To build a foundation for excellence and encourage the development of the Institution as a premier Institution by igniting and promoting enthusiasm, interests and passion, in the study of physics, as a part of curriculum.
- To awaken the young minds and discover their talents both in theory and practical Physics, through dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods like LCD presentation, OHP/LCDs etc.
- To support the developmental activities of the College and make the Department vibrant.
- To make vital contributions in areas of emphasis such as faculty, modern labs, Department library and demonstrate a high level of competence in the study of Physics.
- To evolve strategies in the Department for continuous Improvement
- Name of the department : Department Of Physics
- Year of Establishment : 1982
- Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG/PG.etc): UG- as PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) PMCs (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science) PME (Physics, Mathematics ,Electronics)
Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: Some of the faculty are engaging a few classes in the Electronics Department
Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise): Semester System (CBCS)
Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: Nil
Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. : Nil
Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons: Nil
Number of teaching posts
|No direct recruitment. Promotional according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of Karnataka||01|
|Assistant Professors||No direct recruitment. Promotional according to UGC- DPI, Govt. of Karnataka||02|
|Guest Faculty||College Management Selection||06|
Student Strength : I B.Sc –PCM + PMC = 150
II B.Sc –PCM+PMC+PME = 170
III B.Sc –PCM + PMC = 117
Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience
|SL No||Name||Qualification||Designation||Specialization||No. of Years of Experience|
|1.||Sri: H,B PRABHU KUMAR||M.Sc ,||Associate Professor||SOLID STATE Physics||31 Years|
|2.||Sri: THOMAS FRANCIS||M.Sc||Assistant Professor||ELECTRONICS||29 Years|
|3.||Sri: B.MARAPPA||M.Sc .M.Phil||Assistant Professor||SOLID STATE Physics||08 Years|
|4.||Smt: AHALYA .G||M.Sc.||Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored)||Condensed Matter Physics||Two years|
|5.||Ms : DIVYABHARATHI||M.Sc.||Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored||Condensed Matter physics||About two years|
|6.||Sri. N.J.RUDRESH||M.Sc.||Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored||Condensed Matter physics||About one year|
|7.||Ms : PRATHIBHA B.L||M.Sc.||Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored||Condensed Matter physics||About one year|
|8.||Sri. T.N LOHITH||M.Sc. (NET)||Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored||Condensed Matter physics||About one year|
|9.||Sri. ARUN KUMAR||M.Sc.||Part Time Lecturer (College Sponsored||Condensed Matter physics||About two year|
|Sl.No||Name||Designation||No. of years of Experience|
List of senior faculty visited in the department:
- Prof. B .A. Kaglie, Dept. of Physics Bangalore University, Bangalore
- Prof. S. Srinivasan, Professor Emeritus, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
- Prof .C. Samantha, Midnapur College, Calcutta.
- Prof .G.S.D. Babu, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore.
Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled(program wise) by temporary faculty: around 65 Per Cent
Student -Teacher Ratio (program wise):PCM 30:1, PMCs 17:1 , PME 3:1
Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and filled: Sanctioned: 04 Filled: 03 (management Supported-6)
Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil/PG.:
PG-08 MPhil-01 Ph.D-00
Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and to tal grants received:
- UGC-- Minor Research Project
- 1,40,000/- +1,96,447/- +1,27,500/- +1,60,000/-
- = Rs :6,23,447=00 for (R.S+ RAK +BM+ VR)
- UGC-- Major Research Project Rs.: 3,88,000=00-for RAK
Research Centre /facility recognized by the University:
Sree Siddaganga Research & Development Center, recognized by Tumkur University is based in the College.
Publication per faculty: 02
Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (National / international)
by faculty and students:04
- Areas of consultancy and income generated: Nil
- Faculty as members in
- National committees b) International Committees c) Editorial Boards:
Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/program- About 10%
Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/other agencies –About 10%
Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students:
THOMAS FRANCIS- Chief Custodian of Tumkur University Examinations – Coding / valuation - 25/11/09 to 20/04/10
Geetha and Shruthi of final B.Sc securing 1st and 5th rank in Tumkur University examination 0f 2010
Shaistha Firdose has secured First rank and Aswini.P has secured 7th rank in the Science stream in theTumkur University Examination of 2011
Meghana .C( 2nd rankGold medalist IN PHYSICS)2015-16
Manila Jain 6th rank 2016-17
Kavya .H 9th rank 2016-17 and Gold Medalist for scoring 100% marks in physics
Priyanka.V 6th rank 2017-18
Kavya .P 9th rank 2017-18
List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visited the department:
Dr.Vishnu Prasad Bhotla of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore DR.G.S.D.Babu of MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore Dr.B.A.Kaglie of Bangalore University
Dr.M.C Radha Krishna of Bangalore University Dr.C.R Ramaswamy of Bangalore University Dr.K.B Ramesh of Indian Institute of astro physics
Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized
& the source of funding :-----01-----UGC
How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense services, etc.:
|Student progression||Against % enrolled|
|UG to PG||Around 50%|
|PG to M.Phil.||NIL|
|PG to Ph.D.||10%|
|Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral||NIL-|
|Employed Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment
|Employed in Same college in the dept:||03|
Details of Infrastructural facilities:
Library –Department library has a collection of about 150 books. The Department
of Physics subscribes to five journals.
