Department of Physics

Courses Offered

COURSE DURATION STRENGTH
BSc Physics

 3 years

(6 Semesters)

24

Sanctioned

 

Programme Outcome & Course Outcome

Programme Outcomes

 

Programme Outcomes (POs), Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs) and Course Outcomes (COs) are the basic set of concepts, knowledge and skills acquired by the students on successful completion of a specific course/programme. To define the POs, PSOs and COs, is a basic requirement to design curriculum.  University of Calicut  has Board of studies for each programme with academic experts from respective stream as their members. The Board is responsible for periodically revising the syllabus and defining the set of POs, PSOs and COs accordingly.

A well-crafted set of POs, PSOs and COs lay the foundation of a syllabus. The POs, PSOs and COs identify the sets of skills/concepts/knowledge that to be possessed by the student to be academically capable and competent in the industry. Before the beginning of a course, these POS, PSOs and COs has to be properly communicated to the students and faculty members. We take a number of measures in this institution to ensure that POs, PSOs and COs are properly communicated to the students in a timely manner.

University Website

University is maintaining a website to manage academic and administrative duties of university. The website has displayed POs, PSOs and COs of every course offered by the university.

College website

In addition to this, the college website also provides POs, PSOs and COs of every course offered by the institution. These details are accessible to the students, faculty members and public.

Orientation Programme

Orientation programmes are conducted by the institution as a whole and individually by each department in the beginning of an academic year. The syllabus, POS, PSOs, COs and scope of the programme/course is communicated to the students.

Department meetings

A department meeting is held in the beginning of an academic year to allocate subjects and communicate POs, PSOs and COs to each of the faculty members. The newly enrolled students in the current academic year is assigned to a mentor / mentors. The faculty members are then responsible to further communicate POs, PSOs and COs to the students and to clear their doubts regarding them.

Mentors

Mentors are responsible to ensure that each student has a fair idea about the syllabus, POs, PSOs and COs. They have bridge courses conducted if necessary in the beginning of a semester to mould the students to meet the requirements of a particular course.

 

PROGRAMME: B.Sc. PHYSICS

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES – UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

 

At the end of an Undergraduate Program, a student would have obtained the following:

PO1: Critical Thinking: Ability to take informed actions after identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and actions, checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, and looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from different perspectives

PO2: Effective Communication: Ability to speak, read, write and listen clearly in person and through electronic media in English and in one Indian language, and make meaning of the world by connecting people, ideas, books, media and technology

PO3: Effective Citizenship: Ability to demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity-centered national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering

PO4: Environment and Sustainability: Ability to understand the issues of environmental contexts and sustainable development

PO5: Ethical Living: Ability to recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them

PO6: Social Interaction: Ability to elicit views of others, mediate disagreements and help reach conclusions in group settings

PO7: Problem Solving and Analytical Skills: Ability to think rationally, analyze situations and solve problems adequately

 

Programme Specific Outcomes

PSO1: Understand the basic concepts of methodology of science and the fundamentals of mechanics, properties of matter and electrodynamics

PSO2: Understand the theoretical basis of quantum mechanics, relativistic physics, nuclear physics, optics, spectroscopy, solid state physics, astrophysics, statistical physics, photonics and thermodynamics

PSO3: Understand and apply the concepts of electronics in the designing of different analog and digital circuits

PSO4: Understand the basics of computer programming and numerical analysis

PSO5: Apply and verify theoretical concepts through laboratory experiments

 

Core Course Structure

 

Semester Code No Course Title

Hours/

Week

Total

Hours

Credit Marks

 

1

PHY1B01

Core Course I: Methodology of Science

and Basic Mechanics

2 36 2 75
2 PHY2B02 Core Course II: Mechanics 2 36 2 75
3 PHY3B03 Core Course III: Electrodynamics-I 3 54 3 75
4 PHY4B04 Core Course IV: Electrodynamics-II 3 54 3 75
PHY4B05 Core Course V : Practical-I 2 36 5 100

 

 

 

 

5

PHY5B06 Core Course VI: Computational Physics 3 54 3 75
PHY5B07 Core Course VII: Quantum Mechanics 3 54 3 75
PHY5B08 Core Course VIII: Optics 3 54 3 75
PHY5B09

