Physics

 

Responses

1.

Name of the Department

Physics

2.

Year of Establishment

1979

3.

Number of Teachers sanctioned and present position

06

04

4.

Number of Administrative Staff

__

5.

Number of Technical Staff

01

6.

Number of Teachers and Students

 

7.

Demand Ratio (No. of seats : No. of applications)

1:20

8.

Ratio of Teachers to Students

 

9.

Number of research scholars who had their master’s degree from other institutions

 

10.

The year when the curriculum was revised last

2007-2008

11.

Number of students passed NET/SLET etc. (last two years)

N.A

12.

Success Rate of students (What is the pass percentage as compared to the University average?

20%

13.

University Distinction/ Ranks

 

14.

Publications by faculty (last 5 years)

16

15.

Awards and recognition received by faculty (last five years)

20

16.

Faculty who have Attended National and International Seminars (last five years)

Planned to organize 2010-2011

17.

Number of National and International seminars organized (Last five years)

 

18.

Number of teachers engaged in consultancy and the revenue generated

 

19.

Number of Ongoing projects and its total outlay

 

20.

Research projects completed during last two & its total outlay

 

21.

Number of inventions and patents

 

22.

Number of Ph. D theses guided during the last two years

 

23.

Number of Books in the Departmental Library, if any

700

24.

Number of Journals/Periodicals

 

25.

Number of Computers

01

26.

Annual Budget

 

 


Introduction:

The Department of Physics was established in the year 1978. At the time of inception of college Physics was offered along with Chemistry and Mathematics; with Numerical methods, Integrated electronics and micro processor fundamentals as elective subjects. The overall student’s strength is 225. The Department boasts of a full fledged, spacious, well ventilated laboratory with all modern facilities. Valuation has to be made of the department’s collaboration with the Indian Physics Association and Physics Teachers and many such organizations.



Achievements

The Department is proud of its students who have, on several occasions won prizes in inter collegiate competitions.

Designation

 

Name

Placement

Dr. B. Munirathnam

Associate Professor & Head

Dr. K. Thamizharasan

Associate Professor

Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu

Assistant Professor

 


1. Faculty Profile - adequacy and competency of faculty


a. Total No of staff in the Department: 04

 

Sl.No

Name of the Teaching staff

Designation

Qualification

Experience

Age years

Sex

1

Dr.B.Munirathnam

Associate Professor & Head

M.Sc., Ph.D

26

57

M

2

Dr.K.Thamizharasan

Associate Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

19

45

M

3

Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

16

42

M

4

Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu

Assistant Professor

M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D

05

31

 


b. Staff with Ph.D qualification: 04

c. Staff with M.Phil Qualification: Nil
7. Research Profile:
a. Stafff members who have been got Recognized to Guide Ph.D Programme

 

S.No

Name

No.of Candidates registered for Ph.D

Degree awarded

1

Dr.K.Thamizharasan

5

Nil

2

Dr.S. Abraham Rajasekar

1

Nil

 

Name of the Scholars doing Ph.D under Part-time/full-time Ph.D Programme

 

Sl.
No

Name of the Student

Full Time/Part Time

Name of the Guide

1

V. Venkata Subhaian

Part time

Dr. K. Thamizharan

2

M.Sumitra Devi

Part time

Dr. K. Thamizharan

3

A.P. Arthi

Part time

Dr. K. Thamizharan

4

A. Senthil Kumar

Part time

Dr. K. Thamizharan

5

T. Pancha Nathan

Part time

Dr. K. Thamizharan

6

M. Saravanann

Part time

Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar

 

C) No. of Scholars awarded Ph.D Degree under Part-time Ph.D Programme: Nil
d) Name of the Scholars awarded Ph.D Degree under Part-time Ph.D Programme : Nil

 

General Profile:
A. Seminars Conducted : Nil
B. Project : Nil

Infrastructural Related Profile:
a. Class Room : 03
b. Books : 700
c. Journals : Nil
d. Equipments : Well Equipped lab with constant temperature bath

