• Sree Siddaganga College of Arts , Science and Commerce For Women
    Affiliated to tumkur University, Recognized by Govt, of Karnataka
    Reaccredited by NAAC: B+ Grade
    Tumkur , Karnataka

Department - Physics



To build a foundation for excellence and encourage the development of the Institution as a premier Institution by igniting and promoting enthusiasm, interests and passion, in the study of physics, as a part of curriculum.


  • To awaken the young minds and discover their talents both in theory and practical Physics, through dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative instructional methods like LCD presentation, OHP/LCDs etc.
  • To support the developmental activities of the College and make the Department vibrant.
  • To make vital contributions in areas of emphasis such as faculty, modern labs, Department library and demonstrate a high level of competence in the study of Physics.
  • To evolve strategies in the Department for continuous Improvement
  • Name of the department : Department Of Physics
  • Year of Establishment : 1982
  • Names of Programmes / Courses offered (UG/PG.etc): UG- as
  • PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) PMCs (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science) PME (Physics, Mathematics ,Electronics)

Names of Interdisciplinary courses and the departments/units involved: Some of the faculty are engaging a few classes in the Electronics Department

Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise): Semester System (CBCS)

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

Courses in collaboration with other universities, industries, foreign institutions, etc. : Nil

Details of courses/programmes discontinued (if any) with reasons: Nil

Number of teaching posts

  Sanctioned Filled
Professors - -
Associate Professors
No direct recruitment. Promotional according to UGC-DPI, Govt. of Karnataka 01
Assistant Professors No direct recruitment. Promotional according to UGC- DPI, Govt. of Karnataka 02
Guest Faculty College Management Selection 06


Student Strength : I B.Sc –PCM + PMC = 150
II B.Sc –PCM+PMC+PME = 170
III B.Sc –PCM + PMC = 117
Faculty profile with name, qualification, designation, area of specialization, experience

SL No   Name Qualification Designation Specialization No. of Years of Experience
  1. Sri: H,B PRABHU KUMAR M.Sc , Associate Professor SOLID STATE Physics 31 Years
2. Sri: THOMAS FRANCIS M.Sc Assistant Professor ELECTRONICS 29 Years
3. Sri: B.MARAPPA M.Sc .M.Phil Assistant Professor SOLID STATE Physics 08 Years
4. Smt: AHALYA .G M.Sc. Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored) Condensed Matter Physics Two years
5. Ms : DIVYABHARATHI M.Sc. Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored Condensed Matter physics About two years
6. Sri. N.J.RUDRESH M.Sc. Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored Condensed Matter physics About one year
7. Ms : PRATHIBHA B.L M.Sc. Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored Condensed Matter physics About one year
8. Sri. T.N LOHITH M.Sc. (NET) Full Time Lecturer (College Sponsored Condensed Matter physics About one year
9. Sri. ARUN KUMAR M.Sc. Part Time Lecturer (College Sponsored Condensed Matter physics About two year



Sl.No Name Designation No. of years of Experience
1. SUDHA N.S   Attender 10
2. LAKSMIKANTHIAH .M   Attender 10
3. SIDDAGANGAMMA P.R   Attender 10

List of senior faculty visited in the department:

  1. Prof. B .A. Kaglie, Dept. of Physics Bangalore University, Bangalore
  2. Prof. S. Srinivasan, Professor Emeritus, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
  3. Prof .C. Samantha, Midnapur College, Calcutta.
  4. Prof .G.S.D. Babu, M. P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore.

Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled(program wise) by temporary faculty: around 65 Per Cent

Student -Teacher Ratio (program wise):PCM 30:1, PMCs 17:1 , PME 3:1

Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and filled: Sanctioned: 04 Filled: 03 (management Supported-6)

Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D/ MPhil/PG.:

PG-08     MPhil-01   Ph.D-00

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

  1. UGC-- Minor Research Project
  2. 1,40,000/- +1,96,447/- +1,27,500/- +1,60,000/-
  3. = Rs :6,23,447=00 for (R.S+ RAK +BM+ VR)
  4. UGC-- Major Research Project Rs.: 3,88,000=00-for RAK

Research Centre /facility recognized by the University:

Sree Siddaganga Research & Development Center, recognized by Tumkur University is based in the College.