Core Course IX: Electronics (Analog and

Digital)

3 54 3 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

PHY6B10 Core Course X: Thermodynamics 3 54 3 75
PHY6B11

Core Course XI: Statistical Physics, Solid

State Physics, Spectroscopy and Photonics

3 54 3 75
PHY6B12

Core Course XII: Nuclear Physics and

Particle Physics

3 54 3 75
PHY6B13

Core Course XIII Relativistic mechanics

and Astrophysics

3 54 3 75
PHY6B14 (EL2) Core Course XIV: Elective***

2. Nanoscience and

Technology

 

3

 

54

 

3

 

75

PHY6B15 Core Course XV: Practical -II 4 72 5** 100
PHY6B16 Core Course XVI: Practical-III 4 72 5** 100

PHY6B17

(P/R)

Core Course XVII: Project Work /Research Methodology and Tour Report

2

1

36 3**

60

15

 

Abbreviations used:

CL – Cognitive level; U – understand; Ap – apply; An – analyze; C – create                      KC – Knowledge category; C – conceptual; F – factual; P – procedural

Semester 1 ïCore Course I

PHY1B01: METHODOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND BASIC MECHANICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the features, methods and limitations of science PSO1 U C

 

CO2

Understand and apply the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics to physical

systems

 

PSO1

 

Ap

 

C, P

CO3 Understand and apply the basic idea of work-energy theorem to physical systems PSO1 Ap C,P
CO4 Understand and apply the rotational dynamics of rigid bodies PSO1 Ap C,P
CO5 Understand the basic ideas of elasticity PSO1 U C

Semester 2 | Core Course II

PHY2B02: MECHANICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the features of non-inertial systems and fictitious forces PSO1 U C

 

CO2

Understand and analyze the features of

central forces with respect to planetary motion

 

PSO1

 

An

 

C, P

CO3 Understand the basics ideas of harmonic oscillations PSO1 U C
CO4 Understand and analyze the basics concepts of wave motion PSO1 An C,P

 

Semester 3 | Core Course III

PHY3B03: ELECTRODYNAMICS I

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand and apply the fundamentals of vector calculus PSO1 Ap C
CO2 Understand and analyze the electrostatic properties of physical systems PSO1 An C, P
CO3 Understand the mechanism of electric field in matter. PSO1 U C,P
CO4 Understand and analyze the magnetic properties of physical systems PSO1 An C,P
CO5

Understand the mechanism of magnetic

field in matter.

PSO1 U C,P

 

Semester 4 | Core Course IV

PHY4B04: ELECTRODYNAMIC II

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the basic concepts of electrodynamics PSO1 U C
CO2 Understand and analyze the properties of electromagnetic waves PSO1 An C, P
CO3 Understand the behavior of transient currents PSO1 U C
CO4 Understand the basic aspects of ac circuits PSO1 An C,P
CO5

Understand and apply electrical network

theorems

PSO1 Ap C,P

 

Semester 5Core Course –VI

PHY5B06: COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the Basics of Python programming PSO4 U C
CO2 Understand the applications of Python modules PSO4 U C
CO3 Understand the basic techniques of numerical analysis PSO4 U C
CO4 Understand and apply computational techniques to physical problems PSO4 Ap C,P

 

 

Semester 5Core Course –VII

PHY5B07: QUANTUM MECHANICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the particle properties of electromagnetic radiation PSO2 U C
CO2 Describe Rutherford – Bohr model of the atom PSO2 U C
CO3 Understand the wavelike properties of particles PSO2 U C
CO4 Understand and apply the Schrödinger equation to simple physical systems PSO2 Ap C,P
CO5

Apply the principles of wave mechanics to

the Hydrogen atom

PSO2 Ap C,P

 

Semester 5 | Core Course VIII

PH5B08: OPTICS

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 UnderstandthefundamentalsofFermat‟sprinciples and geometrical optics PSO2 U C
CO2 Understand and apply the basic ideas of interference of light PSO2 Ap C, P
CO3 Understand and apply the basic ideas of diffraction of light PSO2 Ap C, P
CO4 Understand the basics ideas of polarization of light PSO2 U C
CO5

