Department of Physics
Department of Physics
The Department of Physics is one of the oldest in the college and is functioning in the prestigious Science Block. The department came into being in 1962 with pre-university programme. In the year 1968, the B.Sc Physics programme was introduced and the department has marched steadily and crossed several milestones under the leadership of Prof. P. Johnson Aruldhoss, Dr.K.Kumarasamy, Prof.K.SankaraRaman, Prof.J.Johnson, Prof.A.Arul Adithan, Prof.A.T.James, Prof.D.Kalavathy and now Dr.J.Jebaraj Devadasan. Introduced as an undergraduate department and now in rapid succession our department has been elevated to a research department with the introduction of M.Phil and Ph.D programmes. Since its inception, the department has all the basic infrastructural facilities like fully equipped laboratories with basic amenities, instruments, separate computer and research laboratories.It provides a conducive learning environment for the students to develop scientific insights and practical skills.The department has an exclusive library enriched with more than 4000 books.
Since 2019, the department has been recognized as a research centre under Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. At present there are four approved research guides in the department, and twelve scholars are pursuing research under their guidance.Two scholars have completed Ph.D through this centre Research in the department is being pursued in many of the major contemporary areas of experimental and theoretical physics, crystal growth, thin film and nano science studies.Over the decades, a team of well qualified, experienced and energetic faculty provided the right platform for the students to have a strong fundamental knowledge on Physics. With this strong foundation that they acquire here, the Alumni of this department are occupying higher echelons of administrative, academic and scientific fields.Endowment fund is also initiated which offers financial support to the needy and the deserving students in physics.The department also conducts periodical guest lectures, workshops, national and international seminars.