Department of Physics

Established in 2010

The department offers a two year Masters Programme in Physics. With the objective of encouraging the students from remote areas to pursue higher education in Physics the department established a study platform which helps the students to excel in competitive examinations such as CSIR-UGC NET, JEST, K-SET, etc. Thrust areas of the department for research are in the fields of Electronics and Condensed Matter Physics. The lab facilities of the department cater to the needs of the students and research scholars. The department encourages the students to undertake internships in the institutions of repute.  The Department is recognized by Tumkur University as Research Centre.

Highlights of the Department

  • Emphasis on overall academic and personal growth by nurturing both core skills (catering to the demands of the program) as well as soft skills. This is realized in the following ways:
    1. Encouraging students to attend summer internships, short-term research projects and teaching internships.
    2. Incorporating major project work in the final semester, culminating in a Masters’ thesis.
    3. Using a continuous evaluation system under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), giving weightage to subject/class seminars, assignments, group discussion & activities.
  • A well-established course curriculum with two specializations (soft-core): Electronics & Condensed Matter Physics – equipped with good laboratories & equipment. A book-bank, with a decent collection of academic textbooks & references is also maintained.
  • There exists an active forum called “Physika”, the department association that aims to cater to the individual talents & group dynamics of the students. Among other things, the forum:
    1. Brings out a fortnightly wall magazine on various topics beyond the syllabi.
    2. Conducting various intra/inter department competitions.
    3. Organizing guest lectures & talks by subject experts & resource persons.
  • In addition to conventional classroom teaching, using teaching aids like presentations like A/V and demonstrations.
  • Catering to students’ personal academic & other problems by the “mentorship” program.

Did You Know ?

"The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided; one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves" ".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation

Associations and Activities

“PHYSIKA”, the Physics Association of the PG Physics dept. was inaugurated in 2012. The objective of Physika – our Physics Association, is to bring together programs and activities in a collective effort to strengthen our understanding of the laws of Nature and broaden our horizons. We aspire to do this by: Organizing Guest Lectures, workshops and seminars from resource persons in the relevant fields. Facilitating and conducting Science exhibitions and laboratory demonstrations to propagate the scientific temperament. Scheduling video lectures/interactions with experts and group discussions to savour the subject outside prescribed academic syllabi. Organizing Scientific and Industrial tours to get hands-on experience of the subject beyond classroom teaching. Bringing out a bi-monthly “wall magazine”, the aim of which is dissemination of subject knowledge independent of pedagogy. Conducting inter-department and inter-collegiate quiz/debate and other competitions.

Community Orientation

  • Lab in Cab: Experimental demonstrations to school children & the public.
  • Printed Circuit Board fabrication, hands on training
  • Sky watching & star gazing sessions for Students & Public.
  • Creating awareness programme on energy saving for the general public.
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