Programme Overview PhysicsMarch 6, 2021
Govt. College Kullu (H.P.)
Name of the Department: Physics
Year of Establishment: 1974
Names of Programmes/ Courses: UG
No. of Teaching posts sanctioned: 5
No. of Teaching posts filled: 3
|1||Mr. Kashmir Singh||M.Sc., M. Phil.||Assistant Professor||11 Years|
|2||Mr. Jaiprakash Sharma||M.Sc.||Assistant Professor||11 Years|
|3||Dr. Anup Kumar||M.Sc. M.Phil, Ph.D||Assistant Professor||11 Years|
Course structure: B.Sc. With Physics
(UG yearly programme w.e.f. 2018)
|Year||Course Type||Course Code||Course Title||Credit|
|I||CORE COURSE I||PHYS101TH||MECHANICS Theory||4|
|CORE COURSE IV||PHYS102TH||ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM AND EMT Theory||4|
|PHYS102PR||ELECTRICITY, MAGNETISM AND EMT Lab||2|
|II||CORE COURSE VII||PHYS201TH||STATISTICAL AND THERMAL PHYSICS Theory||4|
|PHYS201PR||STATISTICAL AND THERMAL PHYSICS Lab||2|
|CORE COURSE X||PHYS202TH||WAVES AND OPTICS Theory||4|
|PHYS202PR||WAVES AND OPTICS Lab||2|
(Choose any one from given two)
|PHYSICS WORKSHOP SKILLS Theory|
PHYSICS WORKSHOP SKILLS Skill Exam
|COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Theory|
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS Lab
(Choose any one from given two)
|ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND NETWORK SKILLS Theory|
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND NETWORK SKILLS Skill Exam
|BASIC INSTRUMENTATION SKILLS Theory|
BASIC INSTRUMENTATION SKILLS Skill Exam
|III||DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES|
(Choose any one from given three)
|ELEMENTS OF MODERN PHYSICS Theory ELEMENTS OF MODERN PHYSICS Lab||4|
|SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS Theory|
SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS Lab
|ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS Theory|
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS Tutorials
|DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES|
(Choose any one from given three)
|NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS Theory NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS Tutorials||4|
|QUANTUM MECHANICS Theory|
QUANTUM MECHANICS Lab
|PHYSICS OF DEVICES AND INSTRUMENT Theory|
PHYSICS OF DEVICES AND INSTRUMENT Lab
(Choose any one from given two)
|RADIATION SAFETY Theory|
RADIATION SAFETY Skill Exam
|APPLIED OPTICS Theory|
APPLIED OPTICS Skill Exam
(Choose any one from given two)
|WEATHER FORECASTING Theory|
WEATHER FORECASTING Skill Exam
|RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY HARVESTING Theory|
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY HARVESTING Skill Exam
Department of Physics
Govt. College Kullu HP
Physics is the most fundamental science. It is the foundation for our understanding of the world around us, spanning the ultimate depths within subatomic nuclei to distances beyond the known universe. Physics provides a basis for other sciences, including chemistry, biology, astronomy, and geology. Physics discoveries, which led to technologies ranging from energy sources to quantum information and nano-communication devices to medical diagnostics, have revolutionized our world, and will continue to do so. The physics curriculum provides strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities for careers ranging from academic research, to industrial development, to large government exploration, to project management. The curriculum is unusually flexible and has successfully led to degrees with major physics, minor physics in physical science. The physics program also promotes and rewards creativity, stimulates intellectual development, and engages our students in life-long learning.
The mission of the Physics program is to provide outstanding opportunities for learning and research in physics and teaching of the highest quality and impact, addressing needs and challenges of the 21st century. The program is designed to assist our students in developing deep understanding via powerful problem-solving skills, preparing them for a very broad range of opportunities.
The Physics program aims to educate students to become professionals with in-depth knowledge and skills in science and mathematics to understand physical systems; to research, design and solve problems in physics and related disciplines; and to provide the foundation for graduate study and lifelong learning. Our objective is to prepare students to be able to successfully pursue:
- Advanced studies leading to research and/or professional careers in physical science;
- Careers in related technical and professional fields in industry or government.
Graduates of the Physics program at Govt. College Kullu will attain:
- an ability to apply knowledge of physics in mathematics, other sciences, and engineering;
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data;
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems;
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
- a knowledge of contemporary issues;
- an ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus, differential equations, and/or numerical techniques;
- a knowledge of contemporary analytical and experimental techniques;
- a competence in the use of computational tools and in the use of a high-level programming language;
- a depth of knowledge in calculus-based physics at an advanced level.
Our physics curriculum places emphasis on:
- Computer Science
- Problem Solving
- Science and Scientific Principles
- Multi-disciplinary Teamwork
- Continuous Learning
Why Study Physics?
Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that change our lives.
Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. Moreover, it’s the basis of many other sciences, including chemistry, oceanography, seismology, and astronomy. All are easily accessible with a bachelor’s degree in physics.
The importance of physics isn’t limited to the “hard sciences.” Increasingly, physicists are turning their talents to molecular biology, biochemistry, and biology itself. Even medicine has a niche for physicists, and since medical physicists are hard to come by, they are much in demand.
