History & Evolution of Department

The Department of Physics was established in 1952.

Vission: To motivate the students towards research and development in physics

Mission:  To inculcate scientific temper in the students


Objectives of Department:
To Train the students in  all domains of physics

Succession List Of Heads of Department                                      

Sno Name Qualification Period
1 Sri.G.Pacheco M.Sc 1952-1957
2 Sri.K.Krishna Murthy M.Sc 1957-1958
3 Sri. G.Pacheco M.Sc 1959-1962
4 Sri. K.Krishna Murthy M.Sc 1962-1969
5 Sri.P.Purushotham M.Sc 1969-1970
6 Sri.V.K.Viswanadham M.Sc 1970-1972
7 Sri.L.Manmadha Rao M.Sc 1972-1973
8 Sri. V.K.Viswanadham M.Sc 1973-1976
9 Sri.D.dhakshna Murthy M.Sc 1976
10 Sri.G.Dilleswara Rao M.Sc 1976.1977
11 Sri. D.dhakshna Murthy M.Sc 1977
12 Sri.M.Bhaskara Rao M.Sc 1977-1983
13 Sri.G.Nageswara Rao M.Sc 1983-1986
14 Sri. D.dhakshna Murthy M.Sc 1986-1987
15 Sri.M.A.S.N. Murthy M.Sc 1987
16 Sri.G.Nageswara Rao M.Sc 1987-1988
17 Sri. D.dhakshna Murthy M.Sc 1988-1989
18 Sri.G.Nageswara Rao M.Sc 1989-1990
19 Sri.V.Krishna Rao M.Sc 19901991
20 Sri.P.Venkoji M.Sc 1991-1996
21 Sri.Y.Shesagiri Rao M.Sc 1996
22 Sri.T.Saibaba M.Sc 1996-1997
23 Sri.V.Lakshmana Rao M.Sc 1997-1998
24 Sri.S.S.N. Raju M.Sc 1998
25 Smt.R.Manjula M.Sc, M.Phil 1998-2000
26 Sri.P.Venkoji M.Sc, PhD 2000-2002
27 Smt.R.Manjula M.Sc, M.Phil 2002-2013
28 Sri.M.P.Eswara Rao M.Sc, M.Phil 2013-2015
29 Sri.N.V.S.Bhagavan M.Sc, M.Tech 2015-Till date

 

UG Courses Offered:

     Conventional Courses: B.Sc(M.P.C)

     Restructured Courses: B.Sc(M.P.Cs), B.Sc(M.P.E)

Students Strength(Last 3 Years)

2018- 2019

S.No Subject BOYS + GIRLS TOTAL
1 1st Physics 147 +  23 170
2 2nd Physics 133+18 151
3 3rd Physics 96+11 107
Total Strength 428

 2017- 2018

S.No CLASS BOYS + GIRLS TOTAL
1 1st Physics 133+18 151
2 2nd Physics 96+11 107
3 3rd Physics 145+25 170
Total Strength 428

 2016- 2017

S.No CLASS BOYS + GIRLS TOTAL
1 1st Physics 96+11 107
2 2nd Physics 145+25 170
3 3rd Physics 149+35 184
Total Strength 461

Facilities available in the department

Books in the Departmental Library

  • Books for P.G.students                                              : 127,
  • Books for U.G.students                                              : 810

Computers  in the labs

  • Desktops                    :02
  • Lap Tops                     :01
  • Printer                         :01
  • LCD Projectors          : 01
  • Virtual class room   : 01

 

