Department of Physics

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Physics was established a way back in the year 1960. It is the second large department in college with 08 sanctioned teachers for undergraduate programme B.Sc. in Physics. Presently, it is catering to the needs of undergraduate (B.Sc.), post-graduate (M.Sc.) and research students (Ph.D.). Now 06 regular faculty members along with 03 ad-hoc and 04 CHB (Clock Hour Basis) teachers are catering to the needs students of Under Graduate (B.Sc. Programme -Semester Pattern) and Post Graduate (M.Sc. Physics – Semester Pattern) along with research students. The mile stones in this journey are – (i) in the year 2011-12, the college commenced M.Sc. Physics course while (ii) in the year 2014-15 the department was recognized as Centre for Higher Learning to register research students leading to Ph.D. degree affiliated to RTM Nagpur University. During 2008 to 2018 the department was bestowed with the Innovative Programme (worth Rs 50 Lacs) – Post Graduate Diploma in Nano-Science and Nano-Technology which inducts students having completed post-graduation in Physical Science or graduation in Engineering. Moreover, since the year 2011-12 the department is running a UGC Sponsored (worth Rs 10 Lacs) add-on course under title Career Oriented Course - Mathematical Modeling Using Maple.

In the year 2004 the department was identified as a beneficiary department under the University Grants Commission’s most coveted programme College with Potential for Excellence. The faculty members are active in research and it is recognized by UGC in the form that TWO Major Research Projects and THREE Minor Research Projects (worth Rs 25 Lacs) have been awarded to them and are successfully completed.

The department has a state-of-the-art laboratory developed for the undergraduate, postgraduate programme. Sophisticated laboratory-developed with the financial aid provided by University Grants Commission, New Delhi under various schemes viz; (i) College with Potential for Excellence, (ii) INNOVATIVE PROGRAMME, (iii) Career Oriented Course and (iv) Major/Minor Research Projects.

 

Courses

B Sc Physics for combinations Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics, Physics-Electronics-Mathematics, Physics-Chemistry-Geology and Physics-Computer Science-Mathematics

M Sc Physics

Ph D Physics

Supporting Add on Career Oriented Course

From the year 2013-14, the Department started UGC sponsored Career Oriented Course (CoC) - Mathematical Modeling using MAPLE. Since then 5 years have passed and about 150 students have qualified various levels of this Certificate/Diploma course.

Since the academic session 2018-19, we plan to reach to maximum students through this CoC in the form of Flipped e-Classroom. We have uploaded SIX Video Lectures on Maple on YouTube which the students should listen to before reporting to the Maple Laboratory for hands-on experience. Some PDF worksheets on Maple are also made available on Google Drive.

FACILITIES

Salient Features of the Department

The Department has state-of-the-art well-equipped laboratories for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research.

The department is one of the beneficiary departments under UGC-CPE Scheme.

Well Qualified Faculty members

A platform for the overall development of students through Physics Society

Assets:

Adequate Laboratory Space (Carpet 8515 Sq.ft)

  • Four Spacious Well Equipped Laboratories
  • One darkroom for OPTICS experiments
  • Audio-Visual Seminar Room
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory
  • Sophisticated Instruments Laboratory Developed Under UGC - CPE Grants
  • MAPLE - Computational Facility with 6 Desktop installed with MAPLE-14
  • Common Staff Room
  • Interactive Flat Panel 75" Make: RM7503 Benq , Size/Dimension: 1717.0 x 1065.0 x 121.5 mm (67.6 x 41.9 x 4.8 inch)

Major Equipment:

  • Agilent IMPEDANCE ANALYZER 4294A (worth Rs 15 Lacs)
  • Bruker Alpha FTIR (worth Rs 9 Lacs)
  • Shimadzu Spectroflurophotometer RF 5301PC (worth Rs 10 Lacs
  • Shimadzu UV VIS Spectrophotometer UV-1800 (worth Rs 6 Lacs)
  • Electrochemical Analyzer (worth Rs 5 Lacs)
  • MAPLE Computing Laboratory (worth Rs 10 Lacs).
  • Furnaces with PID Temperature Controllers for material Preparation
  • 10" Dobsonian Telescope
  • Hydrothermal AUTOCLAVE Utensil with Teflon Cap Auto 100X

