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Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The Department of Physics was established in the year 1957 in the erstwhile Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women. The Department has grown leaps and bounds from then on and at present the department has well qualified human resource and well equipped laboratories. Promotion of Physical sciences through effective teaching has been the primary objective of the department and it has the credit of producing many women physicists and educationalists. The department is actively engaged in research and has received grants from governmental organizations such as UGC, DST and established industrial collaborations in the recent past. The following table gives a glimpse of various academic and research programmes offered by the department since its inception.

Courses Offered :

=> B.SC Physics
=> M.SC Physics
=> M.Phil Physics
=> Ph.D Physics
=> Certificate Course in "Electronics"

Facilities :

The department has well organised undergraduate and post graduate laboratories and a dark room. The research activities of the department are facilitated by a well equipped research lab. Vacuum coating unit for thin film deposition, Impedance analyzer and X-ray diffractometer for material characterization are worth mentioning.

Research Activities :

=> Solar energy utilization (Thermal and Photovoltaic)
=> Ultrasonics
=> Crystal growth
=> Thin film technology
=> Nuclear Physics
=> Molecular quantum mechanics
=> Spectroscopy
=> Solid state ionics
=> Nanotechnology
=> Gas sensors


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