gogate-college

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

Establishment Year 1945 B.Sc. (General) degree course
1952 B.Sc. degree with Physics at subsidiary
1972 B.Sc. degree course with Physics major
1992 M.Sc. degree course in Physics major
(Microprocessor, Microcomputers and Embedded Systems I)
Programmes offered

B.Sc. M.Sc. M.Phil Ph.D.

Dr. K. V. Sukhatankar
Dr. K. V. Sukhatankar
Principal
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. M. M. Belekar
Dr. M. M. Belekar
H.O.D.
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. B. B. Dhale
Dr. B. B. Dhale
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D
Mr. V. V. Bhide
Mr. V. V. Bhide
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil, NET, SET
Ms. N. N. Kelkar
Ms. N. N. Kelkar
Assistant Professor
M.Sc.
Ms. P. N. Jadhav
Ms. P. N. Jadhav
Associate Professor
M.Sc., B.Ed.
Ms. A. A. Shirgaonkar
Ms. A. A. Shirgaonkar
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. , SET
Ms. G. A. Karambelkar
Ms. G. A. Karambelkar
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., B.Ed.
Visiting Faculty
Staff Member
Prof. Ajay Patwardhan
Affiliation: Mumbai University
Staff Member
Prof. L. D. Jadhav
Affiliation: Shivaji University
Staff Member
Prof. Ajgaonkar
Affiliation: National College, Mumbai
Staff Member
Prof. Press
Affiliation: Mumbai University
Staff Member
Prof. S. N. Karlekar
Affiliation: Zunzunwala College, Mumbai
Staff Member
Prof. Jyoti Rao
Affiliation: Ruia College, Mumbai
Staff Member
Prof. Atul Modi
Affiliation: Viveanand College, Mumbai
Staff Member
Prof. Anil Raghav
Affiliation: Mumbai University
Staff Member
Prof. Mansing Takale
Affiliation: Shivaji University
 Lab Space

Total area in square feet: 4321.32 sq.ft. (110.80 sq. ft per student)

Sr. No Lab No. Laboratory Measures (Sq. Ft.)
1 Lab 1 UG Laboratory 30.0 x 30.0
2 Lab 2 UG Laboratory 30.0 x 30.0
3 Lab 3 UG Laboratory 30.0 x 30.0
4 Lab 4 UG Laboratory 18.0 x 9.0
5 Lab 5 Research Laboratory 36.6 x 14.0
6 Lab 6 PG Laboratory
7 Lab 7 Dark Room
(Spectroscopy Lab.)
30.0 x 10.5
8 Lab 8 Computer Laboratory 10.0 x 9.0
9 Staff Room 28.0 x 9.0

 Major Equipments

Sr. No Name of the Instrument Sr. No Name of the Instrument
1 Magnetic Hysteresis Set up 7 Universal Microcontroller
2 TK Base CPLD Board 8 Advantech 1711 Multifunction I/O
3 TK 89C51RD2 Daughter Board 9 Planck’s Constant Apparatus
4 Curie Temperature Apparatus 10 Electronic Digital Balance
5 TK Base FPGA Board 11 Universal PIC programmer
6 Microwave bench

 Research Equipments

Sr. No Name of the Equipment Sr. No Name of the Equipment
1 LCR-Q Meter (HP) 7 HP 41284A LCR Q-meter
2 Muffle Furnace 8 Hydraulic Press 10 tone
3 PE loop Measurement System (2010-11) 9 Double Beam Spectrophotometer
4 Digital Storage Oscilloscope 25 MHz 10 Cryogenic Vacuum jig with Vacuum pump
5 Kithley Electrometer 11 Muffle Furnace
6 Ultrasonic Interferrometer 12 RTA System (Indigenously developed)

Names of Programmes Courses Class University
ADD-ON Certificate Course in (Microprocessors and Microcomputers) UG Autonomous
 Funded Research Project Data

