The Department of Physics, Christ College, Rajkot, started in 1998, offers a three-year BSc programme and a two-year MSc programme in Physics. The Department has been imparting quality education to the physics students of Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat. It has the unique reputation of having highly qualified and experienced faculties. All the faculty members have doctorate in Physics and have life membership of professional bodies like IPA (Indian Physics Association), IAPT (Indian Association of Physics Teachers), etc. The department has the distinction of producing excellent results at the university examinations.
The Department of Physics strives to advance our understanding of the natural world through cutting-edge research and rigorous education. Our vision is to inspire the next generation of physicists and engineers, and to contribute to the global scientific community through innovative discoveries and collaborations.
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
Welcome to the Department of Physics at Christ College. Our department is home to a vibrant community of faculty, students, and researchers who are dedicated to advancing our understanding of the natural world through rigorous scientific inquiry. Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with a solid foundation in the principles of physics, as well as opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research projects. Our faculty members are highly accomplished scholars who are committed to providing students with an exceptional education, and to making groundbreaking contributions to the field of physics. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the exciting research and educational opportunities available in our department.
A webinar on Astronomy and Astrophysics, open to all Physics loving students, teachers and general public, was conducted. The webinar was 475 participants had registered for the webinar. The speaker Dr. SachindraNaik is an eminent scientist from the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL),Ahmedabad. Currently he is the Professor and Head of Astronomy and Astrophysics Division.
I, Abhishek Pandya, (2016 graduate), currently pursuing Project Management, Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada, and a proud alumnus of Christ college, am grateful to describe my experience at it. Albert Einstein once said that “time is a relative term”. This was true because the three years of my bachelor’s degree seems to be over in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, I was one of the late admissions to the B.Sc.program because of some mishaps in the 12th board exams and stepping into the college life for such a person can be intimidating. I had no idea how I would be able to cope up with the studies, but because of faculties such as Arvindakshan Sir, Nimisha Ma’am, Shares Sir, and others, the constant support and motivation made it a piece of cake. My weak points were becoming my strengths and my doubts were answered satisfactorily. The college is at the pinnacle in every standard, whether it is the ambiance, faculties, facilities or sports. I still remember my father saying, that with such a great college, he would like to get admission in the college as well! The exposure I obtained during my course was useful and helped me in getting this far. Events such as Science Symposia, Alumni interactions, Sports week and many national conferences, prepared a student in every aspect. Various clubs like Rotaract club, Cultural club, Science club, broadened the pupil’s vision and imagination. The college also has a mentor program in which a certain number of students were assigned to a faculty from some other department and can discuss any problem that is hindering the student’s progress. The college appreciably goes the extra mile about caring and nurturing the student. During my post-graduation, after my viva, I was asked where I had done my bachelor’s from. I replied ‘from Christ college’, the examiner smiled and said: “I should have guessed”. Hearing that, I realized how, from an average student to one of the distinctive ones, I have developed. No wonder Dr. A P J Kalam said that he too would have applied for this college if he was 19.
Conestoga College, Ontario, Canada
The Physics department at Christ College offers the quality learning experience in state. The department has very experienced faculties as well as few young minds giving the combined benefit of experience and modern ideas. Faculties, along with teaching, encourage students to participate in various since related and extra-curricular activities for overall development. In addition to the teaching in class, the experimental labs of department are equipped with lot of exciting experimental setup. The combination of theoretical and experimental understanding helps visualize the concept better. For me overall it was a great experience studying there.
Christ College's Physics Department offers high-quality education and training, with knowledgeable and passionate faculty members, excellent research opportunities, and a supportive learning environment. Its emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and collaboration makes it an ideal place for students to explore diverse academic interests and career paths. The college has a good reputation for its academic standards, infrastructure, and provides a vibrant campus life with various opportunities for students to explore their interests, develop their skills and engage in extracurricular activities.
PDEU,Gandhinagar. (pursuing PhD in Physics)
When I remember those days at Christ College, I feel thankful to my alma mater, which gave me amazing friends and inspiring mentors for a lifetime. For three years the campus was a second home for me. The rich library and the series of activities through the science club provided many opportunities to learn new things with fun. I wouldn’t be what I am today without those days at the Christ College. The memories of college life stay forever as I feel it was the best journey of my life. The best part of the Christ College is that it lets you develop your passion for a field you are interested in, be it arts, sports or sciences. The environment is not to mould every student in the same shape but to let them find their actual interests and to let them develop multifaceted skills. The college experience not only made me a better researcher but also prepared me for the unpredictable and uncertain ways of life and career.