Academic Profile:
A) Orientation / Refresher / Summer Course Attended:
1. Dr. B. Munirathnam
Attended Refresher Course in Physics (condensed Matter Physics conducted by University of Madras, Chennai – 5 in the year 006.
2. Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar
1. Attended one orientation programme organized by the University of Madras, Chennai - 5. from 01/11/2008 to 28/11/2008
2. Attended on International Conference on materials and waves at St.Joseph’s College, Cuddalore on 6th September 2010
3. Attended one Refresher course in Nano Science organized by the University of Madras, Chennai – 5, November 2010


3. Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu
Attended faulty development training programme on Engineering
Physics– II at Anna University December 2008.
B) Seminar/Conference Attended/Paper presented:
Dr. B. Munirathnam

Papers Presented:
1. Growth, linear and nonlinear optical studies of new mixed borate crystal of the type (NH4)0.5 K0.5 B5O8. B. Muniratinam, and J. Madhavan, National Conference on Emerging Materials, Devices and Technologies (EMDT – 2009), Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Feb 24 – 25, 2009 – U.G.C. sponsored.

2. Linear and nonlinear optical studies of a novel semiorganic nonlinear optical crystal L-Alanine hydrochloride., M.Maria Jerald Tellas, P. Gnanasekaran, B. Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on Crystal growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials(NGCGOM – 2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 -26, 2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

3. Structural, Dielectric and Photoconductivity studies on pure and doped bisglycine hydrochloride, D. Sankar, P. Gunasekaran, B. Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

4. Influence of metal dopant on the structural and electrical properties of L-Histidine hydrofluoride, C. Kulasekara Pandian, P. Gnanasekaran, B. Munirathnam and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

5. Investigation on the growth and characterization of a novel mixed borate crystals, B. Muniratinam, P. Gnanasekaran, S. Pari and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

6. Growth and characterization of pure and doped pentaborates B. Muniratinam, P. Gnanasekaran, S. Pari and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

7. Structural, Optical and Mechanical studies on pure and doped L-Alanine single crystals, P. Gnanasekaran, B. Muniratinam, S. Pari and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

8. The influence of metal dopant on the Growth and Characterization of L-Alanine Oxalate, P. Gnanasekaran, B. Muniratinam, S. Pari and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

9. Growth and characterization of pure and metal doped L-Alanine Acetate single crystals, P. Praveen Kumar, V. Manivannan, P. Gnanasekaran, B. Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, National Seminar on ‘Crystak growth of Laser and Non-linear Optical Materials (NGCGOM-2008)’ National College, Thiruchirapalli, Sep 25 – 26,2008 - U.G.C. sponsored.

10. Growth, X-Ray, Microhrdness and Photoconductivity studies of single crystals of pure and doped (urea and thiourea) KB5084H2O, B. Munirathnam, K. Thamizharasan, S.A. Rajasekar, P. Gnanasekaran, P. Sagayaraj and S. Xavier Jesu Raja, National Conference on Advanced Materials, Devices and Technologies (NCAMDT-2008), Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Feb 20 – 22, 2008 – U.G.C. sponsored.

11. Role of metallic dopant on the nucleation parameters of Potassium Pentaborate (KB5) single crystal, B. Munirathnam, K. Thamizharasan, and J, Madhavan, National Conference on Advances in Materials Science, Department of Physics, Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Feb 4-5, 2008 – U.G.C. sponsored



Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar
Presented paper in National conference on materials Science at VIT University in 2006.

Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu
1. National Laser Symposium (NLS -5), Dec – (07-10), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (2005)
2. Nano Science and Technology – challenges Ahead (NSTCA’08) 19th August 2008, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai – 66.
3. National Conference on Climatic Change & Environmental Resource Management – CCERM – 2010 on 29th January 2010, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai – 66.

C) Publications:

Dr. B. Munirathnam
1. Investigations on the structural, mechanical and photoconductive studies of pure and lanthanum doped potassium pentaborate single crystals, B. Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, Asian Journal of Chemistry (accepted).

2. The influence of earth dopant on the structure, linear and nonlinear optical properties of ammonium pentaborate (AB5) crystals, B. Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, Asian Journal of Chemistry (accepted).


3. Synthesis and characterization of a novel mixed borate crystal, B.Muniratinam and J. Madhavan, Asian journal of Chemistry.


Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar
International Journals:
1. Thermal, dielectric and photoconductivity studies on pure, Mg2+ and Zn2+ doped BTCC single crystals. S. Selvakumar. S.A. Rajasekar, K. Thamizharasan, S. Sivanesan, A. Ramanand and P. Sagayaraj, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 93(2005)356.

2. Microhardness, FTIR and transmission spectral studies of Mg2+ and Zn2+ doped nonlinear optical BTCC single crystals. S. Selvakumar, J. Packiam Julius, S.A. Rajasekar, A. Ramanand, and P. Sagayaraj. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 89(2005)244.

3. Crystallization and characterization of L- histidinium perchlorate single crystal. Renna Ittyachan, S. Xavier Jesu Raja, S.A. Rajasekar and P. Sagayaraj Materials Chemistry and Physics, 90(2005)10.

4. Growth and characterization of pure, benzophenone and iodine doped beyond glycine single crystals. D. Prem Anand, M. Gulam Mohammed, S. A. Rajasekar, S. Selvakumar, A. Joseph Arul Pragasam and P. Sagayaraj. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 97(2006)501.

5. Growth and characterization of an organometallic nonlinear optical crystal of manganese mercury thiocyanate (MMTC). Ginson P. Joseph, J. Philip, K. Rajarajan, S. A. Rajasekar, A. Joseph Arul Pragasam, K. Thamizharasan, S.M. Ravi Kumar and P. Sagayaraj. Journal of Crystal Growth, 296(2006) 51-57.

6. Growth and Characterization of a Novel Organometallic Nonlinear Optical Crystal: Bis(Thiourea) Cadmium Formate. S. Selvakumar, S.M. Ravi Kumar, K. Rajarajan, A. Joseph Arul Pragasam, S. A. Rajasekar, K. Thamizharasan, and P. Sagayaraj, Crystal Growth and design, Vol.6, No.11,(2006) 2607-2610.

7. Growth and Characterization of L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate single crystals. J. Madhavan, S. Aruna, P.C. Thomas 1, M. Vimalan, S.A. Rajasekar, and P. Sagayaraj. Cryst. Res.Technol. 42, No.1,(2007) 59-64.

8. Growth and characterization of pure and doped bis(thiourea) cadmium acetate single crystals. S. Selvakumar, S.M. Ravikumar, Ginson P. Joseph, K. Rajarajan, J. Madhavan, S.A. Rajasekar, and P. Sagayaraj. Cryst. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 103(2007)153-157.

National Journal
1. Growth, Optical and thermal studies of L-arginine perchlorate co-author Indian Journal of pure and applied physics 45(2007)
524-528.

Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu
1. S. Gokul Raj, G. Ramesh Kumar, Thenneti Raghavalu, R. Mohan, R. Jayavel. “L—Histidinium tetrafluoroborate” Acta Cryst. E 62, (2006), 01178-01180.

2. S. Gokul Raj, G. Ramesh Kumar, Thenneti Raghavalu, P. Kumar, R. Mohan, R. Jayavel. “Structural spectral, linear and non-linear optical properties of new non-linear, optical I-histidinium trichloroacetate crystals” Spectrochemica Acta: Part A 65(2006) 1021-1024

3. G. Ramesh Kumar, S. Gokul Raj, Thenneti Raghavalu, V. Mathivathan, M. Kovendhan, R. Mohan, R. Jayavel. “Effect of PH, thermal, electrical and thermo dynamic properties of non-linear optical L-threonine single crystals”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A 68 (2007) 300-304.

4. Thenneti Raghavalu, Karunanithi Syira Kumar, Gubendiran, Ramesh Kumar, Srinivasan, Gokul Raj, and Rajagopal, Mohan. “L-Iysine trichloroacetate” Acta Cryst E (2007) – Vol 63, ppl 01706-01707.

5. Ramesh Kumar G, Gokul Raj S, Thenneti Raghavalu, Mathivanan. V. Kovendhan . M. Bhagavannarayana G and Mohan. R. “Crystallization kinetics and High resolution X-ray diffraction analysis on nonlinear optical L-threonine single crystals” Materials Letters 61 (2007) 4932-4936.