Describe the basic principles of

holography and fibre optics

PSO2 U C

 

Semester 5Core Course –IX

PHY5B09: ELECTRONICS (ANALOG & DIGITAL)

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the basic principles of rectifiers and dc power supplies PSO3 U C
CO2 Understand the principles of transistor PSO3 U C
CO3 Understand the working and designing of transistor amplifiers and oscillators PSO3 Ap C, P
CO4 Understand the basic operation of Op – Amp and its applications PSO3 U C
CO5 Understand the basics of digital electronics PSO3 U C

 

Semester 6 | Core Course X

PHY6B10: THERMODYNAMICS

 

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the zero and first laws of thermodynamics PSO2 U C
CO2 Understand the thermodynamics description of the ideal gas PSO2 U C
CO3 Understand the second law of thermodynamics and its applications PSO2 U C, P
CO4 Understand the basic ideas of entropy PSO2 U C

 

CO5

Understand the concepts of thermodynamic potentials and phase

transitions

 

PSO2

 

U

 

C

Semester 6ïCore Course XI

PHY6B11: STATISTICAL PHYSICS, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, SPECTROSCOPY & PHOTONICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the basic principles of statistical physics and its applications PSO2 U C
CO2 Understand the basic aspects of crystallography in solid state physics PSO2 U C
CO3 Understand the basic elements of spectroscopy PSO2 U C
CO4 Understand the basics ideas of microwave and infra red spectroscopy PSO2 U C
CO5

Understand the fundamental ideas of

photonics

PSO2 U C

Semester 6 ïCore Course XII

PHY6B12: NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND PARTICLE PHYSICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the basic aspects of nuclear structure and fundamentals of radioactivity PSO2 U C
CO2 Describe the different types of nuclear reactions and their applications PSO2 U C, P
CO3 Understand the principle and working of particle detectors PSO2 U C, P
CO4 Describe the principle and working of particle accelerators PSO2 U C, P
CO5

Understand the basic principles of

elementary particle physics

PSO2 U C

 

Semester 6 | Core Course XIII

PHY6B13: RELATIVISTIC MECHANICS AND ASTROPHYSICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

PSO

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the fundamental ideas of special relativity PSO2 U C
CO2 Understand the basic concepts of general relativity and cosmology PSO2 U C
CO3 Understand the basic techniques used in astronomy PSO2 U C
CO4 Describe the evolution and death of stars PSO2 U C
CO5

Describe the structure and classification of

galaxies

PSO2 U C

 

 

Semester 6 | Core Course XIV (Elective)

PHY6B14 (EL2): NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand the elementary concepts of nanoscience U C
CO2 Understand the electrical transport mechanisms in nanostructures U C
CO3 Understand the applications of quantum mechanics in nanoscience U C

 

CO4

Understand the fabrication and

characterization techniques of nanomaterials

 

U

 

C

CO5

Enumerate the different applications of

nanotechnology

U C

 

 

Semesters 1 to 4 | Core Course V

PHY4B05: PRACTICAL I

 

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Apply and illustrate the concepts of properties of matter through experiments Ap P

 

CO2

Apply and illustrate the concepts of electricity and magnetism through experiments

 

Ap

 

P

CO3 Apply and illustrate the concepts of optics through experiments Ap P
CO4 Apply and illustrate the principles of electronics through experiments Ap P

 

Semesters 5-6 | Core Course XV

PHY6B15: PRACTICAL II

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Apply and illustrate the concepts of properties of matter through experiments Ap P

 

CO2

Apply and illustrate the concepts of electricity and magnetism through

experiments

 

Ap

 

P

CO3 Apply and illustrate the concepts of optics and spectroscopy through experiments Ap P
CO4 Apply and illustrate the principles of heat through experiments Ap P

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 5-6 | Core Course XVI

PHY6B16: PRACTICAL III

 

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

 

CO1

Apply and illustrate the principles of semiconductor diode and transistor through

experiments

 

Ap

 

P

 

CO2

Apply and illustrate the principles of transistor amplifier and oscillator through

experiments

 

Ap

 

P

CO3 Apply and illustrate the principles of digital electronics through experiments Ap P
CO4 Analyze and apply computational techniques in Python programming Ap P

