Physics
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. Since then the department has been functioning under the leadership of the following Professors.List of Successive HODs

  1. Prof. R.D.Rajan
  2. Prof.S.Balasubramaniam (former Principal, Guru Nanak College)
  3. Prof. S.Krishnaswamy
  4. Prof. S.P.Thavamani
  5. Prof. V. Ramakrishna

List of Existing Staff

Name of the teaching staff
Designation
Highest Qualification
Specialisation
Experience at GNC since
Mr.K. Namasivayam
Associate Professor &
Head
M.Phil
Spectroscopy
27-12-85
Ms.K. Amala Jothi
Assistant Professor
M.Phil
Solar energy
20-7-00
Ms. A.Chitra
Assistant Professor
M.Phil
Electronics
21-3-01
Ms. Sasikala
Assistant Professor
M.Phil
Bio-Physics
5-12-03
* Ms.S.Gurulakshmi            Assistant Professor             M.Phil.            Material science        24-07-09
* Dr. V. Ulagendran            Assistant Professor             Ph.D.       June 2013

The department has adopted the tutorial system to monitor the performance of the students and guide them whenever necessary. Each staff member is allotted around 20 students. Special practical classes and remedial lecture classes are conducted for slow learners. These unflinching efforts by the faculty have yielded excellent University results. The department encourages and motivates the students to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

Innovative Practices:

Students attendance is maintained by the department and displayed in the Notice Board at the end of every month.

Special practical classes are held , after regular class hours, for those who could not be present for regular practical.

ENGRAZIO 2017”, organised curricular and co curricular activities for the year 2016- 17 .Open paper presentation on “Physics in Modern Day” was conducted wherein students actively participated.

Physics