Department of Physics
About the Department
The Physics department has very good infrastructure with a working area of 1450 sq meter consisting of two spacious laboratories, HOD’s chamber, staff rooms, departmental library, seminar hall, R&D lab and store room.
The department has well qualified and dedicated faculty members and supporting staffs. The Department has been getting excellent results both in theory and practical examinations. The staff members involve themselves in the welfare of the students. They have very good teacher – student interaction and all the teachers are student counselors also. This ensures good academic performance of the students.
To feed the budding Engineer with finer aspects of science, which make him to understand, exploit and innovate, thus contributing to the technological advancement of tomorrow.
- To encourage the inquisitiveness in a student and make him to understand the fundamentals of technology.
- To inform the student with the latest development in science so that can exploit it for development of technology
- To imbibe in the student the idea that understanding of an atom is very essential to understand the universe.
- To instigate the “researcher” in a student so that he could be an innovator or inventor of tomorrow
Long Term Goals
- Setting up R & D at the department level.
Short Term Goals
- To impart quality education in basic science.
- To get consistent excellent results in both theory and practical.
- To arrange lectures related to Science and Technology
Infrastructure / Facilities
|Name of the Laboratory & List of
|Area||View of the laboratory|
Applied Physics Lab 01
Spectrometer, Travelling microscope,
Applied Physics Lab 02Spectrometer, Travelling microscope,
Ultrasonic interferometer, four Probe equipment,
Events & Seminars
The department regularly conducts national seminar and symposia on current topics for the benefit of the students and staff.
The department conducted a one day national seminar on nano materials. The main objective of the seminar was to provide an opportunity for the college teachers to gain an insight into the hottest field of 21st century Nano technology and also to provide an opportunity for the participants to interact with experts in the field of Nano technology. Some of the topics covered in this seminar were Nano scale systems, Fabrication technology, Carbon nano tubes and its applications.
The department conducted a One day workshop on “Molecular Electronics and Bio sensors” in coordination with Electronics, Instrumentation Technology and Chemical engineering departments. The main objective of the workshop was to provide a platform to the faculty to take up research work in the field of molecular electronics, thin film technology etc.
The department conducted two day National Seminar on “Current Trends in Physics”. The main objectives of the seminar were to provide an opportunity for the college teachers and students to gain an insight into the frontier areas of research in Physics and also to provide an opportunity to interact with experts in the relevant field. The topics covered in the seminar were Liquid crystal, Satellite communication, Smart materials, MEMS, Nanotechnology and Carbon nano tubes.
Teaching faculty members have acquired higher qualification like M Phil and have registered their names to do Ph D in reputed Universities. They have presented their research papers in several national seminar or symposia and published their research papers in reputed International and National Journals.
All Faculty members have attended many QIP-STTP programs conducted by reputed institutions. They are exposed to various topics such as
- Principles of Effective teaching for Engineering College Teachers
- Nano materials an emerging area of Nano technology
- Processing and Applications of Nano-Structured Materials
- Human Resource Development
- Short term training program on Advanced Engineering Physics
- Recent Trends in Atmospheric Sciences
- Faculty development program on teaching methodologies
- Instructional Design and Delivery
- Chemistry of New Engineering Materials
- Energy and Environment – A Chemical perspective
Awards of excellence
Faculty members received Awards of excellence in teaching.
Faculty members are involved in various R&D activities in connection with their research programs in the following areas.
Thin film Technology
Thin film preparation, characterization, irradiation effect. Fabrication of thin film device like sensor MS contacts, thinfilm transistors etc.
Interaction of radiation with matter: Nuclear radiation detectors, Radiation dosimetry and Applications of Radiation. Environmental Radioactivity: Background radiation survey, Activity concentration of natural and artificial radionuclides in various environmental matrices (terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environment), depth profile and seasonal variation of radionuclides in soil, ingestion and inhalation dose due to natural and artificial radionuclides, radon and its daughters’ concentration in air, radon exhalation rate, establishment of outdoor radon equilibrium factor, etc.
Co-Curricular Activities and Extra-curricular activities
Faculty members are the life members of the various professional bodies like ISTE, IPA, IARP, ISRP, INS, etc.
The department provides a platform to first year (I and II sem) BE students to organize many activities under RVCE Science forum. The activities include invited lectures, student seminars, quiz, debates and lecture competitions etc.
The following topics have been organized by the science forum.
- A talk on “Making of Nobel Laureate – Madame Curie” was delivered by Prof. B A Patil, Founder President-Think and Ink Science Foundation, Bangalore on Nov 11th 2011
- Department conducted one day National Science Fest "Genesis 2011" comprising of Science quiz, Science Paper Presentation, Science Debate,..etc., in association with department of mathematics, department of chemistry on April 24th 2011.
- A Technical Talk on "New Materails and Oppurtunities for Innovation" by Dr.B.S.Satyanarayana, Principal, RVCE, Bangalore-59 on 15th March 2011.
- A talk on “Albert Einstein…..Some Glimpses” was delivered by Prof. C R Rangaswamy, Prof. of Physics (Retd) Bangalore University.
- A talk on “Awakening Earth” was delivered by Sri Sudheindra Shidleepur , Environmental consultant.
- A talk on “Mobile Phone and its health effects” was delivered by Dr. Sanjay S Supe from Kidwai Institute of Oncology.
- A talk on “Studies,characterization and single crystal X-ray of new chalcon derivatives for their use as possible NLO materials” by Dr. B K Sarojini, Prof. & Head,Dept. of Chemistry, P A College of Engineering, Nadupadav.