### About the Department

Department of Physics is established in 2016. Physics is offered to undergraduate students at the FY B.Sc level. The department also conducted Bridge courses and Remedial classes for slow learners. SPPU, Pune, prescribe the syllabus for the core course. However, the syllabus for the Bridge course and Remedial classes are designed by the staff of this department.

The department has a well-equipped laboratory. The department has flexibility in conducting tests, tutorials, seminars, etc. The staff is very active in extension activities on environmental-related issues and the use of renewable energy, such as solar energy. Staff, along with students, actively participated in the Science Day exhibition.

Staff of this department are also active in demonstration lectures and video lessons to students. The department intends to take a lead role in the revolutionary changes for the rural area people for energy awareness. Staff of this Department always eager to explore innovative ideas with applied physics problems which help to make significant contribution to our understanding of the nature.

Moreover, the faculty also developed electronic kits for the students to conduct practicals. Currently, the Department is headed by Asst. Prof .khalkar Shilpa Annasaheb . The department extends the extension activities beyond the classroom by conducting field visits and arranging guest lectures from eminent personalities.

### Vision and Mission

#### Vision

To build a foundation for excellence and promote enthusiasm, interest, and passion in the study of physics, establishing the department as a premier institution.

#### Mission

To awaken young minds and discover their talents in both theoretical and practical physics through dedicated teaching, commitment to students, and innovative instructional methods.

### Aims & Objectives

- Student-centric teaching with continuous evaluation and feedback.
- Remedial and bridge courses for slow learners.
- Well-equipped laboratory.
- Good rapport with students.
- Consistent good academic results.
- Active participation of faculty and students in major college activities.
- Social commitment activities like popularizing renewable energy sources.

### Faculty Profile

**Prof. Khalkar Shilpa Annasaheb**

- Designation: Head & Assistant Professor
- Experience: 4 years
- Qualification: M.Sc, B.Ed

### Courses Offered (**Year 2019 – Pattern**)

#### F.Y.B.Sc (First Year Bachelor of Science)

**Semester I**

Sr.No | Subject Code | Subject Name |
---|---|---|

1 | PHY-111 | Mechanics & Properties of Matter |

2 | PHY-112 | Physics Principles & Applications |

3 | PHY-113 | Physics Laboratory 1A |

**Semester II**

Sr.No | Subject Code | Subject Name |
---|---|---|

4 | PHY-121 | Heat & Thermodynamics |

5 | PHY-122 | Electricity & Magnetism |

6 | PHY-123 | Physics Laboratory 1B |

#### S.Y.B.Sc (Second Year Bachelor of Science)

**Semester I**

Sr.No | Subject Code | Subject Name |
---|---|---|

7 | PHY-231 | Mathematical Methods in Physics 1 |

8 | PHY-232 | Electronics 1 |

9 | PHY-233 | Physics Laboratory 2A |

**Semester II**

Sr.No | Subject Code | Subject Name |
---|---|---|

10 | PHY-241 | Oscillations Waves & Sound |

11 | PHY-242 | Optics |

12 | PHY-243 | Physics Laboratory 2B |

### Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

### Course Outcomes

**Mechanics (PHY-111)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- Demonstrate an understanding of Newton’s laws and apply them in calculations of the motion of simple systems.
- Use the free body diagrams to analyse the forces on the object.
- Understand the concepts of energy, work, power, and the concepts of conservation of energy and be able to perform calculations using them.
- Understand the concepts of elasticity and be able to perform calculations using them.
- Understand the concepts of surface tension and viscosity and be able to perform calculations using them.
- Use of Bernoulli’s theorem in real-life problems.
- Demonstrate quantitative problem-solving skills in all the topics covered

**Physics Principles and Applications (PHY-112)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- To understand the general structure of atom, spectrum of hydrogen atom.
- To understand the atomic excitation and LASER principles.
- To understand the bonding mechanism and its different types.
- To demonstrate an understanding of electromagnetic waves and its spectrum.
- Understand the types and sources of electromagnetic waves and applications.
- To demonstrate quantitative problem solving skills in all the topics covered.

**Heat and Thermodynamics (PHY-121)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- Describe the properties of and relationships between the thermodynamic properties of a pure substance.
- Describe the ideal gas equation and its limitations.
- Describe the real gas equation.
- Apply the laws of thermodynamics to formulate the relations necessary to analyze a thermodynamic process.
- Analyse the heat engines and calculate thermal efficiency.
- Analyse the refrigerators, heat pumps and calculate coefficient of performance.
- Understand property ‘entropy’ and derive some thermo dynamical relations using entropy concept
- Understand the types of thermometers and their usage.

