Department Of Physics - Shift 1


The Department of Physics was established in the year 1971. Initially classes were conducted only for Pre University students. In the year 1972, ancillary Physics was introduced for BSc Chemistry and Mathematics major students. In the year 1983, the department got affiliation from Madras University for the B.Sc major programme.

List of Successive HODs

Prof R.D Rajan                                               1971  to  1979

Prof S. Balasubramaniam                                1979  to  1997

Prof S. Krishanaswamy                                  1997  to  2005

Prof S.P Thavamani                                        2005  to  2008

Prof V. Ramakrishna                                      2008  to  2011

Prof K. Namasivayam                                     2011  to  date


  • To inculcate the basic concepts of Physics
  • To Create awareness in Science and Technology
  • To make the students employable
  • To help the students to pursue higher studies
  • Updating the students with recent trends in Physics and related industry 
  • To be innovative and inclusive: committed to excellence in teaching and knowledge transfer and to serve the social, cultural and economic needs of the nation.
  • To impart knowledge and skills to students equipping them to be ready to face the emerging challenges to the knowledge area.
  • To prepare the students to work for societal transformation with commitment to justice and equality.


  • Post Graduated department - 2019.
  • Research Department - 2020.


  • Pierre group learning - Each one teach one.
  • Remedial classes for Tamil medium students.
  • Special classes by the staff for the bright students to undergo IIT, JAM courses.
  • To enhance more physics students in NCC (Air wing) and NSS activities.
  •  Special practical classes conducted for the students participating in extracurricular activities.
  • Counselling is done for the students by the staff in the department according to their need. 
  • Copy of study materials is given to slow learners for better understanding.
  • Students are guided to take higher education courses according to the desire.
  • Endowment prizes are given for best outgoing student for their academic excellence. 

Program Outcomes

  • The study of matter and its motion and behaviour through space and time, along with related concept.
  • The programme tests the validity of Physical theories in a Scientific Method.
  • Using a methodical approach to compare the implications of a theory with the conclusions drawn from its related experiments.   
  • Observations are used to test the validity of a theory in a logical, unbiased, and repeatable way.   
  • Numerical methods and mathematical approach involved in physics leading to research.   

Staff Achievement

Prof Dr. K. Namasivayam - Head of the Department

  • Acquired his Doctorate in “India Pakistan Missile race and its strategic implications : a  study.” – 2015. 

Prof S. Gurulakshmi 

  1.  Paper presented in the International conference on RECENT TRENDS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS organised by Jamal Mohammed College Trichy under the title “STUDY OF PVA/CA/NH4SCN/EC/ALUMINA NANO COMPOSITE ELECTROLYTE SYSTEM” on February 2016.
  2. Poster presented under the title “STUDIES OF PVA/CA/AMMONIUM TRIFLATE POLYMER ELECTROLYTE SYSTEM” in the International conference on ADVANCED POLYMERS FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY organised by VIT University, Vellore on October 2016. This paper was awarded for the Best poster award with a cash prize of Rs 5000/-.
  3. Paper presented in the International conference on (MEMSEP 2017) Membrane Technology and Its Application organized by  NIT, Trichy under the title “Effect Of Nano Al2O3 On Dielectric And Transport Properties Of PVA/CA/Ammonium Triflate Polymer Electrolyte Membrane” on February 2017.
  4. Paper published in the Springer Proceedings in physics 189, 263 -275 (2017) in the title “Study of PVA/CA/NH4SCN/Ethylene Carbonate/Al2O3 Polymer Nano-Composite Electrolyte System”.  DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-44890-9_25.

Prof Dr. V.Ulagendran:     

  • Paper published on the title “Influence of fused aromatic ring on the stability of charge transfer complex between iodine and some five membered heterocyclic molecules through ultrasonic and spectral studies”, Journal of Molecular Structure 1141 (2017) 213-219. 

Student Achievement


  • Overall championship trophy Winner during 2015-16

  • Overall championship trophy   Runner during 2016-17

  • Miss Meenakshi Crowned as Miss ZINITH GNC 2017 

  • For being the cultural secretary and bagging maximum number of prizes.

  • She was also a NCC air wing cadet with maximum number of Flying hours.

  • She excelled in academics too.

  • Department of Physics won the College overall cricket championship.


  • R. Sairam of 2013-16 batch got selected as a Fighter Pilot in Indian Air Force. Great honour to the department as well as to the institution.

  • R. Sairam and N. Kirubhakar got the best cadet award in All India Vayusena Camp.

  • Karthik Raja of III B.Sc. Physics own the following achievements

    • Lead TNPAN team at All India Vayu Sainik Camp at Jodhpur (November 2017) 

    • Completed Basic Leadership Course

    • Piloted Cessna Simulator for DG NCC 

    • Briefed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu about NCC activities
  • Rehman Khan won the Best Cadet award for the year 2016 in Chennai level.