Major Equipment

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

MAJOR EQUIPMENT AND THEIR USE

S.NO. NAME OF THE ARTICLE USAGE
01 HALL PROBE INSTRUMENT To find out the type and number-density of majority charge carriers in semiconductors
02 HYSTERESIS CURVE APPARATUS WITH TRANSFORMER CORE To estimate the energy losses in the ferromagnetic materials
03 HYDROGEN SPECTRUM APPARATUS To find out the rydberg’s  constant (R)
04 THOMSON APPARATUS CONSISTS OF CATHODE RAY TUBE To find out the specific charge of electron (e/m)
05 PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT APPARATUS To find out the Plank’s constant (h)
06 JUNCTION DIODE MODULE To find out the energy gap of a semiconductor
07 IODINE VAPOUR SPECTRUM KIT To study absorption spectrum of Iodin
08 FUNCTION GENERATOR To generate various electrical signals with different frequencies and amplitudes
09 CATHODE RAY OSCILLOSCOPE AND DIGITAL OSCILLOSCOPE To observe the various electrical signals on CRO screen and to calculate time period and frequency of a given signal
10 TRANSISTOR MODULE To draw the Transistor input and output characteristics
11 AC SONOMETER APPARATUS To find out the frequency of a given AC source
12 PN JUNCTION DIODE AND ZENER DIODE MODULE To draw the input and output characteristics of PN junction diode and Zener diode
13 LR CIRCUIT KIT       To draw the frequency response of LR-circuit
14 CR CIRCUIT KIT To draw the frequency response of CR-circuit
15 LCR SERIES /PARALLEL CIRCUIT KIT To draw the  frequency response of LCR-circuit and to find out  Q-factor and resonance frequency
16 BASIC LOGIC GATES KIT To verify the truth tables of various logic gates

And to verify Demorgan’s  theorems

17 KIRCHHOFF’S LAWS KIT To verify Kirchhoff’s current law and voltage law
18 RC-COUPLED AMPLIFIER To study the characteristics of RC-coupled amplifier and to find out the gain of the amplifier
19 PHASE SHIFT OSCILLATOR To observe the AC signal
20 MULTIMETERS, VOLTMETERS, AMMETERS, RESISTANCE BOXES, INDUCTANCE BOXES AND CAPACITANCE BOXES Peripheral devices used in different electrical circuits

 

S.NO. NAME OF THE ARTICLE USAGE
01 POLARIMETER To estimate the concentration of the given sugar solution and specific rotationF
02 DIODE LASER KIT To find out wavelength of a given laser using grating normal incidence method
03 NEWTONS RINGS APPARATUS To find radius curvature of a given lens
04 SPECTROMETER AND PRISM To find out dispersive power of the prism
05 TRAVELLING MICROSCOPE FOR WEDGE APPARATUS To find out the thickness of a given thin wire
06 SPECTROMETER AND GRATING To find the wavelengths of various colours of white light in minimum deviation or normal incidence method
07 BIPRISM ASSEMBLY WITH OPTICAL BENCH To measure the wavelength of a given monochromatic source
08 BOY’S METHOD APPARATUS To measure the refractive index of a transparent liquid
09 TELESCOPE KIT To measure the resolving power of a Telescope
10 ELECTRIC KETTLE KIT To find the thermal efficiency of a electric kettle
11 THERMO-COUPLE APPARATUS To measure thermo-emf generated between cold junction and hot junction
12 INDUCTION STOVE Used in thermodynamic experiments
13 JOULE’S CALORIMETER To measure the specific heat of a given liquid
14 THERMISTOR To draw the temperature Vs. Resistance graph

 

S.NO. NAME OF THE ARTICLE USAGE
01 FLYWHEEL APPARATUS To find out the moment of inertia of a disc rotating about it’s own axis
02 TORSIONAL PENDULUM APPARATUS To measure the modulus of rigidity of a given wire
03 BIFILAR PENDULUM APPARATUS To find moment of inertia of given slab
04 UNIFORM AND NON UNIFORM BENDING APPARATUS To measure Young’s modulus of a given bar
05 POISEUILLE’S APPARATUS To measure coefficient of viscosity of a given liquid
06 CAPILLARY TUBE APPARATUS To find the surface tension of given liquid using capillary rise method
07 MELDE’S APPARATUS To find frequency of a given bar
08 VOLUME RESONATOR APPARATUS To find out the unknown frequency of a given tuning fork
09 SONOMETER APPARATUS To find out the velocity of a transverse wave
10 SIMPLE PENDULUM APPARATUS To find the acceleration due to gravity at particular place by estimating errors
11 COMPOUND PENDULUM To find the acceleration due to gravity at particular place and measuring radius of gyration of a given compound pendulum
12 SPRING CONSTANT APPARATUS To find the spring constant of a given spring in both static and dynamic methods
13 LISSAJOUS FIGURES To compare the frequencies of two AC signals
SNO PHOTO NAME QUALIFICATION DESIGNATION EMAIL-ID PROFILE
1Sri.N.V.S.BHAGAVANM.Sc; M.TechSenior
Lecturer in Physics
bhagavanphysics
@gmail.com
click here
2Sri.K.VENKANNAM.Sc; M.TechSenior
Lecturer in Physics
karumuri.venkanna
@gmail.com
click here
3Sri.K.SRINIVASA RAOM.Sc, B.EDLecturer in Physicsksrao157@gmail.com click here
4Dr.T.SWARNALATHAM.Sc; P.hDSenior
Lecturer in Physics
Swaharshi.sl@gmail.com click here

