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)
 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 12.0 × 42.0
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) 9 HP 41284A LCR Q-meter
2 Muffle Furnace 10 Hydraulic Press 10 tone
3 PE loop Measurement System (2010-11) 11 Double Beam Spectrophotometer
4 Digital Storage Oscilloscope 25 MHz 12 Cryogenic Vacuum jig with Vacuum pump
5 Kithley Electrometer 13 Muffle Furnace
6 Ultrasonic Interferrometer 14 RTA System (Indigenously developed)
7 System for thin film fabrication by Spray Pyrolysis technique 15  SILAR system for thin film formation
8 Gas sensor unit

Teaching
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., SET
Ms. P. N. Jadhav
Ms. P. N. Jadhav
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., B.Ed., SET
A. A. Shirgaonkar
Ms. A. A. Shirgaonkar
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. , SET
Sneha Mohite
Ms. S.A. Mohite
Assistant Professor
MSc, SET
Mr. G.P. Gosavi
Mr. G.P. Gosavi
Assistant Professor
MSc B Ed ,SET
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
Ms. G. A. Karambelkar
Ms. G. A. Karambelkar
Assistant Professor
M.Sc., B.Ed.
Programmes offered:

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

Courses Offered:

UG Course

  • BSc in Physics

PG Course

  • MSc in Physics
  • MPhil in Physics
  • PhD in Physics
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
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)

Vidya Samiti – Constitution with members
Sr Constitution
1 Chairman Head of Department
2 External Member Dr Yogesh Mulye, Finolex Academy of Management and Technology.
3 Members Teaching and Non teaching Staff of Department
4 Student Representative One representative each from class
  Dr. Kishor Vasant Sukhatankar

Designation: Principal and Associate Professor
Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors
Research Output:

  1. No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 14
  2. No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 06
  3. No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 20

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

Honors and Awards:

  1. Best Teacher Award of University of Mumbai 2008-09.
  2. Late Baburao Joshi Best Teacher Award of Ratnagiri Education Society 2007-08.
  3. Awarded Teacher fellowship under UGC FIP in IX plan
  4. Stood first in Associate NCC Officer Senior Division Pre Commission Course at INS Venduruthi, Southern Naval Command, Cochin.
  5. Awarded 07 years long service medal and 12 years long service medals (26 September 2007) from NCC.
  6. Best Teacher Award from LIONS INTERNATIONAL Ratnagiri on 05th September 2010.
  7. Special recognition for drive for Flag Day Collection.
  8. Appointed as notemaker for Marathi Vishwakosh
  9. nominated on Academic Council of University of Mumbai
  10. Member of BOS (physics) for University of Mumbai
  11. Member of advisory committee for AVISHKAR research convension

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

 Dr. Mahesh Manohar Belekar

Designation: Head of the Department & Associate Professor
Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors
Research Output:

  1. No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 13
  2. No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 24
  3. No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 09

Honors and Awards:
National Level

  1. 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.
  2. Member of BOS Physics at Chougule College, Goa

University level

  1. Recipient of the ‘Best Teacher Award’ for the academic year 2006-07, from University of Mumbai.
  2. Obtained second rank in the University of Mumbai at M. Sc. (Physics) degree examination, held in May 1986.
  3. Received M. V. Bhagwat prize for the year 1985-86 for standing first in M. Sc. (Physics) from the Institute of Science, Mumbai.

Regional:

  1. 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.
  2. A certificate of appreciation of outstanding service and co-operation extended has been received from the Rotary club, Ratnagiri.
  3. A certificate of appreciation of the success in research field has been received from the ‘Sankalp Kala Manch’, Ratnagiri.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 Dr. Bhushan Baburao Dhale

Designation: Assistant Professor
Research Area: Modern Optics and Thin Films
Research Output:

  1. No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 05
  2. No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 07
  3. No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 14
  4. Minar Research Project sanctioned by University of Mumbai

Achievements:

  1. Worked as Chair Person in National Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (NCMECS – 2016)
  2. Participated in Inernational Workshop on Advanced Material 2018 held at Dubai.
  3. Worked as a chair person for state level workshop on ‘Joy of learning Physics through experimental demonstrations’

 Mr. Vivek Vasant Bhide

Designation: Assistant Professor
Research Area: Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors.
Research Output:

  1. No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 04
  2. No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 06
  3. No. of conference attended (International, National and state): 06

Honors and Awards:

  1. Appointed as notemaker for Marathi Vishwakosh Nirmiti, Bhoutiki Dnyanmandal
  2. Worked as a grader for International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2015) held in Mumbai.
  3. Resource person for Physics Olympiad Program.
  4. Research project selected by Mumbai University for presentation at 12th Maharashtra state inter University research convention ‘Avishkar-2017.

