Department of Physics

 

1. Establishment:  1963 - 64
     
2. Number of Teaching Posts:  13
     
3. Sanctioned and Filled:  Full Time-08,  filled – FT  03  and  CHB-10
     
4. Workload of the Department: 249 Lectures
     
5. Head of the Department: Dr.R.S.Patil
     
6. Faculties in the Department:  
 
 
 
Faculty Name Academic Qualification Designation
Dr.R. S. Patil M.Sc. Ph.D. Head and Associate Professor
Dr. M. M. Karanjkar M.Sc. Ph.D. Associate Professor
Mr. S.V. Malgaonkar M. Sc. Associate Professor
Miss.A.N.Patil M.Sc. CHB
Miss.S.P.Talsandekar M.Sc. CHB
Miss.D.P.Vakarkekar M.Sc. CHB
Miss. B.R.Vishwakarma M.Sc. CHB
Mr.V.S.Sawant M.Sc. CHB
Mrs. S.S. vispute M.Sc. CHB
Mrs.D.K.Lohar M.Sc. CHB
 

2. Conference/Seminar/Workshop attended and books, papers published

Sr. No. Name of the Faculty Conference/Seminar
/Workshops Attended
Papers Presented Papers Published Books Published
1 Dr.R.S.Patil 16 01 01 03
2 Dr.M.M.Karanjkar 18 09 08 05
3 Mr. S.V. Malgaonkar 19 01 03 07
4 Mr.V.S.Sawant 03 02 03 -
 

3. Students enrolment

Sr. No. Class Subject Students Number
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
1 B.Sc.I Physics 225 292 275 300 347
2 B.Sc.II Physics 101 147 162 175 202
3 B.Sc.II Astro- Physics 22 38 58 34 50
4 B.Sc.III Physics 20 30 37 28 34
 
4. Departmental Results
 
Sr. No. Class Subject Result (%)
2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
1 B.Sc.I Physics 88.03 90.24 90.06 83.51 88.05
2 B.Sc.II Physics 94.03 96.03 96.59 99.38 95.06
3 B.Sc.II Astro Physics 96.42 90.90 97.36 100 98.02
4 B.Sc.III Physics 87.03 80 80 85.70 95.65
 

5. University Rankers

Sr. No. Name of the student Class Year Percentage
1 Miss.D.P.Wakerekar B.Sc.III 2010-11 83.33
2  Miss.Namarata Talekar B.Sc.III 2011-12 84.83
3  Miss.Trupti Urunker B.Sc.III 2012-13 95.66
4 Miss. P.S. Kokitkar B.Sc.III 2013-14 95.83
 

6. Departmental Achievements:

1) Research work of solar ray study in Mahalaxmi temple useful for society.

2) Research work of temperature and humidity variation study in Mahalaxmi temple useful for society.

3) Inspire  scholarships – o4 students.

4) Namrata Talekar – selected as  Lt. in Indian army.

5) University rankers – 4

6) Students selected and completed successfully the IIT society’s SPARK CAMP AT Pune 

7) Department conducts every year NGPE ( National graduate Physics Examination) Examinations.

8) Student visit to Tarapur Atomic Power station Tarapur. Mumbai.

9) Organized a National conference on Recent Trends In Nanotechnology.

10) Faculty members   presented paper in international conference and gets prize.

11) Abhijit Shinde  (B.Sc.III student)presented  paper and gets prize in national conference.

12)  Shri. P. M. Dhere and  Shri.G.P. Kadam qualified NET examination.

13) Students carry out project work. Though the project work is not included in regular curriculum.

14) Mr. G.P.Kadam (past student) qualified JRF examination and presently working as assistant scientist in PRL at Ahmadabad.

15) Dr. Nishad Deshpande (past student) DST inspire faculty in Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Previously working as  a scientists in Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.

 

7. Departmental Library:

Department library having 50 Reference and Text books related Physics and Astrophysics benefited for the students and staff members.

 

8. Research Activity:

 Research guide for Ph.D. and M.Phil.  : 02

 Ongoing Minor Research Projects       :  03

 Shri. S.V.Malgaonkar.                        :  Registered for Ph.D.

 Mr.V.S.Sawant                                   :Registered for Ph.D.

 
         
1 Dr. M.M.Karanjkar Minor F.No.47-423/12(WRO) dt. 16/03/2013 Studies on dye sensitized solar cells based on nanostructural titanium oxide
2 Dr. R.S.Patil Minor F.No.47-424/12(WRO) dt. 16/03/2013 Studies on hybrid elecrtochemical super capacitiors based on nano structured manganese Oxide
3 Mr.S.V.Malgaonkar Minor F.No.47-1691/1 (WRO) dt. 31/03/2011 Micro wave assisted technique to prepare nanocrystalline ferrite for super caapacitive applications
 

9. Instruments available:

The department has set up a research lab in which work on ferrites and thin films is being carried out. For that the following equipments / instruments are available.

Sr.No Name of the instrument/ Equipment
1 Spray by Pyrolysis
2 CBD technique
3  Muffel Furnace
4  Digital Micro balance
5 Microwave oven
6 Hysteresis  loop tracer
7 Gouy’s apparatus
8 Millikan’s oil drop method
9 Fiber optics
10 Halll effect
11 Dielectric constant
12 KBr Press
13 Resistivity by four probe method
14 Hot injection method
15 LCRQ meter
16 Magnetic stirrer
17 Spin coating for thin film
18 Research optical bench
19 nanoammeters
20 Energy band Gap
21 Planck’s constant apparatus
 
 

10. Guest Lectures

 Department organizes guest lectures.