course fees

The BTech in Engineering Physics tuition fee is Rs 1,00,000 for the first semester. Apart from the tuition fee, various other charges like academic fees, hostel, food, transport, and gymkhana are also added to the tuition fee. Students from SC, ST, or PH categories will receive a complete tuition fee waiver.

The most economically backward students (whose family income is below Rs. 1,00,00 per annum) will also be given a total exemption from the tuition fee. The other economically backward students (whose family income is between Rs 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lahks per annum) shall get a remission of two-thirds of the tuition fee.
BTech in Engineering Physics- Career scope

Graduating from BTech in Engineering Physics will open career paths for students in various fields like Photonics, Climate Science, Energy Systems, Econophysics, Biophysics, Communication Technologies, Quantum Information and Quantum Computing, Micro and Nanoelectronics, Machine learning and Data Science, Fundamental and Applied research, and others.

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