The Department of Physics started functioning with the initiation of the Pre-degree programme in 1981 and became a full-fledged department with the introduction of B.Sc. Physics in 1999.
M.Sc. in Physics was started in 2013. The department has a departmental library with sufficient books, a computer lab, a general lab, and a well-equipped electronics lab. The faculty members in the department are life members of the Indian Association of Physics Teachers. The department conducts a power Quiz in co-operation with Kerala Electricity Board.
ICT ENABLED CLASSROOMS
ICT Classrooms (Information and Communication Technologies led Classrooms) with Wifi connectivity makes learning interesting and effective.
U.G Physics Laboratory
The Undergraduate students avail of the facilities in the well maintained and equipped Physics Core Lab, Electronics Lab as well as Computer Lab.
P.G Physics Laboratory
The P.G department has infrastructural facilities in terms of well–equipped laboratories with modern instruments in centralized AC labs. Facilities include space for teacher demonstrations, student laboratory activities, and sufficient safe storage space. The lab is facilitated with three major parts- a section for doing general experiments, a second part for doing electronics experiments, and a third section for doing computer programming experiments. This is well-furnished and has internet facility.
Department organised ‘Sky Watch’ programme on 11 March, 2022. Dr. N.Shaji, Former Associate Professor, Maharajas College Ernakulam was the resource person. The resource person gave a briefing about the Sky-Watcher telescope, various constellations and facts about moon. Students could able to watch moon’s surface clearly and many stars namely Sirius, Kartika, Orion constellation, Taurus constellation etc. Sky watch programme was really a wonderful experience to students.
National Science Day
The Department of Physics, Morning Star Home Science College, Angamaly in association with Academy of Physics teachers, Kerala celebrated National Science Day 2022. The focal theme of the event was Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a sustainable future. A seminar was organized for the students of the department on March 4, 1 pm on the topic “Research Approaches in Nanoscience”. The resource person for the session was Dr. Sr. Simi NJ, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Newman College, Thodupuzha. The resource person introduced basic concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnology to students in a very effective way.
Community Lab Programme on ‘LED Series Bulb Assembling’ was organized on 21 December 2021. The main objective of the programme was transaction of knowledge to the community. This time the programme was given to the high school students.
Webinar on ‘Energy Conservation & Safety was organized by Energy Conservation Club & Department of Physics in connection with Energy Conservation Day on 23, December 2021. Shri. Janardanan Pillai, Asst. Executive Engineer, KSEB (Rtd.) handled the session. Ms.Shyny K.Ittiachan introduced the resource person and welcomed the gathering. The resource person detailed the necessity of energy conservation and the safety measures in the energy sector. Ms. Farisha (I B.Sc. Physics) proposed vote of thanks.
International webinar ‘Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell’ was conducted on 14, December2021. Ms. Daya Chacko, Research Scientist, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada was the resource person. The speaker detailed about fuel cell regarding its type, characteristics and applications. She is one of the prominent alumnae of the department. Ms. Shyny K. Ittiachan introduced the resource person and welcomed the gathering. UG & PG students and teachers attended the webinar. Ms. Aliena Joy proposed vote of thanks.
In association with World Space Week, a webinar was conducted on 6, October 2021. Prof. Ben Jose, Head and Associate Professor in Physics, Sree Sankara College, Kalady presented the topic the ‘Wonderful Sky Calls You’. 50 participants attended the webinar. Quiz competition and Power point competition were organized in association with World Space Week.
An orientation session on Higher Education & Career Scope was arranged in collaboration with Chinmaya Viswa Vidhyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Ernakulum on 3August, 2021. Dr. K.S. Kumari, Director, Vocational Programme and Sri. Yathi Ajay, certified trainer handled the sessions.25 students and three staff members were present. Students were made aware of the scope of carrer and higher education after completing B.Sc. Pogramme.
PG department of Physics organized a webinar ‘Research Methodology’ on 22 April, 2021. Dr. Sheeba N.H., Associate Professor, MES Asmabi College, Kodungallore was the speaker. 25 students and 5 teachers were present. The objective of the session was to impart research aptitude in students.
Department organized a webinar ‘Fostering Scientific Temper’ on 15 April, 2021.Dr. S.Sankararaman, Professor & Head of the Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala,Thiruvanathapuram was the resource person. Nearly 50 participants were there for the webinar. The main objective of the webinar was to create an interest in the research field.
