Physics

Department Description of Physics

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The Department of Physics was established in the academic year 1979-1980. The following are the undergraduate courses with Physics as one of the subject and got autonomous status in the year 1988.

Under Graduate courses
  • B.Sc (M.P.C)
  • B.Sc (M.P.Cs)

The post graduate course M.Sc. Physics was introduced in the academic year 2003-2004. and got autonomous status in the year 2017.

Post Graduate courses
  • M.Sc Physics

The department has highly qualified and well experienced teachers since its inception. Sri A.Vithal Rao, Dr. T. Satyanarayana Rao, Sri.R.V. Raja Kumar, Dr.MVN Padma Rao, Sri K. Rajendra Prasad, Sri G. Simhachalam,Dr.K.Bhargavi, N.K.S.P.S.Sharma, Syed Yusub , N. Siva Rama Krishna, D. Raja Sekhar, P.V.S.S.P. Rama Sastry, M.S.V.K.V. Prasad, L.N.V.H. Somasundaram, Prof.K.Krishna Murthy , Sri.L.Bhushan Kumar ,D.Bhanu Prakash, K.Kamala Priya,Dr.J.Suneetha Rani,M.Tasneem,S.Vijaya Krishna, N. Raja Sekhar, Dr.T.Srinivasa Reddy.

Sri A.Vithal Rao, Head of the Department is working as a Controller of Examinations of the college till date, since his retirement in the year 2002. Sri. T. Satyanarayana was awarded Ph.D. by Acharaya Nagarjuna University in December 2003 for his thesis entitled “Ultrasonic investigations in alcohol mixtures containing N, N-Diethyl acetamide and 1,2-Dibromo Ethane”.

Sri. M.V.N. Padma Rao has been awarded M.Phil(1999), Ph.D(2008) by Acharaya Nagarjuna University.Dr. T. Satyanarayana Rao Head of the Department worked as Vice Principal of the college during years 2006 -2007. Dr.MVN Padma Rao worked in the capacity of Principal from 01/10/2013 to 31/07/2016. He is member of

  1. UGC Expert committee to visit Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Pasumalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu for conferment of Fresh Autonomous status to that college vide UGC F.No.3-1/2015 AC (UGC-SERO/US) dated January 2015 on 10/03/2015 and 11/03/2015.

  2. Member of UGC Expert committee to visit Tiruchengoda for extension of autonomy to KS Rangaswamy College of Arts & Science (A), Tiruchengoda on 21st & 22nd March 2016.

  3. Member of UG Expert committee to visit Paralakhemundi for extension of autonomy to SKCG (Auto) College , Paralakhe- mundi on 15th & 16th April 2016.

  4. Member of UG Expert committee to visit Dindigul, Tamil Nadu for conferment of autonomy to G.T.N. Arts College, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu on 4th & 5th July 2016. Member on Board of Studies of other colleges.

  5. Member on Academic Senate Krishna University from 26-12-2013 To 31-07-2016.

  6. Subject expert in FIP selection commission (Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada) He received Indira Gandhi Shiksha Shiromani Award and Rashtriya Vidya Gaurav Gold Medal Award. He has successfully completed UGC Minor Research Project in 2008.

Prof.K.Krishna Murthy, Head of the Department(PG) from 2003-2017 has guided 2 PhD’s and 13 MPhil’s. He has good number of publications in international and national journals. He has successfully completed UGC Minor Research Project in 2016.

He has membership in professional bodies:
  1. Board of studies Member in Electronics for UG & PG Courses of Acharya Nagarjuna University.

