PHYSICS Department

The Department of Physics was established in this college since its inception i.e. in the year 1962, to cater students who study Physics as an ancillary paper. The Department has well-equipped teaching laboratories including modern experimental setups for achieving high standards in learning. The main objective of the Department is to help the students of Physical Sciences and Mathematics to understands the role of Physics in Science and its applications in the day today Social life. By emphasizing the role of physics in life and other discipline, this department strengthens the students’ knowledge of physics.


The Department of Physics aims to provide Quality Education, develop inquiring minds and curiosity about science and the natural world, to impart knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills to solve problems and to make informed decisions in scientific and other contexts. It also aims to facilitate learning of science by providing, the knowledge about Nature and Natural Phenomena. It is also aimed to develop skills of scientific inquiry to design and carry out scientific investigations, communicate scientific ideas, arguments and practical experiences in a variety of ways for the fulfillment of individual and social needs and to take up responsibilities especially to uplift the weaker sections of the society.


The Department aspires to provide the best learning of Basic Principles of Physics, both Theoretical and Experimental, and dedicates most of its time to promote Quality Education, Scientific Research and Community Service, and marching towards establishing as a full-fledged department with Under Graduate and Post Graduate Courses in Physics.

Former Faculty of this Department

S.No. Name Designation Period Of Service
1. Dr. S.Saraswathi Professor 1972-2008
2. Dr.S.Premalatha Professor 1975-2011

Present Faculty Members

Dr. A.V. Kiruthika
M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Physics
2015 to till date

M.Sc., (Phy), M.A.,(HRM), M.Ed., M.Phil.., M.Sc., Psycho), Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
2018 to till date

The Department has well-equipped laboratory and updated Teaching Technological arrangements. Equipments are available to have hands on training. Along with spacious laboratory our department has special arrangements to provide for Virtual Laboratory Learning to the students to ensure quality learning.

S.No. Equipment Purpose
1. Carey Foster Bridge To measure medium resistances, or to measure small differences between two large resistances.
2. Metre Bridge To find the unknown Resistance of the Material.
3. Post Office Box To measure an unknown resistance.
4. Torsion Apparatus To measure the rigidity modulus of the object
5. Ballistic Galvanometer To measure the quantity of charge that is discharged through it.
6. Travelling Microscope To magnify and measure smaller dimensions of objects very precisely
7. Spectrometer To measure wavelengths of light over a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
8. Potentiometer A voltage divider used for measuring electric potential (voltage)
9. Sonometer To measure the tension, frequency or density of vibrations.
10. Digital Multimeter To measure voltage, current, and resistance.
11. Generator To generate voltage by converting mechanical energy into electrical power
12. Physical Balance To measure the mass of a substance or more specifically the gravitational mass of the substance.
13. Analog Multimeter To measure voltage, current, and resistance.
14. Centrifuge a device that separates particles from a solution through use of a rotor.
15. Magnetic stirrer with hot plate a laboratory device that employs a rotating magnetic field to cause a stir bar immersed in a liquid to spin very quickly, thus stirring it.
16. Viscometer an instrument used to measure the viscosity of a fluid.
17. Generator a diesel engine with an electric generator to generate electrical energy.

Course Outcomes (Theory)

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • • Discuss the moduli of elasticity as a property of matter.
  • • Understand the effect of properties of matter on day to day life activities.
  • • Apply the properties of matter for the betterment of life.
  • • Understand elementary aspects underlying changes of state
  • • Discuss the fundamental laws of thermodynamics and thermodynamical relations
  • • Know the broad overview of the elementary concepts of optics.
  • • Discuss the three crucial phenomena in Optics viz. Interference, Diffraction and Polarization and their occurrence in day to day life.
  • • Know the basics of electricity and magnetism.
  • • Enhance the application skills by relating the phenomena of electricity and magnetism with daily activities.
  • • Provide the fundamental aspects regarding the design of analog electronic circuits for various applications
  • • Know the Physics principles used in many frequently used appliances
  • • Appreciate the physics principles that are used in media and communication systems
  • • Know the fundamental aspects regarding the design of analog electronic circuits
  • • Understand the various applications of analog electronic circuits.
  • • Appreciate the evolution of atom models
  • • Know the properties of nuclei.
  • • Understand the principles of radioactivity, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions
  • • Know the basic principles, theory and working of fundamental digital circuits
  • • Know the basics of electromagnetic theory
  • • Gain knowledge on house wiring.
  • • Apply the knowledge to rectify simple electrical problems faced at home

Course Outcomes (Practical)

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to

  • • identify the link between theory and practical.
  • • develop the skill of performing experiments accurately.
  • • report observations and analyses in a scientific manner.
  • • know the elements of semiconductor diodes.
  • • understand the basics of transistors and their characteristics.

The Students passing details of every year.