B.Ed. in Physical Sciences is a 2-year full-time graduate certificate-level course in education.
The discipline of Physical Sciences essentially involves the branches of natural science and science that studies non-living systems, in contrast to Life Sciences.
The program also involves a professional study of the key concepts and theories of Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Biology, etc.
The program deals with the study of energy and matter, exploring the world in terms of mass, weight, and other objective parameters.
Successful completion of graduation in a relevant discipline is the minimum criterion of eligibility for admission to the course.
Such professionals are hired in capacities such as:
Admission to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s qualification of a relevant entrance test, such as that conducted by the University of Delhi.
Some of the top entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are:
The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 3 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2 to 10 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:
|Examination Type||Semester System/Year wise|
|Eligibility||Graduation from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.|
|Course Fee||INR 5000 to 2 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lacs per annum|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Deloitte, BP, World Health Organisation, Amity University, LPU, Fortis, Max, Apollo, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Accenture, Adobe, Reliance, National Agri-Food, Biotechnology Institute, Apollo, Genpact, Wifi networks, IIT, HP, APAC, Xcelris labs, ITC Infotech, Claridges, HCL, etc.|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Agriculture Sector, Animal Care Centers, Bio-Informatics, Biotechnology, Beverage Industry, Environmental Protection Agencies, Farm Houses, Food Processing Industry, Health Clubs, Laboratories, Chemical Industries, Disease Control Centers, Molecular Biology, Medicine and Pharmaceutical Industries, Research & Development in Drugs, Scientific Journals, Universities & Colleges, and such.|
|Job Positions||Scientist, Scientific Assistant, Research analyst, Technical Writer/Editor, Lecturers, Chemist, Enumerators, Researcher, Biostatistician, Clinical Research Manager, Consultant Teacher, Writer/Editor, School Teachers, Private Tutor, Online Tutor, Education Consultant, Principal, Vice Principal, Counsellor, Content Writer, Instructor, Education Researcher, among others.|
Physical Scientists seek to discover the laws that govern non-living things. Typical capacities of such professionals include Geoscientist, Chemist, etc.
Geoscientists examine the earth's makeup and processes to gather information about its present, past, and future, while chemists study the atomic and molecular aspects of substances and investigate how these substances respond to each other.
Geoscientists are professionally responsible for:
Chemists, however, likely work in either basic or applied research by testing the interactions of elements, or working on creating new products.
As an academic discipline, Physical Science includes a professional study of Physics and Chemistry, as the 2 fundamental sciences that deals with the study of matter and energy.
Physical Science helps decode other sciences, such as chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, medical science, environmental science, and others such.
Tabulated below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women||New Delhi||INR 19,030|
|Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education||New Delhi||INR 58,000|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University||New Delhi||INR 23,000|
|Jamia Millia Islamia University||New Delhi||INR 6,800|
|University of Calicut||Calicut||INR 30,000|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar||INR 69,000|
|Amity University||Lucknow||INR 86,100|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||INR 5,670|
|Icfai University||Dehradun||INR 57,000|
|Lady Irwin College||New Delhi||INR 12,955|
|Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society's||Pune||INR 46,112|
|University of Lucknow||Lucknow||INR 21,854|
|Kamla Nehru Mahavidyalaya||Bhopal||INR 35,000|
|Integral University||Lucknow||INR 75,000|
|Kamal Institute of Higher Education & Advance Technology||New Delhi||INR 48,700|
|Bhabha College of Education||Bhopal||INR 36,000|
|Loreto College||Kolkata||INR 13,025|
|Bombay Teachers' Training College||Mumbai||INR 22,320|
|Government College of Education for Women||Coimbatore||INR 10,000|
|Ranchi University||Ranchi||INR 15,000|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course:
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Philosophical Perspective in Education||Sociological Perspective in Education|
|Understanding the Learner||Educational Policy & Planning in Contemporary India|
|Teaching - Learning Process||Knowledge and Curriculum|
|Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part I)||Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part I)|
|VI Exploring Library and Other Learning Resources||School Management|
|VII Art in Education||Enriching Learning Through ICT|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|School Internship- Subject I||Assessment for Learning|
|School Internship- Subject II||Gender, School and Society|
|Engagement with Community (Experiences for Social and Environmental Sensitivity)||Inclusive School|
|Understanding the Self||Strengthening Language Proficiency|
|Reading and Reflecting on Texts||Health and Physical Science|
|Optional Courses (Any Two)|
|Guidance and Counseling||Life Skills Education|
|Human Rights and Value Education||Special Education|
|Environment Education||Comparative Education|
|Distance and Open Learning||Vocational Education|
Such professionals, upon successful completion of the course, may gainfully pursue basic research and teaching courses at research universities, or choose to instruct at universities or community colleges.
For those interested in pursuing a career in chemistry, the option of conducting research in pharmaceutical, chemical, biotech, petroleum and other consumer products industries, is available.
As Materials Scientists, such professionals may work in industries that manufacture plastics and other polymers, semiconductors, electronics, and chemicals.
As Physicists, such professionals work for industries that design and manufacture lasers, imaging equipment and other scientific instruments.
Also available is the option of working with defense contractors and companies that sell data-analysis software. As Physicists or Astronomers, such professionals could also conduct research at national labs or central government agencies, such as the ISRO.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions:
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Pay Scale in INR|
|Physical Scientist||Physical Scientists specialize in sciences that do not deal with living organisms, such as physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology.||5,99,000|
|Physician||Physicians diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients, take medical histories, prescribe medications, and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests.||6,75,000|
|Professor||Professors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct.||9,13,657|
|Article Writer||Article Writers create written work such as, articles, reports, books, and different forms of verbal compositions.||2,43,264|
|Home Tutor||Home Tutors provide non-classroom, scholarly instruction to students on individual or group-basis.||2,91,632|