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D.G. Vaishnav College dedicated to excellence in teaching and service to the students’ community offers Bachelor of Science in Physics with Computer Applications and Masters of Science in Physics. Located on the scenic campus of the D.G Vaishnav College, the Department of Physics started its post graduate course (M.Sc) in 2000. The Department today is well equipped to produce high quality post-graduates. The syllabus of the Department covers a number of areas like Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Mathematical Physics, Solid State Physics, and Materials Science etc...Various alumni from this Department have been at the forefront of research organizations in the country and elsewhere.

The Department of Physics with Computer Science, B.Sc (PCA) is the bridging block for the graduates to understand and orient themselves into two major courses namely Physics and Computer Science. It was started in the year 2010 and plays a vital role in inspiring the students to have a strong background in the basic science as well as Computers so as to produce competent professionals. The areas of study offered by this Department are English, Language, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Soft Skills, Value Education and Environmental Science which are essential for the students to enhance their ability to analyze and tackle challenges and communicate their ideas effectively.

 The faculty of Department of Physics are highly qualified and experienced with a rich profile in their respective fields. There are a good no. of Doctorates with research articles published at National and International levels The faculty has attended many workshops, conferences, seminars, symposiums, faculty development programmes and other training programmes which enhance their teaching capabilities in order to guide and teach their students better. The strength of the Department lies in its dedicated faculties, students and well equipped laboratories. In this new era, the Department of Physics aspires to become one of the most sought out Physics Department.



Physics, the study of matter and energy, is an ancient and broad field of science. The word 'physics' comes from the Greek 'knowledge of nature,' and in general, the field aims to analyze and understand the natural phenomena of the universe. Physics isoften considered to be the most fundamental science. It provides a basis for all other sciences.

The mission of the B.SC (PHYSICS WITH COMPUTER APPLICATIONS) degree program in the Department of Physics is to provide undergraduate students an understanding of the fundamental physical concepts in Physics as well as to have a foothold in Computer Science. To educate students to be successful, ethical, and effective problem-solvers and life-long learners who will be positive, creative, sharing, and apply their knowledge to benefit humanity

The mission of the M.Sc (PHYSICS) degree program in the Department of Physics is to provide graduate students with the ability to master their knowledge of Physics while enhancing experimental, theoretical and professional skills. The aim is to help build a better future by providing aspiring young graduates with the opportunity to obtain an insightful education  that emphasizes critical thinking, rigorous and effective application of the scientific method, quantitative analysis, clear and accurate written and verbal communication and intensive experiential learning activities.

To realize our vision we must achieve the following goals:
Offer high-quality and effective instruction education that is appropriate at graduate professional and postgraduate levels and make sure that the learning efficiency of the students increase providing them with opportunities to achieve their goals.

Provide a curriculum that prepares the students to become career-oriented professionals. Provide internships and other possible means to enhance their skills.

Teach students how to understand that science is a multifaceted, humanistic discipline capable of problem solving and also to use computers effectively, creatively, and intelligently to further their career.

Provide up-to-date curriculum in the technical and scientific knowledge needed for the professional and academic goals of our students. Teach students how to acquire new knowledge, independently, in a world that changes with ever increasing rapidity

Encouraging the young graduates and post-graduates to pursue research. Provide students with opportunities to participate in experiential learning activities, make arrangements for interactions with Scientists by means of seminar, conferences.

Making the students knowledgeable with the latest state-of-the-art approaches and technologies via presentations, publications, and outreach.

A goal of our M.Sc program is to start our Ph.D program to help our students become innovative scholars.

Provide online education as a means of increasing efficiency, increasing student learning.

Pursue excellence in scholarship and seek support for our research and graduate programs through research grants and contracts.

Create a strong sense of belonging, pride, and common purpose within and between our students, and our faculty.

Ensure that we have adequate department space, lab, and necessary infrastructure, including 12. Offer professional development opportunities like interview skills, certificate courses within the college and connect students to professional organizations. Engage alumni to interact with the students to share their experiences and provide moral support.



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The Department has properly equipped and well maintained facilities.

Clean classrooms are available for all undergraduate and post graduate classes.  There is a seminar hall equipped with projector for various seminar activities.


The Department of Physics is well equipped with modern instruments and facilities are available to provide individual apparatus to the students to do the experiment and realize the results for themselves. Dual CRO’s, G.M.Counter, ultrasonic interferometer, four probe, ample number of electronic kits to do experiments using op-amps, timer 555 are some key features of the lab.


