Available courses

Course full name: Programming Languages

Code: 5B14COM


  • To introduce theoretical concepts behind Computer Programming using the different Programming languages thereby the applications.


  • To acquire knowledge about programming in Java.
  • To develop skill in writing programs in Java.

Course full name: Introduction to Computers and Networks

Code: 3B04COM  


  • To introduce theoretical concepts behind Information Technology (IT) in the modern world and recent development in IT.


  • To understand computers, peripherals, software, and operating system.
  •  Develop Webpages for business.

Atomic physics is the field of physics that studies atoms as an isolated system of electrons and an atomic nucleus. It is primarily concerned with the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus and the processes by which these arrangements changeNuclear physics is the field of physics that studies the constituents (protons and neutrons) and interactions of atomic nuclei. The most commonly known applications of nuclear physics are nuclear power generation. Modern nuclear physics contains also particle physics, which is taught in close association with nuclear physics. 


CO 1: Understand the structure nucleus and nuclear constituents 

CO2: Define nuclear forces and nuclear reactions 

CO3: Familiarize elementary particles and their properties

Book for Study: 

1.Concepts of Modern Physics - Sixth Edition, Arthur Beiser, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi 

Books for Reference: 

1. Modern Physics - Kenneth Krane (John Wiley & Sons) 

2.Atomic Physics - Christopher J. Foot (Oxford University Press, Cambridge) 

3.Nuclear Physics - S N Ghoshal (S Chand and Co.) 

4.The Atomic Nucleus - R D Evans (Mc Graw Hill, New York) 

5.Modern Physics - G Aruldhas & P Rajagopal (PHI, NewDelhi) 

6.Atomic and Nuclear Physics by S Sharmahatendra(Pearson)

Thermal Physics is a vital branch of Physics and covers various topics like thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetic theory etc. Thermal Physics deals with diverse branches including key areas like the study of heat, temperature and heat transfer. The various concepts of thermodynamics are closely related to thermal energy which is one of the basic forms of energy. These concepts have far-reaching applications. In most of the energy transformations, there is a production of thermal energy in the form of heat. Thermal physics also forms the basis of various ancient cycles of heat. This is also the reason behind the invention of the steam engine, rotors, shipments and various other revolutionary machines.


CO 1: Understand the concept of temperature, the thermodynamic state and equilibrium.

CO2: Explain the first law of thermodynamics through work and heat and its Mathematical Formulation. 

CO3: Understand the ideal gas equation and the kinetic theory of gases 

CO4: Understand the second law of thermodynamics and thermodynamic temperature scale. 

CO5: Define entropy and thermodynamic potentials CO6: Understand the basic concepts of Statistical mechanics

Books for study:

1. Heat and Thermodynamics-Mark W Zemansk, Richard H Dittman (seventh Edn.) 

2. Concepts of Modern physics-Arthur Beiser (fifth Edn.) 

Books for Reference: 

1. Heat and thermodynamics-D.S.Mathur 

2. Thermodynamics and Statistical physics –BriJ Lal, N.Subrahmanyam and P.S.Hemne (multicolour edn.7) 

3. A treatise on heat-Maghanad Saha

 4. Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, Statistical –Thermodynamics –Francis W.Sears & Gerhard L Salinger.

Mechanics is a branch of the physical sciences concerned with the state of rest or motion of bodies that are subjected to the action of forces. It deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprised of kinetics, statics, and kinematics. Basically there are three types and branches of mechanics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics and relativistic mechanics.

We shall discuss all the topics included under thermal physics according to the syllabus of Kannur University. 


CO1: Understand the concept of Galilean transformations and uniformly accelerating systems 

CO2: Determine the trajectory of a body in central force problem using Newton’s laws 

CO3: Understand Kepler’s laws of planetary motion 

CO4: Formulate the mathematical equation of waves CO5: Understand the concept and consequences of the special theory of relativity

Books for Study :

1. An Introduction to Mechanics, 1stEdn. – Daniel Kleppner and Robert J. Kolenkow – McGraw- Hill 

2. Mechanics by J C Upadhyaya 5thedn. 

3. Modern Physics by Kenneth S Krane, 2ndedn.

Optics is a branch of physics that deals with the determination of behaviour and the properties of light, along with its interactions with the matter and also with the instruments which are used to detect it. Optics, in a simple manner, is used to describe the behaviour of visible light, infrared light, and the ultraviolet. Photonics is the physical science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and sensing. Under this topic, we will study about light phenomenons-Interference, Diffraction and Polarization and about Lasers, holography and fibre-optics. 