  2. Board of studies Member in Electronics for PG Courses of Krishna University.

  3. Board of studies Member in Electronics, SDMS Mahila Kalasala, Vijayawada.

  4. Board of studies Member in Electronics, JMJ College, Tenali.

  5. Board of studies Member in Electronics, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada.

  6. Departmental Research Committee member, Dept. of Physics, Krishna University.

  7. Ph.D. thesis adjudicator for Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamilnadu.

  8. Ph.D. Thesis adjudicator for Mother Theresa Women’s University, Tamilnadu, Kodiakanal.

  9. Ph.D. Thesis adjudicator for Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu.

At present Dr.K.Bhargavi is the Head, Department of Physics. She is the academic officer of the college. She received Best Teacher award by the Management for the year 2014-15. She has 9 publications in international journals. She was sanctioned UGC grants for minor research project. She is a life member in IAPT. Sri N. Raja Sekhar of the Department was qualified for APSET and CSIR NET.

Sri L.Bhushan Kumar was qualified for APSET, and was awarded with Doctorate Degree in 2016. Faculty of the Department are publishing research papers in reputed National and International Journals.

The Department is securing excellent results in UG & PG courses.Since the inception of Prathibha Awards by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, our students are continuously receiving these awards for excellence in PG (M.Sc. PHYSICS).

Name Year Award
M.Santhi sri sudha 2015 Pratibha Award
N.Nancy 2016 Pratibha Award
N.Venkateswaramma 2016 Pratibha Award

PG students get qualified in GATE and APSET and they opt teaching as their profession ,some of them pursue research after their post graduation.

Name Year Achievement
Sk.Munimasthani 2014 TS-AP SET 2014,GATE-2016,APSET-2016 Qualified.
B.Hima Bindhu 2015 TS-AP SET 2014 Qualified.
S.Sarathkumar 2015 TS-AP SET 2014 Qualified, Chukkapalli Pitchaiah Memorial Best Student Award-2015
R.Malleswari 2015 GATE-2016 Qualified.

UG students are regularly getting placements in various organizations like TCS, INFOSYS, L&T, ILM, CTS, TCS BPO, SUTHERLAND GLOBAL SERVICES, LAURUS LABS, HETERO DRUGS , MPHASIS, ICICI PRUDENTIAL, PEOPLE TECH LMTD, AIRTEL etc.

The highlights of the Department are

The department is recognized as research centre in 2005 to supervise M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes.

Since the inception of Prathibha Awards by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, our students are receiving the awards for excellence in PG (M.Sc. PHYSICS) every year.

The Department organize Workshops, International /National Seminars and guest lectures in Physics for the benefit of students and teachers.

Students are educated about CSIR, GATE,APSET pattern of question papers and mock tests are conducted for the same.

Many of our students participate in oral / paper presentations in seminars / conferences / workshops/events organized by other colleges and win prizes.

The academically backward students are identified and Remedial coaching is provided to them.

Bridge course in practical will be conducted in order to make the corporate college students to make them on par with students studied in Govt. and Aided colleges.

Faculty In Physics Department

S.no Image Faculty Name Qualification Designation Specialization Experience
(Years.Months)
Profile
1 Dr.K.Bhargavi M.Sc, M.Phil ,Ph.D Associate Professor
& Head,
Academic Officer
Solid State Physics, Material Science Teaching: 15
Research: 9
Profile
2 Dr.J.Suneetha Rani MSc.,Ph.D Professor
Dy HoD
Applied Electronics Teaching: 18 years 9months
Research: 8years
Profile
3 B. Anitha M.Sc Assistant Professor
Condensed matter physics Teaching: 02
Profile
4 N.Raja Shekar M.Sc Qualified CSIR-NET & APSET.,(Pursuing-Ph.D) Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter Physics Teaching: 6
Research: 3
Profile
5 S.Vijaya Krishna M.Sc (Pursuing-Ph.D) Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter Physics Teaching: 11
Research: 3
Profile
6 M.Tasneem M.Sc.,M.Phil., Assistant Professor
Solid State Physics Teaching: 15
Profile
7 Dr.T.Srinivasa Reddy MSc,PhD, Qualified in APSET Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter Physics Teaching: 3
Research: 6
Profile
8 G.Swathi M.Sc., Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter Physics Teaching: 06
Profile

Infrastructure

S.no Lab Area Equipment
1 Sir Isaac Newton Lab 900 Sft Well equipped
2 Homi J. Bhabha Lab 900 Sft Well equipped
3 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Lab 900 Sft Well equipped
4 (Guglielmo Marconi Lab 900 Sft Well equipped
5 Research Lab 900 Sft Geiger Muller Counter, Michelson interferometer, Ultrosonic interferometer, Multisim, Gauss Meter, Astronomic telescope, DLP projector, LCR Meter, Lab furnace.

