Physics

The Department of Physics, under the School of Engineering (SoE), was established in the year 2018. The department is comprised of thirteen faculty members with proven teaching and research excellence. Individual faculty contributes their extensive international academic experience and significant research publications in the frontiers of scientific endeavor.

We translate high level knowledge to understand engineering problems to instill a scientific curiosity in the minds of young engineers. The primary objective of the department is to teach engineering physics to first year B. Tech students of all programmes, thereby, enriching the knowledge of applied Physics in engineering. This foundational knowledge will help our students adapt to changing environment in their future workplace. Department also offers elective courses for higher semester students to enhance their skills.

The Department offers Ph.D programme in diverse field of physics. All the faculty members are approved guides as resource persons to guide Ph.D candidates. At present 12 scholars, are pursuing their PhD programme. Faculty members are actively engaged in research and publishing their findings in internationally reputed journals.

Engineering Physics Lab (I&II)

Physics lab aids a student in establishing the relevance of the theory. It brings clarity to the students regarding basic concepts. Physics laboratory helps a student to develop interest in the subject by providing hands on experience. The student also imbibes scientific methodology to reach a logical and provable conclusion.

The various experiments conducted in the Physics laboratory includes:

  1. Planck’s constant determination: The student learns the relation between voltage applied and energy, between wavelength and frequency and determines the value of Planck’s constant which is used to calculate the wavelength of a given IR source.
  2. Laser Diffraction: Students observe the effect of diffraction through grating on laser light and apply Bragg’s law to calculate the wavelength.
  3. Dielectric constant: The charging and discharging characteristics of a capacitor is observed and used to calculate the dielectric constant of the material used in the capacitor. The students learn the importance of the dielectric material and resistance connected to a capacitor in relation to its performance.
  4. Torsion pendulum: A simple torsion pendulum is used to calculate the moment of inertia of a disc as well as the rigidity modulus of the metal wire. An interested student may also know to estimate the moment of inertia of any irregular object using this method.
  5. Newton’s rings: The macroscopic effect of very thin layers of different refractive index is highlighted in this experiment wherein the student calculates the radius of curvature of a plano-convex lens by observing the rings formed. The student also learns how to use a traveling microscope and vernier scale while performing this experiment.
  6. Fermi energy: Fermi energy is an important concept, especially for semiconductors. Here, the effect of temperature on resistance of a copper coil is used to calculate the highest energy level occupied by an electron in an atom at absolute zero kelvin.
  7. Zener Diode: The behavior of Zener diode is observed to calculate its knee voltage, breakdown voltage and forward resistance. The student also learns salient features related to graphs such as best fit curves and tangents.
  8. Acceleration due to gravity: A simple pendulum is used to calculate the acceleration due to gravity. The student learns how theoretical physics can be applied to everyday objects such as a thread and a bob and used to find important constant such as acceleration of gravity.
  9. Numerical Aperture: The light gathering capability of an optical fiber is measured in this method. This experiment gives a good understanding of total internal reflection and how light behaves when travelling between material of differing refractive index
  10. Four probe method: The resistivity of a given semi-conductor is measured using four probe method. This experiment shows the student how geometry can effect the resistivity of a material. This experiment highlights how the use of four probes instead of two can eliminate probe, contact and spread resistance, thus highlighting an application where ingenious solutions provide accurate solutions as compared to expensive equipment.

The facilities in our laboratory include

  1. Experimental setup for each students (1 : 2 )
  2. Neat work table
  3. Comfortable seating arrangement
  4. Poster display of eminent personalities of physics
  5. Chart based explanation of experiments.

VISION

To develop undergraduate courses of best academic standards comparable to universities of international repute and be a catalytic agent to help students to manifest their latent potential.

MISSION

To provide the quality training through teaching and research in order to enable the students to enhance their knowledge of physics in engineering.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:

PO1 Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems

PO2 Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3 Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4 Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions

PO5 Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern Engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6 The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7 Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9 Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10 Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11 Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES:

Since we are supporting department and catering to all the branches, we are unable to give the programme specific outcomes

COURSE OUTCOMES: On successful completion of the course the students shall be able to:

CO1: Compare conductors, semiconductors, dielectric and superconducting materials.

CO2: Apply the knowledge of laser and optical fibers in various applications.

CO3 Describe the concepts of modern physics and quantum mechanics.

Course Name:

ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Type of Skill

Course Address to

Course Code:

PHY 101

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On successful completion of the course the students shall be able to:

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Apply the knowledge of laser and optical fibers in various applications.

CO2:

Compare conductors, semiconductors, dielectric and superconducting materials.

CO3

Describe the concepts of modern physics and quantum mechanics.

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Course Name:

ENGINEERING PHYSICS LAB

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Course addresses to

Course Code:

PHY 151

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Course Outcome(s)

On successful completion of the course the students shall be able to:

CO1: Record the data with precision using different measuring devices.

CO2 : Convert the measured data into appropriate quantitative results.

CO3 : Interpret the calculated results.

CO4 : Develop basic communication skills through working in groups in performing the laboratory experiments.

