Department of Physics

Department of Physics started in the year 1997. The department is handling Engineering Physics at the first year level of all the Engineering programs. The curriculum is designed according to the requirements of all these programs by VTU. The department has the credence of attaining a success rate of 90% and above in each semester consistently. The department has well qualified faculty members. Department has proved its achievements in the area of research by publishing papers in National and International Journals. Apart from academics all the staff members are involved in various curricular and co-curricular activities.


Engineering Physics shall provide basic fundamentals and strengthen individual’s contribution to the technological development in Engineering program


  1. To provide basic fundamentals of Science through competent and motivated staff
  2. To stimulate their technical knowledge by imparting basics of Engineering Physics
Dr. Divakara S
Professor and Head M.Sc, Ph.D

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Course Outcomes

Engineering Physics (18PHY12/22)

At the end of the course pupil will be able to

CO 1: Understand Simple Harmonic oscillation and to classify waves based on Mach number
CO 2: Understand Elastic properties of materials and their applications
CO 3: Infer the relation between time varying electric and magnetic field, the transverse nature of the EM waves and their role in Optical fiber communication
CO 4: Compare between classical and Quantum Mechanics and to understand working of Laser
CO 5: Analyze physics of materials

Engineering Physics Lab (18PHYL16/26)

At the end of this course the pupil will be able to,

CO 1: Apprehend the concepts of interference and diffraction of light.
CO 2: Understand the principles of operations of optical fibers and semiconductor devices.
CO 3: Understand the Elastic properties of materials.
CO 4: Recognize the resonance concept and its practical applications.
CO 5: Understand measurement technology and use of new instruments.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
5. Modern tool usage: Create, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional Engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in Multi-disciplinary environments.
12. Lifelong learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Teaching Staff

Dr. Divakara S
Professor and Head M.Sc, Ph.D
Dr. N Sandhya Rani
Associate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Kathik R
Assistant Professor M.Sc.
Dr. Dileep C S
Assistant Professor M.Sc, Ph.D.
Manju V V
Assistant Professor M.Sc., B.Ed.
Dr. Vinayakaprasanna Narayan Hegde
Assistant Professor M.Sc.,Ph.D

Non-Teaching Staff

M N Guruprasad
Instructor B.Sc.
Vijay Raghavendra H N
Lab Incharge M.Sc., M.Phil.

The department has very good infrastructure consisting of two spacious laboratories, HOD’s chambers, staff rooms, departmental library and store room.

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