Department of Physics Clickhere to go to the Departmental website

Objectives:

  • To show the learners correct path to pursue correct knowledge and information of Physics.

  • To motivate individual learner for higher studies in Physics so that the subject can flourish to serve for the betterment of the earth and its belongings

  • To open up human brain for systematic and consistent thinking process for well being of the human society.

Goal: To take Physics and Physicist to a level from which it will be possible to save the earth and humanity.

Brief History of the Department:

  • Opening of Pre-University: (It is ‘Higher Secondary’ Course under AHSEC from the year 1985) Science stream: From the session 1964-65, vide GU EC Res. No. 4/77/ (b) Dated 08.06.66.

  • Opening of Degree Science stream (Pass course): From the session 1965-66, vide GU EC Res. No. 6/125(f) Dated 16.07.65, Letter No. G/EC/2/65/16995 Dated 10.09.65.

  • Opening of Degree ‘Honours’ (‘Honours’ was renamed by GU as Major from the year 1986) in Physics: From the session 1978-79 Vide GU EC Res. No. 335/15/79(31) Dated 05.07.79.

    Courses offered & Seats
    • Physics in H.S. Science (1st and 2nd Year)

    • Physics (Major and general) in B.Sc course (Semester)

    • No. of Seats : 25 in Major Course

    Faculty

    Head of the Department:

    Other Professors:

    1. Mr. Sumanta Borthakur, M.Sc.
      Associate Professor
      Spl. Paper: Laser Physics
      M No: +919864511112

    2. Dr. Homeshwar Kakati, M.Sc., PhD
      Associate Professor
      Spl. Paper: Spectroscopy
      M No: +919435017466

    3. Dr. Diganta Kumar Sarma, M.Sc., PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Spl. Paper: Electronics
      M No: +9198599866
    4. Dr. Somik Banerjee, M.Sc., PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Spl. Paper: Condensed Matter Physics & Material Science
      M No: +919435714427
    5. Dr. Dipsikha Kalita, M.Sc., PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Spl. Paper: Advance Quantum Mechanics
      M No: +919435115960
    6. Dr. Smritimala Sarma, M.Sc., PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Spl. Paper: Condensed Matter Physics

     

    Laboratory Staff:

    1. Mr. Gurucharan Barman

    2. Mr. Soneswar Kalita

    3. Mr. Troilokya Deka

    Activities

    Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
    Visit to the Parizat Academy school under Star College scheme with teachers and 3rd Semester major students to demosnstrate the different physics experiments and to discuss problems with students   

    Seminar / workshop / Group Discussion organized in the Dept.:

    • At least 2-3 Seminars/Talks are held by the department in one academic year inviting resource persons from reputed institutes.

    • Seminar and Group discussions are also held among the students on topic related to course (Especially in Major Classes)

    Departmental Publications:

    Practical Hand book of for TDC (Major & General courses) & HS Courses

    Wall magazine - Window

    Annual Departmental Journal - Nebula

    SOME ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT:

