DEPARTMENTAL PROFILE PHYSICS

SCOPE AND IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICS

Science is word derived from ‘Latin’ word ‘Scientia’ which means ‘to know’. The word Physics is derived from ‘Greek’ word ‘Fusis’ meaning ‘nature’. ‘Knowledge of nature’ is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behaviour through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves. The support physics education and research in all countries is important because:

  • Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature.
  • Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world.
  • Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries.
  • Physics is an important element in the education of chemists, engineers and computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences.
  • Physics improves our quality of life by providing the basic understanding necessary for developing new instrumentation and techniques for medical applications, such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, ultrasonic imaging and laser surgery.

In summary, for all these reasons, Physics is an essential part of education system and of an advanced society.

The Scope of Physics

B. Sc Physics is an undergraduate course in the field of science. The course study educates the participants with various aspects of matter,motion, energy, time, and so on. The course offers adequate scope with regard to higher education as well as career. There exist ample master level courses for candidates who are interested in higher education. Apart from this, the candidate can seek career opportunities in Research organizations, and other related areas. Higher education after B. Sc Physics increases the proximity to get in to a high designation job with rewarding compensation packages.

The bachelor degree course in Physics acts as the base to study various higher education courses. Upon completion of the course, the candidate can go for master’s degree in various specialized areas. There is provision to go for higher education after master’s degree in Physics. Physics graduates can find ample career openings both in public as well as private sector enterprises. They can apply for all governmental jobs that insist graduation as the basic qualification. One can find various opportunities in governmental organizations like DRDO, VSSC, ISRO, SSPL, etc. They are also recruited in space research centers and in research laboratories. Higher education in Physics helps the candidate to get in to high-designated jobs.

INTRODUCTION OF DEPARTMENT

As per NITI Ayog Osmanabad is one of the educationally backward districts. Paranda tahsil is most economically, educationally backward and climatically dry which comes in Osmanabad district. Late R. G. Shinde (Guruji) founder president of our institute who established “Shri Bhavani Shikshan Prasarak Mandal” in June 1960 and the college was established in June 1986. The institute formerly was known as, “New College”. Institution is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. In the beginning there was Arts faculty and later in 2004 Science faculty was initiated on non-grant basis.

Afterwards in 2009 University Grant Commission, New Delhi (UGC) fully granted our science faculty. In the beginning phase Department of Physics was run on Clock Hour Basis (CHB) by Mr. P. N. Kshirsagar, Mr. U. S. Kulkarni and Mr. Gaikwad C. J.

In November 2011, Dr. Maheshkumar L. Mane was appointed as Assistant Professor and Head of the Department as permanent teaching faculty. Today department runs with one permanent faculty, two temporary faculties, 01 laboratory assistant and 02 laboratory attendants as supportive staff. Presently department of Physics has its own well equipped laboratory.

Objectives of the Department

  • To impart basic Education in Physics, Electronics and Computer Science.
  • To develop the Experimental skills and Computer programming skills.
  • To prepare the students for admission to Professional courses.
  • To prepare the students for higher education and for research.
  • To provide man-power for developing industries.
  • To motivate the students to start small scale Industries.
  • To improve interaction with Industrial Area.
  • To improve productivity, quality in industries by Automation.
  • To give implant training to students.

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT

Sr.no. Department Particulars Date of Establishment
1 UG B. Sc. F. Y. 2004 - 2005
2 UG B. Sc. S. Y. 2005-2006
3 UG B. Sc. T. Y. 2006-2007

Former Teachers and Their Contributions

Sr.no. Name of the Teaching staff Tenure Contribution of Teacher to the Department
1 Mr. U. S. Kulkarni 2008-2018. Contribution in Setup of the Under-Graduate Physics.
2 Dr. P. N. Kshirsagar 2004-2007. Contribution in Setup the Jr. College, Under-Graduate Physics Experiments.
3 Mr. C. J. Gaikwad 2004-2006 Very Short Tenure in the Department

ACHIEVEMENT OF DEPARTMENT

Research Schemes/ Projects undertaken by The Department of Physics

Title of the Project/ Scheme Funding Agency Funds Received (Rs.) Duration Status Chief Investigator/ co-investigator
Chemical synthesis, structural and magnetic characterization of hexaferrite nanoparticles Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 30,000 2017 Ongoing Dr. Maheshkumar L. Mane

Collaborations of the Department for Teaching and Research

College has established academic linkage with two institute of high academic repute for the purpose of research and other activities.

  • Shri Shivaji Mahavidyalaya Barshi, Dist Osmanabad
  • Dayanand Science College Latur Dist. Latur

Faculty

Teaching staff

Sr.no. Name of faculty Designation Tenure
1 Dr. Maheshkumar L. Mane Assistant Professor and Head 2011 to till date
2 Miss. Rubina S. Mujawar Assistant Professor (CHB) 2018 to till date
3 Mr. Ranjeet V. Deshmukh Assistant Professor (CHB) 2019 to till date

Non - Teaching staff

Sr.no. Name of faculty Designation Tenure
1 Mr. Sachin H. Deshmukh Laboratory Assistant
2 Mr. Dhananjay P.Gaikwad Laboratory Attendant
3 Mr. Vasant R. Raut Laboratory Attendant

Best Practices

  • “Physica Vision” association for B. Sc. students.
  • Preparation of different crystal structures models by second year students.
  • Regular conduction of seminars and tests.