Publication per faculty: 02

Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals (National / international)

by faculty and students:04

  1. Areas of consultancy and income generated: Nil
  2. Faculty as members in
  3. National committees b) International Committees c) Editorial Boards:

Student projects:

Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including inter departmental/program- About 10%

Percentage of students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e.in Research laboratories/Industry/other agencies –About 10%

Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and students:

THOMAS FRANCIS- Chief Custodian of Tumkur University Examinations – Coding / valuation - 25/11/09 to 20/04/10

Geetha and Shruthi of final B.Sc securing 1st and 5th rank in Tumkur University examination 0f 2010

Shaistha Firdose has secured First rank and Aswini.P has secured 7th rank in the Science stream in theTumkur University Examination of 2011

Meghana .C( 2nd rankGold medalist IN PHYSICS)2015-16

Manila Jain 6th rank 2016-17
Kavya .H 9th rank 2016-17 and Gold Medalist for scoring 100% marks in physics
Priyanka.V 6th rank 2017-18
Kavya .P 9th rank 2017-18

List of eminent academicians and scientists/ visited the department:

Dr.R.Srinivasan-emiritus professor(IISc,Bangalore)

Dr.Vishnu Prasad Bhotla of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore DR.G.S.D.Babu of MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore Dr.B.A.Kaglie of Bangalore University

Dr.M.C Radha Krishna of Bangalore University Dr.C.R Ramaswamy of Bangalore University Dr.K.B Ramesh of Indian Institute of astro physics

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized
& the source of funding :-----01-----UGC

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

NET/SLET-2 Candidates

Student progression:

Student progression Against % enrolled
UG to PG Around 50%
PG to M.Phil. NIL
PG to Ph.D. 10%
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral NIL-
Employed Campus selection
Other than campus recruitment
Employed in Same college in the dept: 03
Entrepreneurship/Self-employment 40%

Details of Infrastructural facilities:

Library –Department library has a collection of about 150 books. The Department

of Physics subscribes to five journals.

Internet facilities for Staff & Students -3 systems with internet facility

Class rooms with ICT facility-06 rooms with ICT

Laboratories-3 labs with well equipped with latest apparatus

Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or other agencies:
Nearly 75 per cent of the students are getting financial assistance from both government and non-government funding agencies

Details on student enrichment programmes (special lectures / workshops / seminar) with external experts:

Our college is the recognized center for National Level graduate examination which is conducted by Indian Association of Physics Teachers. Every year about 50 students enroll for this examination.

Special lecture from well known speaker were organized for our students during the academic year 2018-2019.
Sri Chetan Pratap

Students are taken on Educational visit

Students were taken for speech competition to Kalpataru Science College Tiptur In 2017—Secured II -Prize

Students (Mamatha .P and Lavanya K.S of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for Science Exhibition State level competition to Kalpataru Science College , Tiptur In 2018-- Secured II- Prize for a model in Waste Management Techniques.
Students (Hongirana and Priyanka .V of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for State level Essay competition to Kalpataru Science College-- Secured II- Prize
Students (Jyothilakshmi .R and Harshitha B.M of III B.sc (PCM) were taken for State level Quiz competition to Kalpataru Science College-- Secured II- Prize

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:

Along with the conventional method of classroom lecturing, faculty of the department are proficient in using Interactive White Boards. 'Power Point' presentations are frequently used by the faculty to embellish their presentations.

Our college is the lead college for conducting new experiments.

Ours being a rural college, it provides excellent education in B.Sc degree for all categories of students with minimum expenditure.

SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:

Strengths: Talented and Sincere Faculty

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.Well Equipped Laboratory facilities

Use of Information Communication Technology like smart board, PPTs and Models.

