Postgraduate and Research Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at M. A. College, established in June 1959 currently offers B. Sc., M. Sc., and Ph. D. programs in Physics. Additionally, the department provides value-added courses such as 'Introductory Python Programming', 'Physics in Daily Life', 'Practical Teaching Skills', 'Physics of Solar Energy' and 'Instrumentation Techniques for Material Characterization'. 

The department maintains UG, PG, and research laboratories, as well as a well-equiped book bank. Recieved finding from DBT in 2019 as part of the STAR COLLEGE scheme. In order to facilitate various academic activity , the department and Sayegh Paint Factories India Pvt. Ltd. have developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). These partnerships include research projects, internships, and student projects adapted to the needs of the industry. The department collaborates on joint research projects with Prof.

Fernando Gomes of University Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Prof. Nikolai Uvarov of Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia.

In addition to its academic pursuits, the department actively organizes national and international seminars, conferences, and workshops, enriching the learning experience for both students and faculty. The department is also committed to various student-centered and volunteer activities, such as training sessions for making solar lights, LED tubes and wiring nearby tribal village houses etc.

To face the challenges with scientific skill and nurture enthusiasm, interest and passion in the study of Physics as a part of curricula with the objective of sustainable development of economy and society as a whole.

To achieve academic excellence by imparting high standards of comprehensive education
To discover and develop the talents of students
To create opportunities for industry interaction
To develop and impart innovative curricula based on current research areas
To instill commitment for ethical conduct of scientific research 

Dr. Smitha Thankachan, Associate Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Dr. S. Sankararaman, Associate Professor, Kerala University, Thiruvanthapuram

Dr. Riju C Issac, Associate Professor, CUSAT, Kochi

Dr. Sivakumar C, Associate Professor, Maharajas College, Ernakulam

Dr. Sajimol Augustine M., Former Principal, St: Teresa’s College, Ernakulam

Mr. VP Sreekumar, General Manager, Sayegh Paint Factories India Private Ltd, Ernakulam

Dr. Benoy M.D., Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Dr. Deepa S, Assistant Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Dr. Francis Xavier P.A. , Assistant Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Ms. Jassi J, Assistant Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Dr. Saritha K Nair, Assistant Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

Dr. Sanu Mathew Simon, Assistant Professor, M A College Kothamangalam

 

The Research Centre in Physics, inaugurated in November 1999, serves as a hub for dynamic research initiatives. Our focus areas encompass cutting-edge research in Material Science, with specialized emphasis on Thin film Gas Sensors, Solar Energy Materials, Photocatalytic Applications of transition metal oxide films, Applications of Magnetic materials, and Optics. The centre has an impressive portfolio of international research publications, solidifying its standing in the global academic community.

To date, the Research Centre has successfully guided four scholars to the completion of their Ph.D. degrees. Currently, the centre is actively mentoring eight research scholars who are ardently engaged in research activities on diverse fronts leading to the attainment of their Ph.D. degrees.Additionally,many of our postgraduate students have successfully published their project work in reputable journals

Best Practices:

1. Energy Conservation Activities/Training Programmes
2. Center for State and National Level Physics talent tests.
3. Interaction opportunities with eminent scientists/academicians for students.

Goals:
The primary objective of the energy conservation activities is to plan and organize comprehensive programs focused on solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources. The awareness program emphasizes the need for energy conservation, facilitated by the sale of LED bulbs and tubes fabricated by students.

Context:
The energy audit conducted in 2016, led by Physics faculty Dr. Krishnaprasad P Sand Dr. Riju C Issac, highlighted the significance of an effective energy management plan for the organization to minimize energy costs. One of the key recommendations was the replacement of all incandescent lamps with LED lights. Subsequently, the department initiated efforts to train students in the fabrication of LED tubes and bulbs.