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Name of the teacher getting seed money

The amount of seed money

Year of receiving grant

Duration of the grant

Dr. Sreevidya Varma

Rs. 1,95,000

1-Aug-18

1.5 years

Dr. Jagadeesha Angadi and Team

Rs. 6,50,000/-

8/1/2018

1.5 years

S.No

Name

Qualification

Designation

Teaching/Research Experience (in years)

Industry Experience (in years)

1

Dr Deepthi P R

M.Phil, Ph.D

Associate Professor

12

0

2

Dr Mahaboob Pasha U

Ph D

Associate Professor

19

0

3

Dr P Mohan Kumar Naidu

Ph D

Associate Professor

14

0

4

Dr Sivasankara Reddy

Ph D

Assistant Professor

16

0

5

Dr. Anindita Bhattacharya

PhD

Assistant Professor

7.5

0

6

Dr. Brian Jeevan Fernandes

PhD, Post Doc

Assistant Professor

5.5

7 months

7

Dr. Harish Sharma

PhD

Assistant Professor

1

 0

8

Dr. Naveen C S

PhD, PDF

Assistant Professor

4

0

9

Dr. Pradeep Bhaskar

PhD

Assistant Professor

5

4

10

Dr. Sreevidya Varma

M.Phil, BEd,  Ph.D, PDF

Assistant Professor

19

6 months

11

Dr. T Ranjeth Kumar Reddy

PhD PDF

Assistant Professor

14

0

12

Dr.Vanitha M K

PhD MPhil MSc MEd DISM

Assistant Professor

23

4

13

Ms Bini B. Nair

M Sc , NET, Pursuing Ph d

Assistant Professor

7

 0



Supporting Staff
(1)	Name: Mr. G. Shankarappa
         Qualification: B.Sc., B.Ed.
         Designation: Lab instructor
          Experience: 10 Years

(2)	Name: Ms. Chaithra G
         Qualification: M.Sc
         Designation: Lab instructor
         Experience: 02 Years

(3)    Name : Pavithra B V 
         Qualification: B.Sc., (M.Sc)
         Designation: Lab instructor
         Experience: Nil

Name of the author/s

Department of the teacher

Name of journal

Year of
publication

ISSN number

Link of the recognition in UGC enlistment of the Journal

D Roy, G. Sreevidya Varma, S Asokan,C.Das

Physics

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices

2019

1557-9646

 10.1109/TED.2019.2898935

T. Biswas, G. Sreevidya Varma, S. Asokan

Physics

Journal of American Ceramic Society

2019

1551-2916

doi.org/10.1111/jace.16641

G. Chandrashekaraiah, N. Sivasankara Reddy, B. Sujatha, R. Viswanatha, C. Narayana Reddy.

Physics

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids

2018

0022-3093

https://doi.org/10.1016/j. jnoncrysol.2018.06.034

P Shankar, B Shetty , A L Jayasheelan, N Sivasankara Reddy, C S Prakash.

Physics

Journal of nanostructures

2019

2008-9244

10.22052/JNS.2019.02.002

Jagadeesha Angadi V, Srinivasamurthy K M, C.S Naveen, Ravikiran Y T. S. P. Kubrin, Sivasankara Reddy N, Siddaling Matteppanavar,

Physics

Journal of Materials Science

2019

1573-4803

Accepted

Anu Sukhdev , A.S. Manjunatha , P.R. Deepthi , P. Mohan Kumar, Puttaswamy

Physics

Chemical Data Collections

2018

2405-8300

10.1016/j.cdc.2018.03.005

Jagadeesha Angadi, Shidaling Matteppanavar, N. Maramu P. Mohan Kumar U. Mahaboob Pasha, P. R. Deepthi, K. Praveena

Physics

Indian Journal of Physics

2018

0973-1458

https://doi.org/10.1007 /s12648-018-1285-2

P.R. Deepthi, Anu Sukhdev,  P. Mohan Kumar,  V. Jagadeesha Angadi a , U. Mahaboob Pasha a , J. Shanthi

Physics

Chemical Data Collections

2018

2405-8300

https://doi.org/10.1016 /j.cdc.2018.09.007

Lakshmi Narayani, V. Jagadeesha Angadi, Anu Sukhdev, Malathi Challa, Shidaling Matteppanavar, P.R. Deepthi, P. Mohan Kumar, Mehaboob Pasha

Physics

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

2019

0304-8853

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.j mmm.2018.12.072

P. R Deepthi, Anu Sukhdev, P. Mohan Kumar, J. Shanthi, B. N Pavithra, B. C Hemaraju

Physics

Indian Journal of Physics

2019

0973-1458

DOI 10.1007/s12648-018-01366-7

K.M. Srinivasamurthy, Jagadeesha Angadi V, S.P. Kubrin, Shiddaling Matteppanavar, D.A. Sarychev, P. Mohan Kumar, Haileeyesus Workineh Azale, B. Rudraswamy

