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Physics

"In physical science the first essential step in the direction of learning any subject is to find principles of numerical reckoning and practicable methods for measuring some quality connected with it. I often say that when you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the state of Science, whatever the matter may be." —Lord Kelvin

Department of Physics was established in 1925 with the introduction of F.Sc. (Non-Medical) under the Chairmanship of Prof. A K Soni who offered his services as a life member. In the year 1943, the ground floor of the Physics Block was constructed and named in honour of Sh. Bakshi Tek Chand. In the same year, the subject of physics was introduced in B.A. As the number of science students grew, Principal Suraj Bhan got built the first floor. The present P.G. Block of the Department was added during the Principalship of Sh. B S Bahl. The Department touched new heights under the stewardship of various heads of Department like Principal C L Arora, Prof. K C Jain, Prof. S P Arora, Prof. R P Arora and others.

In the year 1999, under the Headship of Prof. S C Kakkar and with the sincere efforts of Principal Subhash Kumar, M.Sc. was introduced in the Department. This Department was the first among all colleges in the State to start the M.Sc. in Physics.

Courses Offered:

Post-Graduation  : M.Sc in Physics (Duration: 4 Semesters)

Under-Graduation  :  Physics as an Elective Subject in B.Sc. (Non-Medical) & B.Sc. (Computer Science)

Faculty:

  • Sh. T D Saini, M.Sc., M.Phil, Head
  • Sh. Kunwer Rajeev, M.Sc., M.Phil 
  • Dr. Hemant Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D
  • Dr. Atul Bhalla, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D 
  • Dr. Satish Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Ms. Sharanjit Sandhu, M.Sc.
  • Dr. Navjeet Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Miss Ruchi Guleria, M.Sc.
  • Mr. Kapil Jairath, M.Sc.
  • Miss Priyanka Grover, M.Sc.
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Ravinder Kaur, M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Miss Vijeyta Sharma, M.Sc., B.Ed.
  • Mr. Sunil Thakur, M.Sc.
  • Miss Neha Puri, M.Sc.
  • Miss Rashmi Arora, M.Sc., B.Ed.
  • Miss. Ruchita Sharma, M.Sc. 
  • Miss.Kirandeep Kaur, Msc., B.Ed.

Distinctions of the Department:

  • The Department has ultra-modern well equipped specialized labs like Electronics lab, Spectroscopy lab, Condensed Matter Physics Lab, Nuclear Physics Lab & Computer Lab.
  • Research lab has facility to assess various parameters like Salinity, Conductivity, TDS, pH, Trace Elements of water sample and soil samples.
  • The Department also has a thin film, vacuum coating unit and other facilities related to the material science / thin film studies.
  • The Department has separate six labs for Under Graduate classes.
  • The Department has Edusat set-up and connected to lecture theater. It caters to need of all students of the college.
  • The Department has its own library with about 1000 books to cater to the needs of post-graduate and undergraduate students.
  • The Physics Association of the Department organized various activities like Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Educational Trip and Science Fair etc.

Grants for Development:

  • DST: In the year 2009, the Department was supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under the scheme DST-FIST and received total grant of Rs. 26.4 lakhs for Post-graduate labs, Departmental Computer Lab, Departmental Library and Research Lab.
  • UGC: UGC has also sanctioned Rs. 8 lakhs to the Department under different schemes for the modernization of the labs.
  • DBT: Under Star-college scheme, Department of Bio-technology, Government of India sanctioned Rs. 54 Lakhs grant to the various science departments of the college. The Department of physics was granted Rs. 9 lakhs for undergraduate labs.

Seminars & Conferences organized:

  • National Conference on “High Energy Physics: Recent Advances & Future Challenges” February 4-5, 2010 sponsored by UGC
  • National Conference on “Materials Science & Technology : Emerging Trends”, October 23, 2010 sponsored by UGC
  • National Conference on “Materials Science : Applications in Energy & Environment”, March 2-3, 2012 (in collaboration with department of Chemistry) sponsored by UGC & DST.

Glorious Results:

Name

Course

Position in University

Year

Ajay Kumar

B.Sc.-III (NM)

Second

2012

Priya

B.Sc.-III (NM)

Merit

2012

Meenakshi

M.Sc.-II

Second

2010

Priya

B.Sc.-I (NM)

Merit

2010

Komal

M.Sc.-II

Second

2009

Meenakshi

M.Sc.-I

Second

2009

Chetan Sharma

B.Sc.-I (NM)

Second

2009

Monika Gauri

M.Sc.-II

First & Gold Medal

2008

Komal

M.Sc.-I

First

2008