NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Department of Physics (B.Sc.)

Dr. Soma Ghosh .M.Sc (CU), Ph.D (JU)
Head of the Department

The Dept of Physics is one of the oldest and prestigious Departments of our Institution. Founded under the pioneering guidance of renowned Jesuits like Fr. Lafonte in the middle of nineteenth century and contributions over years like Fr. Verstraeten, Fr. Bonhom & others, the department has grown into the present structure with both UG and PG sections and furthermore, a lot of research activities. Recently, the Department has been engaged in the new Curriculum restructuring process (UG) with mutual feedback taken from other science Departments, leading to a very effective coursework to be offered to the Physics major students from the academic year 2013. The present faculty members are highly dedicated for quality physics education with innovative methods of theory teaching & practices and inspiring & guided laboratory classes.

The M.Sc. (PG) course in Physics with specialization in Astrophysics & Space Sciences, offered jointly with Bose Institute, Kolkata, have been afloat for last eight years and specialization in Solid State Electronics have been afloat for last two years. The pass outs of M.Sc course are either suitably placed in jobs or research or are working for furthering their options.

Achievement

A Summer School on Optics & Photonics was held from June 2 to June 12, 2015, on the occasion of the International Year of Light 2015.

The 3rd Father Verstraeten Memorial Lecture titled "The surprising story of Random Walks", was delivered by Prof. MustansirBarma of TIFR, on August 28, 2015.

On October 16, 2015, a one-day Radio Astronomy Workshop (RaWa 2015) was organized. Among the speakers was Dr. Henry Throop from USA, who had worked on a NASA mission to Pluto.

On January 11, 2016, Prof. Betti Hartmann of IFSC, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, gave a talk on "101 years of General Relativity - where do we stand in 2016?"

On January 19, 2016, a Workshop on Biophysics, sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, under the STAR College scheme, was organized.

On February 19, 2016, a workshop on VLSI was organized.

Prof. Anirban Ray attended a Workshop on "Research Based Pedagogic Tools in undergraduate teaching", organized by DBT at IISER, Pune, from March 10-14, 2016.

The annual event of the physics dept., SPECTRUM 2016, was held on March 21, 2016, Prof. SoumitraSengupta and Prof. AmitabhaLahiri gave invited lectures.

Prof. Tapas Das of HRI, Allahabad gave a talk entitled "Transonic Black Hole Accretion: A Dynamical Sysytems Approach" on April 4, 2016.

Mohd. Mursalin Islam of 3rd year B.Sc. Physics (Hons.) stood first in JAM 2016 and 2nd in JEST 2016.

Student Achievements

2016

Mohd. Mursalin Islam stood 1st in JAM 2016 and 2nd in JEST 2016.

2015

Aditya Choudhury joined the Integrated Ph.D. program at TIFR. Seven students of this batch went on to pursue their M.Sc. in Physics from the different IITs.

2014

Indranil Roy stood 1st in JAM 2014. He, along with Soham Bhattacharyya and Sudip Chakravorty went on to join the Integrated Ph.D. program at TIFR. Soumyananda Goswami went to HRI. Seven students of this batch went to the different IITs to pursue their M.Sc. in physics. Anjasha Gangopadhyay, after completing her M.Sc. from SXC, joined the ARIES Observatory in Nainital to do her Ph.D.

2013

Roopayan Ghosh stood 1st in JAM 2013. He went on to do his M.Sc. at IIT Bombay. Raghav Govind Jha went to the US to pursue his Ph.D. degree, after completing his M.Sc. from SXC.