Academic Year Title of Project Principal Investigator Funding Agency Grants Received
2008-09 To design & develop a low cost PC Based programmable I-V measurement system to investigate electrical properties of swift heavy ion implanted GaAs substrates Dr. K. V. Sukhatankar University of Mumbai (Minor Project) 30,000/-
2009-10 Design and development of a low cost microcontroller based standalone inductance and capacitance measurement system Dr. M. M. Belekar University of Mumbai (Minor Project) 32,000/-
2010-13 To investigate effect of elevated substrate temperature on the electrical properties of swift heavy ion implanted GaAs Dr. K. V. Sukhatankar University Grants Commission 9,04,500/-
2014-15 Effect of post-annealing on the optical and electrical properties of cuprous oxide thin films obtained from the vacuum evaporation method. Dr. B. B. Dhale University of Mumbai (Minor Project) 25,000/-

 Seminar Workshop Organized (last 5 years)

Sr. No Year Name Status of Workshop Funding Agency
1 2014-15 A workshop on ‘Microprocessors’ conducted by Physics dept., Gogate college at Chougule college, Goa (Jan 2014)
2 2015-16 A ‘National Conference of Light and its Applications’ (NCLA) jointly organized by Government college Quepem, Goa and Gogate Jogalekar College Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. (March 2016)
3 Workshop on ‘Microprocessors and its applications’ conducted at Ratnagiri by Physics dept., Gogate college for students of Chougule college, Goa (April 2016)
4 2016-17 Workshop on ‘Experimental Physics’ conducted at Goa by Physics dept., Choughule college for Gogate college students. (April 2017)

 Dr. Kishor Vasant Sukhatankar

Designation: Associate Professor & Head of the Department

Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors

Research Output:
i) No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 14
ii) No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 06
iii) No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 20

No. of Books published in (International and National): 05

Honors and Awards:
Best Teacher Award of University of Mumbai 2008-09.

Late Baburao Joshi Best Teacher Award of Ratnagiri Education Society 2007-08.

Awarded Teacher fellowship under UGC FIP in IX plan

Stood first in Associate NCC Officer Senior Division Pre Commission Course at INS Venduruthi, Southern Naval Command, Cochin.

Awarded 07 years long service medal and 12 years long service medals (26 September 2007) from NCC.

Best Teacher Award from LIONS INTERNATIONAL Ratnagiri on 05th September 2010.

Special recognition for drive for Flag Day Collection

Invited lectures/chairperson of session in conference, symposia and seminar (brief information) in table format: 02

 Dr. Mahesh Manohar Belekar

Designation: Associate Professor

Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors

Research Output:
i) No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 13
ii) No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 24
iii) No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 09

Honors and Awards:
National Level:
A national level award from Indian Physics Association (IPA):- ‘S. N. Seshadri Instrumentation Award in Physical Sciences- 2002’ has been received for innovation / excellence in indigenous development of ‘Microprocessor controlled Rapid Thermal Annealing (RTA) System’. This stand alone system is installed at Department of Physics, University of Mumbai and currently being used extensively for fundamental research in Semiconductor Physics. The award carries prize money of Rs. 20000/- and a citation.

University level:
Recipient of the ‘Best Teacher Award’ for the academic year 2006-07, from University of Mumbai.

Obtained second rank in the University of Mumbai at M. Sc. (Physics) degree examination, held in May 1986.

Received M. V. Bhagwat prize for the year 1985-86 for standing first in M. Sc. (Physics) from the Institute of Science, Mumbai.

Regional:
Received the ‘Late Baburao Joshi Best Teacher Award’ for the academic year 2005-06, awarded by ‘Ratnagiri Education (R. E.) Society’, Ratnagiri. The R. E. Society runs Gogate-Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri, where I work.

A certificate of appreciation of outstanding service and co-operation extended has been received from the Rotary club, Ratnagiri.

A certificate of appreciation of the success in research field has been received from the ‘Sankalp Kala Manch’, Ratnagiri.

