Physics is the study, understanding and celebration of mankind’s logical comprehension of nature and the universe. It may well claim to be one of the most intellectually satisfying and aesthetically pleasing pursuits of human mind, which aims at fitting observed natural phenomena into a logical structure. One of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, the subject of Physics involves study of properties of matter and its behavior in space and time, at length scales ranging from subatomic to galactic, at time scales ranging from picoseconds to billions of years. Physics forms the foundational basis of many other sciences, e.g., chemistry, as well as of many technological developments that have revolutionized the world. A well-formulated physics curriculum together with a training that keeps both the teacher and the taught well motivated prepares students for a wide and exciting spectrum of career opportunities.
The well-qualified and motivated academic staff members of the Department of Physics, RKMVERI have a genuine passion for teaching and research. Having had their PhD studies at leading institutions in the country, e.g., TIFR Mumbai, SINP Kolkata, IMSc. Chennai, etc, and their postdoctoral studies in India and abroad, the members have vibrant and active research programs evident from regular publications in international journals of repute, e.g., the journals published by the American Physical Society, the European Physical Society, and the Institute of Physics, UK.
The academic staff put in a concerted effort towards contributing to an outstanding student experience. It may be stated without hesitation that the knowledge, expertise, and motivation of the academic staff is the greatest asset of the department.
The department also boasts about its group of most distinguished adjunct faculties who are committed to spend extended period every year on teaching and guiding of students of the department.
The members of the department aim at integrating teaching with research under the same umbrella: To form a bridge between teaching and research is the principal objective of their efforts. In addition to theoretical courses (both foundational as well as a range of optional courses on advanced topics), the department offers training in three laboratories, the General Physics Laboratory, the Computational Physics Laboratory, and the Design and Fabrication Laboratory, the last one being the one of its kind among laboratory courses offered in India.
While the department is still in its infancy, with the first batch of M. Sc. students graduating just 4 years ago in 2014, we may well claim to have tasted our share of success: more than half of students graduating from the department, having qualified at national-level research entrance exams like JEST, NET, etc, are at the moment working towards their PhD at leading research organizations across India.