DST-FIST SPONSORED DEPARTMENT
The Department of Physics is situated in the Eastern Wing of the administrative block of NITT. It has been one of the major Departments of NITT with its accomplishment in both teaching and research.
The Department offers credit based courses in basic Physics to undergraduate I year engineering (B.Tech.) students and credit based postgraduate programmes viz., Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in (Non Destructive Testing) (NDT) (accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)) , Master of Science (M.Sc.) in (Physics) and also electives to both UG and PG.
The Department is equipped with different laboratories viz., XRD Lab, Thin-film Lab, Crystallography and Bio-Physics Lab, Material Processing Lab, Fiber-Optic Sensor Lab, Nanomaterials Lab, Thermal Lab, VSM Lab and Advanced Materials Lab for research activities. In addition, the Department comprises I B.Tech. (Physics) Lab, M.Sc. (Physics) and M. Tech (NDT) Lab for under-graduate and post-graduate students.
The Department is strengthened with 14 Faculty Members (2 – Professors, 5- Associate Professors, 7 – Assistant Professors) and 5 non-teaching Staff. At present, 24 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. degree. The R&D activities has gained momentum with funding from various agencies.
The Department is sponsored under “Fund for Improvement of S & T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST)” of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.