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Department of Physics

About the Department

   The Department of Physics is one of the oldest departments of Vivekananda College. It has made significant contribution to the growth and the development of the college as an Institution. 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 has qualified and dedicated faculty. Many of them are actively involved in the administrative work of the institution. 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.
   The department has two well maintained laboratories which are being upgraded every year with latest equipment. In addition, the department has research labs in which are students can carry their project work play around with the concepts of physics, give shape to their innovative ideas and exhibit their creative skills.
   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.,

Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Goals & Objectives

Provide a class level of education for teaching of undergraduate students.

Provide opportunity for students to develop his knowledge in the branches of physics.

Prepare the student in possessions of physics and the principles of methodical methods required for the draping up of physical tests.

Analysis of the student in-depth of the scope of scientific development can participate effectively in the scientific and technical parts of the development and design programs.

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

UG Programme Offered

B.Sc.Physics

Certificate Course Offered

1. House Wiring

S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Sri. P. Jeyasankar 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. Ganeshan Assistant Professor

Research

N.Vijaymani – ELECTRON-MOLECULE SCATTERING POTENTIALS FROM AB-INITIO R-MATRIX CHARGE DENSITY

Department Library

   The department has separate library. 4174 books are available in the library. It includes text books, reference books, PG related books, competitive examinations books, GATE and CSIR related books and other Competitive Examinations books are available. Every year the staffs and students discuss the required books for the department and then buy the books.


The students can borrow the books and make use of them for reference till the end of the semester examinations. Every year the library is updated by procuring current text books

Board of Studies Meetings
Academic Year Date of Board of Studies Meeting Minutes of Board of Studies Meeting
2015 – 16 07.01.2016 Click Here
2016 – 17 28.03.2017 Click Here
2017 – 18 21.03.2018 Click Here
2018 – 19 05.01.2019 Click Here
2019 – 20 01.02.2020 Click Here
2020 – 21 20.02.2021 Click Here
2021 – 22 05.01.2022 Click Here
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2020 – 2021
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Results of End Semester Examinations of Final Year B.Sc., Physics Details

Academic Year Month and Year No. students Appeared No. students Passed Percentage of Pass
2014-2015 April 2015 14 13 92.86
2015-2016 April 2016 28 25 89.29
2016-2017 April 2017 37 37 100
2017-2018 April 2018 32 30 93.75
2018-2019 April 2019 34 34 100
2019-2020 April 2020 39 39 100
2020-2021 April 2021 35 35 100

Association / Club

THURSDAY MEET

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”.

Innovative & Best Practices

Conducting skill development programme for the Physics students on every Thursday by “Thursday Meet” Association.

Arranging industrial visit to ISRO (Bangaluru,Trivandrum and Mahendragiri), IIAP – Kodaikanal
Nuclear Power Plant (Koodangulam), IIT – Madras , CECRI – Karaikudi and Solar Testing Center –Madurai Kamaraj University in every year.

Specialized subjects like solar energy, Astrophysics, Nanotechnology and Medical Instrumentation are associated in the curriculum.

Physics practical demonstration for rural school students in and around Sholavandan schools.

Skill based core and interdisciplinary projects for the final year students at sixth semester.

Physics for competitive examination paper is included in the sixth semester for the purpose higher studies entrance examinations as well as other entrance examinations.

Arranging frequent interaction session for students with meritorious alumnus of the department.

Innovative physics working models are displayed in Science exhibition for rural masses once in two years.

✔  Programming in C++ lab is arranged for practices in two hours per week.

Future Plan of the Department

To start carrier oriented course related with medical instrumentation.

To motivate the students to attend summer internship program for research.

To organize national conferences and workshops.

To publish research article in every six month

To submit proposal of minor/major research project.

To train the school teacher with the modern equipment.

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.

Students Strength Particulars
S.No. Year of Admission Strength (UG) Details
1 2009 32 Click Here
2 2010 29 Click Here
3 2011 25 Click Here
4 2012 14 Click Here
5 2013 28 Click Here
6 2014 37 Click Here
7 2015 35 Click Here
8 2016 35 Click Here
9 2017 41 Click Here
10 2018 37 Click Here
11 2019 31 Click Here
12 2020 36 Click Here
13 2021 23 Click Here