 

Semester 5-6 | Core Course XVII

Course: PHY6B17(P) – PROJECT

36 hours in each semester (Credits: 2)

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand research methodology U P
CO2 Understand and formulate a research project C P
CO3 Design and implement a research project C P
CO4 Identify and enumerate the scope and limitations of a research project C P

 

Semester 5-6 | Core Course XVII

PHY6B17(R): RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (In lieu of Project)

36 hours in each semester (Credits: 2)

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Understand research methodology U C, P
CO2 Understand the concept of measurement in research C C, P
CO3 Understand the significance and limitations of experimentation in research C C, P

 

CO4

Understand and formulate a research

project, ethics and responsibility of scientific research

 

C

 

C, P

Semester 5ïOpen Course I

PHY5D01(2): AMATEUR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

CO1 Describe the history and nature of astronomy as a science U C
CO2 Understand the motion of earth in space and the cause of seasons U C
CO3 Understand the basic elements of solar system U C
CO4 Understand the elementary concepts of solar system U C

 

 

Semester 1ïComplementary course-I PHY1C01: Properties of matter & Thermodynamics

36 hours (Credit – 2)

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

Class Sessionsallotted
CO1 Understand the basic principles of elasticity U C 9
CO2 Understand the concepts of surface tension U C 5
CO3 Understand the aspects of viscosity U C 4
CO4 Understand the basic principles of thermodynamics U C 18

 

 

Semester 2 | Complementary Course II PHY2C02: Optics, Laser &Electronics 36 hours (Credit – 2)

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

Class Sessions

allotted

CO1 Understand the basic concepts of interference and diffraction U C 16
CO2 Understand the concepts of polarization U C 6
CO3 Understand the fundamentals of electronics U C 10
CO4 Understand the important principles of laser physics U C 4

 

 

Semester 3 | Complementary Course III PHY3C03: Mechanics, Relativity, Waves and Oscillations

54 hours (Credit – 3)

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

Class Sessions

allotted

 

CO1

Understand the basic ideas of frames of reference and the principles of

conservation of energy and momentum

 

U

 

C

 

22

CO2 Understand the concepts of relativity U C 12
CO3 Understand the basic ideas of oscillations and waves U C 10
CO4 Understand the basic ideas of modern physics U C 10

 

 

Semester 4 | Complementary Course IV PHY4C04: Electricity, Magnetism and Nuclear physics

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

Class Sessions

allotted

CO1 Understand the basic ideas of static and current electricity U C 20
CO2 Understand the concepts of magnetism U C 12
CO3 Describe the fundamental concepts of nuclear physics U C 12
CO4 Understand the basic ideas of cosmic rays and elementary particles U C 10

 

 

Semester 1 to 4 | Complementary Course V

PHY4C05: PHYSICS PRACTICAL I

 

 

 

Course Outcome

 

CL

 

KC

Class Sessionsallotted
CO1 Apply and illustrate the concepts of properties of matter through experiments Ap P 36

 

CO2

Apply and illustrate the concepts of electricity and magnetism through

experiments

 

Ap

 

P

 

36

CO3 Apply and illustrate the concepts of optics through experiments Ap P 36
CO4 Apply and illustrate the principles of electronics through experiments Ap P 36

 

 

 

 

Faculty Profile

NO NAME Designation Qualification Email Phone  
1 Lisha C L

Asst

Professor

M.Sc, Bed,

JRF,NET

 lishacl9@gmail.com 7907662789
2 Rajesh K P

Asst. Professor

 

M.Sc. Physics, Ph.D

 

rajeshptb@gmail.com

 

8943258800

3 Shihabudheen.M

Asst. Professor

 

MSc, BEd, NET

shihabudheenm@gmail.com

 

9605767781
4 LINSHA C. L. Asst. Professor MSc.,  B Ed, NET

linshacl15@gmail.com

 

9605527820

 

 

 

 

Students Profile

  1. Qualification for Admission

Plus Two Science Stream with Physics as one of the subject

 

  1. Present Number and categories :

 

 

Class UG I UG II UG III PG I PG II
Sanctioned Strength  42  36  33
No. Of Students Admitted  38  31  29
No of present students  38  30  27
Boys  26  10  10
Girls  12  20  17
SC  8  4  4
ST  2  1  0
OBC and Minority  14  15  12
General  14  10  11