CO 1: Understand the basic concepts of Interference 

CO2: Understand the basic concepts of Diffraction 

CO3: Understand the basic concepts of Polarization 

CO4: Understand the basic concepts of Photonics and Fibre Optics

Books for study:

1. Optics and Spectroscopy by R Murugeshan, Kiruthiga ivaprasath, S Chand 

2. Modern Physics by R Murugeshan, Kiruthiga Sivaprasath, S Chand 

Books for reference: 

1. Optics by Subramanyam, Brijlal, MN Avadhanalu, S.Chand 

2. Optics- Ajay Ghatak 

3. Basic Electronics – Solid-state – B..L. Thereja 

4. Laser fundamentals – Silfast MARKS INC

Physical chemistry II is a compulsory core course,  taught in the 5th semester of B.Sc. chemistry program and deals with the concepts of Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Phase rule as well as Colloids and Surface chemistry.


CO 1.  Identify the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics

CO 2. Relate and Interpret the various laws of thermodynamics

CO 3.  Understand the concept of entropy and how the whole universe is related to it.

CO 4.  Construct phase diagrams and study the equilibrium exists between various states of matter.and apply principles phase                         diagram to separation processes and for property modification of different type of system.

CO 5. Understand basic principles of surface chemistry and its application in various fields

CO 6. Correlate the types of colloids with its properties and to explore the applications in day-to-day life.


UNIT 1. Thermodynamics (15 hrs)

UNIT 2. Thermodynamics II (12 hrs)

UNIT 3. Chemical Equilibrium(8 hrs)

UNIT 4. Phase Rule (10 hrs)

UNIT 4. Colloids, Surface Chemistry (9 hrs)


1. Physical Chemistry : P.W. Atkins, Oxford University Press

2. Physical Chemistry : Puri, Sharma and Pathania, Vishal Publishing Co.

3. A Text book of Physical Chemistry: A S Negi and S C Anand, New Age International Publishers.

4. A Textbook of Physical chemistry: K. L. Kapoor, Volumes 2 &3, Macmillan India Ltd.

5. Text book of Physical Chemistry : Samuel Glasstone, McMillan Press

6. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Gurdeep Raj, Goel Publishing House, Meerut.

7. Physical Chemistry: W.J. Moore, Orient Longmans.

8. Physical Chemistry: N. Kundu & S.K. Jain, S.Chand & Company.

9. Chemical Thermodynamics: J.Rajaram and J.C.kuriacose, Pearson.

Organic Chemistry - I is a compulsory core course taught in the 3rd semester of B.Sc. Chemistry program. This course deals with Organic reaction mechanism, Aromaticity, Stereo chemistry, Polymers, Dyes and Synthetic reagents.


CO 1. Explain the types of electron displacement in organic molecules and predict the properties of molecules based on electron                   displacement effect.

CO 2. Distinguish aromatic , anti aromatic and non-aromatic compounds and ions and analyse the mechanistic details of aromatic  electrophilic substitution.

CO 3. Classify stereo isomers, understand the property of chirality , apply CIP rules to recognize the configuration and explain the       stability of conformations drawing energy profile diagram

CO 4. Explain the mechanism of polymerization, synthesis and application of industrially important Polymers

CO 5. Explain the classification and the methods of preparation of important dyes

CO 6. Illustrate the preparative methods and synthetic applications of important synthetic Reagents









1. M. K. Jain and S. C. Sharma ‘Modern Organic Chemistry’, Visal Publishing Company Co.

2. K. S. Tewari and N. K. Vishnoi ‘Organic Chemistry’, Vikas Publishing House

3. B. S. Bahl ‘Advanced organic Chemistry’, S. Chand.

4. Peter Sykes, ‘A Guide book to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry’ , Pearson Education

5. P. S. Kalsi’ ‘Organic Reactions and their Mechanisms’’ New Age International Publishers

6. R. T. Morrison and R. N. Boyd, ‘Organic Chemistry’, Prentice Hall of India

7. I. L. Finar, ‘Organic Chemistry’, Vol.- I, Pearson Education

8. Gowariker V.R., Viswanathan N.V. and Jayader Sreedhar,’ Polymer Science’, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi.

9. Billmeyer, F. W. Textbook of Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.4. Gowariker, V. R.; Viswanathan