Welcome to Department of Physics


The Department of Physics is actively involved in the development of the city of Bengaluru, the region in general. Its mission is to encourage the development of academic education of students and the provision of educational, research and other intellectual property services to all interested users, individuals and legal entities.

The mission of the Department includes structure and performance of university studies at undergraduate and graduate levels in physics, engineering and computer science. Within its work it needs to create new knowledge and promote the latest scientific knowledge and achievements of national and international educational and research institutions and individuals, and to pass this knowledge to students and entrepreneurs in practice.

Teaching based on current scientific knowledge about education, market needs and the needs of the student
Research and management methods in research projects of the teachers; in carrying out educational and research duties, and cooperation with the public
Of the employees; while performing their professional duties, and additional training
Of the students; in teaching, research, building of their knowledge, professional personality and active changes of the society

Curriculum - Syllabus

Modern Physics and Quantum Mechanics Black body radiation spectrum, Assumptions of quantum theory of radiation, Plank’s law, Weins law and Rayleigh Jeans law, for shorter and longer wavelength limits. Wave Particle dualism, deBroglie hypothesis. Compton Effect. Matter waves and their Characteristic properties, Definition of Phase velocity and group velocity, Relation between phase velocity and group velocity, Relation between group velocity and particle velocity. Heisenberg’s uncertainity principle and its application, (Non-existence of electron in the nucleus).Wave function, Properties and physical significance of wave function, Probability density and Normalization of wave function. Setting up of one dimensional time independent Schrodinger wave equation. Eigen values and Eigen functions. Application of Schrodinger wave equation for a particle in a potential well of infinite depth and for free particle.
Electrical Properties of Materials Free–electron concept (Drift velocity, Thermal velocity, Mean collision time, Mean free path, relaxation time). Failure of classical free electron theory. Quantum free electron theory, Assumptions, Fermi factor, density of states (qualitative only) Fermi–Dirac Statistics. Expression for electrical conductivity based on quantum free electron theory, Merits of quantum free electron theory. Conductivity of Semi conducting materials, Concentration of electrons and holes in intrinsic semiconductors, law of mass action. Temperature dependence of resistivity in metals and superconducting materials. Effect of magnetic field (Meissner effect). Type I and Type II superconductors–Temperature dependence of critical field. BCS theory (qualitative). High temperature superconductors. Applications of superconductors –. Maglev vehicles.
Lasers and Optical Fibers Einstein’s coefficients (expression for energy density). Requisites of a Laser system. Condition for laser action. Principle, Construction and working of CO2 laser and semiconductor Laser. Applications of Laser – Laser welding, cutting and drilling. Measurement of atmospheric pollutants. Holography–Principle of Recording and reconstruction of images. Propagation mechanism in optical fibers. Angle of acceptance. Numerical aperture. Types of optical fibers and modes of propagation. Attenuation, Block diagram discussion of point to point communication, applications.
Crystal Structure Space lattice, Bravais lattice–Unit cell, primitive cell. Lattice parameters. Crystal systems. Direction and planes in a crystal. Miller indices. Expression for inter – planar spacing. Co-ordination number. Atomic packing factors (SC,FCC,BCC). Bragg’s law, Determination of crystal structure using Bragg’s X–ray difractometer. Polymarphism and Allotropy. Crystal Structure of Diamond, qualitative discussion of Pervoskites.
Shock waves and Science of Nano Materials Definition of Mach number, distinctions between- acoustic, ultrasonic, subsonic and supersonic waves. Description of a shock wave and its applications. Basics of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Normal shock equations (Rankine-Hugonit equations). Method of creating shock waves in the laboratory using a shock tube, description of hand operated Reddy shock tube and its characteristics. Introduction to Nano Science, Density of states in 1D, 2D and 3D structures. Synthesis : Top–down and Bottom–up approach, Ball Milling and Sol–Gel methods. CNT – Properties, synthesis: Arc discharge, Pyrolysis methods, Applications. Scanning Electron microscope: Principle, working and applications.