Minor Equipments list:

General Laboratory Equipments: LCR Bridge , Dielectric Constant Apparatus, Magnetic Hystersis Loop Apparatus, Four Probe set-up, Guoy’s Susceptibility measurement Unit, e/m Thomson’s Tube, Stefan’s Constant Apparatus, Optical Fibre Kit, Millikan’s oil drop method, R.F. Generators, LCR meter, LASER Kit, Circular Furnace (500 oC), Hystersis curve Unit, Michelson Interferometer, Over Head Projector, LCD Projector, Microprocessor kit, He- Ne LASER Source, Hall Effect Apparatus, Platinum Resistance Thermometer, PC Compatible Multimeters, Expt. Boards: Transistor CB and CE Mode, Zener Diode, CE Amplifier, Phase-shift Oscillator, Impedance study kit etc.

ACTIVITIES

The department is catering the academic needs of about 450 UG students 44 PG students and 10 research students persuing Ph. D. Programme.

B Sc Physics for combinations Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics, Physics-Electronics-Mathematics, Physics-Chemistry-Geology and Physics-Computer Science-Mathematics

M Sc Physics

Ph D Physics

Supporting Add on Career Oriented Course

From the year 2013-14, the Department started UGC sponsored Career Oriented Course (CoC) - Mathematical Modeling using MAPLE. Since then 5 years have passed and about 150 students have qualified various levels of this Certificate/Diploma course.

Since the academic session 2018-19, we plan to reach to maximum students through this CoC in the form of Flipped e-Classroom. We have uploaded SIX Video Lectures on Maple on YouTube which the students should listen to before reporting to the Maple Laboratory for hands-on experience. Some PDF worksheets on Maple are also made available on Google Drive.

Physics Society

The department offers a platform to all the students to conduct various activities through this forum. Every year office bearers are appointed to conduct various academic activities.

FACULTY DETAILS

 Sr No FACULTY NAME DESIGNATION QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT EXPERTISE
  1 Dr. S. W. Anwane Professor & Head M.Sc. (Physics) PhD in Material Science Materials Science Special & General Relativity
  2 Dr. R. J. Dhokne Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Physics) PhD in Material Science Materials Science
  3 Dr. S. V. Khangar Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Physics) PhD in Ultrasonics Materials Science (Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, Ultrasonics and Acoustics)
  4 Mr. B. T. Kumbhare Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Physics) SET Material Science
  5 Dr. S. K. Sayyad 
Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Physics) PhD in Material Science Material Science
  6 Dr. G. L. Jadhav
Assistant Professor M.Sc. (Physics), B.Ed., PhD in Material Science Materials Science (spinnel ferrite thin films)
  7 Dr. Sarang R. Daf Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) M.Sc. (Physics) SET, PhD in Material Science Material Science 
  8

Ms. Kanchan Jivnapurkar

 Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc)  M.Sc. (Physics)  Material Science
  9 Ms. Chanda Jatgade Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc) M.Sc. (Physics)

Material Science

Non-Teaching Staff Details

Sr No Name
1 Mr. D. S. Wankhede
2 Mr. D. G. Fuke
3 Mr. R. B. Naik
4 Mr. Akshay Kangali
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List of Faculty members who contributed to the growth of the department since its inception

  • Prof. P. N. Chandurkar
  • Prof. R. G. Kale
  • Prof. Gupta
  • Prof. Eknath Nikhade
  • Prof. M. T. Dharmadhikari
  • Prof. P. D. Vairagade
  • Prof. T. C. Wankhede
  • Prof. S. W.Gawande
  • Prof. D. R. Bahekar
  • Prof. T. J. Telrandhe
  • Dr. D.G. Wakade (1978-1982) (Recently working as a principal, Engineering College, Amravati)
  • Dr. J. M. Khobragade (1987-2009) (Recently Director,Govt.Institute of Science,Gadchirili)
  • Prof. D. W. Khade (1987-2011) ( Recently working as an advocate in Nagpur High Court)
  • Prof. Mrs. Anita Wankhede (1995-2007) (Recently working as Director, At Wankhede Academi)
  • Dr. S. B. Kondawar ( 2004-2009) (recently Associate Prof At. Dept, of Phy.R.T.M.N.U.)
  • Prof. Miss Anju Pakhale ( 2016-17) (recently Assistant Prof At. Dept. of Phy.,Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Aurangabad)