Dr. Bhaveshkumar Kamaliya
Post Doctoral Research Scientist
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Canadian Center for Electron Microscopy, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
A flashback of the golden times, memories that stay, time that fleets away... We enter college with dream filled eyes, as it is indeed a stepping stone to our future lives. Some select courses based on their interests, others trust their friend's decisions, while a few take up a course just to fulfill family obligations. The three years that I spent at Christ College, Rajkot, has not only helped me develop the knowledge that I withhold today, but also taught me the do's and don'ts of becoming a better person. The campus welcomed me everyday with opportunities and challenges, the classrooms filled with new friendships to experience, the faculty who were always ready to encourage and guide me to unexplored limits. Various competitions and events conducted by the college helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses. The canteen introduced me to ghugras and the labs to experimentation. The opportunities to participate in presentation competitions, celebrate each and every festival with zeal, the BARC experience, the symposium, etc., have simply made the three years worthwhile. For me Christ College has always inspired me to think differently. The experiences are like no other time in my life for I believe that "A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled."
Boardwalk Properties, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
As a current Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, I owe much of my passion for this field to the Department of Physics at Christ College Rajkot, my alma mater. The department played a crucial role in shaping my academic and research interests in Physics. The faculty members at Christ College Rajkot are among the most inspiring and knowledgeable individuals I have ever had the privilege of learning from. They are not only experts in their respective fields but are also deeply committed to imparting knowledge and fostering a love for Physics in their students. Their guidance and support helped me develop a strong foundation in the subject, which has proved invaluable in my academic journey. The department's facilities, including well-equipped laboratories and a vast collection of books and journals in the library, provided me with ample opportunities to explore the various subfields of Physics. The extracurricular activities organized by the department, such as seminars and guest lectures, helped me stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field and expanded my understanding of Physics beyond the classroom. Overall, I attribute much of my success in the field of Physics to the excellent education and support I received at Christ College Rajkot's Department of Physics. I highly recommend this department to any student looking to pursue a career in Physics or any related field.
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Physics
The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
The strength of Physics department is their faculties who always work for brighter future of students. The Department provides such great opportunities in the field of academic and experimental competitions. Participating in all the competitions and thus strengthening my fundamentals in Physics has helped me immensely in securing a government job.
GES Class II Gazetted officer
Bahauddin Science College, Junagadh.
It is a great pleasure to express my gratitude. I was fortunate enough to have a quality education at the Physics Department of Christ College. Faculties at this department are always facilitating a positive learning environment. I still remember our excellent physics lectures and I will remember those forever. I can truly say that Christ College is one of the best colleges around Saurashtra region and has produced amazing individuals over the years. I feel this college, having such a vibrant campus, is an excellent choice for students looking for a high-quality education."
Mitul R Abhangi
Institute for Plasma Research, Department of Atomic Energy, Bhat, Gandhinagar
People say school is the best time of life and that is usually what brings nostalgia to people. For me, nostalgia begins from Christ College, Rajkot. School is where you mould yourself but Christ College is where I molded myself while living the time of my life. Saying nice things about their Alma Mater is easy for most people, but for people like me, it is an inexplicable feeling, because I have no idea how I graduated in a jiffy. The level of support I have had from my faculty throughout the three years is akin to the feeling of warmth on an unnervingly cold winter night. I participated in competitions which were meaningfully light-years away from the stream I belonged to. The unflinching support and care, not only from the faculty of my department, but from every other faculty in the college, is what makes Christ College, Rajkot stand out from any other college. I can say that with utmost sincerity and faith without being to any other colleges, because I don’t need to find another home when I already have one. Christ College, Rajkot may not have the best infrastructural amenities but they definitely have State of the Art ideology and approach to teaching. I owe a great deal of my character and my personality to the college and its faculty and management. Thank you would never suffice what Christ College, Rajkot has done for me.
Department of Physics, Gujarat Technological University