• Name of Department

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 (Microprocessors  Microcomputers and Embedded Systems I)
  • Courses Conducted in the Department

B Sc., M Sc, M. Phil, Ph.D, 

  • Add-on courses conducted by the department

A certificate course in Microprocessors and Microcontrollers.

  • Information of faculty members of the department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of faculty –

Name:  Dr. Kishor Vasant Sukhatankar.

Designation: Associate Professor & Head of the department
Educational Qualifications: M.Sc. M.Phill. Ph.D. ( Mumbai University)
Member of Board of Studies in Physics of University of Mumbai.
Teaching and Research experience :

  • Teaching Experience: UG 25 Years.
  • Recognized as PG Teacher M.Sc. by Papers & teaching at PG center of Gogate Jogalekar College since 1992.
  • Recognized for M.Sc. by Research Mumbai University
  • Recognized for Ph.D. Guide of Mumbai University.

Two students completed M.Phil. degree and  two students are registered for Ph.D. degree.

  • Year of Award of doctoral degree: 2004 by University Of Mumbai.
  • Member of syllabus committee to revise M.Phill. and M.Sc.Course

in Physics of University of Mumbai.        
Title of the thesis for doctoral degree of Mumbai University:
Design and development of PC based I-V measurement system and electrical characterization of high-energy 120Sn implantation in GaAs. Awarded in May 2003.
Award of Fellowship: Awarded UGC Teacher Fellowship Under IX plan College Development Programme and undertaken research work at University Department Of Physics, Mumbai University and Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
AWARD RECEIVED
1. Recipient of the ‘Best Teacher Award’ for the academic year       2010-11, from University of Mumbai.
2. Awarded UGC fellowship during 2000-2002 under Faculty   Development   Programme IX plan.
3.    Ranked first in Pre-Commission NCC Course 1992.
4.    Awarded Long Service Medal from NCC Directorate, Maharashtra.
5. Awarded Baburao Joshi Best Teacher Award from Ratnagiri Education Society Ratnagiri.

Research area

  • Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors

Name: -              Dr. Watawe  Shrikant  Chintamani

 Designation: -          Associate Professor
Qualifications: -        M.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D.(Materials Science)
Research guidance:
Number of M. Phil  students guided – 3
Research guidance to M Sc students in  Physics and Chemistry – 21

Dr. Belekar Mahesh Manohar.

Designation:  Associate Professor
Qualifications: - M.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D.
RECEIVED PRIZES/AWARDS:
A) At 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.
B) At 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.
C) Regional:
i)     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.
ii)    A certificate of appreciation of outstanding service and co-operation extended has been received from the Rotary club, Ratnagiri.
iii)   A certificate of appreciation of the success in research field has been received from the ‘Snkalp Kala Manch’, Ratnagiri.
iv)   Certificates of appreciation of the outstanding work done during academic year 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2009-10 have been received from ‘Ratnagiri Education Society’, Ratnagiri.
Area of research:
i)Design and development microprocessor/microcontroller based control and instrumentation systems.
ii)Study of high-energy ion implantation in semiconductors.

  • Dr. Dhale Bhushan Baburaso

Designation: -           Assistant Professor
Qualifications: -        M.Sc. Ph. D.
Research Experience: -
M.Sc. Project :- A dissertation entitled “Recording of Hologram.” is  completed   for  the partial fulfillment of M.Sc. degree.
Ph.D:-        Thesis on the research problem entitled “Studies On Vacuum Evaporation of Copper Thin Films and Their Thermal Oxidation to Copper Oxide for Electrochromic Devices.”
Area of research:
Modern Optics and Thin Film

5.   Mr. Sutar Babasaheb Dhondiram
Designation: Lecturer on contract basis
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil.

Area of Research:
•      Soft magnetic materials,
•      Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors

6.  Mr. Bhide Vasant Vivek
Qualifications           : M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., NET
Designation  : Lecturer on contract basis
Area of Research:
•      Swift heavy ion irradiation in semiconductors

7.Miss. Jadhav Priti Nana
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.
Designation : Lecturer on contract basis.

8  Miss Shirgaonkar Adnya Arun
Qualification: M.Sc.
Designation : Lecturer on contract basis.

  • Laboratory Details (if applicable)
  • No. of Labs & its area
  • 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

B. Sc. Laboratory

30.0 x 30.0

2.

Lab 2

B.Sc. Laboratory

30.0 x 30.0

3.