6. Thenneti Raghavalu, G. Ramesh Kumar, S. Gokul Raj, V. Mathivanan, R. Mohan”. Nucleation thermodynamical studies on nonlinear optical L-alanine single crystals” Journal of Crystal Growth 307 (2007) 112-115.

7. V. Mathivanan, Thenneti Raghavalu, M. Kovendhan, S. Gokul Raj, G. Ramesh Kumar, R. Mohan, and K. Suriya Kumar, “Synthesis, growth and characterization of L-histidinium acetatedihydrate single crystals” Cryst. Res. Technol. 42, No. 9, 895 – 898 (2007).

8. V. Mathivanan, S. Gokul Raj, G. Ramesh Kumar, Thenneti Raghavalu, R. Mohan, K. Suriya Kumar, M. Kovendan and B. Varghese “ Crystal structure and vibrational analyses of nonlinearoptical L-histidinium trifluoroacetate single crystals” Main Group Chemistry Vol.05, No.03, September 2007, 1-12.

9. V. Mathivanan, Thenneti Raghavalu, S. Gokul Raj, G. Ramesh Kumar, R. Mohan, K. Suriya Kumar, M. Kovendhan and Babu Varghese “X-ray crystal structure and spectral analyses of nonlinear optical L-Iysinium tricholoroacetate single Crystals”. Main Group Chemistry Vol. 00, No.0, Month 2007, 1-11.

10. G. Ramesh Kumar, S. Gokul Raj, V. Mathivanan, M. Kovendhan, Thenneti Raghavalu, R. Mohan “Evaluation of NLO susceptibilities for L-threonine amino acid single crystals using anharmonic oscillator model” Optical Materials (2007) Article in press.

11. G. Ramesh Kumar, S. Gokul Raj, V. Mathivanan, M. Kovendhan, R. Mohan, Thenneti Raghavalu, D. Kanjilal, K. Asokan, A. Tripathi. I. Sulania and Pawan K Kulriya “ Swift on irradiation effects on L-threonine amino acid single crystals” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19 (2007) 466108 (10pp).

D) Workshop/ Round table Attended
Dr. B. Munirathnam
1. Workshop on Nuclear Energy for National Development and Environmental sustainability organized by Loyola – sponsored by Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai
2. One day Inter University Accelerator Centre Acquaintance programme “On Acclerator based science and Technology” organized by U.I.T. university, Vellore.

Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar
“Science Communication and Interactive science learning for college Teachers” held in Chennai on 30th October 2000 organised by Education Australia (The Australian University, Canberra)

E) Distinctions : Nil
F) Resource Person : Nil
G) Examination work:


Dr. B. Munirathnam
1. No of times worked as Additional Chief Superintendent at Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai – 21.

2.Two times worked as an Externl Additional Chief – Superintendent to conduct B.E/B.Tecj Examination under University of Madras.

3. No of times worked as External and Internal Examiner to conduct B.Sc practical Examinations under University of Madras.

4. No of times set question papers for various colleges.

5. Worked as an External Examiner for the M.Phil Viva-Voce Examination of Bharthidasan University – twice.

Dr. K. Thamizharasan
Question paper setting for various colleges.

Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar
1. Set question papers for other colleges.
2. Worked as External Examiner for the University Practical Examinations in other colleges.
3. Attended Central paper valuation University of Madras.
4. Assisted in conducting University theory Examination of University of Madras at STC

H) Membership in Academic Bodies:
Dr. B. Munirathnam
Member – College Council, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai – 21

Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu
STE – Life Member
2. Student Profile - Student profile – entry level competencies, socioeconomic status, language proficiency etc.,

As most of the students come from socially and economically disadvantaged section of the society, their competency level in the subjects is very low. The proficiency in English is also very poor. In order to bring these students to the regular stream, remedial classes, bridge courses and soft skill training programmes are conducted.

