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Department of Physics

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The department of Physics of JIS University always gives priority to provide quality teaching along with state of the art research facilities to ensure proper learning and encouraging innovative ideas in Physics and allied areas. The core elective and open elective courses are designed for more specialized and/or interdisciplinary content to equip students with a broader knowledge base. The diverse qualifications of the faculty members ensure expertise in all aspects of Physics as well as in various interdisciplinary areas. Departmental laboratories are planned to equip further with sophisticated instruments. Aware of the wide- ranging needs of the diverse student groups, the Department offers intensive tutorials (on theory and laboratory classes alike) and individual care to enhance their academic level. Project work and seminar presentation are introduced in all courses to get an overview of the on-going research and recent development in the subject. We plan to identify and attract the most promising students to form a dynamic and diverse community, and to shape them into visionary scholars, innovative educators, and creative leaders. The students are groomed in order to become competent enough to face the global challenges from academic fields as well as from different sectors. The objective of the department is to recognize as delivering world class facilities that support outstanding research, teaching and learning. Moreover the M.Sc. course is to lay a solid foundation for further extending the Ph.D work in the concerned field.

Vision

To contribute effectively to the national endeavour of producing quality human resource of world class standard through Physics education to meet the changing needs of the Country, incorporating relevant social concerns and to build an environment for the benefit of the Nation.

Mission

  • To inculcate the importance of basic science and develop the ability to use them for the enrichment of human lives.
  • To develop a positive mind set for accepting the challenges in science and technology.
  • To create a sense of ethical responsibilities among students, so that they become an active member of the society.
  • To grow as a nationally recognized centre for conducting effective and successful education programs.
  • To impart quality education both in theoretical and experimental Physics with special stress on ‘learning by doing’ for socio-economic growth

Program Educational Objective

  • The objectives of the M.Sc. Physics program is to start with a comprehensive knowledge through the core courses of Physics viz., Mathematical Physics, Classical and Relativistic Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Solid State Physics, Electronics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Atomic and Molecular Physics.
  • Innovative ideas are encouraged through tutorials, science documentary and assignments.
  • The department specific elective courses are designed covering applied areas and interdisciplinary content to impart students with a broader knowledge.
  • Experiments are so designed to acquire basic concepts of Physics through hand on practice.
  • The topic of dissertation(s) emphasis on how research leads to new findings.
  • Moreover the Physics Program is to lay a solid foundation for higher studies.
B.Sc Physics (Honors)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 50%* 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

Infrastructure

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.

Placement

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).
  • Prof Chandidas Mukherji (SINP)
  • Prof G. B. Talapatra (IACS)
  • Prof S. Mukhapadhyay (BU)
  • Dr. S. Pal (KU)

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.
  • Jyotirmoy Goswami along with students of Physics department participated in 106 Indian Science Congress, 2019. Jyotirmoy Goswami was awarded best poster award
  • Sayan Deb Barma ( student) and Akshay (student) were awarded excellent paper award in NSSWM 2019
  • Debanjali Roy (student), Ahana Mitra (student) and Sushreeta Pal (student), were awarded best paper in National Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019
  • Avijit Banerji, Joyeesa Manna(student) and Debanjali Roy (student) were awarded best paper in National Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2020
  • Harijyoti Mondal (student), Diksha Dutta(student) presented paper in International e- Conference on “Bio-Electronics & Informatics in the Present Scenario: ECBI-2020”.
  • The department made a pledge to produce physics research at the forefront of science.
  • Physics has always been a beacon for curious minds and new ideas and we wish to emphasize and pursue a leading role in that direction.
Thrust area of Research of our department is as follows:

Atmospheric Physics, Solar Terrestrial Physics, Solid-state Physics, Materials Science, Nanomaterials, Plasma Physics , Solid-state Physics, Nanomaterials Multiferroics and spintronic systems, Multi-functional Materials, Microwave shielding materials, Polymer Synthesis, Organic-Inorganic Synthesis, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Physics, Non-linear dynamics and interdisciplinary areas

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