The Department is supported by a Library that houses books in all topics of Physics related to the syllabus by leading foreign and Indian authors to cater the requirements of the students. The General Library houses current research journals and books pertaining to National exams like GATE, NET.


The Physics Department maintains more than 20 computers. The Department is provided with a Laser printer to benefit the PG students. The computer lab helps the student to understand C-progamming to the fullest.


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Dr.D.Shyamala  Associate

Professor & Head  

M.Sc , M.Phil ,M.E , Ph.D    


Assistant Professor  

M.Sc , M.Phil, Ph.D  


Assistant Professor  

M.Sc, M.Phil    


 Assistant Professor  


MS. A.  Chinnammal Janaki  

 Assistant Professor

M.Sc, M.Phil, P.G.D.C.A., (Ph.D).  

Dr. P. Arularasan

Assistant Professor  

M.Sc., Ph.D.,    

Ms. M. Amudha

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil, SET. (Ph.D)  


Assistant Professor

M.Sc. M.Phil,  

Ms. K. Gomathi

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil, (PhD)  

The Physics association of the Department is OMICRON. The objectives of this association are to develop a scientific aptitude in the students, to promote close understanding of the subject through discussions, to provide opportunities to get in touch with the latest developments in Physics, by arranging seminars. The Physics Department  with the objective of developing the academic and cultural talents of the students, improving their capabilities to work as a team and raising their level of self-confidence in interacting with fellow students and peers organizes every year an Intercollegiate competition. Competitions included Quiz, Sci-Fi, Treasure Hunt, Wealth from Waste, Online Photography, Pot-Pouri, PPT etc. Winners of the competitions are awarded certificates, and the overall winner, runners-up and Quiz winners are given trophies.

In order to give practical exposure to students, the Department every year arranges for Industrial visit/Educational tour to various places. The students of I M.Sc and II M.Sc Physics visited IGCAR, Kalpakkam on February 06th 2018. The students had the opportunity to understand the working of the fast breeder nuclear reactor and the various instrumentation facilities available in IGCAR.

Guest Lecture
Professor Sathyanaryanan, from Pondicherry University presented a insightful seminar on Quantum Mechanics on 23rd Sept 2016.


S.BALAKUMAR, Professor and Director, National Center for Nanoscience delivered a talk on Nanotechnology on 22nd March 2017.


"Materials at Nanoscale"is the seminar topic on which Dr. T. Prakash, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NCNSNT), University of Madras, Guindy Campus deliberated on 12th Dec 2017.


On 9th Jan 2018 the inaugural address was delivered by Dr Rita John, Head, Dept of Theoretical Physics, and University of Madras.


State level Seminar, “UGC Seminar on Science in Ancient India", 27th February 2015.


Two day Refresher Programme in Physics Practicals for PG Teachers of Chennai Corporation & Govt. Aided Schools, 18th & 19th November 2013.


Seminar on Recent Trends in Applied Physics (SRTAP 2012), 20- 22nd February 2012.


S.R.Govindarajan Endowment Seminar in Basic Sciences, 28th February 2011,to commemorate National Science Day.


Srinivasan Memorial Science lecture, 25th January 2011


National Seminar in Physical Science for PG and M.Phil Students" (NSPS 2010), 25-26th February 2010.


Quintessence ’09 in commemoration with International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009) and National Science Day, 25th February 2009.




Students Achievements:

Iyer Suresh Prasanna, student of I M.Sc was awarded a special prize for significant idea in Vision Nano-18, conducted by Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore.

Ms R. Anitha Raj, student of I M.Sc won the 1st price in paper presentation in National Conference conducted by Dr MGR University, Chennai on Oct- 2017.

Ms R. Anitha Raj, student of I M.Sc participated in the International Workshop “Life in space” conducted by Satyabama University on March 21st

The students of II M.Sc physics K.Gomathi, J.Priyanka and Hepsiba have done Poster Presentation in National Conference on Recent trends in Physics of materials conducted by Pachaiyappas College, Chennai on Feb 9th and 10th

It was a proud moment for the Department as the students won the overall championship PHYSICS 2K17- conducted by Loyola college and SYMBAN- 2K18 conducted by MCC College.

Aravindhan C and . Sai Sththi Dutt from III PCA got placed as Graduate Trainee in CTS, Chennai.