The Department of Physics (previously known as Department of Applied Physics) since its inception in 1955 has played a pivotal role in the institute. A gamut of very motivated, well qualified and talented faculty is actively engaged in teaching as well as research in areas of theoretical and experimental physics and technology. They have, to their credit, numerous research publications and several R&D projects. Some faculty members have been awarded international fellowships from universities abroad and some have received BOYSCAST fellowship awarded by DST, Government of India.
The vision of the department is to achieve excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate education and research for scholarly inquiry and development of new knowledge.
|5-year Integrated M. Sc. in Physics
|2-year M. Sc. in Physics
|M. Tech. in Nanoscience and Technology
The prime objectives of the offered programmes are as follows:
- Impart high quality education in a vibrant academic ambience.
- Prepare students to take up challenges as researchers in academic and R & D organizations.
- To train students for participation in multidimensional academic activities.
- To impart scientific knowledge and inculcate human values.
The department has well equipped laboratories having several systems viz., RF magnetron sputtering, Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PECVD), thermal CVD, RF/DC magnetron co-sputtering, plasma nitriding, anodic vacuum arc deposition, plasma arc generator, polishing setup, Raman spectrometer, nanoindenter, solar simulator, D33 meter, PE loop-tracer, UV Visible Spectrometer, 10K cryostat etc.
At present the department has 13 faculty members and 14 research scholars. Besides two Indo-Russian projects, the department has been pursuing several sponsored projects funded by the UGC, DST, AICTE, BRNS, ISRO, ARDB, DRDO, NRB and CSIR. In addition, the department has also completed an Indo-German project under Indo-German Bilateral Cooperation in Science and Technology (DST–BMBF) and an Indo-Israel project. The department has received “Fund for Improvement in Science & Technology Infrastructure (FIST)” from DST, New Delhi, as well as Special Assistance Programme (SAP) from UGC.
The current broad areas of research in the department include quantum optics, nonlinear optics, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics. Specific sub-areas are plasma processing of materials, surface engineering with plasma coating, surface modification, anodic vacuum arc deposition of thin films, carbon nanotubes, diamond-like carbon (DLC) films, nano and ultrananocrystalline diamond films, carbon nanotubes, solar cells, nanocrystalline superhard coatings, high temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistive materials, dilute magnetic semiconductors, piezoelectric materials, electronic composite materials, magnetic composites, soliton and light propagation, optical communication, photonic crystal fibres, optoelectronics, etc.
The department has organized various seminars and symposia, recent ones include:
SERC School on Science and Technology of Plasmas, from 15th-27th December, 2008
DST-INSPIRE Camp on Basic Sciences from 27th-31st January, 2010
Recent Developments in Engineering Materials, from 12th - 14th May 2011
CMDAYS – 2012, from 29th – 31st August 2012
One Day Workshop on Solar Cell, on 15th May 2014.
Dr. Sunita Keshri (Shaw)
Professor and Head, Department of Physics
BIT- Mesra, Ranchi
Jharkhand - 835 215