THE DEPARTMENT of physics

Department News

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT  :

The Department of Physics was established in the year 1962. The Department of Physics defines its mission in the context of academic excellence, and scientific integrity. As Physics is a bridge between technology and society, the department’s primary responsibility is to bring an understanding of physics and prepare undergraduate students for a career in physics and assume leadership roles in an increasingly scientific and technological world. 

Goal & Objectives

    GOAL

    Enhance passion for learning physics with the incorporation of technology-Enabled Active Teaching and learning approach and providing knowledge needed for success in graduation, or begin their career or enrage for post graduation.

    OBJECTIVES

    To nurture the talents of students

    To sharpen up presentation skills and communication skills through assignments and oral paper presentations

    To develop problems-solving skills.

    To develop competence in physics laboratory and have a working knowledge of basic experiments and the ability to work independently.

    To organize a regular series of activities on a wide range of physics topics involving students and arranging guest lectures on subject related as well as on latest trends in physics.

    To impart students research oriented skills through mini research projects during final year of their graduation

    To promote team spirit and organizational skills in executing planned activities of the department on a wide range of physics topics

    To motivate students to learn additional skill based courses.

    To encourage students to become aware of latest leading job opportunities.

    To sensitize students to become aware of environmental, ethical and contemporary issue.

Faculty Profile


S. No.

Name of the Lecturer

Qualification

Designation

Teaching Experience

1.

Mrs.A.Kasturi

M.Sc., M.Phil

Senior Lecturer 

33

2.

M. Triveni

M.Sc.,

Lecturer

23

3.

G. Little Flower

M. Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.

Lecturer

22

4.

P. Padma Latha

M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.

Lecturer

12

5.

T. Grace Eunice

M.Sc., M.Phil.

Lecturer

11

6.

R. Sara Kumari

M.Sc., B.Ed.,

Lecturer

5

7.

P. HimaBindu

M.Sc.,

Lecturer

5

Courses Offered
B.sc programme with combinations of Maths, Physics and Chemistry
B.sc programme with combinations of Maths, Physics and Computer Science.
Certificate Course offered
Solid State Lighting  in collaboration with Efftronics Pvt.Ltd.

Achievements and Facilities

UGC sponsored Minor research Projects undertaken:

 “Non-destructive characterization of Ag nano fluids with variation of nano particle concentration and temperature for visco-elastic properties” by Dr.G.Little Flower and is in progress.

Fabrication of Antimony Oxide based glass systems for non-linear optical devices during 2005-2007 by Dr.G.Little Flower.

MOU/tie up with industries /vocational centre's

MoU with Efftronics Systems Pvt., Ltd in conducting a certificate course on “Solid state lighting”.

MoU with  Prathap Industries Ltd

MoU with SSIT, Patamatta for MEAN Stack diploma course

Physics Instrumentation Centre

It is equipped with the following instruments that are helpful for research:
1. Sound level meter
2. Ultrasonic Interferometer for solids
3. Ultrasonic Interferometer for liquids
4. L.C.R Meter
5. Polarimeter,
6.Optic fibre kit
7. Laser kit apparatus
8. Malus law apparatus
9.Research polarization microscope
10. Stefan’s constant apparatus
11. Radar trainer
12. Planck’s constant apparatus
13.Electron spin resonance spectrometer
14. Frank-Hertz experiment
15.Hall effect experiment
16.Solar cell characteristic-Trainer
17. Wind energy trainer
18. Universal gate trainer
19. Nano Ultrasonic interferometer
20. Laser Diode transmitter and receiver kit

 Activities

 

Dept.of Physics arranged two national seminars

  • National Youth Forum on "Green Energy Solutions meeting Global Concerns" sponsored by UGC, DAE-BRNS & CSIR on 19thand 20th November 2009 at Maris Stella College.
  • UGC Sponsored National Conference on ‘Emerging Frontiers of Materials Science’ 12-13, February 2015, Organized in Collaboration with DST Unit of Nanoscience and Thematic Unit of Excellence, IIT Madras, Chennai.

     

    • Summer Internship

    The Departments of Physics and Electronics sent nine of their students for an internship programme of six weeks duration from April 15th 2014 to May 31st 2014 at Efftronics Systems Pvt.Ltd, Vijayawada.