Felicitated by ‘Jay Hind Pratishthan’, Ratnagiri, for receiving the best teacher award from Mumbai University in a public function ‘Bahar-2008’ on 16th January 2008.

Certificates of appreciation of the outstanding work done during academic year 2003-04, 2004-05, 2007-08 and 2009-10 have been received from ‘Ratnagiri Education Society’, Ratnagiri.

Achievement / participation :
Worked as a member of panel of Judges for ‘Avishkar Research Convention 2015-16’ for Sindhudurg district.
Year :2015-16
Worked as member of panel of judges for ‘Avishkar’ University level research competition by ‘Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth’ Dapoli, held at Fisheries college, Ratnagiri.
Year :2016-17
Co-opted as member of BOS in physics of Choughule college (Autonomous), Goa
Year :2016-17
Worked as member of panel of judges for ‘Avishkar’ University level research competition by ‘Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth’ Dapoli, held at Fisheries college, Ratnagiri.
Year :2016-17

 Dr. Bhushan Baburao Dhale

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Area: Modern Optics and Thin Films

Research Output:
i) No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 05
ii) No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 07
iii) No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 14

Achievement / participation :
Work as Chair Person in “National Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (NCMECS – 2016)”, held in Mahatma Phule Mahavidyalaya, Pune.
Year :2015-16

 Mr. V. V. Bhide

Designation: Assistant Professor

Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors.

Research Output:
i) No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 04
ii) No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 06
iii) No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 06

Achievement / participation :
Research project selected by Mumbai University for presentation at 12th Maharashtra state inter University research convention ‘Avishkar-2017.
Year :2017-18

 Ms. Priti Nana Jadhav

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)

Research Area: Material science
Achievement / participation :
Register for PhD program under the guidance of Dr.K.V.Sukhatankar
Qualified Ph. D. Entrance Test (PET)
Year :2014-15

 Ms. Nisha Narasinha Kelkar

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)

Research Output:
i) No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 01
ii) No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 01

Honors and Awards:
Obtained first rank at MSc examination in Physics in Mumbai University
Received third prize in National Competition of ‘Innovative Experiments in Physics (NCEIP)’ held at 30th IAPT Annual Convention, Hyderabad.
Year :2015-16

 Prof. Shirgaonkar A. A

Achievement / participation :
Qualified SET exam
Year :2016-17

 Prof. Purohit A.

Achievement / participation :
Qualified NET exam with All India Rank 17.
Year :2016-17

Name Award Year
Mr. Sumukh Purohit IInd in All India Essay Contest on Nuclear Science & Technology organized by Department of Atomic Enegry, India. 2012
Mr. Sumukh Purohit Ranked First Position in Mumbai University Research Competition “Avishkar” in the category UG Pure Science 2012
Miss Wafa Kapadi Ranked Second Position in T Y BSc Physics in the University of Mumbai 2013
Geet Kalsulkar Ranked First Position in State level Research Competition “Avishkar” in the category UG Pure Science
Miss Samata Gokhale Ranked First Position in T Y BSc Physics in the University of Mumbai 2014-15
Miss Nisha Kelkar Ranked First Position in M. Sc Physics in the University of Mumbai 2014-15
Mr Siddhesh Parab and Nikhil Kanitkar Selected in Campus interview for job on BPO by INFOSYS, Pune. 2014-15
Shamali Sawant, Pranita Tipugade, Divya Patil, Mrunmayi Patange, Shrinidhi Sawant Selected for participation in the National level NIUS summer camp in Experimental Physics at Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. 2015-16
Mr. Pushkar Patkar Ranked in top 1% at national level in the ‘National Graduate Physics Examination-2016’. 2016-17
Ms. Divya Patil Selected for 8-weeks summer research fellowship program conducted by ‘Indian Academy of sciences’ to work at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 2016-17
Ms. Vinita Walawalkar Completed two-week NIUS (Physics) program held by HBCSE, TIFR and also selected for second stage of the program 2017-18