 

  1. Achievements of Students

 

NO Name of the Student NET / JRF Year
1 Reshmi S R NET   2017

 

 

  1. Ranks :

2016 University Topper- Fourth Position Reshmi S R (CGPA 3.85 out of 4)

2017 University Topper- Second Position VISMAYA K T (CGPA 5.75 out of 6)

 

 

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Research Scholars

 

SL NO: Name of Supervisor Name of the Phd Scholar Mode of Phd

 

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Placement Records

NO Name of the Student Placement
1

Vidhya P.

 

Trainee CMA
2

Nikhila M. Nair

 

ABPM, POST OFFICE, THIPPILASSERY

 

3

Vishnu Aravind

 

Army training

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Report ( From 2015-16 to 2019-20)

Department of Physics

Annual Report 2019 – 2020

About

The department of physics offers B.Sc. programme in Physics with an annual intake of 36 students. The admission for B.Sc. physics course started on 10- June-2019 and finished on 22 -Aug -2019. The department has four permanent faculties. The details of faculties are given below.

Faculty profile:

  1. Lisha C L

M.Sc., JRF + NET, B.Ed.

  1. Dr. Rajesh K P

M.Sc., JRF + NET, Ph.D

  1. Shihabudheen M

M.Sc., JRF + NET

  1. Linsha C L

M.Sc. Physics, JRF +NET

Achievements:

Physics Department has an excellent achievement in the academic level. Out of the 45 students passed out, One student got admission for MSc Physics at NIT Surathkal and one at Central university of Kerala, Kasargod and 16 students got admission for M.Sc. Physics in Govt. & aided colleges. One student got admission for MLiblsc in Calicut university and One student got admission for BEd.  There is remarkable participation of our students in sports at the Inter-zone levels. Our First Year students Parvathy S Nair  had won the first runner up  in the Inter-zone Womens Cricket Competition of Calicut University. Sreeraj K P secured second place in interzone WUSHU (men) Championship at Calicut University.

Seminar

 

Department of physics conducted a Two day National Seminar on “Recent Trends in Physics” on Nov. 21st and 22nd, 2019 at SNGS College, Pattambi. The seminar aims to inspire students to choose a scientific research career. Distinguished speakers from various institutions will be delivering the lectures and chance is given to research scholars to present their work. The Coordinator of the seminar is Shihabudheen M.

Study Tour

A study tour was conducted by the department of Physics to Dhandeli, Chikamanglur, Goa on 27th Nov 2019.

Department of Physics

Annual Report 2018- 2019

About

The department of physics offers a B.Sc. programme in Physics with an annual intake of 48 students. The B.Sc .physics admission started on 19- June-2018 and finished on 26 -07 -2018. We have one permanent faculty & three Guest faculties. The details of faculties are given below.

Faculty profile:

  1. Lisha C L

MSc, JRF + NET, BEd.

  1. Satheesh N S

M.Sc., M.Phil. NET

  1. Sreekutty P V

M.Sc., JRF + NET

  1. Swathi M

M.Sc Physics

Achievements:

Physics Department has excellent achievements in the academic level and there are remarkable participation of physics students in sports in the interzone levels.

Workshops and Orientation Programmes Attended

 

Department of physics conducted a National Work Shop on ‘ La-Tex – a document preparation system ” on  Nov 13th, 2018 at SNGS College, Pattambi. The workshop aims to have a basic knowledge of the document preparation with LaTeX with practical hands on training Unlike Microsoft Word, the LaTeX focuses on the content of the document rather than the appearance Since bibliographies and index can be easily handled with LaTeX,  it is widely used in academia for the communication and publication of scientific documents in many fields, including mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, linguistics, quantitative psychology, philosophy, and political science. A hand on training was given to various faculties from colleges and research scholars who are working in the area of mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, linguistics, quantitative psychology, philosophy, and political science. All the sessions was handled by experts. The Coordinator of the Work Shop was Mrs. Lisha C L., Head of the Department of Physics. Mrs. Lisha C L. has attended a National Seminar on ‘Recent Trends in Material Science’ Organized by Department of Physics , Govt arts college , Kozhokkode.

