The Department of Applied Physics is engaged in teaching Physics, Semiconductor Devices, Fiber Optic Communication Systems, Optical Networking and Digital Electronics at the BE level. It has one UG Applied Physics lab and a theoretical research lab. The Physics lab is being developed further to enhance the experimental skills of the BE students and has recently procured Fesnel’s bi-prism experimental setup and an optical spectrometer to fulfill its vision.The faculty members are actively involved in R&D in the areas of plasma physics, non-linear optics, experimental condensed matter physics, nanotechnology, optical networking and high speed optical communication. The faculty members collaborate with various institutes of India, including Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, University of Pune, Central University of Jharkhand, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore and BITS, Pilani for their R&D activities.
The department has an ongoing major UGC project entitled “Investigation of coupled optical beam propagation in nonlinear media for soliton pair and breather pair formation” under the supervision of Dr. R. K. Sarkar and two research scholars working in the field of non-linear optics. Right from the very beginning the department has set its tradition in publishing articles in reputed international journals (e.g. CARBON, J. Nanoparticle Res., Optics etc.) every year and the faculty members take active participation in various conferences and workshops organized in various parts of India as participants as well as invited speakers. For imparting significant research contributions, particularly in the fields of Nanoscience and Technology and Non-Linear Optics, the department has made its distinctive mark in the world-scientific-community. Dr. S. Karmakar, one of the faculty members of the department has recently been recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, NY, USA as one of the top researchers in the field of Science and Technology.