Action Plan of Department of Physics

  • The department is planning to introduce certificate courses in physics such as “Electrical wiring”, “Cell Phone repairing”, “Inverter installation” etc… for improving employability skills among the students.
  • The department is planning to introduce restructured courses like M.P.C ( Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) English medium, M.P.S (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) English medium, M.P.G (Mathematics, Physics, Geophysics) English medium
  • The department has an aim to introduce Post Graduation course in Sc (Physics)
  • The department is planning to organize a National level seminar in Physics with the aid of different funding agencies.
  • The department is planning to organize a university level workshop on “Practical Skills” for UG students.
  • The department is aimed to conduct university level “Quiz competitions” for UG students.
  • The department is aimed at obtaining more than 90% pass percentage in the subject of Physics
  • The department is ambitious to send the students to IIT’s by training the students to IITJAM Exam.
  • The department is aspiring to organize a university level competition on “Displaying the working models based on Physics principles”.
  • The department is planning to introduce certificate courses in physics such as “Electrical wiring”, “Cell Phone repairing”, “Inverter installation” etc… for improving employability skills among the students.
  • The department is planning to introduce restructured courses like M.P.C ( Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) English medium, M.P.S (Mathematics, Physics, Statistics) English medium, M.P.G (Mathematics, Physics, Geophysics) English medium
  • The department has an aim to introduce Post Graduation course in Sc (Physics)
  • The department is planning to organize a National level seminar in Physics with the aid of different funding agencies.
  • The department is planning to organize a university level workshop on “Practical Skills” for UG students.
  • The department is aimed to conduct university level “Quiz competitions” for UG students.
  • The department is aimed at obtaining more than 90% pass percentage in the subject of Physics
  • The department is ambitious to send the students to IIT’s by training the students to IITJAM Exam.
  • The department is aspiring to organize a university level competition on “Displaying the working models based on Physics principles”.

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Toppers List of Last Three Years

2017-18

Sno Hall Ticket No Student Name Year & Group Specialization CGPA Place
1 S1500142039 P.Anitha IIIMPCS Physics 7.75 1
2 S1500142030 K.Pavani IIIMPCS Physics  7.75     2
3 S1500142033 V.Mallika IIIMPCS Physics  7.65     3

2016-17

Sno Hall Ticket No Student Name Year & Group Specialization CGPA Place
1 1500142055 S.Usha Rani IIIMPCS Physics 9.9 1
2 1500142053 T.Anil Kumar IIIMPCS Physics     9     2
3 1500142004 B.Santhosh Kumar IIIMPCS Physics     8.7     3

2015-16

Sno Hall Ticket No Student Name Year & Group Specialization CGPA Place
1 1400141035 P.Vinod IIIMPC Physics 9.1 1
    2 1400142041 D.Lavanya IIIMPCS Physics 8.7     2
    3 1400142036 O.Padmaja IIIMPCS Physics 8.4     3

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

INTERNET FACILITY ‘e’ LEARNING

S.No ADDRESS OF THE WEBSITE
1 http://www.physics.org/toplistdetail.asp?id=26
2  http://www.urgenthomework.com/blog/best-websites-to-study-physics/
3  phys.org/chemistry-news
4 https://www.real-world-physics-problems.com/learn-physics.html
5  https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/physics/web
 

UG Achievements

2017-2018

Progression to Higher studies

S.no Student Name Subject University Name of the Entrance Test details Hall Ticket No Rank Secured
1 S.Anantha Physical Oceanography AU campus AUCET 211020005 262
2 P.Anitha Physical Oceanography AU campus AUCET    
3. V.Mallika Physics AU campus AUCET    