Extension Activity

 

An outreach residential programme named ‘Sasthrajalakam’ for 9th standard students for creating scientific awareness is conducted at SreeNeelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi. The programme was funded by State Govt of Kerala. Physics Department actively participated in the programme In the morning session classes handled by eminent personalities and  in the evening session various experiments are demonstrated in the lab.

 

Department of Physics

Annual Report 2017- 2018

About

The department of physics offers a B.Sc. programme in Physics with an annual intake of 48 students. The B.Sc .physics admission started on 19- June-2018 and finished on 26 -07 -2018. We have one permanent faculty & three Guest faculties. The details of faculties are given below.

Faculty profile:

  1. Lisha C L

MSc, JRF + NET, BEd.

  1. Satheesh N S

M.Sc., M.Phil. NET

  1. Karthika Sankar

M.Sc., JRF + NET

  1. Saleena P V

M.Sc Physics

Achievements:

Physics Department has an excellent achievement in the academic level. Out of 25 Outgoing students 15 students got admission for Msc Physics in Govt & aided colleges. There are remarkable participation of physics students in sports in the interzone levels. Our Final Year students Nidhin Raj, Abhinand, Sarath had won the first prize in the Interzone Chess Competition of Calicut university.

Workshops and Orientation Programmes Attended

 

Department of physics conducted a National Work Shop on ‘Nano Science and Technology NT2K17’ on  21st  Dec , 2017 at SNGS College, Pattambi. The workshop was focusing on the recent developments in the Nanotechnology. Special emphasis was given on the Quantum dots preparation, the demonstration of the instruments FTIR Spectrophotometer, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, and the characterization of the prepared quantum dots. A hand on training was given to various faculties from colleges and research scholars who are working in the area of Nanoscience and Technology. All the sessions was handled by experts in the field of Nanotechnology. The Coordinator of the Work Shop was Mrs. Lisha C L., Head of the Department of Physics.

Mrs. Lisha C L. has attended a National Seminar on ‘Frontiers & Developments in Material Science’ Organized by Department of Physics , Govt Victoria College, Palakkad on 14th  Nov 2017.

Extension Activity

 

An outreach exhibition programme named ‘Sasthrayan’ for public and school students for creating scientific awareness is conducted at SreeNeelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi. The programme was funded by Rusa, Govt of Kerala. Physics Department actively participated in the programme and exhibited various working models in 5 different stalls.

Department of Physics

Annual Report

About

The department of physics offers a B.Sc. programme in Physics with an annual intake of 48 students. The first B.Sc.allotment process started on 08-July-2016 and finished on 20-September-2016, the last candidate joined here through spot admission. The cutoff index mark of open category is 884. The cutoff marks of BPL and SC categories are 615 and 486 respectively. There are two intakes through sports council and sports quota and the corresponding cutoff marks are 756 and 661 respectively. Presently there are 48 students in the first year B.Sc. programme 2016-2017.

Faculty profile:

  1. E. Venugopal

MSc, NET, PhD

  1. Satheesh N S

M.Sc., M.Phil. NET

  1. Vinod K T

M.Sc., B.Ed., JRF

  1. Linsha C L

M.Sc., B.Ed., NET

Achievements:

Ms Reshmi S. R. of the 2013-16 BSc Physics batch had secured Third rank in the BSc Physics course of University of Calicut. Ms. Vismaya K. T. (VI Sem BSc Physics secured All India Rank 647 in JAM 2017 ( Joint Admission to MSc in IITs and IISc). There are remarkable participation both in arts and sports in the zonal and interzone levels. Venu R (IV Sem BSc Phys), the first year student has won the Second place in the Malayalam drama in the A-zone fest and another first year student Vindhuja V. V. (VI Sem BSc Physics) won first place in Sanskrit Recitation in the A-Zone Fest. Mr. Venugopal E., Assistant Professor has successfully defended the PhD Thesis at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune under the affiliation of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research(AcSIR), New Delhi.

Workshops and Orientation Programmes Attended

Dr. Venugopal has attended three national workshops conducted by Academy of Physics Teachers Kerala at Providence womens college Kozhikkode, Vimala College Thrissur, CMS College Kottayam.

