Head of the Department
Dr. Subhankar Ghosh (SGH)
The Dept of Physics is one of the oldest and prestigious
Departments of our Institution. Founded under the pioneering
guidance of renowned Jesuits like Fr. Lafonte in the middle of
nineteenth century and contributions over years like Fr.
Verstraeten, Fr. Bonhom & others, the department has grown into
the present structure with both UG and PG sections and
furthermore, a lot of research activities. The present faculty
members are highly dedicated for quality physics education with
innovative methods of theory teaching & practices and inspiring
& guided laboratory classes.
The M.Sc. (PG) course in Physics with specialization in
Astrophysics & Space Sciences, offered jointly with Bose
Institute, Kolkata, have been afloat for four years and have
slowly but steadily grown in stature in the last three years.
The first two batches of the M.Sc. programme, already passed
out, are either suitably placed in jobs or research or are
working for furthering their options.
Departmental Activities: Studentís Achievement (UG)
- Roopayan Ghosh (1st Year) was awarded the Mumraj Aggarwal
Rashtriya Purashkar for being in the top ten in the merit list
of ISC examination 2010. The award was given away by the
honorable Governor of West Bengal on August 28.Soumita Mondal
(1st Year) was awarded the Mumraj Agarwal Rashtriya Purashkar
for scoring 95.6% in CBSE examination 2010. The award was
given away by the honorable Governor of West Bengal on August
28. Sugandha (1st Year) was selected for the College Table
- Dipayan Saha (2nd Year) represented the College in
Badminton and won the inter- college badminton championship
- Aparna Bhattacharya (3rd Year) participated in the Asian
Science Camp 2010 organised by the Homi Bhabha Centre for
- Saikat Banerjee has been awarded the undergraduate
Associateship of the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 2010.
He has worked under the guidance of Dr. Parthasarathi Mitra in
the month of June this year.
- Ranajoy Banerjee (3rd Year) performed at MaxMueller Bhavan
in July 2010.
- Shaili Sett (3rd Year) sang songs of contemporaries of
Rabindranath Tagore at Akashbani-All India Radio on August 9,
Studentís Achievement (PG)
- Five of the second year M.Sc Students went on to attend
the Winter School on Astroparticle Physics held at Ooty by
TIFR. All Space Science students went on to conduct
experiments on Atmospheric Physics at the Mayapuri Campus of
Bose Institute, Darjeeling.
- The past academic year in 2010 started with the students
with specialization on Astro-particle Physics visiting ARIES,
Nainital for a short exposure to frontier research in Optical
Astronomy in January, 2010. Mr. Bappaditya Manna and Mr. Avik
Banerjee accompanied the students on this trip. They spent a
week there learning how to align a 1m optical telescope and
perform basic observations.
- Among the 15 students who passed out in May-June 2010, Mr.
Subhas Bose is currently enrolled as a Ph.D student at ARIES,
- Some of the students who passed out in 2009 cleared the
UGC-CSIR-NET examination and are absorbed as Ph.D students in
SINP (Mr. Souvik Priyam Adhya) and Bose Institute (Kinkar Saha,
Sudipa Upadhyay, Sayan Biswas)
- Dr. Sankhasubhra Nag was invited as a Participant at
Resource Person at the HCBSE, Mumbai for Physics Olympiad Camp
in March 2010 and is again invited as a Resource Person for
the Resource Generation camp for Physics Olympiad there to be
held in September, 2010.
- Dr. Sankha Subhra Nag and Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury went on
an academic visit to HRI, Allahabad in March, 2010 for
collaborative work with Dr. Tapas Das and Prof. Bosena Czerny,
Copernicus Astronomical Center, Poland.
- Dr. Sarbari Guha visited IUCAA, Pune during May in
connection to her research work in the field of relativity.
- Dr. Tapati Dutta attended the 3rd International Conference
on Science and Complexity at Cankaya University, Ankara from
July 28-31, 2010 where she read two research papers.
- Mrs. Koyel Ganguly attended the Summer School on Cosmology
at ICTP, Trieste, Italy on July 29 & 30, 2010.
- Dr. Subhankar Ghosh has been selected as a Mentor/
Resource Person for the country-wide INSPIRE Programme,
Department of Science & Technology ( DST), Govt. of India.
- Dr. Tapati Dutta visited France on an Indo-French
collaborative project for a month in CNRS, Montpellier,
- Dr. Shibaji Banerjee and Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury were
invited for a two day workshop on Phoenix interfacing kit at
Physics Department, Presidency College, Kolkata in August,
2010. Dr. Shibaji Banerjee delivered lectures on programming
in Python and Phoenix in addition to conducting hands-on
session for the students. Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury acted as a
resource person during those hands-on sessions.
In addition, Mr. Arvind Paranjape from IUCAA visited the
department for consultation and advice on upgradation of the SXC
Observatory. The faculties, along with Mr. Paranjape visited
Gurap (Gurao Maria Sneha Sadan) to explore the option of setting
up a remote Astronomical Observatory for the course as well as
for future research.
Dr. Tapati Dutta and Dr. Shibaji Banerjee have worked towards
the formulation of the utilization of the DST-FIST Grant at
Level 0 for the College along with the faculties of the Science
Departments and have presented a talk in INSA, New Delhi leading
to its sanctionment in November 2010.
B.Sc. General (for students with honours in other subjects) -
B.Sc. Honours - 45
M.Sc. - 16
- U.G and P.G Laboratories
- U.G and P.G Seminar Libraries
- On-campus Astronomical Observatory
- P.G Computing Center
- P.G Extended Campus (at Bose Institute)
with Classroom, Laboratory and Library
Sem I - VI
Sem III -
VI Hons (2010-2013)
Sem I - VI
Physics Honours: On the basis of the marks obtained in
Physics and Mathematics in the board examination.
Physics General: Mostly on the basis of the preference
given by the students at the time of admission. Allocation made
by the Deanís office.
M.Sc. Physics: On the basis of an admission test on MCQs,
followed by an interview.