The department was established in the year 1979 with an undergraduate programme B.Sc., Physics (special). It currently offers two undergraduate programmes, one postgraduate, M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Physics. B.Sc., Physics with computer applications was started in the year 2003 and M.Sc., Physics in 2002. The Department was elevated to the status of a Research Centre in 2008 and M.Phil programme is being offered since 2010. With the establishment of the state of art Geo-informatics centre funded from ISRO in the year 2014 it also offers a PG diploma and certificate course in Remote Sensing and GIS. Besides the department offers a certificate course in Medical Instrumentation from 2018. The department has three recognized guides, under whom five scholars have registered for their Ph.D. degree. The areas of research carried out are Spectroscopy, Computational Physics and Solid-State Ionics. The department has received funds from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, DST and DBT for major research projects. The department has produced 25 M.Phil. scholars and 3 doctorates Two faculty members have submitted their Ph.D thesis.
At present, the department consists of 17 teaching faculty members (6 aided and 11 SF) and 4 non-teaching staffs and 1 graduate assistant. The alumnae of the department are well placed in diverse areas including premier research and educational institutions, IT and banking sectors.
The Physics Department comprises general, electronics, optics, computational and a GIS lab which provide experiential learning to appraise the theoretical concepts. The Departmental library houses around 4,000 books in various branches of Physics.
The department aims to develop academically competent and professionally motivated women leaders, equipped with objective and critical thinking who compassionately foster the scientific temper with a sense of social responsibility
• To make the academic programme contribute to contemporary theoretical and practical applications
• To train learners to subject themselves to the rigour of scientific inquiry
• To communicate scientific analysis effectively and correctly
• To develop a sense of social responsibility and commitment to support rational inquiry of issues
• To enable students use knowledge and skills effectively for career goals
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