2016-2017

Progression to Higher studies

Sno Student Name Subject Univeresity Name of the Entrance Test details Hall Ticket No Rank Secured
1 M. Babu rao Nuclear physics AU Visakhapatnam AUCET
2. S.Usha sri Nuclear physics AU Visakhapatnam AUCET 211020289 121
3. Sashwatha Ishwarya Physics BRAU,Srikakulam AUCET
4. Menaka Physics MR College, VizianagaramAU AUCET

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Best  & Innovative Practices

Best practices:

2017-2018

  • The department is issuing CD’s containing videos lesions of physics download from the internet mostly consists of NPTEL lectures and lectures from SWAYAM MOOCS.
  • The department is also issuing power point presentations prepared by the faculty members of this department and distinguished faculty members of other renowned institutions.
  • The department is arranging regular field trips to the students by taking them to various industries, institutions and organizations to enhance the understanding levels and to inculcate scientific orientation among them.
  • To enhance the knowledge of students, this department is arranging invited talks by eminent persons from various institutions regularly.

2016-2017

  • The department is issuing CD’s containing videos lesions of physics download from the internet mostly consists of NPTEL lectures and lectures from SWAYAM MOOCS.
  • The department is also issuing power point presentations prepared by the faculty members of this department and distinguished faculty members of other renowned institutions.
  • The department is arranging regular field trips to the students by taking them to various industries, institutions and organizations to enhance the understanding levels and to inculcate scientific orientation among them.
  • To enhance the knowledge of students, this department is arranging invited talks by eminent persons from various institutions regularly.

2015-2016:

  • The department is issuing CD’s containing videos lesions of physics download from the internet mostly consists of NPTEL lectures and lectures from SWAYAM MOOCS.
  • The department is also issuing power point presentations prepared by the faculty members of this department and distinguished faculty members of other renowned institutions.
  • The department is arranging regular field trips to the students by taking them to various industries, institutions and organizations to enhance the understanding levels and to inculcate scientific orientation among them.
  • To enhance the knowledge of students, this department is arranging invited talks by eminent persons from various institutions regularly.

Innovative Practices

2017-2018

  • To get familiar with the subject terminology, we adopted a practice called “Physics thesaurus” in which keywords of physics and their implied meanings will be written by the students and displayed on the circular board.
  • Current technological developments in physics which are published in various journals and news papers are collected by the students and discussed in the classrooms regularly and displayed on the notice board.
  • Working models based on physics principles are prepared by the students annually to inculcate innovative mindset in them.
  • To generate the interest in Physics subject to lower class students we demonstrating experiments.
  • Students are asked to prepare videos of various experiments and upload in the YouTube as part of their practical, so that these videos will be useful for those students who do not have apparatus in their laboratories.

2016-2017

  • To get familiar with the subject terminology, we adopted a practice called “Physics thesaurus” in which keywords of physics and their implied meanings will be written by the students and displayed on the circular board.
  • Current technological developments in physics which are published in various journals and news papers are collected by the students and discussed in the classrooms regularly and displayed on the notice board.
  • Working models based on physics principles are prepared by the students annually to inculcate innovative mindset in them.
  • To generate the interest in Physics subject to lower class students we demonstrating experiments.

2015-2016

  • To get familiar with the subject terminology, we adopted a practice called “Physics thesaurus” in which keywords of physics and their implied meanings will be written by the students and displayed on the circular board.
  • Current technological developments in physics which are published in various journals and news papers are collected by the students and discussed in the classrooms regularly and displayed on the notice board.
  • Working models based on physics principles are prepared by the students annually to inculcate innovative mindset in them.

Seminars / Workshops / Guest Lectures Organised in the last 3 Years

2017-2018

(Eg name of the activity,date organised,key note speaker,sponsored by whom)

Along with photos with decription beneath photo)

2016-2017

2015-2016

INVITED TALK ON PHOTONICS BY Dr. SUBIMAL DEB

GUEST LECTURER ON E-POSITIVE

GUEST LECTUR ON GROUND WATER

GUEST LECTURER ON GROUND WATER

FIELD VISIT TO VARAM POWER PROJECT

FIELD TRIP TO BSNL OFFICE ON 02-11-2015

DEMONSTRATION OF EXPERIMENTS TO INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS

DEMONSTRATING MULTI-OSCILLATORS

DEMONSTRATING HYDRAULIC PRO CLEAR

DEMONSTRATING WATER-LEVEL-INDICATOR