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Strengths

Title Description
Strengths
  1. ICT method of teaching, which is learner centred.
  2. Study material prepared by the department.
  3. The curriculum suitable to the vertical mobility and self employment.
  4. The tutorial system.
  5. Continual Interaction with parents.
  6. Highly dedicated staff members .
Guest Lectures 2018-19
  • Department of physics arranged a guest lecture on “Advanced Materials” by Dr Ch.Pavan Kumar, University of Cambridge, London on 09/08/2018.


  • Department of physics arranged a guest lecture on “Nano Materials and their applications in solid state lighting, biomedical and energy harvesting devices” on 26/09/2018.

2017-18
  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Internet of things- Application to Cloud Computing” by Prof. K. Raghavendra Rao, Sri Krishadevaraya University, Warangal on 13/07/2017.


  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Quantum of Light Unify Forces of Nature” by Shailesh Kadakia B.E. (INDIA), M.S. (USA) Founder, MATRIX Writers & Publishers, LLC on 21/12/2017.

2016-17
  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - An Inspiration to Indian Youth” by Dr. T. Sri Kumar, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada on 27th July 2016.

2015-16
  • The department of Physics arranged an Extention Lecture on “Science and Ethics” by Dr Y. Gandhi, Lecturer in Physics, K.V.R College Nandigama, Member in Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences on 30/07/2015.

  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Statistical Mechanics” by Dr G. Little Flower, Department of Physics, Maris Stella College Vijayawada on 25/09/2015.

  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Photonic Band Gap Crystals: Semiconductors of Light” by Dr. B.V.R. Tata, Outstanding Scientist, Condensed Matter Physics Department, IGCAR, Kalpakkam on 25/11/2015.

  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Applications of Physics in Medicine” by Prof. Michal Piasecki, Institute of Physics, J. Dlugos University of Czestochowa , Poland on 22/12/2015.

2014-15
  • The department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “The effect of Electromagnetic waves on human bodies and bioactive materials for repair of hard and soft tissues in living organisms” by Prof S. Simon, Professor of Physics of Babes-Bolyai University, Romania and Prof V. Simon, Professor of Physics, Dept. of Bio molecular Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania.

2013-14
  • The Department of Physics organised a guest lecture on “Physics in Space Technology” by Sri R. Vara Prasad, Deputy General Manager, SCOF, Sriharikota on 2nd March 2013.

  • Department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Semiconductors and its applications” on 30th July 2013 by Dr. R.V.S.S.N. Ravi Kumar Asst. Professor, Dept. of Physics, ANU.

  • The Department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Origin of Life and Universe” by Dr. Bhakti Niskama Shanta (Ph.D.), Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Kharagpur on 27th January 2014.

  • The Department of Physics arranged a guest lecture on “Raman Effect” on the eve of National Science Day by Dr. Y .Gandhi, K.V.R College, Nandigama, Krishna Dist.

Seminars 2018-19
  • Department of physics organized One day UGC Sponsored National seminar on “Advanced Materials and Characterisation” by prof C.K.Jayasankar UGC-BSR faculty fellow, Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi,Dr K. Srinivas Rao, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Sasi InstituteofTechnology &Engineering, Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh, India.Dr. Radhalayam Dhanalakshmi, Postdoctoral Fellow, IIT- Chennai. Dr. R. Amiruddin, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai on 26/10/2018.

