The Department of Physics was established in 1964. It runs undergraduate three years Bachelor of Science program in Physics and postgraduate Master of Science in Physics course. The department has 09 teaching staff and 14 non teaching staff. Around 600 students are enrolled in F.Y.B.Sc to M.Sc program.
The department is a part of prestigious DBT star college grant that college has received for nurturing the basic sciences culture and to reach to grass root of the education system-The students. Under this scheme, the department conducts various subject related events and workshops to inculcate various qualities like logical reasoning, experimental skills, scientific knowledge and research skills in students. In recognition of this work, the DBT has granted us the STAR status.
To succeed in any discipline, one needs to have broad based knowledge of science and a deep knowledge of specific research area. To cater these needs, Physics department started M.Sc. in 2016-17. It has two research laboratories recognised by Mumbai University where M. Sc. and Ph. D. students work under the able guidance of highly qualified and experienced teachers. The faculties are awarded minor and major research projects funded by UGC, CSIR, SERB, ISRO and Mumbai University.
Starting from the year 2018-19, the college has become autonomous allowing the department to experiment novel approaches to teaching and evaluation.
More about M. Sc. in Physics at RJC
With the autonomy, we have started conducting our M. Sc. lectures, with the help of distinguished visiting faculty, from 2018-19. More emphasis is given on problem solving. The students carry out their M. Sc. projects in various Institutes, like BARC, HBCSE, ICT, IIGM, IITB, SAMEER, TIFR, etc., in the city. In the year 2019-20, we plan to introduce new electives in Material Science and also restructure the courses to introduce a course on Computational Physics.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Dr. Sucheta Golwalkar (Head)
There is a separate Library for Physics. The students have access to the Central Library as well as Departmental Library. Updating is done on the recommendation of the faculty members as well as Library Committee. The Library also subscribes periodicals and magazines.
- Computer : 9
- Laptop : 2
- Projector : 2
- Printer : 2
- Xerox : 1
Jio Leased Line connection (50 Mbps)
- HP Z640, dual processor 12 core workstation
- HP xw6600 workstation
MATERIAL SCIENCE LAB:
- Muffle furnace
- High precision balance
- Hydraulic press
- Resistivity measurement device
- Magnetic stirrer
- Computer with internet facility
A candidate for being eligible for admission to the Three year Integrated course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) must have passed Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std.XII) in Science conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or it’s equivalent in Science stream. Admission will be on merit.
A candidate for being eligible for admission to the M.Sc. degree course in Physics must have passed T.Y.B.Sc Physics
The students will be admitted to the M.Sc. degree course in Physics on the basis of the marks obtained at the T.Y.B.Sc. examination
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