Department of Physics

The Department of Physics boasts a faculty of inspiring teachers, creative students, and equally accomplished alumni. The faculty in the Department of Physics strongly believe that desire may be the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of our goals and excellence that enable us to attain success. As pointed out by Albert Einstein that “the supreme art of the teacher” is “to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”, the faculty of the Physics Department dedicate themselves to and strive for excellence in teaching and research. The Department is equipped with excellent infrastructure and the latest books in the field of Physics. Richard Feynmann had once said, “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, if it doesn’t agree with experiment, it is wrong.” Implementing this wisdom into practice, we ensure that apart from imparting a strong theoretical foundation, we also provide students with laboratories that are fully equipped with the latest facilities and instruments so that they can gain knowledge and expertise by conducting experiments on optics, electronics and microprocessor-based programming, mechanics, thermal physics, etc. The primary aim of the department is to provide high-quality learning in physics, grooming bright undergraduates who will push frontiers of knowledge in physics and its related disciplines through scholarly activities. The physics department now has collaboration with IIRS-ISRO which will give a bright opportunity to undergraduate and postgraduate students. IISR Outreach Programme focuses on strengthening the Academia and User Segments in Space Technology & its Applications using Online Learning Platforms.


Students graduating with the B.Sc. (Honours) Physics degree should be able to

  • Acquire a fundamental, systematic and coherent understanding of the academic field of basic Physics; a wide-ranging and comprehensive experience in physics laboratory methods in experiments; the ability for systematic observations, use of scientific research instruments, analysis of observational data, making suitable error estimates and scientific report writing; procedural knowledge related to the different disciplinary areas of Physics; knowledge and skills in areas related to their specialization area corresponding to elective subjects within the disciplinary/subject area of Physics and current and emerging developments in the field of Physics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use skills in Physics and its related areas of technology for formulating and tackling Physics-related problems and identifying and applying appropriate physical principles and methodologies to solve a wide range of problems associated with Physics.
  • Recognize the importance of mathematical modelling, simulation and computational methods, and the role of approximation and mathematical approaches to describing the physical world and beyond.
  • Plan and execute Physics-related experiments or investigations, analyze and interpret data/information collected using appropriate methods, including the use of appropriate software such as programming languages and purpose-written packages, and report accurately the findings of the experiment/investigations while relating the conclusions/findings to relevant theories of Physics.
  • Demonstrate relevant generic skills and global competencies such as problem-solving skills, investigative skills, communication skills, analytical skills, ICT skills; personal skills etc.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour such as being objective, unbiased and truthful in all aspects of work and avoiding unethical, irrational behaviour such as fabricating, falsifying or misrepresenting data or committing plagiarism; the ability to identify the potential ethical issues in work-related situations; be committed to the free development of scientific knowledge and appreciate its universal appeal for the entire humanity; appreciation of the intellectual property, environmental and sustainability issues; promoting safe learning and working environment.

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Contact Details:

For Contact, Email id : physics@shivaji.du.ac.in