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Department of Physics

The Department of Physics is amongst the largest physics departments in the country in terms of the number of faculty, students and the programs that it offers. The Department conducts research in many areas such as experimental solid state physics, optical and laser physics, as well as various aspects of theoretical and computational physics ranging from condensed matter to string theory and cosmology. It also offers several core and elective physics courses to the engineering and science students from the other departments of the Institute.

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Department of Physics

23

Staff

52

Faculty

120

Undergraduate Students

151

Postgraduate Students

215

PhD Research Scholars

1

Exchange Students

3,582

Publications

6

Patents

22

Projects

55

Laboratories

Message From the Head of Department

Sethupathi K

The department of Physics is a place where faculty, graduate and undergraduate students thrive on collaborating together in a vibrant academic atmosphere. The department encourages top-class innovation in both its research activities as well as pedagogy, on topics ranging from fundamental nature to those with immediate technological applications.

The department currently has 55 faculty members, 200 graduate and 250 undergraduate students. The faculty and students have published on an average of 200 journal papers per year during the last five years. In addition, several undergraduate students in the department actively participate in research projects. The department attracts outstanding youngsters to join its faculty by providing an environment where academic ideas can blossom without barriers of groups and laboratories...

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Sethupathi K