Department of Physics was started in June 1963 with the establishment of the college. The department offers three-year degree course to the students in Physics.
Physics is a branch of pure science, dealing with the study and analysis of physical phenomena that take place around us, the nature of the forces responsible for them, and accurate measurement of the physical parameters involved their interdependence and the laws governing them. This leads to a better understanding of the universe we live in.
Physics has been taught at the college level by the lecture method together with laboratory exercises aimed at verifying concepts taught in the lectures. These concepts are better understood when lectures are accompanied with demonstration, hand-on experiments, and questions that require students to ponder what will happen in an experiment and why. Students who participate in active learning for example with hands-on experiments learn through self-discovery. By trial and error they learn to change their preconceptions about phenomena in physics and discover the underlying concepts.
Undergraduate physics curricula in our universities includes courses for students choosing as major subject as a physics, as well as for students majority in other disciplines for whom physics courses provide essential prerequisite skills and knowledge. The term physics major can refer to the academic major in physics or to a student or graduate who has chosen to major in physics.
One primary goal of physics education research is to develop pedagogical techniques and strategies that will help students learn physics more effectively and help instructors to implement these techniques. Owing to the abstract and counter-intuitive nature of many of the elementary concepts in physics, together with the fact that teaching through analogies can lead to confusions, the lecture method often fails to help students overcome the many misconceptions about the physical world that they have developed before undertaking formal instruction in the subject. Research often focuses on learning more about the common misconceptions that students bring to the physics classroom, so that techniques can be devised to help students overcome these misconceptions.
Highlights of the department
• CV Raman Club
• BET Surface Area Analyser
• Auto-Clave 400ml
• Muffle Furnace
• Microwave Bench X band
• Digital Viscometer
• Low Temperature Bath