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Physics, a branch of science, is traditionally defined as the study of matter, energy, and the relation between them. The interaction between matter and energy is found everywhere. Physics finds applications from daily chores to mighty engineering works. Even the medical field has seen enormous breakthroughs because of principles of physics. Doctors are now able to use lasers for surgery. Lasers are based on the physical principle of light, ultrasound is used in the medical field for diagnosis and treatment as well. MRI scans, another new discovery, are able to show a complete three dimensional picture of the interior structure of the body, is an outcome of nuclear physics.

The department of Physics at JISU wishes to provide quality teaching along with state of art research facilities to ensure proper learning and understanding the basic principles behind. They are groomed in order to become competent enough to face the global challenges from academic perspective as well as from industry. The Department currently offers Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc., M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc.–Ph.D. and Ph.D. in Physics. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspect of Physics as well as in various interdisciplinary areas. Departmental laboratory is well equipped with instruments, circuitry to run practical classes and projects smoothly. The department is in the process to develop state-of-the-art research infrastructure in various areas of physics. Project work and seminar presentation are introduced in all courses to get an overview of the ongoing research and recent development in the subject. Research in our department is traditionally organized within the general areas of Plasma Physics, Condensed Matter, Optics, Spectroscopy and Theoretical physics. Also there is a rich collection of books in the library for students and teachers.

B.Sc Physics (Honors)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 45%* marks in science stream as per the following requirements:

Physics and Mathematics are compulsory in addition to any one subject from Chemistry /Biology / Computer Science / Statistics

M.Sc in Physics

Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility: Candidates from Universities of West Bengal with B.Sc. (H) in relevant discipline are eligible. Candidates from other states should have a minimum of 50%* marks in Physics along with 45%* marks in aggregate.

PhD in Physics

Duration: 3 Years (Minimum)

Eligibility: M.Sc in relavant stream


Library: There is a rich collection of books for students and teachers. There are reading room facilities and books are also lent to students on short and long term basis.

Experiment/ Instrument List (Dept. of Physics, JISU)

UG Level

  • Adjustment of the Spectrometer for parallel rays by Schusters method and to determine the refractive index of the material of a prism by spectrometer from ( i-δ ) curve.
  • To estimate the temperature of a torch bulb filament from resistance measurement and to verify Stefan’s law.
  • To calibrate a polarimeter and hence to determine the concentration of sugar solution.
  • To study the variation of mutual inductance of a given pair of co-axial coils by using a ballistic galvanometer.
  • Interested students may go to foreign universities for their research career or various jobs related to chemistry.
    To determine the wavelength of a monochromatic light by Fresnel’s biprism
  • To study the diffraction pattern of a crossed grating with the help of a LASER source.
  • To find the number of lines per centimeter of the transmission grating and hence to measure the wavelength of an unknown spectral line and to measure the wavelength difference between D1 and D2 lines of sodium using a slit of adjustable width.
  • To draw the B-H loop for the material of an anchor ring by ballistic galvanometer and to estimate the energy loss per cycle of magnetisation.
  • To determine the wavelength of a monochromatic light by Newton's ring method.
  • To calibrate a Hall probe with the help of a Ballistic Galvanometer and use the probe to study the variation of magnetic field of an electromagnet with (i) the magnetizing current and (ii) position in a transverse direction.
  • To determine the band gap energy of a given semiconductor by four-probe method.

PG Level

  • Study of multivibrator.
  • Frank Hertz Experiment.
  • Determination of e/m of an electron.
  • Study of Optical Fiber and determination of Numerical Aperture.
  • Determination of Lande g - factor.
  • Study of Lattice Dynamics.
  • Calibration of Temperature Controller.
  • Determination of Planck’s Constant.
  • Verification Stefan’s Law.
  • Solar Cell Characteristics.
  • Study of Dielectric constant and determination of Curie temperature.
  • Study of Iodine Spectra.
  • Determination of Velocity of Ultrasonic Wave.
  • Michelson Interferometer.
  • Microprocessor.

Special training provided by the department

Preparatory classes for CSIR-UGC NET, SET, TIFR, DRDO and BARC Entrance Test, JEST, IIT-JAM, are conducted regularly by faculties and experts from different renowned institutes in their respective fields.


