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           The Department of Physics was established in September 1981 when it started B.Sc. with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry combination both in Telugu and English media. At present, the department is offering B.Sc. with the following combinations of traditional and self-financing courses.

B.Sc.,  1. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (EM&TM)
2. Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics (EM&TM)
3. Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (EM)

           There are 7 highly qualified and experienced faculty members in the department, and this strength has increased to 9 with the introduction of M.Sc. Physics in 2005. It is actively involved in taking care of the academic needs of 680 students in the department. The department is buzzing with research activity with S.K. University-recognized Research Centre established in 2010.

physics department           Dr. Y. Narasimha Murthy, Associate Professor and Head, who has 28 years of teaching and research experience, is widely publishing research papers in national and international journals. He has 25 research articles to his credit and produced 4 M.Phils. and two Ph.D.s. He is the Principal Investigator for a major research project with title “Design and Development of Embedded based system for the Monitoring and Measurement of Environmental parameters” funded by UGC. He made significant mark in the department when he participated in the first ICTP Regional Micro Electronics Workshop and Training on “VHDL for Hardware Synthesis and FPGA Design in Asia Pacific” organized by ICTP, ITALY from 16-06-2008 to 11-07-2008 in Kualalumpur, Malaysia. In recognition of his academic excellence, the Government of Andhra Pradesh honoured him with State Meritorious Teacher Award in 2000. This research paper “A Zigbee Based Lowpower Wireless Sensor Network System Design for Air Pollution Monitoring” has been accepted to be presented at 3rd “International Conference on Physics Science and Technology” (ICPST 2012), Hongkong  in December 2012.

           Dr. Y. Muni Krishna Reddy, another Associate Professor and a senior faculty with 20 years of experience, has also extensively published with 20 articles to his credit. He has also produced 20 M.Phils., and acting as Research Supervisor guiding M.Phil./Ph.D., scholars of various universities in the country. He has also worked for UGC Minor Research Project on Thin Films. He is the convener of ECO Club of the college.

           Dr. Sailaja, Associate Professor, with more than 20 years of experience, published 14 research articles in national and international journals and produced 2 M.Phils. She has successfully worked for a Major Research Project on ‘Conductivity Measurement in some Surfactants’ worth Rs. 8.5 Lakhs. She has delivered 10 radio talks on popular science topics and other current issues. She is also serving the women students on the campus in the capacity of Coordinator of Women Empowerment Cell (WEC). 

           Dr. K. Chandrasekhar Reddy, Associate Professor, is another faculty member, who has been actively involved in research and student service, with more than 20 years of experience. He has published 10 research papers in national and international journals and produced 11 M.Phils. Two of his teacher research scholars in the department submitted their Ph.D. theses and he is guiding 4 Ph.D. scholars. He is also serving the college and the students in the capacity of Secretary, Students Consumer Cooperative Stores.

           All these faculty members, who have been handling PG classes for the last 8 years, are on the various academic committees including Boards of Studies of other institutions. They have also been authorized by S.K. University, Anantapur to guide research scholars.

Physics department           Until the academic year 1997-1998, Board of Studies for Physics prescribed the curriculum for the subject for colleges under University jurisdiction.  From the year 1998-1999 A.P. State Common Core syllabus was followed as per the direction of APSCHE, Hyderabad, until June 2005.  But after attaining the Autonomous status in 2005, the college started designing the curriculum keeping the changing needs of society. Introduction of “Applications of Physics in Daily Life” as one of the papers of study under Choice Based Inter Disciplinary Electives for B.A. and B.Com., students is a decision taken in this direction.

           In order to provide immediate learning resources for the benefit of the students, the department is maintaining a library with more than 150 titles. Besides, the department has two well-equipped laboratories for the UG students. The labs have Geiger Muller Counter to study radio activity, Abbe Refracto Meter to measure Refractive index of liquids, D.C. Operators to determine dialectic constant and a separate workshop for preparing electronics independently. There are three non-teaching technical support staff assisting the students in the practicals.

           The members of the faculty are using modern teaching methods aided by LCD projector, OHP and audio visual charts. The department constantly monitors the progress of the students by enriching their knowledge by conducting slip-tests, internal exams, class seminars, subject-related quiz programmes and group discussions. Remedial coaching is also offered to the slow learners. The department organized a national seminar on “Emerging Materials and Technologies” in      October 2010.

           Apart from providing quality education to the students, the department is also involving them actively to participate in various extension activities like health and blood donation camps, clean and green programmes etc. It is also extending commendable service to the needy and deserving students by providing financial assistance to enable them to complete their degree courses successfully and also to join higher learning institutions. The department successfully encouraged and guided the students to apply for All India Merit Scholarship-Inspire as a result of which three of its students were awarded merit scholarships to the tune of Rs. 7,20,000/- by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for the academic years from 2009-10 to 2011-12.

The department has resolved to

  • increase the number of merit students for All India Merit Scholarship - Inspire
  • organize two day national conference on “Recent Trends in Modern Materials”
  • introduce the specialization of Material Science at the PG level
  • have collaboration with industries /institutions
  • start Inter Disciplinary Certificate courses with the potential for self-employment – ‘Mobile Mechanism’ and ‘TV Mechanism’.

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