Department of Physics

Mission

  • To produce Physicists of international repute
  • To popularize science in the society and create scientific awareness and aptitude amongst the public
  • To inspire the young generation to take up science and become tools for National Development

Introduction

The Department of Physics, Christ College, Rajkot, started in 1998, offers a three-year Bachelor’s programme with English as the medium of instruction. The Department offers choice- based credit system (CBCS) introduced by the UGC.

The Department has three qualified staff members:

  1. Dr. P. Aravindakshan, Associate Professor and Head
  2. Dr. Nimisha Vaidya, Associate Professor
  3. Dr. Ashish Prasad, Assistant Professor

Best Practice

Parent Teacher Interaction:

  • The Department of Physics conducts a parent teacher meeting every year for the third year BSc Physics students. It is a rare opportunity for the parents, teachers and students to interact with each other. The one-to-one meeting enables the parents to get a firsthand knowledge about the progress of their children. The various opportunities available for higher studies in India and abroad are discussed in every meeting. The meetings help the teachers to understand the aspirations of the parents about their children, and thereby making them aware of the shortcomings in the curriculum delivery.
  • The Department has been a centre for NGPE (National Graduate Physics Examination) conducted annually by the IAPT and Minaxi Lalit Science Examination conducted annually by the Gujarat Science Academy.
  • Ensures students’ participation in National Level Essay writing competitions conducted annually by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India.
  • Conducts Class Tests & Class Seminars
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Career counseling

List of the special subjects taught by the department

  1. Quantum Mechanics
  2. Mathematical Physics
  3. Electrodynamics
  4. Nuclear Physics
  5. Electronics

Major Events Conducted by the Department:

  • Oral & Poster Presentations
  • Physics Quiz Competitions
  • Class seminars
  • Workshops
  • Educational tours
  • Expert lectures
  • Interactions with scientists
  • Interactions with alumni
  • Model making
  • Night sky observations
  • IAPT regional Competition on Physics Experiments (CPEx)

Distinguished Visitors of the Department:

  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Prof. U.R.Rao, (Former Chairman, ISRO)
  • Dr. Raghavan Rangarajan, (Scientist, PRL, Ahmedabad)
  • Dr. Girija Rajaram (Professor IIGM-Mumbai, Woman Scientist to visit Antarctica)
  • Prof. Y.R. Waghmare (Professor-IIT Kanpur)
  • Prof. M.K. Mehta (Vice-President-International Atomic Energy Commission, Vienna)
  • Dr. J.J. Rawal (Renowned Astrophysicist & President-Indian Planetary Society)
  • Prof. Simon George (Professor, University of California, USA)
  • Prof. H.O. Vats (Scientist, Physical Research Laboratory) …

Expert Talks:

No. Expert Title of the Talk Month/Year
1 Mr. Bhavesh Kamaliya
Completed Ph.D from IIT Bombay & Monash University, Melbourne
Webinar On Laser and Its Applications March, 2021
2 Dr. Satheesh Thampi
Senior Scientist SF, Planetary Science Branch, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Webinar on “Mass Spectroscopy and its Applications to Space Science” January, 2021
3 Dr. Sachindra Naik
Professor and Head of Astronomy and Astrophysics Division, PRL, Ahemedabad
Webinar on “Astronomy and Astrophysics” June, 2020
4 Dr. Chirag Jhala
Principal SN Kansagra International school, Rajkot
Laser-Matter Interaction August, 2019
5 Mr. Kirtan Dixit
Researcher at University of Alabama, USA
Various Techniques of Fabricating Ultra-thin Perfect Light Absorbers as Colour Filters and their Applications January, 2019
6 Prof. K.N.Joshipura
All India General secretary, Indian Association of Physics Teachers
Cosmology December, 2018
7 Prof. Mihir Joshi
Professor, Dept. of Physics, Saurashtra University
Biomedical Materials January, 2018
8 Dr. Samir Vaidya
Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, Saurashtra University
Srinivasa Ramanujan and his Contributions in Number Theory November, 2017
9 Mr. Mitul Abhangi,
Scientist, IPR, Gandhinagar
Plasma Research December 2, 2016
10 Prof. Mihir Joshi,
Professor, Dept. of Physics, Saurashtra University
Introduction to Biomaterial Crystals June 24,2016

Certificate Courses:

  1. Certificate Course Titled “Foundation Course In Plasma Science And Technology”
  2. Certificate Course Titled “Foundation Course In Astronomy & Astrophysics”

Opportunities:

A degree in Physics opens a wide range of opportunities for higher studies, research and employment.

Higher studies:

  • Higher studies in colleges, universities & national institutions

Job opportunities

  • Educational Institutes
  • Space Research Institutes
  • Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • National Research Institutes
  • Chemical Industry
  • Forensic Research
  • Testing Laboratories
  • Geological Survey Departments
  • Wastewater Plants
  • Forest Services
  • Oil & Petroleum Industry
  • Hospital Physicist

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