Physics Department | NMAM

Physics Department


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 are 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.

About the 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.
Academic Courses

  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory
  • Advanced Materials Technology
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Physics of Semiconductor Devices

Research Programmes

The Department offers Research program leading to Ph.D. in Physics which includes

  • Thin films
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Crystal Growth
Faculty Details
Dr. Manjunath K B
Professor & Head
Nonlinear optics
Dr. G K Shivakumar
Professor & Director
Basic Sci. & Engg. Thin films
Dr. Sharada G Prabhu
Crystal Growth
Mr. Shekar Poojari
Asst. Professor
Nuclear Physics
Ms. Shobha R Prabhu
M.Sc (Ph.D)
Asst. Professor Gd.III
Crystal Growth
Mr. Raghavendra Bairy
Ms.C (Ph.D)
Asst. Professor
Thin Films
Ms. Deepthi Keerthiraj
Asst. Professor

Sponsored R&D Projects
  • • Growth of optical crystal, nano crystals, crystals on polymer as substrate for various optical applications– VTU, Belagavi – Dr. Sharada G. Prabhu – 3.75 lakhs.

Domains of Expertise
  • Semiconductor thin films – electronic, mechanical, optical and sensing applications.
  • Crystal growth – Nonlinear optical applications.
  • Nanomaterials – Optical power limiting applications.

Major Laboratories
The department has well-equipped state of the art Laboratories which includes:
Laboratory Floor Area (Sq.m)
Engineering Physics laboratory A 140
Engineering Physics laboratory B 64
Research Lab 56

Major Equipments
  • Spray pyrolysis unit
  • Hot air oven
  • Digital weighing machine
  • He-Ne laser
  • Diode Laser – (473 nm and 532 nm)
  • Crystal growth apparatus with constant temperature bath
  • Polarizing microscope
  • Double distilled water Plant
  • Laser power meter

Research Publications (2013-2017)
  • International Journals : 20
  • Scopus Indexed Journals : 17
  • National/International Conferences : 12