    • A Four day workshop on “The integration of Programming Skills and an orientation programme about MEAN STACK”

    The departments of Physics, Electronics, and Computer Science in collaboration with SSIT, Patamata, organized a four day workshop from 11.8.14 to 14.8. 14 to impart training in sharpening programming skills in C, Java, VB.Net, C#.NET as a foundation to start a diploma course in “MEAN STACK”.

    • Diploma Course on “MEAN STACK” -2014-2015

                 “MEAN STACK” is an acronym for M – mango dB, E – express JS, A – angular JS, N – Node JS. This course will enhance logical thinking and helps students to replace lengthy programs with smart simple programs.

    Workshop on MOODLE

    The departments of Electronics, Physics and Computer Science organized a one day workshop on “Effective Usage of MOODLE in Teaching and Learning” for all science faculty members on 16/08/2014.A team from V.R.Siddhartha Engineering College, Kanuru, headed by Dr. A. Koteswara Rao, Dean of Academics, along with Dr.Suneetha, HOD, Department of IT and Mr. Nanda Kishore, M.Tech. conducted the workshop.           

     

    Industrial visit

    Mrs.M.Triveni and Mrs.R.Sara Kumari took III B.Sc MPC and IIIMPCs students to Prathap Industries, Ennekepadu, Vijayawada on 5.11.2014. Students were given hands on experience with industrial applications using ultrasonic techniques. This visit was arranged as part of elective Course on “Science and Technology of Ultrasonics”

    Inauguration of  SCIENCE INSPIRE CLUB:
    The departments of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science and Statistics inaugurated the SCIENCE INSPIRE CLUB on 6th November,2014.

                                     

                                                                                            

     

      The Physics students of science inspire club showed some youtube videos on “Latest Technological Innovations” on 14.11.2014. Managerial Skill Development Programme as part of Career Guidance

    As a new initiative in tapping the potential of our Alumina, the Department of Physics in collaboration with Career Guidance cell introduced a training programme on Managerial Skill Development programme on the campus. Mrs K. Sandhya one of our old students (2000 year batch) currently settled in the US is a trainer. She has worked as a senior manager in Fortune 100 companies and has developed efficient strategies for successful project delivery and has been recognized as a key player in high impact projects adopted in multiple companies and currently working as Delivery Manager, Citibank, Dallas, TX75063.
     

    Interaction on Quality in Higher Education in India.
    Twenty five students of Maris Stella College from disciplines participated in an interaction on “Quality in Higher Education in India”.organised by the physics and English Department on 17.11.2014

    Annual Report for the year 2015-16

     

    • “GREEN ENERGY-ENERGY CONSERVATION MISSION”

    Mr.K.Madhubabu(Holder of  Limca book of records), Sr.Engineer, Public health  Mott MC Donald, Chennai presented a guest lecture & conducted a Energy saver program tilted “GREEN ENERGY-ENERGY CONSERVATION MISSION” on 10th July 2015 to create awareness among school students & their parents through “ENERGY SAVER CONTEST” and 70 students from our college and 16 from other 5 colleges such as PVP Siddhartha Eng.College, Vijayawada, Andhra Loyola Eng.College, Vijayawada, Lakki Reddy Balireddy College, Myllavaram, Vignan Eng.College, Vadlamudi, Guntur, PG Physics of P.B.Siddhartha Science and Arts College, Vijayawada participated.

    • Inter-School awareness programme on “GREEN ENERGY-ENERGY CONSERVATION MISSION”
    • Mrs. Sara Kumari and Miss. Sagufta Fatima along with fifteen students from II MPC and II MPCS sections visited ZPH school, Patamata, Amaravani School, Patamata, ZPH School, Ramvarappadu on 17/7/2015 and explained the need for Energy conservation and the goals of “GREEN ENERGY-ENERGY CONSERVATION MISSION” and distributed cards in which electrical consumption units had to be recorded for three months. To encourage students participation, it was announced that the child whose card showed minimum electrical consumption would be given an award.