Practice:
An awareness program on "Energy Conservation" and "Non-renewable Energy Sources." The syllabus was adapted to include courses based on these themes.
Training sessions for students and staff on LED tube and bulb fabrication.
Sale of fabricated tubes to stakeholders, thereby promoting the need for transitioning to energy-efficient lighting technology.
Training for students in the fabrication of solar lamps and the installation of solar panels.
Observation of Energy Conservation Day.
These practices not only educates students and staff about energy conservation but also engages them actively in contributing to sustainable practices through hands-on training and community involvement. The initiative aligns with broader environmental goals and encourages a shift towards energy-efficient technologies.

Best Practices:

1. Energy Conservation Activities/Training Programmes
2. Center for State and National Level Physics talent tests.
3. Interaction opportunities with eminent scientists/academicians for students.

Goals:
The primary objective of the energy conservation activities is to plan and organize comprehensive programs focused on solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources. The awareness program emphasizes the need for energy conservation, facilitated by the sale of LED bulbs and tubes fabricated by students.

Context:
The energy audit conducted in 2016, led by Physics faculty Dr. Krishnaprasad P Sand Dr. Riju C Issac, highlighted the significance of an effective energy management plan for the organization to minimize energy costs. One of the key recommendations was the replacement of all incandescent lamps with LED lights. Subsequently, the department initiated efforts to train students in the fabrication of LED tubes and bulbs.

Practice:
An awareness program on "Energy Conservation" and "Non-renewable Energy Sources." The syllabus was adapted to include courses based on these themes.
Training sessions for students and staff on LED tube and bulb fabrication.
Sale of fabricated tubes to stakeholders, thereby promoting the need for transitioning to energy-efficient lighting technology.
Training for students in the fabrication of solar lamps and the installation of solar panels.
Observation of Energy Conservation Day.
These practices not only educates students and staff about energy conservation but also engages them actively in contributing to sustainable practices through hands-on training and community involvement. The initiative aligns with broader environmental goals and encourages a shift towards energy-efficient technologies.

Best Practices:

1. Energy Conservation Activities/Training Programmes
2. Center for State and National Level Physics talent tests.
3. Interaction opportunities with eminent scientists/academicians for students.

Goals:
The primary objective of the energy conservation activities is to plan and organize comprehensive programs focused on solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources. The awareness program emphasizes the need for energy conservation, facilitated by the sale of LED bulbs and tubes fabricated by students.

Context:
The energy audit conducted in 2016, led by Physics faculty Dr. Krishnaprasad P Sand Dr. Riju C Issac, highlighted the significance of an effective energy management plan for the organization to minimize energy costs. One of the key recommendations was the replacement of all incandescent lamps with LED lights. Subsequently, the department initiated efforts to train students in the fabrication of LED tubes and bulbs.

Practice:
An awareness program on "Energy Conservation" and "Non-renewable Energy Sources." The syllabus was adapted to include courses based on these themes.
Training sessions for students and staff on LED tube and bulb fabrication.
Sale of fabricated tubes to stakeholders, thereby promoting the need for transitioning to energy-efficient lighting technology.
Training for students in the fabrication of solar lamps and the installation of solar panels.
Observation of Energy Conservation Day.
These practices not only educates students and staff about energy conservation but also engages them actively in contributing to sustainable practices through hands-on training and community involvement. The initiative aligns with broader environmental goals and encourages a shift towards energy-efficient technologies.

Best Practices:

1. Energy Conservation Activities/Training Programmes
2. Center for State and National Level Physics talent tests.
3. Interaction opportunities with eminent scientists/academicians for students.

Goals:
The primary objective of the energy conservation activities is to plan and organize comprehensive programs focused on solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources. The awareness program emphasizes the need for energy conservation, facilitated by the sale of LED bulbs and tubes fabricated by students.

Context:
The energy audit conducted in 2016, led by Physics faculty Dr. Krishnaprasad P Sand Dr. Riju C Issac, highlighted the significance of an effective energy management plan for the organization to minimize energy costs. One of the key recommendations was the replacement of all incandescent lamps with LED lights. Subsequently, the department initiated efforts to train students in the fabrication of LED tubes and bulbs.