 Ms. Priti Nana Jadhav

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Research Area: Material science
Achievements:

  1. Qualified Ph. D. Entrance Test (PET)
  2. Register for PhD program under the guidance of Dr.K.V.Sukhatankar
  3. Qualified State Eligibility Test (SET)

 Ms. Nisha Narasinha Kelkar

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Research Output:

  1. No. of paper publication in Peer reviewed journals (International and National): 01
  2. No. of paper publication in conference proceedings (International and National): 01

Honors and Awards:

  1. Obtained First rank at MSc examination in Physics in Mumbai University.
  2. Received M. C. Joshi, D. Y. Phadke, V. K. Joag prize for the year 2014 for standing first in M. Sc. (Physics).
  3. Received third prize in National Competition of ‘Innovative Experiments in Physics (NCEIP)’ held at 30th IAPT Annual Convention, Hyderabad.

Achievements:

  1. Notemaker for Marathi Vishwakosh Nirmiti, Bhoutiki Dnyanmandal
  2. Worked as marker for 10th International Olympiad on astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2016 at Bhubneshwar – 9 to 19 December 2016
  3. Resource person for Physics Olympiad Program.

 Ms. Adnya Arun Shirgaonkar

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Achievement:

  1. Qualified SET exam

 Mr. Avadhut Vidyasagar Purohit

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Achievement:

  1. Qualified NET exam with All India Rank 19
  2. Qualified SET exam

 Mr. Gaurav Pralhad Gosavi

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Achievement:

  1. Qualified SET exam

 Ms. Sneha Anil Mohite

Designation: Assistant Professor (on contract basis)
Achievement:

  1. Qualified SET exam

Name Achievement Year
Ms Samata Gokhale Ranked First Position in T Y BSc Physics in the University of Mumbai 2013-14
Ms Nisha Kelkar Ranked First Position in M. Sc Physics in the University of Mumbai 2013-14
Qualified GATE examination in Physics 2013-14
Completed in Visiting Students’ Research Programme (VSRP)2014 at TIFR 2013-14
Ms Sayali Bhatkar Qualified UGC CSIR NET examination in Physics 2014
Mr Siddhesh Parab
Mr. 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 Sushant Patil Got 3rd prize for poster presentation in Conference on Material for energy conservation and storage 2015-16
Mr. Pushkar Patkar Ranked in top 1% at national level in the ‘National Graduate Physics Examination-2016’. 2016-17
Qualified State Eligibility Test (SET) in Physics, Jan 2018 2017- 18
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. Sayali Amrutsagar
Ms. Jai Kelkar
Got consolation price at university level Research Convention Avishkar 2018 2017-18
Ms. Vinita Walawalkar Completed Two stage NIUS (Physics) program held by HBCSE, TIFR 2017-18
Mr Mandar Sawant Qualified UGC CSIR NET examination in Physics 2017
Prerana Masurkar
Utkarsha Bhute
Completed first stage of NIUS ( Physics) program held by HBCSE, TIFR 2018-19
Programme Outcomes
B Sc Physics
  • Development of analytical abilities towards real world problems
  • Familiarization with current and recent scientific and technological developments
  • Enrichment of knowledge through problem solving hands on activities, study visits, projects, etc.
M Sc Physics
  • Enrichment of knowledge of fundamental laws and principles in a variety of areas of physics along with their applications
  • Development of research skills which includes advanced laboratory techniques, numerical techniques and microprocessor & microcontroller interfacing
  • Development of the skill to plan, execute and report the results of an extended experimental or theoretical Physics based project in a research environment
  • Development of presentation skills