The department has two recognized guides of the Madurai Kamaraj University. The areas of research include Spectroscopy, Computational Physics and Solid State Ionics.
The Program includes Research Methodology, In depth study and desertation work. It helps the students to be aware of the advanced analytical techniques and the LaTex documentation tool. Students are trained to read many journals related to the area of project work and hence their reporting and understanding skills are developed.
A challenging programme offering application - oriented courses like Remote Sensing, GIS, Digital Image Processing, Microcontrollers and Molecular Biophysics, Thin film physics, Astrophysics. The core courses mathematical physics, Classical and NLD, Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics Electromagnetic Theory, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics are designed based on the UGC and NET syllabus. Lab courses include computational physics lab, GIS lab, microcontroller lab, Analog & Digital lab and General experiments.
Dual degree option available – M.Sc. Physics & PRGE.
The self financing programme offers courses on C, C++, VB, JAVA, DCN, Oracle, Microprocessor, PC Hardware maintenance & Troubleshooting and System Administration (Linux) along with core Physics papers. For First year students, systematic steps are taken to develop skills in the areas of experimental and numerical techniques.
PG Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS (PRGE) :
The course has been structured to cater to the growing need of personnel in the field of Remote Sensing. Along with the foundation courses, special emphasis is given to computer and programming skills, database networking, training and field work. Case studies and real time projects help train students to fit into a work environment as soon as the course is completed. Any science, humanities and engineering graduates are eligible for the course. The course is also offered as a dual degree program for M. Sc., (Physics) Students.
Certificate Course in Remote Sensing and GIS :
This 6 month course is offered to under graduate students which they can do along with their B. Sc., The course deals with the basics in the field of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System. Hands on training in the software related to the field is given in order to develop confidence in the subject.
The regular programme includes applied courses like Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Molecular Spectroscopy, Biophysics, Materials Science, Solid state physics, Programming in C, and C++ along with core courses (Theory and lab). For First year students, systematic steps are taken to develop skills in the areas of experimental and numerical techniques.
Optional/Elective courses offered at the UG level under CBCS :