Practice:
An awareness program on "Energy Conservation" and "Non-renewable Energy Sources." The syllabus was adapted to include courses based on these themes.
Training sessions for students and staff on LED tube and bulb fabrication.
Sale of fabricated tubes to stakeholders, thereby promoting the need for transitioning to energy-efficient lighting technology.
Training for students in the fabrication of solar lamps and the installation of solar panels.
Observation of Energy Conservation Day.
These practices not only educates students and staff about energy conservation but also engages them actively in contributing to sustainable practices through hands-on training and community involvement. The initiative aligns with broader environmental goals and encourages a shift towards energy-efficient technologies.

Best Practices:

1. Energy Conservation Activities/Training Programmes
2. Center for State and National Level Physics talent tests.
3. Interaction opportunities with eminent scientists/academicians for students.

Goals:
The primary objective of the energy conservation activities is to plan and organize comprehensive programs focused on solar energy and other non-conventional energy sources. The awareness program emphasizes the need for energy conservation, facilitated by the sale of LED bulbs and tubes fabricated by students.

Context:
The energy audit conducted in 2016, led by Physics faculty Dr. Krishnaprasad P Sand Dr. Riju C Issac, highlighted the significance of an effective energy management plan for the organization to minimize energy costs. One of the key recommendations was the replacement of all incandescent lamps with LED lights. Subsequently, the department initiated efforts to train students in the fabrication of LED tubes and bulbs.

Practice:
An awareness program on "Energy Conservation" and "Non-renewable Energy Sources." The syllabus was adapted to include courses based on these themes.
Training sessions for students and staff on LED tube and bulb fabrication.
Sale of fabricated tubes to stakeholders, thereby promoting the need for transitioning to energy-efficient lighting technology.
Training for students in the fabrication of solar lamps and the installation of solar panels.
Observation of Energy Conservation Day.
These practices not only educates students and staff about energy conservation but also engages them actively in contributing to sustainable practices through hands-on training and community involvement. The initiative aligns with broader environmental goals and encourages a shift towards energy-efficient technologies.

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HOD’s Desk

It is my pleasure and honour to extend a warm welcome to  the Post Graduate and Research Department of Physics at Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam. With a harmonious mix of dynamic faculty members, we aim to impart not only fundamental concepts in Physics but also instill in our students a habit of critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. Our goal is to empower them to think creatively and critically when faced with real-life challenges. I extend an invitation to you to join us on this journey as we propel our department to new heights. Your participation will contribute to our collective efforts in advancing the field of Physics at Mar Athanasius College.

Dr. Smitha Thankachan
Head of the Department

 

Programme Offered

B. Sc. Physics

Application Method:
Online

No of Intakes:
32

Eligibility:
Plus Two Science or Equivalent

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:

Email:
physics@macollege.ac.in

Course Duration : 3 Years

M. Sc. Physics

Application Method:
Online

No of Intakes:
12

Eligibility:
B. Sc in Physics

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:

Email:
physics@macollege.ac.in

Course Duration : 2 Years

Ph. D in Physics

Application Method:

No of Intakes:

Eligibility:
M. Sc in Physics

Self financing or Aided:
Aided

Phone:

Email:
physics@macollege.ac.in

Course Duration : 3-8 Years

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Department of Physics

The Research Centre in Physics, inaugurated in November 1999, serves as a hub for dynamic research initiatives. Our focus areas encompass cutting-edge research in Material Science, with specialized emphasis on Thin film Gas Sensors, Solar Energy Materials, Photocatalytic Applications of transition metal oxide films, Applications of Magnetic materials, and Optics. The centre has an impressive portfolio of international research publications, solidifying its standing in the global academic community.

To date, the Research Centre has successfully guided four scholars to the completion of their Ph.D. degrees. Currently, the centre is actively mentoring eight research scholars who are ardently engaged in research activities on diverse fronts leading to the attainment of their Ph.D. degrees.Additionally,many of our postgraduate students have successfully published their project work in reputable journals

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