Department of Physics

About the Department

At the time of inception of the college to Madurai University in the year 1971 Prof.R.Murugeshan was the first staff appointed in Physics department as a demonstrator to teach Physics for PUC. Three year B.Sc., Physics Major Course was introduced in the academic years 1973-1974. After the induction of Physics major course Prof M.Muthusamy and Prof. K.S.Srinivasanambirajan were appointed as Assistant Professors. Prof.M.Muthusamy leads the department as head of the department till to his retirement 31-05-2003. Prof.K.S.Srinivasanambirajan also retired from his service in the same academic on 31-05-2003. After that Prof.R.Murugeshan leads the department as head of the department of Physics till to his retirement on 31-05-2004. During his service Prof.R.Murugeshan published several books on different topics of Physics. His book on “Modern Physics” is very popular throughout our nation and is being prescribed as a text book in majority of the Indian Universities for under graduate course. Prof.A.P.Selvarajah acted as HOD from 01-06-2004 to 31-05-2014. Dr.P.K.Veeran acted as HOD from 01-06-2014 to 30.11.2015. Sri.P.Jeyasankar has taken over the charge as HOD of Physics from 01-12-2015 to till date. The department take special interest in teaching medical instrumentation, house hold electrical appliances and house wiring (Certificate Course) which are much useful for self employment. The department took special interest in teaching ideas, concepts and physical laws which is very useful to get through in the competitive examinations for appointments and to get admission in higher studies. Thursday meet is a unique programme conducted in our department which is organised, conducted and participated by our department students by taking seminars on current topics, conducting Science quiz and having a good academic discussion on current topics in the presence of faculty members which is not only useful to enhance their subject skill but to enrich their communicative skills also. Lab on wheel and Science exhibition are other programmes which are very useful for school students in nearby villages. Seminars, Guest lectures are frequently conducted inviting subject experts from Higher Academic Centres like IIT, ISRO, IIAP, etc.,


Inculcating the basic and up to date knowledge in physical science to the first generation students from rural areas – by student cantered learning methods and a mixture of traditional, current, and integrative pedagogical techniques.

The department has dedicated itself for lifelong learning through academicals and social programs.


Prepare the student in assets of physics and the principles of analytical methods required for the competitive physical tests in the competitive world.

✔ Kindle the knowledge of students to pursue higher studies and research programs. Making the students self employable with the Physics knowledge gained during their degree course of study.

✔ To provide the tools and skills for advancing our knowledge of the universe and for providing solutions to challenges we face as individuals, communities, and societies.

Programmes Offered



Certificate Courses

1. House Wiring

S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Sri. P. Jayasankar Head & Assistant Professor
2 Sri. N.S. Lakshmikanthan Assistant Professor
3 Sri. V.Rajendran Assistant Professor
4 Dr. N. Meenakshi Sundaram Assistant Professor
Faculty (Management / Self Financing)
5 Sri. S. Ganesan Assistant Professor



Board of Studies – University Nominee (from 09-06-2021 to 08-06-2023)
Dr. C. Gopinath

Professor & Head

Department of Solar Energy

School of Energy Sciences

Madurai Kamaraj University

Association / Club


Seminars & Workshops

The Department of Physics conducted Physics Association Meeting along with Workshop on 8th October, 2016. Rtn.B.Muthuraja, Managing Director, Positive Power solutions, Madurai, delivered a special lecture on “Energy Saving and Energy Auditing”.

The Department of Physics conducted a Guest Lecture Program on 2nd February, 2017. Mr.G.Venkatasubramanian, Assistant Meterologist (IAF), Sulur, Coimbatore, delivered a special lecture on “Meteorology”.

Notable Alumni

S.Thangaraj, Senior Engineer/ Technologist BEC, JohnF.Welch Technology centre Whitefeild Road, Bangalore – 560 066.

Dr.K.S.Venkatesh, Post Doctoral fellow Kalasalingam University Krishnakoil-626126.

G.Rajendra Kumar , Doctoral Fellow Busan national University Busan, South Korea.

Dr.M.Kumaresavanji, Post Doctoral Fellow IFIMUP-IN , Faculty of Sciences University of Ports, Portugal.

Dr.K.Neyvasagam , Associate Professor Madura College, Madurai.