The Department of Physics was established in the year 1949, and became a full-fledged undergraduate department in 1980, under the headship of Ms. Gnanam. Since then the Department has grown tremendously and now offers innovative papers like Nano science, Biomedical Physics, Geophysics, Communication systems and Laser physics which are potential areas of interdisciplinary research.

Every year the students of the Department participate in various activities outside the classroom such as organising field visits to renowned research institutes and centres. Students explore avenues for research which in turn gears them towards higher education in Physics. The Department also collaborates with various industries and conducts workshops and projects which provide hands-on experience, enable students to explore career opportunities and develop entrepreneurial skills. The students are given several opportunities to realise their potential through inter-collegiate cultural programmes like the Physics Fest ELECTRA. The focus is on exhibitions, paper presentations and lectures on current topics in Physics, which expose students to the various research avenues and current trends in the subject.

The annual Physics magazine PHYSIK serves as a platform for the students to showcase their writing ability and give shape to their innovative ideas.

The Department and the faculty are actively involved in research in the areas of Nanoscience and smart materials. It has active collaborations with research institutes of global eminence and regularly organises popular lectures in Physics, workshops and demonstrations in order to facilitate experiential learning. The Department of Physics has been accorded “Star Department” status by DBT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.


B.Sc. - Branch III - Physics

Major Core Courses

  • Properties of Matter and Atomic Physics
  • Electronics - I & II
  • Experimental Physics - I, II, III, IV, V & VI
  • Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Mechanics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Optics and Spectroscopy
  • Electromagnetism
  • Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
  • Nuclear Physics

Allied Core Courses

  • Mathematics for Physics - I & II
  • Fundamental of Chemistry - I & II
  • General Chemistry - Practical
  • Organic Analysis - Practical

Major Elective Courses

  • Essentials of Nano Science / Communication Systems
  • Laser Physics / Project

Allied Elective Courses

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Introduction to Human Physiology and Immunology

Independent Study Courses

  • Geophysics
  • Astrophysics

The Department offers the following General Elective courses to students of other departments:

  • Basic Principles of Physics
  • Physics of Music
  • Digital Photography
  • Basics of Communication Systems
  • Home Electrical Installations
  • Energy Physics
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Programming in C
  • E-Commerce with Content Management System
  • Security Issues in Information Technology