St. Edmund's College
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Leading the way since 1923
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Physics Department

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ABOUT The Department

Classes in Physics in St.Edmund's College, started with the Physics course of Intermediate Science (I.Sc) in 1937. Degree classes with Physics as an Honours subject were introduced in 1959, under affiliation from Gauhati University, Assam, under the legendary leadership of the renowned scholar and academician, Late Prof. N. Ganguli.

Department of Physics is among the six departments of the College that received grants under Stat College Scheme in 2009 and finally awarded the prestigious Star Status recognition by the DBT, Govt of India, New Delhi, 2016. Under this scheme Physics Deptt has organized a number of academic programmes such as National Workshop, a State Level Workshop and a good number of popular Lectures, visits of students to reputed Institutes and Industrial Centers in the region as an annual event.

Visits by renowned Scientists/ Researchers /Academicians/ Professionals in the field and their interaction with the students, at regular interval, keep the students of the Department updated with the latest information and provide them with the direction and inspiration for progressing further with their career.

Today, a significant number of students from Physics Deptt. of St.Edmund's College, are actively involved in maintaining excellence in their respective fields, which include academics, research, teaching, engineering, defence, private sectors and other fields within the country and abroad.

The unique and the vibrant academic atmosphere, the self-disciplined and dedicated set of faculty members in the Department, the traditional teacher-student relationship and the excellent laboratory facilities provide the process of learning Physics at the Undergraduate (Honours and Pass) level a special experience for the students of St.Edmund's College. Students of the department of Physics, have shown exemplary records in achieving academic excellence.

A significant number of students of the department proved their strength and ability by qualifying in a number of National level examinations which includes IITs, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, NITs, Delhi University, Tezpur University, Hyderabad University and NEHU.


Bsc Physics

Course Structure
The Following subject combination(s) is available for the Degree Course. Student will have to choose only ONE combination.
Subject Combination - PH: 1PH: 1 - PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester PHY-01 : Mechanics, Optics, Acoustics.
2nd Semester PHY-02 : Electromagnetism, Electronics-I .
3rd Semester PHY-03 : Thermal Physics, Waves.
4th Semester PHY-04 : Atomic, Nuclear and Solid State Physics .
5th Semester PHY-05 : Mathematical Physics, Quantum Mechanics , PHY-06 : Electodynamics, Electronics-II .
6th Semester PHY-07 : Condensed Matter Physics, PHY-08 : Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Nuclear Physics.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.

Faculty Profile

NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  Dr. R. Das MSc, Ph.D Associate Professor1986
  Dr. V.R. Rao MSc, Ph.D Assistant Professor1991
  M. Lyndem MSc Assistant Professor1997
  Dr. L. Kurbah MSc, Ph.D Assistant Professor2001
  B. L. Giri MSc, NET Assistant Professor2006


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