Department of Physics


  • To achieve excellence in theoretical and practical aspects of fundamentals of Physics. 
  • To equip the students with essential knowledge regarding the latest developments in important areas of Physics.
  • To develop into a Center of Excellence in the chosen thrust areas of research of the department, with socially relevant applications.


The Physics department offers quality training to all the students, in learning and doing physics. The courses offered by the department are designed to equip the students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Physics. Interdisciplinary courses are also offered by the department in collaboration with the Departments of Chemistry, Biosciences and Mathematics & Computer Science of the University.
A comprehensive Photonics Lab with high power pulsed lasers, detectors, spectrum and signal analysers, and energy meters is fully functional. For the last few years, a focused effort has been made to develop research and training in the areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The Department now has facilities to synthesize and characterize Nanomaterials for specific application of interest which includes thermoelectrics, optical power limiting, drug delivery, solar cells and fluoride sensing.
The department has committed and competent faculty who are actively pursuing sponsored research projects in four frontier areas, namely Nanoscience, Photonics, Nuclear spectroscopy & Applied Nuclear Physics techniques and Signal processing.
For the past few years, the department has received substantial funds from several government agencies such as Department of Science and Technology (DST), Naval Research Board (NRB), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and UGC. The department has also started working on selective industry projects in the areas of optical networking and Signal processing.
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