World Space Week
In association with WSW, a webinar was conducted on the topic 'Wonderful Sky Calls You'. Prof.Ben Jose, Associate Professor in Physics, Sree Sankara College Kalady was the resource person.
Student Lecture Series
Student Lecture Series was organizedled byAdvanced Learners was arranged on 17 August, 2021 with the objective of making students aware of current advances in science and social situation prevailing today, cross cutting issues were gives as topics for student lecture series. Ms. Aneena Peter, Ms. Fathima Riya Parveen and Ms.Mariya Pappachan of II Year B.Sc. Physicsspoke on the topics Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Financial Literacy in Women respectively.
An orientation session on Higher Education & Career Scope was arranged in collaboration with Chinmaya Viswa Vidhyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Ernakulum on 3rd August 2021. Dr.K.S.Kumari, Director, Vocational Programme and Sri.Yathi Ajay, certified trainer were the resource persons.
Virtual Lab Series
The Department Organised ‘Explora 2020: A quiz on Indian Footsteps in ‘Space Research’ on 5, May 2020. More than 1600 participants attempted the quiz and issued E- Certificates to the participants.
In connection with ‘Earth Day’ the department organized an essay writing competition. An Oath was taken in association with Earth day on 22, April 2020. E- Certificates were issued to the participants. Nearly 70 participants took part in the Oath taking ceremony
Saluting the Warriors!
As a part of the National directive students of the department prepared a Collage to commemorate the service of the Health Warriors during the Pandemic.
Department of Physics organized National Seminar on “ Satellite Remote Sensing to address Climate Change” on 31st January 2020. Dr. Prijith Sudhakar , Scientist SE, National Remote Sensing Centre , Hyderabad.
Department of Physics conducted an Open House and Exhibition for Higher Secondary Students on 3rd January 2020. More than hundred students from various schools benefited from the programme. A talk on ‘Careers in Physics’ was also organized on the same day. Dr. Resmi R., Asst. Professor in Physics, U.C.College, Aluva was the resource person.
In connection with Annular Solar Eclipse – 2019, the Department of Physics organized an awareness programme on Solar Eclipse in association with Sasthra Sahithya Parishath, Angamaly Region. Mr.Athul R., Technical Assistant, CUSAT handled the session.
As a part of Green Initiative, the department conducted an Elocution and Poster competition on 4th October 2019. The focal theme of the competition was ‘Climate Change’. Maria A.J (II B.Com) and Sharona B. (I M.Sc. Chemistry) secured first and second prizes respectively. Ms.Fatima Femiya (II Physics) won first prize in the poster competition. A Documentary Show - ‘Climate Change and Global Warming’ was screened.
Department of Physics conducted ‘Solar Student Ambassador Workshop’ in association with Gandhi Global Solar Yatra organized by IIT Bombay on 03 October 2019. Dr. Sr. Rosily A.V., Principal, inaugurated the workshop. 50 students from both UG and PG participated in the workshop. Students assembled Solar Urja Lamps(SoUL).
Skill Connect 2019
“Skill Connect 2019”, an Inter- State Competition was conducted by Networkz Systems on 28 September2019 to find out the bright minds in the campus.
In connection with the Centenary Birth Celebration of Vikram Sarabhai, a Documentary Show was organized on 12 August 2019. Ms. Anjana Sahadevan and Ms. Furseena K.M. spoke on the occasion about the life and achievements of Vikram Sarabhai.
Exhibition cum sale, by a startup initiative of the department “Punarjani” was organized on 26 July 2019. “Punarjani” makes Purses and pouches out of waste cloth materials.
LED distribution and Awareness class on the topic “Why LED?”was arranged on 29 June 2019 in the Anganwadi of Nedumbassery Grama Panchayath premises. Smt.Suma Saburaj, Ward Member presided the function. Sri. Sreekumar Nedumbassery, EMC and District Coordinator was the resource person. He conveyed the need of using LEDs for house hold purposes. Dr.Sr. Rosily A.V., Principal, Morning Star Home Science College, inaugurated the distribution of LED bulbs. Smt. Shyny K.Ittiachan, program coordinator and Mr. Bhavasiram, well-wisher spoke on the occasion. Nearly hundred participants were there.
Training in Robotics
Hands on training on Robotics were organized on August 21, 2019. Faculty from DCS Robotics provided the training.
Best Project Work (PG)
Tope Scorer (Final year)
Top Scorer (Core)
Best Outgoing Student
Top Scorer (Vocational Physics)