Best Innovative College Award (2019-20) by CEDA.
'STAR STATUS' received from The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Hearty Congratulations to Progressive Education Society's Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune 16 for being the proud recipient of the CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VANASHREE AWARD conferred upon by Social Forestry, Forest Department Maharashtra State for their contribution towards Student's, Women Welfare and Environment related initiatives through Plant Nursey, Tree Plantaion and Afforestation Drive.


Welcome to Physics Department


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

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Title of the Research Project

Name of the Investigator


Research Centre

Project Summary

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

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Ongoing Projects

Title of the Research Project

Name of the Investigator


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


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




Research Publications

Sr. No

Name of the faculty and Title of the Paper

Title of the paper

Name of the journal


Mrs. Varsha Joshi

“Role of ICT in Higher Education”

Conference proceeding

(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)

Linkage Collaboration




Achievements of alumni

Sr. no.

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

  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.


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

Sr. no.

Name of past student

Nature of Contribution


Anand Parchure

Member of college IQAC


Pawan Surwase

Involvement in departmental activities, worked as faculty at the department


Various special instruments at the department are:

Sr. No.

Name of the instrument




Digital Storage Oscilloscope


Two probe Apparatus


Ionic Conductivity Measuring Instrument




Fiber Optics Trainer Kit


Ultrasonic Interferometer




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




Optical Bench


Microcontroller Based Furnace


G.M Counter


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


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.



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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