Department of Physics

Address:

The Chairman

Department of Physics

Mangalore University

Mangalagangotri - 574 199.

Phone: +91-824-2287363

E-mail: physics@mangaloreuniversity.ac.in

 

Brief history of Department:

The Department of Physics was established in the year 1968 as a PG department under Mysore University at Mangalagangotri Campus and since September 1980 it is a PG Department of Mangalore University. The department is a centre for teaching and research in this region covering South Canara, Udupi and Kodagu districts. The academic programmes offered by the department are M Sc Physics (CBCS scheme), M Phil and Ph D degrees.

Within the University Campus, other departments such as Department of Electronics, Department of Materials Science and USIC are the offshoot of this department.  The Microtron Centre a national research facility is also established by this department.

Every year about 40 students are admitted to the M Sc programme on the basis of merit and reservation policy of the government.  Many of our students have cleared the JRF/NET/GATE/SLET examinations. The past students of the department are holding teaching / research positions in National and International Institutes / Laboratories / Universities including Multinational Companies.

The teachers are engaged in research in different areas of physics. The department faculty has research collaborations with National/ International Laboratories and University research groups. The faculty members have published over 300 research papers in the internationally reputed journals and have undertaken a large number of R&D projects in thrust areas of Physics from different funding agencies.

The identified research groups working in the department are non linear optics, thin film materials, conducting polymers, polymer electrolytes, polymer composites, wide and X-ray scattering studies, positron annihilations studies, radiation biophysics, environmental radioactivity, biomaterials and theoretical high energy particle physics.

The Department is recognised and financially supported by the DST - FIST and UGC - SAP. The department has received the TWAS research grant, UGC non - SAP grant along with grants from other research funding agencies like UGC, BRNS-DAE, DST, CSIR, etc.

The department has organized a number of National Conferences/ Symposia/Workshops. Special lectures are also organized throughout the year by many eminent scientists / distinguished speakers.

About 83 Ph D degrees and 15 M Phil degrees have been awarded in Physics so far.

M Sc Physics:

Eligibility for Admission:

i   The candidates who have passed the three year B Sc degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto with Physics as major / optional / special subject are eligible for the programme provided they have studied Mathematics as major / optional / special / minor / subsidiary subject for at least two years and secured a minimum of 45% (40% for SC /ST /Category-I candidates) marks in Physics / Mathematics.

ii   Candidates who have passed the B Sc Ed Degree examination (Regional College Scheme) of any University are eligible for admission to the programmes, provided they satisfy all other requirements in (i) above.

Course pattern and Scheme Of Evaluation:

  Description of the Papers Instruction Hrs/week

Duration of Exam(Hrs)

Max Marks:Exam+IA=Total

Credits

I SEMESTER - i) Theory

PHY 401

Methods of Mathematical Physics - I

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 402

Quantum Mechanics I

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 403

Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 404

Electronics

4

3

70 + 30

4

ii) Practicals

PHY 405

Physics Practicals I

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 406

Physics Practicals II

8

4

70 + 30

4

Seminar/Mini Project

25

1

Total

625

25

II SEMESTER  i) Theory

PHY 451

Mathematical Physics II

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 452

Quantum Mechanics II

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 453

Nuclear and Radiation Physics

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 454

Condensed Matter Physics

4

3

70 + 30

4

ii) Practicals

PHY 455

Physics Practicals III

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 456

Physics Practicals IV

8

4

70 + 30

4

Seminar/Mini Project

25

1

Total

625

25

III SEMESTER

i) Gen. Theory

PHY 501

General Physics

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 502

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

4

3

70 + 30

4

ii) Spl. Theory

 

 

 

 

A. Condensed Matter Physics

PHY 503 CM

Condensed Matter Physics I

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 504 CM

Condensed Matter Physics II

4

3

70 + 30

4

B. Electronics

PHY 503 EL

Electronics I

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 504 EL

Electronics II

4

3

70 + 30

4

C. Nuclear Physics

PHY 503 NP

Nuclear Physics I

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 504 NP

Nuclear Physics II

4

3

70 + 30

4

iii) Spl. Practicals

PHY 505 CM

Condensed Matter Physics - Practicals I

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 506 CM

Condensed Matter Physics - Practicals II

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 505 EL

Electronics - Practicals I

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 506 EL

Electronics - Practicals II

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 505 NP

Nuclear Physics – Practicals I

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 506 NP

Nuclear Physics – Practicals II

8

4

70 + 30

4

Seminar/Mini Project

25

1

Total

625

25

IV SEMESTER

i) Gen. Theory

PHY 551

Atomic and Molecular Physics

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 552

Laser Physics, Vacuum Techniques, Cryogenics, Astrophysics & Relativity

4

3

70 + 30

4

ii) Spl. Theory

A. Condensed Matter Physics

PHY 553 CM

Condensed Matter Physics III

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 554 CM

Condensed Matter Physics IV

4

3

70 + 30

4

B. Electronics

PHY 553 EL

Electronics III

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 554 EL 

Electronics IV

4

3

70 + 30

4

C. Nuclear Physics

PHY 553 NP

Nuclear Physics III

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 554 NP

Nuclear Physics IV

8

4

70 + 30

4

iii) Spl. Practicals

PHY 555 CM

Condensed Matter Physics - Practicals III

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 556 CM

Condensed Matter Physics - Practicals IV

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 555 EL

Electronics - Practicals III

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 556 EL

Electronics - Practicals IV

8

4

70 + 30

4

PHY 555 NP

Nuclear Physics - Practicals III

4

3

70 + 30

4

PHY 556 NP

Nuclear Physics – Practicals IV

4

3

70 + 30

4

Seminar/Mini Project

25

1

Total

625

25

 

Note:

The FIRST and SECOND semester courses shall be common to all the students. In the THIRD and FOURTH semesters, the students shall specialize in one of the three specializations, namely, Condensed matter physics (CM), Electronics (EL) and Nuclear physics (NP).  Students in a particular specialization are required to take two general theory papers (out of which, one is the choice based paper, in the third semester only) and two specialization papers and the practical in that specialization