  • Department of physics organized One day UGC Sponsored National seminar on “Nanotechnology for the future energy challenges(NFTFEC)” on 18/12/18 . Sri J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary, AP Government was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. Prof Mathiram Armugam, University of Texas, Austin, USA, Prof K V Ramanujachari, Rowan University, USA, Prof Dandina Rao, Lousiana State University, Baton Rogue, Louisiana, USA, Prof Ganapati Myneni, Jefferson Lab, Newport News, Virginia, USA, Prof Mahendra Sunkara, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, Prof B Rambabu, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA, USA were the Resource Persons. Prof B V R Chowdary, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was the Chief Guest and Prof Appasani Krishna Rao, CEO, Science City, Amaravati was the Guest of Honour at the Valedictory session.

2016-17
  • The department of Physics conducted a Regional Seminar on “Advances in Atmospheric and Space Physics” by Prof.K. Niranjan, Department of Physics, Prof O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, Department of Meteorology of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and Dr.G.C. Satyanarayana, K.L. University, Vaddeswaram on 26/09/2016.


  • The department of Physics conducted an international Seminar on “Materials for the Societal Advancement with Emphasis on Health and Energy” by
2014-15

The department of Physics conducted a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Applications, Advances & Challenges in Space Research” on 19th and 20th September 2014. Outstanding and eminent scientists from various organizations of ISRO were invited as resource persons. Director and outstanding Scientist Dr Y.V.N. Krishna Murthy from IIRS gave a key note address on recent advances in “Geo spatial Technologies and its Applications”. Dr C.B.S. Dutt from NRSC, Hyderabad gave a talk on “Space Technology Applications to Climate Change – Causes and Effects”. Dr R.Vara Prasad from SDSC SHAR gave a talk on “Indian Space Programme – Past, Present and Future”. Dr K. Hanumantha Rao also from NRSC, Hyderabad gave an invited talk. Sri D.V.A. Raghava Murthy from ISRO, Bangalore gave an invited talk on “Overview of Indian EO Satellites and its Applications”.

Workshops 2017-18
  • Department of Physics organized a Two Day Workshop on “Lecture Workshop on Topology and Quantum Theory” by Prof.H.S Mani,Prof.V.V.Sreedhar Chennai Mathematical institute,Chennai,Prof.M.V.N Murthy institute of mathematical sciences,Chennai, Prof.K.P.Yogendran IISER ,Tirupati from 9/02/2018 to 10/02/2018.

2015-16
  • Department of Physics organized a Two Day Workshop cum Exhibition on Radiation and its uses, Nuclear Power and Environment by Sri R V Subba Rao, Dr. V. Subramanian, Dr. S. Chandrasekaran, S/o Sri N. Devanathan from IGCAR from 27/02/2016 to 28/02/2016.


2013-14
  • Department of Physics organized a workshop on “Condensed matter Physics & Embedded Systems” by Prof D.L. Sastry, Dept. of Physics, Andhra University, Vizag and Prof K.S. Ravi, K L University, Guntur on 17th December 2013.

Achivements

S.no Achivement Title Faculty Description Period
1 Management Award BEST TEACHER Dr.K.Bhargavi 2014-2015,
2 Ph.D Optical and thermal stimulated luminescence of some rare earth ions doped PbO-SiO2 glasses-Influence Dr.K.Bhargavi 2015,2015
3 Ph.D Modeling of Sea Breeze for Visakhapatnam Region using WRF Mesoscale Model and comparison with Dopple Dr.K.Bhargavi Dr. J. Suneetha Rani, Lecturer in Physics was awarded Ph.D. on the thesis titled “Modeling of Sea 2016,2016-2017

Activities

S.no Activity Title Faculty Period Organize
1 Seminars Guest Lecture on “Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - An Inspiration to Indian Youth” Dr.K.Bhargavi 2016-07-27 to 2016-07-27
2 Seminars Advances in Atmospheric and Space Physics Dr.K.Bhargavi 2016-09-26 to 2016-09-26
3 Seminars Guest lecture on "Internet of things- Application to Cloud Computing" Dr.K.Bhargavi 2017-07-13 to 2017-07-13

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