**Electricity and Magnetism (PHY-122)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- To understand the concept of the electric force, electric field and electric potential for stationary charges.
- Able to calculate electrostatic field and potential of charge distributions using Coulomb’s law and Gauss’s law.
- To understand the dielectric phenomenon and effect of electric field on dielectric.
- To Study magnetic field for steady currents using Biot-Savart and Ampere’s Circuital laws.
- To study magnetic materials and its properties.
- Demonstrate quantitative problem solving skills in all the topics covered.

**Physics paper III: Practical (PHY 123)**

After completing this laboratory course, the students will be able to

- Acquire technical and manipulative skills in using laboratory equipment, tools, and materials.
- Demonstrate an ability to collect data through observation and/or experimentation and interpreting data.
- Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory procedures including safety, and scientific methods.
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of abstract concepts and theories gained by experiencing and visualizing them as authentic phenomena.
- Acquire the complementary skills of collaborative learning and teamwork in laboratory settings.

**Mathematical Methods in Physics (PHY-231)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- Understand the complex algebra useful in physics courses.
- Understand the concept of partial differentiation.
- Understand the role of partial differential equations in physics.
- Understand vector algebra useful in mathematics and physics.
- Understand the concept of singular points of differential equations.

**Electronics (PHY-232)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- Understand the relation in electricity.
- Design circuits using transistors & operational amplifiers.
- Understand the Boolean algebra & logic circuits

**Practical Course I (PHY 233)**:

After completing this practical course, students will be able to

- Use various instruments and equipment.
- Design experiments to test a hypothesis and/or determine the value of an unknown quantity. •
- Investigate the theoretical background of an experiment.
- Setup experimental equipment to implement an experimental approach.
- Analyse the data, plot appropriate graphs and reach conclusions from data analysis.
- Work in a group to plan, implement and report on a project/experiment.
- Keep a well-maintained and instructive laboratory logbook

**Oscillations Waves and Sound (PHY-241)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- To study underlying principles of oscillations and it’s scope in development.
- To understand and solve the equations / graphical representations of motion for simple harmonic, damped, forced oscillators and waves.
- To explain oscillations in terms of energy exchange with various practical applications.
- To solve numerical problems related to undamped, damped, forced oscillations and superposition of oscillations.
- To study characteristics of sound, decibel scales and applications.

**Optics (PHY-242)**:

After the completion of this course, students will be able to

- Acquire the basic concept of wave optics.
- Describe how light can constructively and destructively interfere.
- Explain why a light beam spread out after passing through an aperture
- Summarize the polarization characteristics of electromagnetic wave
- Understand the operation of many modern optical devices that utilize wave optics
- Understand optical phenomenon such polarization, diffraction and interference in terms of the wave model
- Analyze simple example of interference and diffraction.

**Practical Course II (Phy 243):**

After completing this practical course, students will be able to

- Use various instruments and equipment.
- Design experiments to test a hypothesis and/or determine the value of an unknown quantity.
- Investigate the theoretical background of an experiment
- Setup experimental equipment to implement an experimental approach.
- Analyse the data, plot appropriate graphs and reach conclusions from data analysis.
- Work in a group to plan, implement and report on a project/experiment.
- Keep a well-maintained and instructive laboratory logbook.

### Student Profile (Department of Physics)

Year | Class | Female | Male | Total |
---|---|---|---|---|

2023-24 | F.Y.B.Sc | 10 | 5 | 15 |

S.Y.B.Sc | 6 | 2 | 8 | |

2022-23 | F.Y.B.Sc | 8 | 6 | 14 |

S.Y.B.Sc | 3 | 0 | 3 | |

2021-22 | F.Y.B.Sc | 19 | 5 | 24 |

S.Y.B.Sc | 5 | 1 | 6 | |

2020-21 | F.Y.B.Sc | 19 | 9 | 28 |

S.Y.B.Sc | 4 | 1 | 5 | |

2019-20 | F.Y.B.Sc | 8 | 1 | 9 |

S.Y.B.Sc | 1 | 0 | 1 |

### Photo Gallery

**Science Day Celebration**

**Welcome Function for F.Y.B.Sc Students**