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PHYSICS DEPARTMENT

Welcome to Physics Department


Objective:

To provide firm foundation of “PHYSICS” with a strong base of Mathematics so that the students can build a good career in academics, research and Industry.



About the Department:

Physics Department is one of the oldest departments of Modern College. It was established in 1993. The subject was introduced at the third year B.Sc. since 2007-08.The department has two dedicated laboratories and a separate Research Section. The programme offered by the department is B.Sc. (Physics). It also offers courses for B.Sc. Biotechnology.

The department offers Biophysics and Electro acoustics and Entertainment Physics as elective courses at the UG level. Faculty members are actively involved in the syllabus framing and restructuring at the University level.

The Department is supported under DBT Star College scheme of Department of Biotechnology Government of India, New Delhi. The Department has also received grant under DST FIST Scheme of Department of Science and Technology Government of India, New Delhi and UGC. The Department has an ongoing minor research project sanctioned by UGC.

Physics department encourages many student-centric, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. These help the students in developing creative minds, leadership quality, ability to work in a group /with peers and also enhances their interest in the subject. These are mainly conducted by the students and staff of the department.



Teaching Staff Information : Physics Faculty

Name : Mrs. Varsha Ashutosh Joshi
Designation : Head, Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc.(Physics), Sangeet Visharad in classical vocal music
Experience : 24 Years
High Lights
  • Received Best Student Welfare Officer Award by Savitribai Phule University
  • IQAC coordinator from 2009-2015
  • to October 2009.
  • Best teacher award by Progressive Education Society in 2011-12
  • Best Student Welfare Officer Award by Savitribai Phule Pune University in 2013-2014
Email ID : varsha.joshi@moderncollegegk.org
Name : Mahendra D. Waghmare
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc. (Physics with Electronics), SET
Experience : 21 years
Ph.D : Registered
Author to the Books -
  1. Oscillations, waves and sound (S.Y.B.Sc)
  2. Atomic and molecular physics (T.Y.B.Sc)
  3. Nuclear physics (T.Y.B.Sc)
Name : Mrs. Chhaya D. Abnave
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M. Sc Physics (Applied electronics and material science)
Experience : 9 Years
High Lights
  • Organized many activities for the students under PHYSIQIA like physics quiz, physics Rangoli, physics puzzle, cartoon making poster related to physics, physics fun-games.

  • Member of Vidhyarthinimanch of the college since 2012

Email ID : devyniabnave@yahoo.in
Name : Mrs. Archana Gadre
Designation : Assistant professor
Qualification : M.Sc.(Physics)
Experience : 6 Years
High Lights
  • Member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

  • Member of organizing team (examination section) for 13th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) held at New Delhi in 2012.

Email ID : archanaagadre@gmail.com

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Ongoing Projects

Title of the Research Project

Name of the Investigator

Guide

Research Centre

Studies on Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Material Coating for Musical Instruments

Prof. Mrs. Varsha Joshi

Dr. Mrs. Sharmila Chaudhari, Head, Department of Physics, Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi, Pune

Department of Physics, Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi, Pune

Synthesis and Characterization of Dysprosium doped in-Nano ferrites

Prof. Mahendra Waghmare

Dr. Sopan Rathod, Department of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune

Department of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune



Title of the Research Project (Minor)

Name of the Investigator

Guide

Research Centre

Funding Agency and Duration

Amount Sanctioned (Rs)

Synthesis and characterization of Nano ferrites

Prof. Mahendra Waghmare

Dr.Sopan Rathod, Department of Physics, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune

Physics Department, Modern College, Ganeshkhind, Pune

UGC

2015-17

4,70,000/-

Research Publications

Sr. No

Name of the faculty and Title of the Paper

Title of the paper

Name of the journal

1

Mrs. Varsha Joshi


“Role of ICT in Higher Education”

Conference proceeding

(20-21 Feb 2015)

ISBN/ISSN.No.

2

Mrs. Varsha Joshi

“Opportunities for using smart materials in Musical instruments”

International conference on Functional Eco friendly Smart Emerging Materials (2015-16)

3

Mr. Akshay Vays

“Thin Film Synthesis and its characterization”

National Conference on Thin Film Synthesis and its characterization (2012-13)

Linkage Collaboration

Consultancy

Placement

Alumni

Achievements of alumni

Sr. no.

