Located on the scenic campus of the University of Pune, the Department of
Physics started its activity in 1952 and there is no looking back since
Headed by Prof. Dr. S. I. Patil,
the department today is an active beehive of research being carried out in a
wide variety of frontier areas as well as high quality post-graduate and
doctoral programs. The research programs of the Department cover a number of
areas like Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Condensed Matter Physics,
Nonlinear Dynamics, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Cloud Physics, Thin/Thick
Films, Diamond Coatings, Nuclear and Accelerator Physics, Lasers, Plasma
Physics, Field Electron/Ion Microscopy, Biophysics etc.
The department has flexibility in framing courses and conducting tests and
examinations. It has been recognized that teaching in this department is
among the best in the country. The faculty is also very active in extension
programmes, in reaching out to students and the general public, through
popular articles in the local press, radio, popular as well as technical
books in Marathi and English, Refresher Courses and Teacher Training
Programmes for high school and college teachers, demonstration lectures,
summer programmes for highschool and undergraduate students, video lessons
on undergraduate physics, etc.
The department has received funds from DST- government of India under the
FIST program. A large number of faculty members and students will get
benefit from this program.
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