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
: Mrs. Varsha Ashutosh Joshi
: Head, Department of Physics
: M.Sc.( Physics), Sangeet Visharad in Classical Vocal Music
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
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
Nameof the faculty and Title of the Paper
Title of the paper
Name of the journal
Mrs. Varsha Joshi
“Role of ICT in Higher Education”
(20-21 Feb 2015)
Mrs. Varsha Joshi
“Opportunities for using smart materials in Musical instruments”
International conference on Functional Eco friendly Smart Emerging Materials (2015-16)
Mr. Akshay Vays
“Thin Film Synthesis and its characterization”
National Conference on Thin Film Synthesis and its characterization (2012-13)
Achievements of alumni
Name of past student
Nature of Achievements
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
Mr. Hrishikesh Bhosale
Started his own coaching classes “The Learners’ Academy” at Balewadi, Pune
Mr. Sanjit Deokar
Cleared intelligence bureau assistant; central intelligence officer grade 2 examination conducted by ministry of home affairs.
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.
Mrs. Varsha Kulkarni
Got 8th Rank in Savitribai Phule Pune University M.Sc. (Physics) Exam (2015-16)
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.
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
Name of past student
Nature of Contribution
Member of college IQAC
Involvement in departmental activities, worked as faculty at the department
Various special instruments at the department are:
Name of the instrument
Digital Storage Oscilloscope
Two probe Apparatus
Ionic Conductivity Measuring Instrument
Fiber Optics Trainer Kit
Hall effect Apparatus
L-C-R Q Meter
Sound Level Meter
Magnetic Hysteresis Curve Kit
Digital Lux Meter
150 MHz RF Generator
ECG Trainer Kit
Microcontroller Based Furnace
Constant Deviation Spectrometer
Mr. Sachin Gaikwad
Mr. Sanjay Jadhav
Mr. Rahul Kamble
Mr. Rohit Mali
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.
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.
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.