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Department of Physics is one of the oldest departments of the college established in year 1956 and the second largest one in terms of the number of teaching staff and the number of students enrolled for the subject. Ever since its establishment, the department, owing to its dedicated staff, has been successful in infusing the knowledge of Physics among students. At present, the subject is being taught as an optional subject for B.Sc. degree students of PCM, PMCs, PME and PMG combinations and as an allied subject for B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry students. To cater to the needs of slow learners, remedial classes are also engaged. The department has three well-equipped and spacious laboratories, one each for first, second and third year B.Sc./B.Sc. (Hons.) students.  A research lab is also being set up by the department.
To foster interest in the subject and acquaint students with further opportunities in physics, the department has recently constituted a Sahyadri Physics Forum (SPF), under which several activities such as popular and special lectures, video demonstrations, science event celebrations, Quizzes, employment opportunities etc. are held regularly once in fortnight.

 

 

Faculties

  • Dr.Chandrashekar MN
  • Dr. N B Desai
  • K.H Pandurangan            
  • Nagaraja N
  • Shashidar N.M.
  • Guest Faculties
  • Name: Dr. M.N. Chandrashekara
  • Designation: Assistant Professor & Chairman
  • E-mail id: mnchandrashekhar@rediffmail.com
  • Phone No: 9591320985
  • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 20 – 05 - 1998
  • Research Area of Specialization: Nuclear Physics
  • Research projects:
    • National journal: 12
    • International journal:  05
    • Proceedings: 03
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates successfully completed: 01 Submitted
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 04
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 04
  • Research Publications
    • National journal: -
    • International journal:08
    • Proceedings: 3
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 01
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Indian association of Physics teache
  • Others:
      • II rank in B.Sc. degree and Gold medal in Mathematics (Kuvempu University exams 1994).
      • Qualified in SLET
      • Co-ordinator of IMF unit of the college
  • Name: Dr. N.B. Desai
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id:  nbdesai-@rediffmail.com
  • Phone No: 08182-240361, 9449963458
  • Qualification: M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 27-08-1975
  • Research Area of Specialization: Solid Electrolytes
  • Research projects: Minor
  • Number of Ph.D. candidates currently working: 03
  • Number of M.Phil. candidates successfully completed: 09
  • Research Publications :
      • National journal: 6 in English, 10 papers in Kannada language
      • International journal:
  • BooK Publications : 01
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: Many
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Swadesi Vijnan Andolan,  Banglore
    • Indian association of Physics teachers
  • Others:
    • Popularization of Science in Kannada

 

 

  • Name: K.H Pandurangan            
  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • E-mail id:  khprangan15@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 9980300196
  • Qualification: M.Sc
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 10/10/1983
  • BooK Publications : 03 ( Study materials for DDE )
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 02
  • Membership of Professional Organization/Association:
    • Indian association of Physics teachers.
  • Others:
    • Served as Dean (Student welfare) Sahyadri Science College.
  • Name: Dr. Parmeshwara Naik.T    
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail id: nagaraj@rediffmail.com
  • Phone No: 9964048089
  • Qualification: M.Sc,M.Phil 
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 07/01/2004
  • Research Area of Specialization: Material Science
  • Research projects: 01
  • Research Publications :
    • National journal: 01
  • BooK Publications : 03 ( Study materials for DDE )
  • Organization of seminar/workshop: 01

 

 

 

  • Name: Shashidar N.M.  
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • E-mail id: lasya@gmail.com
  • Phone No: 9880333184
  • Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil  
  • Date of Joining to Regular Service: 01/07/2004
  • BooK Publications : 03 ( Study materials for DDE )

 

 

 

Sl. No.

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of
Experience

1

Ramya N.M.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

02

2

Rashmi G.S.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

02

3

Reshma B.S.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

02

4

Nethravathi B.M.

M.Sc,B.Ed.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

02

5

Farahat K.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

6

Kavitha M.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

7

Tasneem Kouser

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

8

Manjula C.L.

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

9

Vinay K.B.

M.Sc., B.Ed.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

10

Shilpa G

M.Sc.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

11

Anitha Devi S

M.Sc

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

01

12

Prasad N Bapat

M.Sc,  Ph.D.

Guest Lecturer

Solid State Physics

10 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities

Infrastructural facilities

Department has well equipped 4 labs, 1 staff room, computers and Internet facilities and other basic facilities. 

