Physics Department

The department of Physics was established along with the Institute in the year. The department is an important component of the Institute to provide instruction in the subject Engineering Physics to the under-graduate students. Basic Sciences form an important part of engineering education and provides the background knowledge required to understand the concepts of engineering fields. Engineering Physics is a common subject taught to all engineering graduates irrespective of the branches of their study. The department has been recognized as Research Centre by VTU to offer M.Sc. (Engg.) by research and Ph.D Programmes.
To equip students with knowledge to understand and apply the basics of physics to help improve the quality of life through practical solutions to common problems.
  • To provide quality education in the area of Physics to assist Engineers to understand the basic technology and apply them effectively.
  • To interact with faculty and students of all disciplines of Engineering to promote innovation, creativity and professionalism with the larger ambition of taking the Institution to greater visibility and higher standard.



Professor & Director, Basic Science & Engineering


Assistant Professor Gd.III & Head


Assistant Professor Gd.III


Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics Lab provides the first laboratory experience for the under graduate engineering students. The Engineering Physics Laboratory is a core course and is offered to all students of Engineering at the first year level. The course consists of carrying out ten basic experiments based on various topics of Physics.

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The Department of Physics has established a Crystal Growth Laboratory for growing single crystals of various organic molecules at different conditions using crystal growth setup and grown crystals are characterized by various techniques for nonlinear optical applications.

The Department of Physics has also established a Thin Film Laboratory for the preparation and study of thin film deposits for device applications.


Preparation and characterization of materials are the initial steps towards using them for various applications. It will be of utmost importance to obtain materials in the required structural and microstructural form to achieve optimum efficiency in the applications they are used in. There are various techniques available for obtaining materials in their bulk single crystalline form and also in thin film form.

The department Research Centre has been recognized by VTU in the year 2009. The Department research centre offers both Part-time and full-time Ph.D. in Physics. Currently three candidates have registered for Ph.D under the centre. The department has two of the faculty members recognized as VTU approved Research Supervisors. The following faculty members are the research supervisors/guides:

Sl.No.Research GuidesResearch Area
1.Dr. Sharada G. PrabhuCrystal growth
2.Dr. Manjunatha K.B.Third-order nonlinear optics

Department of Physics celebrated ‘National Science Day’ at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte by organizing lecture series by eminent speakers, Dr. Prasad Vishnubhotla, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Dr. Bhargavi S.G. Astrophysicist, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), Bangalore on 27th and 28th February, 2017.

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Dr. H.L. Bhat, Retired Professor, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore visited our Institute and delivered a special invited lecture on “Engineering Applications of Laser” on 20-9-2016 at 2.30 to 4.00 PM in Shambhavi Seminar Hall. After the lecture Professor has interacted with the faculty members and students.
Students and faculty members attended the lectures in large numbers. These lectures being on topics of current interest benefited both students and faculty members.