Physics also undergirds many new technologies. Cell phones, the Internet, and MRIs are only a few examples of the physics-based technological developments that have revolutionized our world. Many theoretical and experimental physicists work as engineers, and many electrical and mechanical engineers have physics degrees.
A physics education equips a person to work in many different and interesting places—in industrial and government labs, on college campuses, and in the astronaut corps. So—physics is interesting, relevant, and it can prepare you for great jobs in a wide variety of places. Shouldn’t you take a physics course?
Program outcomes, program specific outcomes and course outcomes of Physics Department
Subject specific outcomes
·Students gain knowledge and skill in Physics.
· Apply the knowledge and perform various experiments based on the knowledge of physics.
· Analyse Newtonian mechanics, Dynamics of rigid body, various properties of matter like elasticity, viscosity, surface tension.
· Understands the oscillatory motion, special theory of relativity, electrostatics, magneto-statics, thermodynamics and light phenomenon like interference of light, diffraction, polarization their role in various technological instrumentations.
· Understand the failure of classical physics in some modern experiments and development of quantum mechanics.
· Gain knowledge of crystal structures, radioactivity, nuclear physics and classical and quantum statistics.
· Understands the role of LASER, X-ray and radioactive rays in the field of medical science.
· Understand the role of semiconductor devices in electronic, digital and computer industry
Program specific outcomes
· Understand the basic concepts of Newton’s laws, Center of mass, Moment of Inertia, Momentum, Energy, Rotational motion, Lorentz transformations, gravitation, Oscillations, frequency, wavelength, surface tension, Viscous force, Modulii of Elasticity, Kinetic theory of gases, heat engine and efficiency, Laws of thermodynamic, Black body radiation, M-B, B-E and FD statics, Schrodinger equation, wave packets, applications of Schrodinger equation, atomic model and stability, Natural and artificial radioactivity, use of isotope for various applications, Fission and fusion phenomenon, Nuclear reactions, dielectric and magnetic properties of matter and solid state physics.
· Perform procedures as per laboratory standards in the areas of Gravitation, modulus of rigidity, Surface tension, heat and energy, semiconductor device, probability distributions, spectroscopy, planks law, hydrogen spectra, crystal structure parameters and prism spectra, resolving power dispersive power, Brewster’s law etc.
· Understand the applications of X-ray, radioactive isotopes, LASER beam and semiconductor device, in Agriculture, Medicine, electronic industry and computer technology.
Learning outcomes for the Physics Practical’s:
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of core knowledge in physics, including the major premises of Mechanics, E&M, Electronics, Optics, Laser, Heat, Digital Electronics, Computational Physics and Modern Physics.
- Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills in communicating physics-related topics.
- Students will assemble and conduct an experiment (or series of experiments) demonstrating their understanding of the scientific method and processes. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the analytical methods required to interpret and analyze results and draw conclusions as supported by their data.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the acquisition of data using a variety of laboratory instruments and in the analysis and interpretation of such data.
- Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the analytical approach to modeling of physical phenomena.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of physics and science on society
Upon completion of the undergraduate physics program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate command of theoretical, experimental and computational physics in preparation for their chosen career path after graduation.
- Apply the tools of physics including mathematics, experimental design with apparatus, and computers to explore independently new problems of practical or theoretical importance.
- Exhibit growth as members of a scientific community and in awareness of professional responsibilities.
- Demonstrate the ability to construct, articulate, and defend a valid scientific argument and to critique others’ arguments and techniques.
Attainment of Program outcome:
The scheme developed for the programme and the curriculum laid down for every subject is designed in a way to achieve academic excellence and meet the requirements of stakeholders and all-in–all move towards the attainment of department as well as University Mission.
Administrative system helps in ensuring the Achievement of PSOs:
1.Regular departmental meetings are held which is presided by HOD and all agenda of improvement of academics are discussed to achieve the PSOs.
2.The Student mentors and Project evaluation committees are formed at the department level.
3.Concerned faculty keeps a check on the students not only in academic matters but also in their personal and emotional affairs.
4.The faculty keeps a vigilant eye on course structure and suggests the changes to the University as and when required.
Regular Examination System:
- The POs, PSOs and COs Objectives are determined and evaluated through a regular examination process, Class Tests, Seminars and consultation that involve four core constituents: Students, Alumni, PTA, and Faculty.
- Student input is obtained through student feedback, interaction with College Student Central Association (CSCA), exit interviews with graduating students, student evaluation forms, and individual faculty-student advisee interaction.
Feedback from Alumni / PTA
- Alumni /PTA input are obtained through regular meetings with alumni/PTA representatives, and exit surveys with graduating students.
- Faculty input is obtained through departmental committees, regular faculty meetings, and departmental retreats.
- Student input is taken on regular basis at the end of year/semester.
Attainment of each of the PSOs and COs can be judged from the following:
- Increase in pass percentage of students.
- Percentage of students qualifying competitive exams is increasing.
- Rise in the number of students going for PG programmes in reputed institutions.