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 - 2018.
- Research Department - 2019.
- 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.
- 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.