Lab 3

B.Sc. Laboratory

30.0 x 33.0

4.

Lab 4

Research Laboratory

36.6 x 14.0

5.

Lab 5

M.Sc. –I Laboratory

21.0 x 9.5

6.

Lab 6

Dark Room (Spectroscopy Lab.)

30.0 x 10.5

7.

Lab 7

Computer Laboratory

10.0 x 9.0

8.

Lab 8

M.Sc. II Laboratory

18.0 x 9.0

9.

Staff Room

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28.0 x 9.0

  • Major equipments with brief description

Sr. No.

Name of the Instrument

Make/Company

1.

HP 41284A LCR Q-meter

Hewlett Packard

2.

Hydraulic Press 10 tone

Hemco Corp.,Mumbai

3.

Muffle furnace

Omkar, Thane

4.

Double Beam Spectrophotometer

Cary, Japan

5.

Microwave Bench

Adtech, Roorki

6.

Hall Effect Setup

 

7.

Four Probe Setup

 

8.

Electromagnet

 

9.

Curie Temperature Apparatus

 

10.

Phoenix Box & Analog Box

IUAC, New Delhi

11.

Digital Camera

Canon

12.

Handy-cam

Sony

13.

8085 Microprocessor Trainer Kits

Anshuman

14.

8086 Microprocessor Trainer Kits

Anshuman

15.

8051 Microcontroller Train Kits

Anshuman

16.

LVDT

 

17.

Electronic Digital Balance

Shimadzu

18.

Magnetic Hysteresis Set up

 

19.

TK Base CPLD Board

ADM, Mumbai

20.

TK 89C51RD2 Daughter Board

ADM, Mumbai

21.

TK Base FPGA Board

ADM, Mumbai

22.

Universal PIC programmer

VISHA, Mumbai

23.

Universal microcontroller programmer

VISHA, Mumbai

24.

Advantech 1711 Multifunction I/O Card(PCI Compatible)

Advantech, Mumbai

25.

Planck’s Constant Apparatus

 

26.

Computer with printer, monitor, UPS

Samsung

27.

LCD Projector

Sony

28.

Hot Plate

Company- Lab Hosp
Sr. No. 2512

29.

OHP

250 W Twin lamp
opel make

30.

Suction pump

Jebivak Model – V-12

31.

Electrometer

Kithley

32.

Microwave bench

 

33.

Storage oscilloscope

 

34.

RTA system

 

35.

Cryogenic Vacuum jig with Vacuum pump

 

36.

Muffle furnace

 

37.

PE loop measurement unit

 

38.

Electronic digital balance

 

39.

VHDL kit

 

40.

Computers Pentium Celeron (06)

 

41.

Laptop (01)

Compaq

  • Departmental Activities

Name of activity

  • Physics Outreach Program:
  • Come & Learn Physics
  • PHOENIX popularization
  • Astronomy Club (Khagol Abhyas Kendra
  • National Solar Calendar

Brief description of activity (e.g. purpose and nature of the activity, role of teachers, participation of students etc.
Best practices:

  • Physics practical arranged at beginning of the year with two days spared for one experiment to accommodate slow learners.
  • Effective implementation of ‘Physics play group’ to boost interest of the students and to make them achieve expertise in the subject.
  • Maintaining ‘progress cards’ for T. Y. students, signed by their parents.
  • Writing in the journal an elaborated theory behind each of the experiments at T. Y. level.
  • Running successfully two add-on courses related to the subject.
  • Giving emphasis on demonstration experiments and effective use of ICT.
  • Use of internet in teaching-learning process.
  • Evaluation of teachers and the department in general by the students.
  • Rotating teaching schedule for benefit of students.
  • Active contribution of teaching faculty in various national level workshops/ seminars.
  • Regular assessment of T. Y. students through a number of department-level tests/ tutorials throughout the year.
  • Encouraging students to work in national labs, participate in national level competitions in the subject and related areas.
  • Maintaining departmental library for benefit of students.
  • Personality development and social awareness programmes are conducted regularly to make student teachers capable of handling responsibilities efficiently.
  • University Result for last academic year
  • U.G.

Academic year

T.Y.B.Sc.
Enrolment

Appeared

Passed

First class

2011-2012

21

21

15

06

  • P.G.

Academic year

M.Sc.
Physics
Enrolment

Appeared

Passed

2011-2012

06

06

03

  • Any other special note to include
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