Name of past student

Nature of Achievements

1

Mr. Anand Parchure

1. Founder and Managing Director – Parchure Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Pune

2. Business owner of NAVTANTRA , a company manufacturing domestic wind turbine systems

2

Mr. Hrishikesh Bhosale

Started his own coaching classes “The Learners’ Academy” at Balewadi, Pune

3

Mr. Sanjit Deokar

  1. Cleared intelligence bureau assistant; central intelligence officer grade 2 examination conducted by ministry of home affairs.

  2. A member of Pune University team at “Interuniversity National Youth Leadership Camp” organized by Association of Universities New Delhi at Gurunanak Dev University Amritsar from 7-11 August 2012. The team got second prize for Best Disciplined Team.

4

Mrs. Varsha Kulkarni

Got 8th Rank in Savitribai Phule Pune University M.Sc. (Physics) Exam (2015-16)

5

Mr. Swapnil Shevakari

His project titled “Effect of different light intensity on stridulations of black cricket” has won prizes at college level science exhibitions at different colleges. His project was also part of state level science exhibition.

6

Mr. Dattatraya Sawant

Cleared Govt of India, Ministry of Home affairs (intelligence bureau) exam for the post Jr. Assistant Officer grade 2



Contribution of alumni

Sr. no.

Name of past student

Nature of Contribution

1

Anand Parchure

Member of college IQAC

2

Pawan Surwase

Involvement in departmental activities, worked as faculty at the department

Infrastructure



Various special instruments at the department are:

Sr. No.

Name of the instrument

1

Audiometer

2

Digital Storage Oscilloscope

3

Two probe Apparatus

4

Ionic Conductivity Measuring Instrument

5

Refractometer

6

Fiber Optics Trainer Kit

7

Ultrasonic Interferometer

8

Polarimeter

9

Hall effect Apparatus

10

L-C-R Q Meter

11

Sound Level Meter

12

Magnetic Hysteresis Curve Kit

13

Digital Lux Meter

14

150 MHz RF Generator

15

ECG Trainer Kit

16

Goniometer

17

Optical Bench

18

Microcontroller Based Furnace

19

G.M Counter

20

Constant Deviation Spectrometer

Support Staff

Non-Teaching Staff
1 Mr. Sachin Gaikwad Laboratory Attendant
2 Mr. Sanjay Jadhav Peon
Technical Support
1 Mr. Rahul Kamble
2 Mr. Rohit Mali

Activities

Co-curricular Activities conducted by the Department:

The department organizes Guest lectures, Educational Films and Videos screenings, Industrial visits and Study tours for students. Subject related special events are celebrated by the department. A project and poster competition was held by the Department to celebrate 2015 the International Year of Light. A slide show and presentation by Students was arranged to celebrate the discovery of Gravitational waves.


  • Physiqia :

This is the talent search activity of the department. The department organizes various co-curricular activities under this like Physics Quiz, Subject Based Rangoli, Subject Based Cartoons, puzzle and fun game competitions.


  • Physics Forum :

Physics forum is a platform that provides opportunity to students to participate in academic activities conducted by other institutes. The forum also runs a wallpaper activity, seminars, Guest Lectures and Demo sessions.


  • Annual Science Exhibition – Anubhuti:

The Annual Science Exhibition ‘Anubhuti’ exhibits models, projects and charts to explain some complex concepts in Physics in a simple way. This is an event visited by many school children also.


  • Indian Physics Association:

Students participate in the activities of The Indian Physics Association (IPA, Pune chapter) every year.



Beyond Curriculum:

  • The department organizes Educational Toys making workshop and skill development course for the students. Department conducted a skill development course titled “Repairing and maintenance of electrical home appliances” for undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to apply the skill developed within their regular practical sessions.

  • The department has received grants from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and New Delhi under DBT STAR College Scheme. These grants are used for providing infrastructure and organizing activities for students to enhance their interest in basic sciences and to improve their skills. Special instruments are made available to the staff and students of the department under this scheme.

  • Students also work on inter-disciplinary projects within and outside the college.

  • The department has also organized small hands on training workshop for non-teaching staff.


Programs

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES

Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
B.Sc. 3 years F.Y.B.Sc. - 100
S.Y.B.Sc. - 35
T.Y.B.Sc. - 18
B.Sc. (Biotechnology) 3 years F.Y.B.Sc. - 85

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