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Department of Physics

Physics

Physics

Date of establishment: 1950

The department of Physics started from the very inception of the Assumption College in 1950 with two batches in the intermediate section. In the years that followed, the department made vast strides in size, strength and vitality. By 1957 when the college was raised to the level of first Grade College, BSc Physics Programme was started with 21 students. During the early years, the Department had a team of eminent Professors and Lecturers who toiled relentlessly for the success and welfare of the students and the department. In 1999 the department was raised as PG department with the introduction of MSc Physics with Computer Science specialization.

In 2001 the specialization was changed to Electronics. A major uplift of the Department took place in 2012 when the department was selected for DST-FIST programme. The Department got recognised as Research Centre under Mahatma Gandhi University in November 2019, with two teachers recognised as Research Guides. Now there are 7 permanent and one guest teaching faculty in the department. As the Department completes 65 successful years, we strive for quality education and high academic standards. We always aim at equipping students with skills to make them intellectually competent.

The department hosts a wide spectrum of activities at national\regional level for the benefit of the students and the society. National Seminars/Science Academies Lecture Series, All Kerala Intercollegiate Physics Quiz and Seminar Competitions, Regional level physics experiencing workshops for higher secondary students, Observance of days of national importance are conducted every year. The inter/intra departmental competitions like Problem Solving, Physics Quiz, Essay writing, Poster Designing and Lecture Series are aimed to foster the overall skill enhancement of the students. Alumnae lectures and peer group lectures add momentum to the progress of the students.

Faculty of the department are involved in several major and minor research projects and the research interest spans a wide range of topics in experimental and theoretical research – thin films and crystal growth, material science, atmospheric science, and plasmonics.

  • Experiential & Participative Learning Practices
  • Promotion of Research Culture
  • Popularisation of Energy Conservation and Green Technology
  • CONVERGENCE- Student Lecture Series
  • Student Organised Webinars
  • Alumnae Interactive Sessions
  • Weekly Problem Corner 
  • Inter-collegiate, Inter-departmental and Intra-departmental physics, essay writing, quiz, poster designing competitions etc
  • National level Webinars/Workshops/Seminars
  • Value education sessions

Physics Research Centre

The department got sanctioned as the research centre under Mahatma Gandhi University in November 2019. Topics of research currently being pursued under the centre are Atmospheric Science and Material Science.

Research Guides

Research Scholars

  • Ms. Savitha Mathew
  • Ms. Jasmine Mary Kuriakose
  • Ms. Reethu Jayaprakash
  • Ms. Ann Mary Jose
  • Ms. Sruthy Xavier

 

CONVERGENCE

CONVERGENCE is a lecture series done exclusively by the students and for the students aimed at enhancing their presentation and communication skills. As part of the series following lectures were conducted :

2021-2022

  1. Ms Alona Cicy Jacob of II BSc Physics led the first session on14 August 2021. The topic of the session was “Hubble to James Webb Telescope -Eyes on the Sky”.
  2. Ms Aparna J and  Ms Aleena Reji of III BSc Physics led the first session on16 October 2021. The topic of the session was “Exploring connection between galaxy and it’s central black hole”.
  3. Ms Daya Sara Mathew and Ms A Aardra of I BSc Physics led the first session on 12 March 2022. The topic of the session was “Oscilloscope”.

   2020-2021

  1.  Ms. Ganga S of III BSc Physics led the first session on 25th September, 2020. The topic of the session was “The ‘Dirty Snowballs’ and ‘Falling Stars”, an informative session on comets and its properties.
  2.  Ms. Nimmy Annie Thomas of II MSc Physics led the second session on 2nd November, 2020. The topic of the session was ‘Exoplanets: An Introduction to our Neighbours’.
  3. Ms. Jemi Maria Jose of III BSc Physics led the session on 22 February 2021. The topic of the session was ‘Gravitational Waves and LIGO’
  4. 4Ms. Sophia Reji of I MSc Physics led the session on 22 April 2021. The topic of the session was ‘Quantum Entanglement: Spooky Action at a distance’.
  5. Ms. Diya Joseph of II B Sc Physics led the session on 8 May 2021. The topic of the session was ‘Ingenuity: A Mars Expedition by NASA’.

QUESTA

QUESTA is a webinar series initiated by the Postgraduate students of the Physics Department to enhance their organising, presentation and communication skills. Experts from various frontiers of research are invited to deliver the lectures. As part of the series following lectures were conducted :

2021-2022

  1. The invited lecture was delivered by Prof Shailesh Sivan (Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Sacred Heart College, Thevara) on the topic- “Machine Learning In Digital Era” on 1 July 2021.

  2. The invited lecture was delivered by Dr. Prasad Edayillam ( Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Central University of Kerala) on the topic - "Does the mechanism of fission vary across the nuclear chart? “ on 6 September 2021.

 

Alumna Lectures

Alumna Lectures are organised by the Physics Association to enrich and motivate the students. Renown alumni are invited to deliver the lectures. As part of the series following lectures were conducted:

  1. Dr Ann Rose Abraham led the session on the topic “Realization of Enhanced Magnetoelectric Coupling, Magnetic and Non-linear Optical attributes in Multiferroic Core-shell Nanostructures.on 30 November 2019.
  2. Dr Bubble S G, Professor, Dept. of Physics & Electronics, Christ University, Bangalore, led the session on the topic “Towards Developing a Research Cultureon 21 November 2020.
  3. Ms Seena Sarah Sajeev, Acoustic Consultant, Apex Acoustics, Newcastle upon Tyne, led the session on the topic “Master Courses and Job Prospects for Physics Graduates in the UKon 19 February 2022.

Renowned Alumnae

  • Dr Ligi Mary David, Senior Research Scientist, Bingham Research Center, Utah State University, Vernal, Utah (BSc Physics -2001- 04)
  • Dr Bubbly S G, Professor, Department of Physics and Electronics, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore (BSc Physics - 1988- 91)
  • Ms Noble Tresa, Managing Director, Biswas Institute of Management Studies (MSc Physics - 1999- 2001)
  • Dr Lakshmi S Mohan, Post-Doctoral Researcher, National Centre for Nuclear Research Warsaw, Poland (B Sc Physics- 2003- 06)

Grievance Redressal

Application form for the retest of the internal exam: Click here to download

 

 

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Dr. Marina Aloysius
Dr. Marina Aloysius
Assistant Professor
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Ms. Joselin Xavier
Ms. Joselin Xavier
Assistant Professor
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Dr.Sherin Thomas
Dr.Sherin Thomas
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Jesly Jacob
Dr. Jesly Jacob
Assistant Professor
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Ms. Ann Mary Mathew
Ms. Ann Mary Mathew
Assistant Professor
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