Physics

Ceramics International

2018

 0272-8842

https://doi.org/10.1016 /j.ceramint.2018.02.129

Srinivasamurthy K M, Jagadeesha Angadi V, S.P. Kubrin, Shidaling Matteppanavar, Mohan Kumar P, B.Rudraswamy

Physics

Ceramics International

2018

 0272-8842

https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.ceramint.2018.07.123

K. M. Srinivasamurthy , V. Jagadeesha Angadi, S. P. Kubrin, Shiddaling Matteppanavar, D. A. Sarychev, B. Rudraswamy

Physics

Journal of Super conductivity and novel Magnetism

2019

1557-1939

https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10948-018-4752-2

MS Jyothi, V Jagadeesha Angadi, TV Kanakalakshmi, Mahesh Padaki, Balakrishna R Geetha, Khantong Soontarapa

Physics

Journal of Polymers and the Environment

2019

1572-8919

https://doi.org/10.1007/ s10924-019-01531-x

ShyamPrasad K, AshokRao, BenedictChristopher, RuchiBhardwaj, Nagendra SinghChauhan, Safdar AbbasMalik, NgoVan Nong, B.S.Nagaraja, RiyaThomas

Physics

Journal of Alloys and Compounds

2018

0925-8388

https://doi.org/10.1016/j. jallcom.2016.05.098

YRS Choudhary, Suraj Mangavati, Siddanagouda Patil, Ashok Rao, BS Nagaraja, Riya Thomas, GS Okram, Savitha G Kini

Physics

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

2018

0304-8853

https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.jmmm.2017.11.007



Conference Papers

Sl. No.

Name of the teacher

Title of the book/chapters  published

Title of the paper

Title of the proceedings of the conference

Name of the conference

National / International

Year of publication

1

Dr. Sreevidya Varma

 

Effect of Sn addition on glassy Si-Te bulk sample

AIP Conference Proceedings

 

International

2018

2

Dr. Sreevidya Varma

Cyber-physical Systems and Digital Twins, Chapter 2

Switching Studies on Ge15Te70In5Ag10 Thin Films Device for Phase Change Memory Applications 

 International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation

REV 2019

International

2019

3

Dr. Bini B Nair

 

PHOTODEGRDATION OF HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIAL DYES WITH OXYGEN VACANCY RICH ZnO

International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Nanomaterials for Sustainable Development

ACEND-2018

International

2018

4

N. Sivasankara Reddy

 

Conductivity Studies on Molybdo-Phosphate Glasses Containing ZnO

AIP Conference Proceedings

 

International

2018

5

V. Jagadeesha Angadi, P. Mohan Kumar, P. R. Deepthi, U. Mahaboob Pasha

 

 “Synthesis and study of Structural, Microstructural and Dielectric Properties of Ce3+ doped Co-Ni Ferrites for automotive applications  

AIP Conference Proceedings

 

International

2018

6

Naveen C S

 

"Room temperature ethanol sensing and modulation of OOT of Zn doped TiO2

AIP Conference Proceedings

DAE-SSPS-2018

International

2019



Sl no

PhD Student name

PhD Guide name

Area of Research

1

Mr. K Manjunatha

 Dr.Jagadeesha Angadi

Transition metal doped cobalt chromate multiferroics

2

MR. LAKSHMIPRASANNA H R

Dr. U Mahaboob Pasha

Ceramics

3

MR. KIRANAKUMAR H V

Dr. Naveen C S

Graphene-Metal Oxide Nanocomposites

4

MR. THEJAS R

Dr. Naveen C S

Polyaniline nanocomposites

5

MR. SATHISHA I C

 Dr.Jagadeesha Angadi

 

6

CHAITHRA G

Dr. Deepthi P R

Crystal growth

7

KHASIM H

Dr. Naveen C S and Dr. Ranjeth Kumar Reddy

Ferrite nancomposites

8

PEDDAVARAPU SIVAKUMAR

Dr. Ranjeth Kumar Reddy

Nanomaterials

9

SAHANA C P

Dr. Deepthi P R and Dr. Mohan Kumar Naidu

Crystal growth

10

SHILPA G

Dr. Mohan Kumar Naidu

Nanomaterials

11

SIDDALINGESHWARA B P

Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Glass-Ceramics

12

SUSHMA M

Dr.  U Mahaboob Pasha

Glass-Ceramics

Department of Physics organized poster competition on Experimental Physics for first year Physics cycle students, it was held on 18th and 19th March 2019. The objective was to create interest, increase knowledge and give importance to application oriented thinking among students. This program was coordinated by Dr. Anindita Bhattacharya of Physics department. Students participated with different posters on experimental Physics. The contest was judged by an expert committee of senior faculties. Winners of poster competition are as follows, first prize went to Genupula Sravani and R. Tanya of section PC 15, second prize winners were Efrayam. B and R. Naresh of section PC04, third prize went to Chandan M, Sai Naveen and Kalyan Ch of section PC02. Dr. Prabhakar Reddy, Dean SOE distributed the certificates and prizes to the students. The coordinator of the program sincerely thanks HOD, Department of Physics and all Physics faculty members for their support and valuable feedbacks.

Department of Physics

Department of Physics