     

    • Mrs. Sara Kumari and Miss. Sagufta Fatima along with ten students from II MPC section visited Atkinson school, one Town, Vijayawada, Ravindhrabharathi School, BRTS Road, Vijayawada, on 20.7.2015 and explained the need for Energy conservation and the goals of “GREEN ENERGY-ENERGY CONSERVATION MISSION” and distributed cards in which electrical consumption units had to be recorded for three months. To encourage students’ participation, it was announced that the child whose card showed minimum electrical consumption would be given an award.
    • Volunteers of Energy Conservation unit went to different schools on 20.11.2015 and collected back all the cards distributed to them and submitted to Mr.K.Madhubabu, Sr.Engineer, Public health  Mott MC Donald, Chennai.
    • Paper presentation contest

    Department of Physics organized a paper presentation contest on 25th November,2015. Ms. Jansi Rani, Dept. of Chemistry and Ms. Deepika, Dept. of Computer Science adjudicated the contest. V.V.S.N. Alekhya III COMP, Saranya of III Comp,  A.Vineetha of III MPC. G.Swapna Jyothi of III MPC, Princy of II COMP, Hari Priya of II Comp and Revathy of II MPC took part in the contest. V.V.S.N. Alekhya III COMP got the first prize and G.Swapna Jyothi of III MPC won second prize.

    • Guest Lecture

    Physics guest lecture by Mr. B.V.R Tata scientist, Professor & Dean-Academics Homi Bhabha National Institute Head, Condensed Matter Physics division Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakam On “PHOTONIC BAND GAP CRYSTAL,SEMICONDUCTORS OF LIGHT” on 26th November 2015.

    • Inspire Club Activity

    Inspire Club of physical sciences and BIO CLUB of Life Science  organized a debate on “Great Contribution to society: PHYSICAL SCIENCES  vs. LIFE SCIENCES” in commemoration of National science day on 23rd February 2016 in auditorium from 10.15 A.M to 12.15 P.M ,Nine students took part in the  debate.

    Activities of Mrs. A.Kasturi,Head ,Department of Physics ,2015-16

    •  Attended a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Shaping the future with Nano Sciences”on 19th and 20th August 2015 and presented a paper on Synthesis of Nano composite powder by High Every Ball Milling method.
    • Attended a two-day National Conference on “Need and Role Of Nano Science in the present-era” Organised by Department of physics(P.G) held on 7th and 8th October 2015 at   PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science and presented a paper titled “Chemical effects of Nano particles-Environment risks”.

     Activities of Mrs. M.Triveni ,Head ,Department of Physics,2015-16

    • 1.   Participated and presented a paper titled “Nano Bio Materials-Its developments”in a   two day U.G.C sponsred National Seminar “Shaping the future with Nano Sciences” Organised by Department of Chemistry, PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science,Vijayawada,on 19th and 20th august 2015.
    • Participated and presented a paper titled “Nano Science and Technology-Carbon Nanotubes”in a two-day  U.G.C sponsered National Seminars on “Need and Role Of Nano Science in the present-era” Organised by P.G Department of physics,Vijayawada,held on 7th and 8th October 2015 at  PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science.

    Activities of Dr. G. Little Flower, Department of Physics, 2015-2016

    • Arranged an internship programme of six weeks duration from April 15th 2015 to May 31st 2015 at Efftronics Systems Pvt.Ltd, Vijayawada and sent three students Gayathri, Swapna Jyothi and Sushma from III  B.Sc MPC.
    • Published a paper on “Exploration of volumetric, acoustic, thermodynamic and IR studies of binary mixtures of green solvent ethyl lactate with C3 alkanols at T = (303.15, 308.15, 313.15 and 318.15) K and atmospheric pressure in the Elsevier Journal of Molecular Liquids 209 (2015) 153–160.
    • Acted as a resource person in the Teachers’ orientation programme at Seventh Day Adventist High School, Opp. PWD Ground, Vijayawada on June 8, 2015 and presented two talks on “Achieving effectiveness in teaching and learning” and “Preparation of Annual and weekly teaching plans”.
    •  Presented an invited talk on “Teaching that Transforms : Strategies for achieving effectiveness in teaching and learning” in the National seminar on “Academic And administrative Audit” organized by IQAC, J.M.J. College for Women, Tenali, A.P on 12th and 13th August, 2015.
    •  Presented a paper on “Study of ultrasonic velocity and sound energy absorption in synthesised Nanosilver fluid” in the UGC sponsored national seminar on “Shaping the future with Nano Sciences” organized by dept.of Chemistry, P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts and Science on 19th & 20th August, 2015.
    •  Invited to be a guest faculty and covered a chapter from Thermodynamics on

    “Statistical Mechanics” at P.B.Siddhartha College, Vijayawada in the following dates:

    •  Presented a guest lecture on “Fundamental concepts of Statistical Mechanics” &   

                “Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Law and its application to ideal gas” on 26.09.2015  
    between 9-11 a.m.

