The history of the department of Physics is as old as the very beginning of the institution. Degree Programme in Physics was started in the year 1966 and Post Graduation in the year 2001.The very first Head of the Department, Prof. Chandrika Devi was a fine blend of simplicity, sincerity, commitment and dedication. She retired in the year 1990 leaving the chair open to experienced faculty and the department was lucky to partake of the services of distinguished professors – Prof. Tresa Panjikkaran, Prof. Leelamma Joseph, Prof. Elsamma Job, Prof. Lylamma Scaria, Prof. Mariamma Joseph, Prof. Lalithamma N.V., Prof. Sreedevi P, Prof. Sophiamma Joseph, Dr. Ancy Manuel, Dr. Jesintha John C. and Dr. Lusamma Joseph.
Dr. Rose Leena Thomas has been the head of the department from the year 2019-20. All the teachers of the department are committed to the task of not mere teaching and curriculum but have been and still are enthusiastic to walk the extra mile for the overall development of the students, moulding them into morally upright and socially committed persons.
To inspire, encourage and to illuminate the students in such a way as to help in application of knowledge and wisdom gained in the course of their study.
Physics opens up immense opportunities to the students to pursue careers in research and development, science, engineering, medicine, defence research, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded systems, Remote sensing, GIS and the military field. They can also take advantage of the various research and internship opportunities available, that will help prepare them for a career of their choice and will enable the students apply their knowledge for a better living, a better nation and the creation of a better world .
Milestones of the department
MSc Physics: 2001
NET Coaching: 2010
Minor Research Lab for MSc projects:2012
UGC Sponsored National Seminar:2014
DST FIST sponsored department:2016
Energy Club :2017
Membership in ECS:2018
Funded MSc projects: 2018 onwards
Seminar /Symposia/Workshop funding KSCSTE: 2019
100% Teachers with Ph.D: 2020
Faculty research awards, Faculty as reviewers: 2020-2021
International & National Level Workshops/Webinars/ Conferences Organized- ICRTNM :2021
National SDP Nodal institute: IIT Bombay Spoken Tutorial, Virtual Lab Nodal Centre :2021
Sparkle LED Assembling :2021
National Conference on Materials For Societal and Industrial Applications - NCMISA: 2022
Faculty as research guides :2023
Certificate courses offered