Department of Physics

Annual Report 2015-16

About

The department of physics offers a B.Sc. programme in Physics with an annual intake of 24 students. The first B.Sc.allotment process started on 22-July-2015 and finished on 16-september-2015, the last candidate joined here through spot admission. The cutoff index mark of open category is 928. The cutoff marks of BPL and SC categories are 909 and 741 respectively. There are two intakes through sports council and sports quota and the corresponding cutoff marks are 874 and 607 respectively. There are three Ezhava, one Muslim and one OBH categories has filled on the basis of cutoff marks 692,868 and 920 respectively.Presently there are 26 students in the first year B.Sc. programme 2015-2016.

Faculty profile:

  1. Venugopal

MSc, NET, PhD(Thesis Submitted)

  1. Satheesh N S

M.Sc., M.Phil. NET

  1.    Vinod K T

M.Sc., B.Ed., JRF

  1. Linsha C L

M.Sc., B.Ed., NET

Achievements:

There are remarkable participation both in arts and sports in the zonal and interzone levels. Jabir E, the first year student has won the Runner up medal in the Interzone football tournament. Venu R, the first year student has won the First place in the Malayalam drama in the A-zone fest and another first year student Sruthi E M, has gained the tag as the fastest girl and won sprint double in the college annual sports meet 2015-‘16. Mr. Venugopal E., Assistant Professor has submitted the PhD Thesis to the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research(AcSIR), New Delhi.

Workshops and Orientation Programmes Attended

Mr. Venugopal E. has successfully completed OPTIMA 3 conducted by Directorate of Collegiate Education Kerala. Mr. Vinod K.T. and Satheesh N. S. has participated in the training programme conducted by Department of Economics, for improving teaching skills.

Extension Activity

An outreach programme for public and school students for creating scientific awareness is conducted at SreeNeelakanta Govt. Sanskrit College, Pattambi. This is done as an extension activity by the Department of Physics in connection with the Science Day celebrations. The main objective of the programme was to introduce the concept of astronomy and its comparison with astrology to the young generation and public and to infer the knowledge of different celestial objects and stars which were used for developing the current calendar and era system.

The major part of the activity was the invited talk by the famous Professor and Activist Prof. K. Pappootty. The session was followed by a sky watch programme, which helped the students and many public to experience the way of observing planets and stars.

Astronomy Past and Future

The theme of the programme was selected as ‘Astronomy – Past and future’. The program started at the scheduled time (3:00pm). The inauguration session lasted for one hour with the speeches of the Principal, chief guest and other delegates. Mr. Ramachandran, who is working as the lab assistant at the Department of Botony inaugurated the programme with special mention about the link between science and society. Principal, Prof Anithakumari, pointed out the need of scientific awareness in daily life and why the society need such programmes.

The first programme in the technical session was the invited talk by Prof K. Pappootty. He started the lecture by origin of the astronomy in india and how the current calendar system was invented. He discussed the need of horoscope in ancient times and why the system such as horoscopes and lunar calendars were in use. He also discussed the relevance of astronomy in daily life and how is it used for the exact determination of the seasons and the evolution of Gregorian calendar with time.

Sky Watch

The sky watch programme stared after the refreshments. There were two astronomical telescopes arranged at the college ground. The ‘Dobsonian’ telescope of 12 inch diameter and is equipped with automated control with a controller having pre-fed database of deep sky objects and was rented from T. M. Govt. College Tirur. The second telescope used was having an aperture of 10inches and both the telescopes are calibrated as per the protocol.

Mr. Sunilkumar, Assistant Professor, PTM Govt College Perinthalmanna operated the Dobsonian telescope and several deep sky objects were seen. The objects were chosen using the software stellarium and the usage of the software along with the telescope is demonstrated. Most of the school students took the closer look of the telescope and carefully examined the operation of the telescope. In a parallel session, the usage of the Stellarium software is demonstrated by Mr. Nambiar, who is the best resource person available.

The program had a dinner break at 9:00pm and the sky watch continued afterwards till dawn. The session ended with the observation of Saturn and some other deep sky clusters.

Plan of Action

  • New innovative courses like integrated MSc. in physics has to be started.
  • Department has to be developed into research department.