Equipments:

  • Geiger-Muller Counter
  • Constant Deviation Spectrometer
  • Michelson Interferometer
  • Hall Co-efficient set up
  • Millikon’s oil drop apparatus
  • Cathode ray Oscilloscopes
  • He-Ne Laser
  • Four Probe Apparatus
  • Sky Watching Telescope
  • Research Optical Benches

Research

  • Guides
  • Out Puts
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Papers Presents
  • Conferences

Sl. No

Name of the faculty

1

Dr. N B Desai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl. No

Name of the Faculty

M. Phil

PhD

Awarded

Ongoing

Awarded

Ongoing

1

Dr. N B Desai

09

-

-

03

 

 

 

Major/ Minor Research Projects

Sl. No

Title of the Project

Funding agency

Grants(in lakhs)

Period
(From- To)

Status

1

Electrical conductivity and physical properties of different types of soil samples selected in and around malnad regions

( P I - Nagaraj .N)

UGC

80,000.00

2010-11

Ongoing

 

List of books Published

  • I, II & III B.Sc. Physics Books are written by the Staff members for Distance Education Students of Kuvmpu University.
  • Book titled “Non-Conventional energy Sources“ is written by Dr. N.B. Desai and published by Prasaranga of Kuvempu University.
Chandrashekara M.N

  • Diffusion of permanent liquid dye molecules in human hair investigated by positron lifetime spectroscopy. Chandrashekara M.N. and Ranganathaiah C. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 69 (2009) 129–134.
  • Chemical and photochemical degradation of human hair: A free-volume microprobe study Chandrashekara M.N. and Ranganathaiah C. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 101 (2010) 286 – 294.
  •  Free Volume Size Distribution in Some Natural Polymers Chandrashekara M.N.  and Ranganathaiah C. AIP conference proceedings 1349 (2011) 228-229.
  • 4.     A study of dye molecule diffusion in human hair using positron  lifetime       spectroscopy. Chandrashekara M.N. and Ranganathaiah C.Physica   status solidi C, 6 (2009) 2407 – 2410.
  • Characterization of ACS Modified Epoxy Resin Composites with Fly Ash and Cenospheres as Fillers: Mechanical and Microstructural Properties. Abdullah M.A. M Altaweel, C. Ranganathaiah, B. Kothandaraman, J.M. Raj, M.N. Chandrashekara Polymer Composites, 32 (2010) 139 – 145.
  • Mechanical and microstructural properties of polystyrene based composites: positron lifetime spectroscopic and DSC studies. Abdullah M.A. M Altaweel, J.M. Raj, M.N. Chandrashekara, P. Ramya, P. Sampathkumaran, C. Ranganathaiah, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 31 (2011) 69 - 72
  • An effective tool to characterize adhesion at the interface of binary polymer blends: a free volume study. J.M. Raj, Abdullah M.A. M Altaweel, M.N. Chandrashekara, P. Ramya, H.B. Ravikumar, C. Ranganathaiah, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 31 (2011) 93 – 96.
  • A new insight into interfaces of immiscible binary polymer blends from the free volume approach. P. Ramya, D. Meghala, T. Pasang, J.M. Raj, M.N. Chandrashekara, C. Ranganathaiah, AIP conf. proc. 1447 (2012) 639 – 640.

Chandrashekara M.N
     In Conferences & Symposia…

  1. A study of dye molecule diffusion in human hair using positron lifetime spectroscopy. International conference ICPA -15, held at Calcutta between January 18 – 23, 2009.
  2.  Mechanical and micro structural properties of polystyrene based  composites:     positron lifetime spectroscopic and DSC studies
  3. Second International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization     (ICPPC - 2010) Kottayam conference held at Mahatma Gandhi University,   Kottayam, Kerala    from 15th to 17th January 2010.
  4. Free Volume Size Distribution in Some Natural Polymers 55th DAE Solid state   Physics Symposium held at Manipal University, Manipal, from 26th to 30th December 2010.

 

 

 

List of conferences/ symposia organized by the Department.

Sl.No

Seminars/Special Lectures

Resource person’s

Date

1

One Day Seminar on
“Space Science & Technology”

1. Sri. S.R.Nagaraj
2. Sri. H.N. Madhusudhan
3. Dr. Seetha
Scientists, ISRO,
Bangaluru.

23rd  
  March
2009

2

Special Lecture on
“Galileo and New Science”

Prof. H.R. Ramakrishna Rao,
Former Head, Christ College,
Bangalore.

30th
October
2009

3

Special Lecture on
“Meta Physics”

Prof. B.S. Sheshadri,
Former Chairman, PG Studies
& Research in Physics,
Kuvempu University,
Shankaraghatta

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Useful Links

 

http://www.physlink.com/

http://physicsworld.com/

http://www.iapt.org.in/

http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/ajp

http://www.learnerstv.com/physics.php