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Physical Science

What is Physical science?

  • Physical Science concerns the observation of nature and non-living matter and energy properties including Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and related subjects.

  • It's a wide discipline that's about natural resources. This compromises various fields including Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology and Geology.

Where can one study Physical Science?

B.Sc Physical science is a 3-year program that introduces the earth sciences to the student. The course trains the student about both the theoretical and practical aspects of physical science which helps to make the career of the candidate as a scientist.

  • Ramjas College, New Delhi

  • Miranda House College, New Delhi

  • Hindu College, New Delhi

  • Osmania University College for Women, Hyderabad

  • Hansraj College, New Delhi

  • Gargi College, New Delhi

  • Acharya Narendra Dev College, New Delhi

Top Colleges / Universities in India offering Physical Sciences:

  • University of Delhi 

  • Mumbai University 

  • University of Madras

  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

What are the specializations Areas after completing B.Sc. in Physical Science? 

Physical science students can avail of many options after a B. Sc Physics degree depending on the areas of interest and specialization. 

One can pick:

  • B.Tech Electronics

  • M. Sc Acoustics

  • M. Sc Astrophysics

  • M. Sc Geophysics

  • M. Sc Medical Physics

  • M. Sc Nuclear physics

  • Master in Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • Masters Degree in Physics

  • MBA

  • MCA

  • PG Diploma in Physics

What are the Job Prospects after acquiring a degree in Physical science?

Upon completing the B.Sc., an applicant may make his / her career as an) 

  • Assistant Physical Scientist,

  • Astronaut, 

  • Chemist, 

  • Atmospheric Scientist,

  • Material Scientist, 

  • Hydrologist,

  • Quality Manager, 

  • Geoscientist, 

  • Technician, 

  • Instructor of Physics 

  • Professor of Physical Science

What is the expected Salary at the start?

A Physical Science graduate may earn an average monthly salary of approximately Rs 36,623per month


What are the growth prospects for physical science? 

  • A graduate in physical science can enter IITs via the GATE test. Physical science is also an optional main examination in the Civil Service. 

  • A PG degree in physical science will lead one to do research work in different R&D institutions and government departments.

  • A physics graduate may have career opportunities in the science and technology industry. 

  • The course will lead the applicant to receive job offers in the public, private, management, science, media, and many more sectors. 

  • In the employment rate for life and physical science occupations, which means the growing demand for science students in the market, an increase of 7 percent is projected. 

Who are the top recruiters in this field? 

After the completion of this course, one can get the job opportunity in:

  • TATA

  • UTC aerospace

  • Hindustan Unilever

  • SanDisk

  • Microsoft

  • Motorola

  • Godrej Aerospace

What kinds of books and study materials are available for physical sciences? 

  • Graduate Engineering Mathematics by VBK Vatti

  • A Textbook of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Mohit Kumar Sharma & Suresh Chandra

  • Physics For IIT - JEE MECHANICS I. by Ashwani Kumar Sharma

  • Atomic Structure and Chemical Bond. by: Manas Chanda

Interesting facts about physical science

  • An inch (2.5 cm) of rainwater equals 15 inches (38.1 cm) of dry, powdery snow.

  • The world's biggest telescope is currently being built in northern Chile. The telescope is to use 4-26 ft. 8 in. Mirrors (8.13 meters) that gather as much light as a single 52 ft. 6 in. Mirror (16 meters)

  • At the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor in Princeton, NJ, USA the highest temperature recorded in a laboratory was 920,000,000 F (511,000,000 C).