 

A) Students Strength
Academic Year 2008 – 09

 

Classes

Total

Community wise Total

Sex wise Total

 

 

OC

BC

MBC

SC

ST

Boys

Girls

B.A/B.Sc
I, II & III year

 

74

 

__

 

7

 

13

 

53

 

1

 

71

 

3

M.A/M.Sc
I & II year

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

Total

 

74

 

__

 

7

 

13

 

53

 

1

 

71

 

3

 

Percentage

 

 

0%

 

9.5%

 

18%

 

72%

 

1%

 

96%

 

4%

 


Academic Year 2009 – 10

 

Classes

Total

Community wise Total

Sex wise Total

 

 

OC

BC

MBC

SC

ST

Boys

Girls

B.A/B.Sc
I, II & III year

 

71

 

__

 

12

 

29

 

29

 

1

 

50

 

21

M.A/M.Sc
I & II year

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

Total

 

71

 

__

 

12

 

29

 

29

 

1

 

50

 

21

 

Percentage

 

 

0%

 

17%

 

41%

 

41%

 

1%

 

70%

 

30%

 


Academic Year 2010 – 11

 

Classes

Total

Community wise Total

Sex wise Total

 

 

OC

BC

MBC

SC

ST

Boys

Girls

B.A/B.Sc
I, II & III year

 

79

 

__

 

15

 

13

 

50

 

1

 

64

 

15

M.A/M.Sc
I & II year

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

__

 

Total

 

79

 

__

 

15

 

13

 

50

 

1

 

64

 

15

 

Percentage

 

 

0%

 

19%

 

16%

 

63%

 

1%

 

81%

 

19%

 


3. Changes made in the courses or programmes during the past two years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes

4. Trends in the success and dropout rates of students during the past two years Due to the keen interest and efforts of faculty members and cooperation of the students, there is increase in the pass percentage and decrease in the drop out of students during the past two years.

5. Learning resources of the department – library, computers, laboratories and other resources

The department has educational resources to facilitate effective learning of the students. There are more than 700 books in the department library. There is a well-equipped laboratory in the department. Each student is given an opportunity to perform the experiment individually and independently, which results in effective learning.

6. Modern teaching methods practice and use of ICT in teaching – learning The faculty members use their own innovative methods to facilitate effective learning. The LCD projector, Over Head projector, Slide projector and film projector are used during the classroom teaching. Students are taken to field visit to scientifically important places such as Sriharikota to facilitate the effective learning. Basic principles are demonstrated with the help of teaching aids, models and equipment available in the laboratory.

7. Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students. Teachers not only impart knowledge to the students effectively but also provide counseling to those students who badly need of the same. Teachers also provide career guidance and assist the students in all possible ways to prepare themselves employable graduates.

8. Details of faculty development programmes and teachers who have been benefited during the past two years Faculty members equip themselves by attending orientation and refresher courses periodically. Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar attended an orientation course from 01.11.2008 to 28.11.2007 conducted by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras.

9. Participation/contribution of teachers to the academic activities, including teaching, consultancy and research Teachers are actively participating in the academic and research activities for the benefit of the students.

10. Collaboration with other departments / institutions, at the State, National and International levels, and their outcome during the past two years Department is closely associated with the research institutes such as IIT, Anna University, Madras University, Loyola College, etc. and does the research effectively with the assistance of these institutes.

11. Priority areas for Research and details of the ongoing projects, important and noteworthy publications of the faculty during past two years

Faculty members are actively involved in the research activities too and their field of research is solid-state physics. Dr. B. Munirathnam was awarded Ph.D., degree by the University of Madras on 28.04.2010 and he attended two conferences. Dr. K. Thamizharasan and Dr. S. Abraham Rajasekar are guiding the students for their Ph.D degree. Dr. Thenneti Raghavalu published a research article in the reputed journal.

12. Placement records of the past students and the contribution of the department to aid student placements With the guidance of the faculty members a few passed out students got placement in the reputed organizations.

13. Plan of action of the department of the next five years The department has planned to execute innovative methods to impart quality skill based education and will do the needful to produce efficient, employable and committed graduates. The department will assist the weak students in all possible ways.


Staff Details

Dr.B. Munirathnam, M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Head of the Department

Asso.Prof.

Dr.K. Thamizharasan, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.,

Asso.Prof.

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