Berhampur University, Berhampur

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Department of Physics

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

The Physics Department started in 1969. Dr. S. N. Behera joined the department as special officer and subsequently as the Head of Department. Before joining here, he did his Ph. D. from IIT Kanpur and post doctoral research at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He was joined little later by Dr. K. Patnaik, Dr.(Mrs.) M. Satapathy, Dr. L. Satapathy and Sri A. K. Rath. Both the Satapathies did their Ph. Ds at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta and had their postdoctoral research done in Canada and Germany. There was only one special paper at the PG level, comprising of 200 marks- Solid State Theory-100 marks and Quantum Field Theory with Particle Physics-100 marks, as per the expertise of the teachers.

Courses Offered

=> Master Of Science (M.Sc.)
=> Master Of Philosophy (M.Phil)

Research & Development / Topic

Research dimension

The Department is quite active in frontier areas of Research. So far the Department has 23 publications in national journals and 145 publications in international journals. Most of the publications are in prestigious international journals like Physical Review, Nuclear Physics, Physics Letters, IJMP, Solid State Communication, Journal of Physics etc. Thirty two research scholars have received their Ph.D. up to now. The Department is a party to the MOU signed with Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (IOP). Under this MOU the department has conducted many academic activities.

In 1999, the Department organized a refresher course for college teachers in collaboration with IOP. The department also organized National Seminars in the years 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2003. The last two seminars were in collaboration with Institute of Physics. The department also organized two UGC sponsored training programs for teachers of affiliated colleges during 1993-94. In addition, the department organizes many seminars. Scientists from different parts of country and also from abroad have visited the department and delivered seminar talks. It also encourages the students to give seminar talks. The department is also an associate member of TPSC.

Department of Physics
Berhampur University, Berhampur
Berhampur, Orissa


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