    1. Classes for MPhil. Courses of Madurai Kamraj University was conducted by Dept. of Physics in the session 2006-2007.
    2. 1st & 2nd Year Major Students received 1st prize in Postal Competition held by Department of Physics, Gauhati University.
    3. Surajit Medhi, Arup Sahu and Himangshu Deka received 1st prize in Quiz competition on Ramanujan Day organized by Dept. of Mathematics, B. Borooah College on 22/12/2008.
    4. TDC 1st year student Piyal Chakraborty took part in Republic Day Parad on 26th January 2010.
    5. Farewell of Mr. Suren Deka, Bearer of the Department in 2011.
    6. Trip to All India Radio at Chandmari and Transmitter station at Jalukbari on 20/06/2012 and 30/06/2012 respectively.
    7. Farewell of Dr. Bhabani Kanta Sarma on 30th September 2012.
    8. Students from two Schools from Jalukbari under the STAR College scheme visited the Department on 7/11/2013. The schools are Ambari High School & Gauhati University Model High School. The students were demonstrated with different apparatus and experiments like refraction & Reflection of light Photo Cell, Ohm’s Law etc.
    9. Joining of new faculty member Dr. Somik Banerjee on 9th October 2013.    
    10. Excursion of 6th Semester students to Tezpur University on 12th February 2014. Students were familiarized with different sophisticated instruments like XRD (X-Ray Diffraction), SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) etc.
    11. Organized 7 Days workshop “Hand on training in Industrial automation” in collaboration with ETDC (Electronic Testing & Development Centre), Department of Electronics, Govt. of India from March 22 - 28, 2014.
    12. Farewell of Dr. Hem Chandra Goswami on 30th April 2014.
    13. Two students from  2nd semester 2014 (Nirjara Mahanta & Srutimala Deka) has been selected for the Summer camp 2013-14 by National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS), Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education, Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
    14. Visit to the Parizat Academy school under Star College scheme with teachers and 3rd Semester major students and demosnstrate the different physics experiments
    15. Visit to the North Eastern Application Centre (NESAC) with 5th Semester Major students.
    16. Practical Hand book for TDC (Major & General courses) & HS Courses.
    17. The institutional website is maintained from the Physics Department.  The coordinator of UGC is from the Department.
    18. Departmental is currently using Automation Software. Alumni members have finencially assited to developed the software.
    19. A few papers of the UG programme have been designed by the faculty of the Department.


    List of eminent academicians and scientists / visitors to the  Department  

    1. Prof. Rajpal S. Sirohi, Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi  

    Chair Professor
                   2.  Prof. R. K. Verma, TIFR
                    3. Prof. K. D. Krori, Retd. Principal, Cotton College, Assam
                   4. Prof. B. K. Sarma, Retd. Professor, Gauhati University

    SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT

    2006-2007
    Lightning: Facts, misconceptions Preventions and Current Research
    by Mr. Kiron Kumar Johere, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune on 15-04-2007 in collaboration with ASTEC


    2007-2008
    “Joy of star watching” by Mr. U Deka, Rtrd. Officer of RBI on 12/10/2007


    2008-2009
    Disaster Management by Dr. Bijoy Sankar Goswami, Dept. of Chemistry, B. Borooah College on 25/08/2009


    2009-2010
    Effect of Aerosol on Cloud Microphysics- Some observations by Dr. Mahen Konwar, Scientist –B, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune on 05-10-2007 followed by a scientific film “Top 10 Discoveries of Greatest Places”

    “Basics of MATLAB” by Dr. Diganta Kumar Sarma, Dept. of Physics, B. Borooah College,  on 31/08/2012.

    2013-2014

    “Why Einstein?” by Prof. R. K. Verma, in the year 2013.

    PANE Foundation Day Lecture, 2013 by Prof. Barindra Kumar Sarma on the topic “Physics Teaching at Undergraduate Level”

    “Graphene:  Graphene Quantum Dots & Graphene Paper” by Mr. Hemen Kalita, Research Scholar, IIT Bombay on 23/04/2013

    “Unicode & writing in Assamese language” by Dr. Buljit Borgohain, GIMT, Azara, Guwahati, on 24/03/2013.

    "Joy of Star watching" by Mr. Kishore Baruah, Tezpur uniertsity

     

     

    Research

    Completed a Minor Research Project (Ref No: F.5-195/2011-12(MRP/NERO)/14048 dated 09 March 2012) by Dr. Diganta Kumar Sarma. The topic of the project is " Rain Prediction Algorithm from Meteorological Data".

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    Results

    Results of the B.Sc part III (Physics Major) for last 10 years -

    Year Appeared Passed 1st Class 2nd Class Pass %
    2006 7 7 6 1 100
    2007 12 12 6 6 100
    2008 18 18 11 7 100
    2009 8 6 2 4 75
    2010 15 14 7 7 93
    2011 16 16 10 6 100
    2012 19 19 13 6 100
    2013 17 17 15 02 100
    2014 22 22 21 01 100
    2015 23 23 23 NIL 100
    2016 21 21 21 NIL 100