    • Presented a guest lecture on “Basics of Quantum Statistics” and .“Fermi-Dirac Distribution law and its application to Electron gas” on 28.09.2015 between 2-4 p.m.

         

    • Participated and published an abstract on “Nanophotonics and Photonics applications” in the UGC sponsored National seminar on “Need & Role of Nano Sciences in the present Era” on 7th and 8th October, 2015 at P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, Vijayawada.
    • Attended a 5 days workshop on “Synthesis and characterization of Nano Particles” organized by Nanotechnology and IST department at JNTU H during 14-18th, March, 2016.
    • Presented a guest lecture on “Matter Matters” for PG Physics students at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada on 22.03.2016.

    Activities of Mrs. P.Padmalatha, Department of Physics, 2015-2016

    • Participated and presented  a paper titled “Broadening the Horizons of Environmental    Protection”  in a two day U.G.C sponsred National Seminar on “Shaping the future with Nano Sciences” Organised by Department of Chemistry, PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science,Vijayawada,on 19th and 20th august 2015.
    •  Presented a paper in the UGC sponsred National Seminar on Advances in chemical science”on 18th & 19th September 2015 at KBN College,Vijayawada.
    •  Presented a paper in the UGC sponsered National Seminar on “Need and Role Of Nano   Science in the present-era” Organised by Department of physics(P.G) held on 7th and 8th  October 2015 at  PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science,Viyayawada.

    Activities of Mrs. R. Sara Kumari, Department of Physics, 2015-2016

    • Attended a two-day UGC sponsored National seminar  on 7th and 8th October 2015 at PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science,Vijayawada.
    • Participated and presented a paper titled “Applications of Nano science in environmental Remediation in a two day UGC sponsored National seminar  on “Need and Role Of Nano Science in the present-era” Organised by P.G Department of physics, PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science, Vijayawada  on 7th and 8th October 2015 .

    Activities of Miss Shagufta Fathima, Department of Physics, 2015-2016

    • Attended a two-day UGC sponsored National seminar  on 7th and 8th October 2015 at PB Siddhartha College Of Arts and Science,Vijayawada.

    ‘INSPIRE CLUB MEET, 2016’ Maris Stella College
    An Inter –collegiate competition
    on
    “LIFE of KALAM”

    Guru Purnima is a national wide festival celebrated generally in the month of July which is dedicated towards the Guru in this world. It is all about showing gratitude towards a great teacher who taught us good things in life and for his impeccable and passionate hard work in awakening the youth.  In this regard, Department of Physics, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada considered it as its privilege and Celebrated Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's Life through the ‘INSPIRE CLUB’ and organized “Inspire Club Meet 2016” on the topic “LIFE Of KALAM” at its premises on 27.07.2016 which is Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam’s first death anniversary from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. and conducted various inter- collegiate competitions. Students from intermediate, UG and PG sections of various colleges participated in it.
    Death was only for his physical body but through his inspiring thoughts Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam continues to live in the minds of tillions of people and instils confidence in youth. He inducts hope where there is desperation. He induces peace in the minds where there is turmoil. He shows the brighter part of life to those who are drowned in darkness. He shows the way towards prosperity to those who are drowned in poverty.  Dr.Kalam is our motivation. He is our inspiration. His life is our celebration.
    The various competitions conducted are as follows: 
    1) A discussion on the topic “Greatness of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam” as:
    “Missile man of India” or “People's President of India”
    2)  An elocution on the topic, “Dr.Kalam’s quote I like the most”
    3) An essay writing competition on the topic, “ Dr.Kalam: My inspiration”

    Certainly, the deliberations of the inter-collegiate events had awakened the students’ community and motivated them to dream for greater careers in life.
    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College

    The winners of the competitions are as given below:
    Group Discussion
    I Prize: P.Sai Srinivas, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    II Prize: T.S.L.Nishitha, Maris Stella College
    Elocution competition
    I Prize: A.N.L.Sravani, Sri Durga Malleswari Siddhartha Mahilakalasala
    II Prize: P.Sai Srinivas, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    II Prize: Ruby Amulya, Maris Stella College
    III Prize: T.S.L.Nishitha, Maris Stella College
    Essay writing Compettition
    I Prize: Ruby Amulya, Maris Stella College
    II Prize: I.S.K.Prathyusha, Sri Durga Malleswari Siddhartha Mahilakalasala
    III Prize: M.Mahesh Babu, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    III Prize: M.Viswaja, Nalanda College.

