Department of Physics
The history of the Physics Department is closely intertwined with the history of our college. Right from its inception in 11th July 1951, the department has grown together in strength, imparting quality education in basic sciences to the needy and weaker sections of the society.
The department is proud to boast of a fully fledged Physics Laboratories. Notable among the equipments are Constant Deviation Spectrometer, Michelson Interferometer, Laurent’s Half Shade Polarimeter, Fabry-Perot Etalon, Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer, Guoy’s Balance, Quincke’s Apparatus, Hall-Effect Apparatus etc.
Playing to its strengths, the department has identified certain major thrust areas for its research programmes, namely Ultrasonics, Spectroscopy, Medical Physics, Crystal Growth, Non-linear Dynamics and Nuclear Physics.
The Ultrasonic Laboratory set up in the department boasts of Pulse Echo Meter, Variable and Constant Frequency Ultlrasonic Interferometers, LCR Meter, Digital Conductivity and pH meters and Perkin Elmer UV Spectrophotometer.
The notable equipments of the Crystal Growth Laboratory are the Vicker’s Micro Hardness Tester for testing of crystal hardness and Muffle Furnace for annealing crystal specimen with temperature varying from Room Temperature to 10000 C.
A common Computer laboratory for the students of Physics and Chemistry having thirty computers with dual OS and requisite software has been established so as to pool the resources effectively.
Currently the department has completed two major research projects with Dr. A. S. Haja Hameed as the Principal Investigator.
1. Implementation of Two Zone Growth Method to the growth of high quality L-arginine family crystals for second harmonic generating (SHC) elements and electro-optic modulators.This is sponsored by the Science and Engineering Research Board, a statutory body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to the tune of Rs. 22,50,000/-
2. Crystal Growth of Technologically important nonlinear optical material: DAST and Fabrication of Optical Devices for ready commercialization. This is sponsored by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India to the tune of Rs. 11,74,167/-
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|No. of Class Rooms||8 ( Area:1725 Sq.Feet)|
|Number of Labs||5 (Area: 6575 Sq.Feet)|
|Books in Department Library||5059|
|Number of Computers||30|
|Library||40 Titles (Area: 900 Sq.Feet)|