1988-89_Deptt._of_Physics

From Left: Prof. T. J. Telrandhe, Prof. D. R. Bahekar, Prof. S. W.Gawande, Prof. R. G. Kale, Prof. M.T. Dharmadhikari, Prof.D.W.Khade, Dr.J.M.Khobragade and Prof. Band

1988-89 Deptt. of Physics Staff

List of Head, Dept. Of Physics who contributed to the growth of the department since its inception

  • Prof. P.N. Chandurkar
  • Prof.R.G.Kale
  • Prof. M.T. Dharmadhikari
  • Dr.J.M.Khobragade (2003-2009)
  • Prof.D.W.Khade (2009-2011)
  • Dr.H.K.Dahule ( 01/08/2011 to 30/06/2014)
  • Dr.V.B.Bhatkar ( 01/07/2014 to 13/08/2014)
  • Dr.H.K.Dahule (14/08/2014 to 20/01/2018)
  • Dr S W Anwane (25/01/2018 to till date)

PROJECTS

UNDER THIS HEAD ADEQUATE INFORMATION IS PRESENT IN THE SLOT.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

Retirement-Farewell Ceremony of Mr. Dinesh Ambadas Thakare

Farewell

Farewell

 Mr. Dinesh Ambadas Thakare, working as Laboratory Assistant in Physics Department, retired on 31st March 2023 at the age of 60 years. On this occasion, a farewell ceremony was organized on behalf of the Department of Physics, Science College Congress Nagar Nagar on 31 March 2023 at one o'clock in the afternoon in the Department of Physics. Mr. Dinesh Thakare has served the College for about 42 years. At the age of 19, he had joined the services at Shivaji Science College Nagpur. For this, a retirement farewell ceremony was held for him in the presence of Hon’be Principal Prof Mahendra P Dhore, Professor Shamkant Anwane Sir, Head of Department of Physics, Mrs. Sunita Dinesh Thakare (wife of Shri. Dinesh Thakare), Shri. Ambadasji Thakare (Father of Shri Dinesh Thakare) and along his family members under the chairmanship of Honorable Principal of the College Professor Mahendra P Dhore Sir. Honorable Principal Prof. Mahendra Dhore sir felicitated Satkar Murti Shri Dinesh Thakare by giving him shawl-shrifal. In the presidencial address, Principal Dr M P Dhore said that Shri Dinesh Thakare is known as a very honest employee due to his simplicity of personality, neatness in his work and zeal for his duties. On this occasion Prof. Shamkant Anwane threw light on the life and mile stones of Shri Dinesh Thakare. Among teachers Dr. Sugandha Khangar, Mr. Bhupendra Kumbhare, non-teaching staff Mr. Hemant Dhavad from the Department of Physics expressed their thoughts and gave their best wishes to Shri Dinesh Thakare. On this occasion Dr. Ragini Pathare, Dr. Shaheen Sayyad, Dr. Gajanan Jadhav, Miss. Chanda Jatgade, Ms Kanchan Jivnapurkar, Mr Swapnil Belkhude, Mr Sarang Daf, Mr Krishna Gangulwar were present. Among non-teaching staff Mr Dhanraj Wankhede, Mr Roshan Naik and Nikhil Bhurse worked hard for the success of the programme. Retired teachers Dr S B Khasare, Dr S S Darokar alongwith retired non-teaching staff members Shri Ramdasji Uikey and Shri Manoharrao Masram specially attended this function. Dr Gajanan Jadhav was master of ceremony of this programme while Mr. Bhupendra Kumbhare proposed vote of thanks.