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College


    The Department of Physics, Maris Stella College, Vijayawada has organized an inter-collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016. Students from St.Theresa Women College, Eluru, JmJ College, Tenali, Post Graduate and under graduate Physics students of Andhra Loyola College, P.B.Siddhartha College of Arts and Science and Nalanda Degree College and B.Sc MPC and MPCS students of maris Stella college had participated in this event.  
    Dr. B.S. Murty, Professor & Head, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, who  was the old student of Government Polytechnic, Vijayawada was the resource person of the event. He is the recipient of Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Award, a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Indian Institute of Metals, Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, ASM International and AP Academy of Sciences and so many other reputations and awards.  He delivered a talk “The Excitement of probing advanced materials at the atomic scale”. Probing atomic materials with microscopes is parallel to astronomy that explores the unseen world of 'inner space' inside the atom and it is incredible that single atoms can be detected and visualised using amazing scientific instrumentation available today. The structure of matter at atomic scale can tell a lot about its performance in the real world which in turn can be used to develop new advanced, stronger and lighter engineered materials with desirable properties that require less energy to produce such as high-wear alloys for longer-lasting parts at reasonable costs, high-temperature materials that will enable the next generation of renewable energy technologies, thin-strip steels that require significantly less energy to produce, and exceptionally strong alloys with nanometre-sized grains. The successful manufacture of such materials will provide significant environmental as well as economic benefits, and they will have high-performance applications in a range of industries including aerospace, transport, construction, manufacturing, sports products, food and chemical processing, as well as in microelectromechanical and biomedical systems.
    UG and PG students of various colleges actively participated in various contests:

    1. Debate on “Mobile Use: a distraction or development”
    2. Essay writing competition on “The Energy Future”
    3. Just a minute talk on physics related topics and
    4. dumb charade in which students had to explain physics terms through actions so that the team members could identify the word.

    The campus was filled with vibrant energy and students actively participated and shared their creative ideas. The deliberations of the inter-collegiate seminar enlightened the students’ community and motivate them towards research. The various contests provided a channel to pour out their talents and the experience would  refresh the young minds.
    Degree Vice-Principal Rev.Sr.Innasya, The Head of Physics dept. Mrs. A. Kasturi and senior faculty member of Physics department and Inter-Vice Principal Mrs.M.Triveni and other faculty members of the department were present.

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College

    The winners of the competitions are as given below:
    Debate
    I Prize: N.Raj Kumar, Andhra Loyola College
    II Prize: P.Sai Srinivas, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    III Prize: B.Diana, St.Theresa’s Womens’ College
    Consolation Prize: T.S.L.Nishitha, Maris Stella College

    Essay writing competition
    I Prize: A.N.L.Sravani, Sri Durga Malleswari Siddhartha Mahilakalasala
    II Prize: P.Sai Srinivas, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    III Prize: B.Sony Uthej Bhargav, Andhra Loyola College
    Consolation Prize: M.Ishwarya, Maris Stella College
    Just a Minute talk
    I Prize: P.Sai Srinivas, PBSiddhartha College of Arts and Science
    II Prize: R.Issac Livingston, Andhra Loyola College
    III Prize: M.Sai Kishore, Andhra Loyola College
    Dumb charade
    I Prize: D.Vijayalakshmi & team, St.Theresa’s Womens’ College
    II Prize: Yamini & team, Andhra Loyola College

     

    Board of Studies, 31.3.16: External Members:

    1. Prof.N.Veeraiah, ANU
    2. Sri.Ramasamy, Vice-President, Efftronics
    3. Dr.M.Padma Rao, Principal, PBSC of Arts and Science
    4. Dr.G.Sagaya Baskaran, ALC

     

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College


     Guest talk on “The Excitement of probing advanced materials at the atomic scale”
    By
    Dr. B.S. Murty, Professor & Head, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

     

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College
     

    Debate on “Mobile Use: a distraction or development”

     

     

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College
     

    Essay writing competition on “The Energy Future”

     

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College

     Just a minute talk on physics related topics

     

    Inter-Collegiate Physics Meet on 23.07.2016 at Maris Stella College
     

    Dumb charade in which students had to explain physics terms through actions