Demonstration of Models and charts for better understanding

Remedial classes for slow learners and guidance for high scorers

Seminars by students for motivating self study

Awarding cash prizes for merited students


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.

Sanctioned posts not filled - High rate of faculty turnover

Majority of the students are from rural areas. They lack proper communication skills in English

On account of Semester system, heavy work load for both students & teachers

Students cannot spend much time on extra circular activities

Students habit of text book reading is very poor

Low salaries for Management Staff

Students passing with Physics in B.Scdegree go for higher studies in Tumkur other Universities. Few students have also joined different Research Centers, School Service and other services
Due to globalization wide job opportunities are available for Science students

Improving Scope for higher studies

Job opportunities for Science students in almost every field like banks, LIC, R & D,

Factories, IT companies etc


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.

Preparing students to take up PG and Ph.D studies

Developing communication skill and enhancing Personality development

Preparing students to take up competitive examinations like KAS, IAS, IFS etc.

To imbibe leadership quality to face the society at large

To motivate the students to go for job for self dependency

Future plans:
To start PG course in physics
To improve the performance of students in the University Examinations To motivate the students to take up research in basic science of Physics
To upgrade the facilities for imparting quality training to students and exploring their
potential to the full extent to make them competent physicists.
To Strengthen Alumni Interaction
To organize training programs to prepare students for Campus Recruitment All staff members are intended to take UGC Minor and Major projects.
To establish student guidance cell in the department to help them to take up competitive examination, admission to PG courses and coaching to GATE, GMAT. To arrange Bridge courses
To conduct personality development programs for the betterment of the students to face the current challenges.
To organize more industrial visits for students To organize Technical ConferencesTo improve the qualification and skills of supporting staff.
To mobilize the resources for the self maintenance of the Department through consultancy and research projects
Extending continuing education program to PU teachers in addition to high school teachers
.Intend to open short term certificate courses
Our department is planning to adopt five high schools of TUMKUR district and train them according to recent CBSE syllabus

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Sri: B.Marappa, H.O.D of Physics.
Appointed in 2004 and got absorbed in government service
Working In Degree College from 2012.
Pursuing Ph.d in Nano Science.
Attended International / National conference
Presented papers
Published Two papers
B.O.E in Physics 2016, – member
Total teaching experience is 20 years


1. Sri: H.B Prabhu Kumar:
Appointed in 1987 as lecturer.
Got transferred to Sree Siddaganga Boys college ,Tumkur
Got transferred back to Sree Siddaganga Women.s college ,Tumkur
Presently working as Associate Professor of Physics ( till date).
B.O.E in Physics 2018 -- member
Total teaching experience is 32 years


Sri: Thomas Francis
Appointed in 1991 on temporary basis
Got Approved as stop-gap Lecturer in January 1992.
Got absorbed and regularized in service from 05-06-1998.
Presently working as Ass:Professor( till date).
Prepares Time-Table of the whole College since- 2011.
Prepares Laboratory Manuals for all semesters according to new Syllabus..
B.O.S of Physics 2018 -- member.
B.O.E in Physics ,2012.2017,& 2018 – member
Assists principal in all Academic / Examination works
Total teaching experience is 30 years


4. Smt: AHALYA .Gbr /> Appointed as Full-Time lecturer in 2017
Continued in service for year 2018
Pursuing Ph.d ,
Published two papers
Attended eight Work-shops, Three coherences
Presented seven papers and participated in two Faculty Development Programs Total teaching experience is 05 years


Appointed as Part-Time lecturer in 2017
Continued in service as Full-Time lecturer for year 2018
Total teaching experience is 03 years


Appointed as Part-Time lecturer in 2017
Continued in service as Part-Time lecturer for year 2018
Pursuing B.Ed
Total teaching experience is 03 years


Max. Transfer Theorem - I B.Sc

Helmholtz vol. resonator - II B.Sc

Characteristics of GM counter -III B.Sc