Internet facilities for Staff & Students -3 systems with internet facility
Class rooms with ICT facility-06 rooms with ICT
Laboratories-3 labs with well equipped with latest apparatus
Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or other agencies:
Nearly 75 per cent of the students are getting financial assistance from both government and non-government funding agencies
Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with external experts:
Our college is the recognized center for National Level graduate examination which is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers. Every year about 50 students enroll for this examination.
Special lecture from well known speaker were organized for our students during the academic year 2018-2019.
Sri Chetan Pratap
Students are taken on Educational visit
Students were taken for speech competition to Kalpataru Science College Tiptur In 2017—Secured II -Prize
Students (Mamatha .P and Lavanya K.S of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for Science Exhibition State level competition to Kalpataru Science College , Tiptur In 2018-- Secured II- Prize for a model in Waste Management Techniques.
Students (Hongirana and Priyanka .V of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for State level Essay competition to Kalpataru Science College-- Secured II- Prize
Students (Jyothilakshmi .R and Harshitha B.M of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for State level Quiz competition to Kalpataru Science College-- Secured II- Prize
Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:
Along with the conventional method of classroom lecturing, faculty of the department are proficient in using Interactive White Boards. 'Power Point' presentations are frequently used by the faculty to embellish their presentations.
Our college is the lead college for conducting new experiments.
Ours being a rural college, it provides excellent education in B.Sc degree for all categories of students with minimum expenditure.
SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:
Strengths: Talented and Sincere Faculty
Student-teacher relation has always been the strength of our department. Students are always encouraged to ask any question however unreasonable it may be and teachers always try to give a agreeable answer to it. Also dedicated Faculty members, non Teaching Staffs, Moderate equipped laboratories, intelligent and hard working students are the strengths of the department.Well Equipped Laboratory facilities
Use of Information Communication Technology like smart board, PPTs and Models.
Demonstration of Models and charts for better understanding
Remedial classes for slow learners and guidance for high scorers
Seminars by students for motivating self study
Awarding cash prizes for merited students
With the growing number of students, we cannot give equal attention to all of them with our insufficient faculty. Also Infrastructure of laboratories, shortage of space for class room are main weakness of our dept.
Sanctioned posts not filled - High rate of faculty turnover
Majority of the students are from rural areas. They lack proper communication skills in English
On account of Semester system, heavy work load for both students & teachers
Students cannot spend much time on extra circular activities
Students habit of text book reading is very poor
Low salaries for Management Staff
Students passing with Physics in B.Scdegree go for higher studies in Tumkur other Universities. Few students have also joined different Research Centers, School Service and other services
Due to globalization wide job opportunities are available for Science students
Improving Scope for higher studies
Job opportunities for Science students in almost every field like banks, LIC, R & D,
Factories, IT companies etc
There is limited scope for innovation in curriculum design as the syllabus prescribed by the university is strictly followed. However, topics related to frontier areas of research are discussed through internal seminar and invited talks. This intention is threatened due to constraints of time and space. Non flexibility of curriculum is also a challenge.
Preparing students to take up PG and Ph.D studies
Developing communication skill and enhancing Personality development
Preparing students to take up competitive examinations like KAS, IAS, IFS etc.
To imbibe leadership quality to face the society at large
To motivate the students to go for job for self dependency
To start PG course in physics
To improve the performance of students in the University Examinations To motivate the students to take up research in basic science of Physics
To upgrade the facilities for imparting quality training to students and exploring their
potential to the full extent to make them competent physicists.
To Strengthen Alumni Interaction
To organize training programs to prepare students for Campus Recruitment All staff members are intended to take UGC Minor and Major projects.
To establish student guidance cell in the department to help them to take up competitive examination, admission to PG courses and coaching to GATE, GMAT. To arrange Bridge courses
To conduct personality development programs for the betterment of the students to face the current challenges.
To organize more industrial visits for students To organize Technical ConferencesTo improve the qualification and skills of supporting staff.
To mobilize the resources for the self maintenance of the Department through consultancy and research projects
Extending continuing education program to PU teachers in addition to high school teachers
.Intend to open short term certificate courses
Our department is planning to adopt five high schools of TUMKUR district and train them according to recent CBSE syllabus
1. Sri: H.B Prabhu Kumar:
Sri: Thomas Francis
4. Smt: AHALYA .Gbr />
Appointed as Full-Time lecturer in 2017
Ms : DIVYABHARATHI
Ms : PRATHIBHA B.L
Sri. ARUN KUMAR