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Department Profile:Physics

 

Department Profile: Physics

Name of the Department: PHYSICS

Year of establishment: B.Sc. (Gen)-1966 B.Sc. (Hons.)-1985

Names of Programs / Courses offered (UG, PG, M. Phil., Ph.D., Integrated Masters, Integrated Ph.D., etc.):UG (B. Sc. Honours, B. Sc. General)

Name of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments / units involved: NIL

Annual/Semester/Choice Based Credit System (program wise): Annual

Participation of the department in the courses offered by other departments: NIL

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc.: No.

Details of courses / programs discontinued (if any) with reasons: NIL

Number of teaching posts :

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Professors

-

-

Associate Professors

/Reader

No direct recruitment. Promotional according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of West Bengal-University Rules

 

Assistant Professors

4

2

Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience and research under guidance

Name

(Designation)

 

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

No. of Years of

Experience

No. of Ph. D. Students guided for the last 4 years

Dr. Prabir Kumar   Haldar

M.Sc , Ph.D

Assistant

Professor

Atmospheric Physics

10 Years

2, One’s registration completed, another Course work completed

Niharendu Barman

 

M.Sc

Assistant Professor

Condensed Matter Physics

 

6 Months

NA

Narendra Nath Mukherjee

M.Sc.

Retd. Teacher of the College, presently Guest Lecturer

Physics

4 Years

NA

Abubakkar Siddik

 

M.Sc.

Part Time Teacher (College Sponsored)

Nano Structured Materials, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory, Statistical Monte Carlo Simulation

About one year

NA

Hasanur Rahaman

 

M.Sc.

Part Time Teacher (College Sponsored)

 

Condensed Matter physics

More than two years

NA

List of senior Visiting Faculty: NIL.

Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled  (program-wise) by temporary faculty: 35%

Student Teacher Ratio (program-wise):

Level of Study

Ratio

B.Sc. (Hons)

12:1

B.Sc.(General)

50:1

Number of academic support staff (technical) and Administrative staff (sanctioned- filled):

Support Staff (Technical):

 

Sanctioned

Filled

Permanent

04

01

Temporary

-

03

Administrative Staff: 4

Qualification of teaching faculty with D.Sc./D.Litt./Ph. D. /M.Phil. /PG:   Ph.D. =01, PG= 04.

Number of faculty with ongoing projects from(a) National (b) International funding agencies and grants received:            No ongoing projects at present.

Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc and total grants received:

Funding agency, etc.

Year

Name of Principal Investigator

Grant Approved

Grants Received

University Grants Commission

2007

Dr. Prabir Kumar Haldar

Rs. 90000/-

Rs. 90000/-

Department of Science of Technology

( SERC Fast Track Scheme For Young scientists)

2009

Dr. Prabir Kumar Haldar

Rs. 14,69,200/-

Rs.11,60,000/-

Research Centre /facility recognized by the University: No.

Publications:

a) Publication per faculty:

b) Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals(National/International):

             (b1)National,

             (b2)International

c) Monographs:

d) Chapters in Books

e) Books edited

f) Books with ISBN with details of publishers:

g) Seminar/Conference (National & International)

h) Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web

of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete,

Dare Database - International Social Sciences

Directory, EBSCO hosts, Medline, etc.)

i) Citation Index – range / average

j) SNIP

k) SJR

l) Impact Factor – range

h)-index

Faculty

a

b1

b2

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

M

Dr. Prabir Kr. Haldar

 

48

 

00

 

48

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1

 

25

 

48

 

-

 

-

 

-

0.22

 

1.60

 

-

Sri Narendra Nath

Mukherjee

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Areas of consultancy and income generated: NIL

Faculty as members in

a) National committees - NIL

b) International committees - NIL

c) Editorial Boards – NIL

Student projects

Percentage of students who have taken up in-house projects including inter-departmental /program :NIL

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e., in Research laboratories / Industry / other agencies: NIL

Awards / recognitions received at the National and International level by Faculty and Students:

 Awards received by Faculty members:

Prabir Kr. Haldar :The best oral presentation in the   18thWB State Science & Technology Congress, dated 28th Feb. to 1st March, 2011.

Niharendu Barman–University of North Bengal Gold Medal in M.Sc.

List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the department: NIL

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized and the source of funding

            a) National: NIL

            b) International – NIL

Student profile program-wise:

Name of the Course/Program

 

Applications received

Selected

Male,

Female

Enrolled

Pass percentage

 

M

F

B.Sc. Hons. in Physics Part I

505

24

17

7

Exam not yet

held

B.Sc. Hons. in Physics Part II

30

25

22

3

83.33%

B.Sc. Hons. in Physics Part III

9

9

7

2

100%

B.Sc. Gen. in Physics Part I

108

97

77

20

Exam not yet

held

B.Sc. Gen. in Physics Part II

78

73

61

15

93%

B.Sc. Gen in Physics Part III

41

37

32

5

90%

Diversity of students:

Name of the Course

% of students from the same State

% of students from other State

% of students from abroad

B.Sc. Hons. and Pure Science Pass course

100

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How many students have cleared national and state competitive examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil Services and Defense Services etc.?

Being Undergraduate College, no such data is preserved.

Student progression;

Student progression

Percentage against enrolled

UG to PG

Data Not Maintained

PG to M.Phil.

Data Not Maintained

PG to Ph.D. 

Data Not Maintained

Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral 

Data Not Maintained

Employed

Campus selection

Other than campus recruitment

 

Data Not Maintained

Entrepreneurship/ Self employment

Data Not Maintained

Details of infrastructural facilities:

Library:  The department does not have a library, but the complementary copies provided by the different publishers and personal books and journal of the Faculties are preserved in the department for the use of the students and faculty members.

Internet facilities for staff and students: It’s a Part of Central Facility.

Class rooms with ICT facility : NIL

Laboratories: The department consists of three separate laboratories for honours and general practical classes.

Number of students receiving financial assistance from College, University, government or other agencies: No such data are available in the department, data are maintained by the Institution.

Details of student enrichment programs (special Lectures / workshops/seminar) with external experts:    Nil.

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Traditional lecture method.

Practical classes.

Special classes.

Lecture using LCD projector.

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)and Extension activities:

The Students and the Faculty members regularly participate in the Institutional Social Responsibility and Extension activities organized by the college NSS Units.

SWOC analysis of the depart and future plans:

Strength: Student-teacher relation has always been the strength of our department. Students are always encouraged to ask any question however unreasonable it may be and teachers always try to give a agreeable answer to it. Also dedicated Faculty members, non Teaching Staffs, Moderate equipped laboratories, intelligent and hard working students are the strengths of the department.

Weakness: With the growing number of students, we cannot give equal attention to all of them with our insufficient faculty. Also Infrastructure of laboratories, shortage of space for class room are main weakness of our dept.

Opportunities: Students passing with Physics Honours go for higher studies in NITs, IIT Guwahati, N.B.U., Assam University, Silchar, Jadavpur University and other state Universities. Few students have also joined different Research Centers, School Service and other services.

Challenges: There is limited scope for innovation in curriculum design as the syllabus prescribed by the university is strictly followed.  However, topics related to frontier areas of research are discussed through internal seminar and invited talks. This intention is threatened due to constraints of time and space.  Non flexibility of curriculum is also a challenge.