Visit of Scientist Dr Virendra Yadav from Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences-ARIES

Visit

Scientist Dr Virendra Yadav from Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences-ARIES a research institute in Nainital, Kumaon, India visited the Department of Physics at Shri Shivaji Education Society Amravati’s SCIENCE COLLEGE, Nagpur on 7th January 2023. ARIES specializes in astronomy, solar physics, astrophysics, and atmospheric science which is an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr Yadav appreciated faculty members for their ongoing activities and addressed remedies for the project on the automatic tracking system. Faculty interaction with Dr. Yadav who has been working on earth’s Geomagnetic aspects interacted with faculty members at length and agreed to take up academic activities and render help to students of our institute undergoing summer school at ARIES.

Interaction with Dr Sameer Khirwadkar and Dr Manmohan from the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujrat.

Visit

Dr Sameer Khirwadkar and Dr Manmohan from the Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar Gujrat interacted with students and faculty members to inform the research activities in IPR and encourage students and faculty to take up research & project activities exploring their facilities during 108th Indian Science Congress (3-7 Jan 2023) at RTM Nagpur University.

Visit of Dr. Sanjeev V Moharil, Ex-Professor, and Head of the Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Visit

Dr. Sanjeev V Moharil, Ex-Professor, and Head of the Department of Physics, RTM Nagpur University, visited the Sophisticated Instrumentation Laboratory (SIL) at the Department of Physics, Shri Shivaji Science College-Nagpur on 22nd December 2022. He interacted with Post Graduate students of the Department and guided teachers as well as students in his unique extempore style on various aspects and issues regarding Project, study methods, placement scope, NET/SET preparation, instruments handling, and interesting facts about Noble laureates. He also taught finer facets of exploring Shimadzu Spectrofluorophotometer RF 5301PC.

 

Aluminums Milind Rundhe at Shivaji Science College, NAGPUR

Aug 5, 2019: Prof. Milind Rundhe from Mumbai University interacted with students of M.Sc and B.Sc, all teaching faculty members to shear his experiences about the fabrication of Cyclotron at IIT Chennai. He is alumni (1994 batch) of the college and narrated his experience of growth through Shivaji Science College Nagpur.  He remembered ex-professor of the institute with regards to whom he owes his success that includes; Prof R G Kale, Prof M.T Dharmadhikri, Prof S W Gawande, Prof B R Nikade. He urged the student to focus on Mathematics subject as it forms the foundation. He also appreciated the subject combinations that are being catered here help grow students in research.

Dr.S.W. Anwane introduced the guest as the alumni member of Shri Shivaji Science College and appealed him to interact with the student and to share his experience with them. Coming to his work in IIT Chennai he told about how he fabricated cyclotron which was funded by DST worth Rs 2 Crore. He narrated the students that the fabrication work was done with the help of a group of undergraduate students. In his discretion, he sheared his experiences in topics like electromagnetism, permanent magnets, and temporary magnets used in the fabrication of cyclotron. He told stimulation of work was the key to his success in fabricating the device. He acquainted the student with new topics “invisibility” and “metamaterials” which can be achieved by manipulating the equation and appealed to facilitate students for their project at Mumbai University.

Dr S W Anwane, Associate Professor and Head introduced the speaker while Dr S S Darokar proposed the vote of thanks. Prof C. Ruchir Kumar, Prof Pratiksha Dixit, Prof Shahin Sayyed, Prof Gaurav Kale, Prof Prof Shweta Sharma, Prof Sarita Narkhade attended the function.

Certificates Distribution

Shri Shivaji Science College, NAGPUR is running a University Grants Commission Sponsored Career Oriented Course (CoC) Mathematical Modeling using Maple for students undergoing B Sc program. In the 6th batch, 17 students qualified this DIPLOMA course and 27 students qualified CERTIFICATE course during the academic year 2018-19 were conferred with Certificates on the 73rd Independence day at the hands of Principal Dr M P Dhore. It is worth to mention that students are keen on learning a new approach on the theme-line of the University Grants Commission through the add-on Course in Mathematical Modeling Using Maple. Principal Dr M P Dhore appreciated students for their extra-curricular interest and congratulated them of their achievements and appreciated efforts of the faculty of the Department of Physics. In academic session 2019-20, we plan to reach to maximum students for this Career Oriented Course (CoC) in the form of MAPLE Flipped Classroom. We have uploaded Lectures for Career Oriented Course on YouTube which the students can view before reporting Maple Laboratory for hands-on experience. During college working hours this Lab will remain open for students.

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