  • Miss Kaviya Dilip of our department Selected For Republic Day Parade without attending any selection as a reward to her sustained excellence in the leadership camp. She has aattended the Mountaineering camp at Mt.Ladakhi from May to July 2017

  • Ramakrishna of III B.Sc. Physics represented Chennai as Aeromodeller at Intergroup Competitions held at AFS Tambaram on September 2017 and completed Basic Leadership Course.

  • Sanjai of Final year Physics student got Third Prize in the Paper presentation completion in “RIPPLES 2018” organised by Ethiraj College for women on 22 August 2018.


Department Association Activities

  • Inaugural addresses are given by prominent physicist and Industrialist

Students are given maximum demos by eminent professors from IIT Chennai to motivate and create interest in physics

Students are given technical training to become more employable

Endowment prizes are given to meritorious students.

Conducting Competition on paper presentation in “Physics in Modern day” and quiz competition for every year. 

Cultural events like solo singing, solo dance, group dance and Talent show will be organized on the first week of February every year.

Department of physics conducts the ENGRAZIO a “Token of love” every year.   

Prof R. Ananthan Founder Indian physics society,    inaugurated and explained the “popular misconceptions of physics” - 2013 

Dr T.S. Natarajan  professor, IIT  on the topic “learning by doing” - 2014 

Dr Arul Mozhi, USA,  enlightened on the topic “ earth quake propagation”  - 2015.          

Dr Ganesan, Head,  Department  of medical physics, Anna university, detailed on laser medicine - 2016. 

Physics Association - WATTSUP 2018 & IQAC was inauguration on 20th July 2018 Dr. T.S. Natarajan M.Sc, Ph.D, IIT, Tirupathi  gave the inaugural address and demonstrated the “PHYSICS IS FUN”

The model Project competition was conducted on 20th August 2018.   Seventeen teams were participated and demonstrated their project. Dr. K. Namasivayam, Mrs P.Sasikala and Dr.V.Ulagendran were judged the event and the prizes were announced for the best idea.

Prominent Alumni

Dr Palanivel       - Young Scientist awardee, Head of the Department – Physics,  Pondicherry University. 

Dr. Bharath       -  Scientist   BARC
Mr. Natarajan   -  MS from Indian Institute of Science, Centre, Bangalore. 
R. Sairam         -  2013-16 batch got selected as a Fighter Pilot in Indian Air Force. 


Name Batch Company Designation Field of Work
S.Bharathi VInayagam   Kl hi-tech Vice president Quality assurance
G.Sivadas 1983 National Insurance Co Ltd Manager & Faculty Corporate training
Dr B Palanivel 1983 Pondicherry Engineering College Professor Teaching & Research
K.R.Balagopal 1983 Self employed Advocate  
Gopi 1998 Aptude Inc Senior BI Consultant Information Technology
R. Rajesh  1998 Standard chartered Head operations strategy Banking
Hari Shankar 1998 Hexaware Technolgoies Principal Consultant Enterprise Strategy
Sheba Janet 1998      
Ajesh 1998 Private org Senior Manager ITES
Gopalakrishnan 1998      
A. Vidhyashankar 1998 India Infoline Housing Finance Limited Regional Sales Head Housing Loan
Balaganesan B 1998 JM Financial Area Head Investment Banking
N.Gopalakrishnan 2007      
Mathivanan 2007 JAYAM ENGINEERING SERVICES Admin and Commercial  
Vignesh 2014 Apprenticeship from Balmer Lawrie Customs Clearance  
Vignesh 2014 AGS Health care Process assoicate  
V. Gopinath  2015      
S.Rajavarman 2015      
R. Sairam  2013 Indian Air force Flying pilot Helicopters
N. Kirubakar  2013      
Jeeva bharathi 2013 Cancer institute adyar Medical physics intern Cancer treatment planning
S.Vigneshwaran 2014      
I.Thamarai Selvan  2014      
N. Gubendiran  2014      
K. Premkumar 2014      
G.Ravi kumar 2014 zealous services customer support executive BPO
K.LManikandan 2014      
R.Gomathi  2014      
B.Mahendran 2014      
D.Ananthi 2014 Globus showroom private limited Sales accossicate Retail
Mahalakshmi Murugesan 2014 TCS Process Associate Bank section
PK Jawahar 2014      
Pathisen Madhavan 2014      
S.Gowthaman 2014      
R.Subramai 2015      
R. Aysha parveen 2015      
A.Ishwarya 2015      
Pavithra 2015      
D.mahalakshmi 2015      
E. Jeeva  2015 Cognizant technology services India private limited Process execute USA Insurence
P.Sathish Kumar 2015 MIL Industries limited,Ambattur,   Physics&chemistry

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Contact Details

Head and Department of Physics,

Guru Nanak College,

Vellachery, Chennai - 600 042.

Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone No: 044 2245 1746  

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