JIS Group organizes centralized placement facilities in which different MNC s participate in placement procedure and select prospective students.

Facilities with photographs (JPEG format)

The department houses highly advanced electronics lab and a computation unit. The department is also planning to set up an experimental plasma laboratory.

R & D Initiative with photographs (JPEG format)

Faculties have approached different Govt. and Non-Govt. funding agencies for various research activities.

Employment ability Skill Development Program

In the current scenario excellence alone is not sufficient to succeed in one’s professional career. JIS University therefore, extends all possible support to its students to acquire confidence, leadership skill, managerial skill, communication skill etc through comprehensive training and development program. JIS University organized an exhibition on the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development of the students: SkillX Autumn 2015 & SkillX Spring 2016, where students of the JIS University represents their innovative projects. Management & Industry experts, career counselors and other professional lend their valuable advice to the students to choose the track best suited for each individuals.

Distinguished Visitors

  • Dr. Dhruba Banerjee (JU).
  • Dr. S. Mukhopadhyay (JU).
  • Prof. B. Ghosh (JU), BoS members.
  • Prof. S. Midya (CU), BoS members.
  • Dr. H Mondol (RBC, Naihati).

Physics as a major at undergraduate and postgraduate level can help students get jobs offered by UPSC, PSC and alike. They can also appear for NET/GATE/SET and become eligible for teaching posts or opt for a research career at various renowned national laboratories like IISERs, IISc, IITs, CSIRs, IACS, BARC, DRDO, NTPC etc. Interested students may go to foreign universities for their research career or various jobs related to Physics. Students may also get absorbed in various petrochemical industries like ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, etc. as well as in various pharmaceutical companies. Physicists can also opt for careers as Artificial intelligence developer, astronaut, biophysicist, climatologist, nanophysicists, radiologists, software engineers as well as they can opt for analyst in finance and economy.

The thrust research profiles of the department are Plasma physics, Solid state physics, Theoretical physics, Nano technology, Atomic and molecular physics etc.

Achievements and Activities

  • Academicians often visit the campus to deliver lectures on their respective fields and topics on common interest. Dr. Angshul Majumdar from IIIT Delhi delivered a talk on 15th January 2016.
  • Students and faculties participated in 23rd West Bengal State Science congress.
  • Dr. Swarniv Chandra participated in 2nd ASEAN Plasma School in Bangkok during Januaary 2016.
  • The faculties also participated in conferences held in SINP, Kolkata, ViswaBharati University, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack and other prestigious universities.
  • A one day seminar on recent trends in the research of Basic Sciences viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology and Geology was organized at JIS University on 29th November 2016 from 10:30 AM onwards. Speakers were Prof. Sujit Kumar Sardar, Dept. of Mathematics, Jadavpur University, Prof. Dhruba Mukhopadhyay, INSA Honorary Scientist, Raman Centre for Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Dr. Swarup Poria, Associate Professor, Dept of Applied mathematics, University of Calcutta.
  • National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February in India to mark the success of Nobel Laureate Sir C.V. Raman for his discovery of Raman Effect. This year students and faculties of JIS University also celebrated this day with great enthusiasm. The Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. B. C. Mal inaugurated the ceremony with an enlightening and inspiring speech about National Science Day. Coordinated and organized by Dr. S. Chandra and Dr. M. Dutta of Department of Physics, there were consecutive invited talks from two distinguished scientists Prof. Dimitri Batani and Prof. K. Jakubowska from University of Bordeaux, France.
  • Dr. Swarniv Chandra , Mr. Jyotirmoy Goswami along with students of Physics department actively participated in 104th Indian Science Congress held in Tirupati, where Dr. Swarniv Chandra was awarded ISCA Best Poster Award.
  • The first National Conference on Plasma Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics 2017 (NCPPND 2017) was hosted by Dept. of Physics, JIS University during March 23-24, 2017. The conference gathered about 150 participants from all over India and abroad and took place in the auditorium of JIS University. Talks were presented by about 15 internationally leading experts who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields and young researchers. NCPPND 2017 was financially supported by CSIR, Govt. of India and JIS Group.
  • Welcome to Department of Physics
  • Physics Department Introduces Employment ability Skill Development Program
  • Special training provided by the Physics department


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