Department of Physics




About

The University Department of Physics, University of Mumbai established in the year 1971, offers postgraduate leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, by research or papers, awarded by the University of Mumbai. In addition, M.Phil and Ph.D. degree programmes are also undertaken by the Department. Experienced faculty of the Department is devoted to research in their respective areas of specialization. Research and teaching are given equal importance by the faculty. Extra care is taken to pay individual attention to the students in their laboratory work and tutorial sessions. Project work and problem sessions are encouraged to develop innovative and analytical approach to physics learning. Topical seminars by scientists of nearby research institutes are arranged to create research-awareness amongst students. Some scientists are also invited for teaching, examination and curricular development.

The Department of Physics is exclusively a postgraduate Department of the University of Mumbai. It is one of the centers of the University of Mumbai for conducting M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. Although it is one of the centres, it offers centralised M.Sc. lecture course programme for the benefit of students of other centres (e.g. various affiliated colleges) where lectures are not held. On behalf of the University, it also acts as a centralized admissions center for admission to M.Sc. (by papers), to all the postgraduate centres. University of Mumbai finances the department to create and maintain infrastructural facilities for its various teaching and research programmes. Additional finance required for research work is sought by individual faculty members from various national funding agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, BRNS, DOE, etc. It has a close interaction with teachers and scientists from teaching and research institutes associated with the University both for the teaching and research programme of the Department.

Facilities

Laboratory

M.Sc. laboratories are well equipped to carry out experiment in Electronics, Solid State Electronics, Solid State Physics, Nuclear Physics, Laser and Plasma Physics, Chemical Physics and Astronomy and Space Physics. Electronics is divided into two option i) Electronics - I [Microprocessors & Microcomputers] Students are encouraged to study the 8051 Microcontroller - Programming & Assembly and hand coding on the 8085 microprocessor kits. They also are exposed to numerical methods by programming & writing algorthms in PASCAL on PC?s. ii) Electronics - II [Electronic Communications] students have been exposed in the state of Art facilities for studying the fiber Optic and Microwave experiments. Above all and as a part of their curricular they do projects in the final year, which involves designing, fabrication and testing of new circuits. Solid State Electronics students are encouraged to fabricate simple devices such as Schottky barrier diodes, MOS, etc. and characterize them. High Temperature Furnace required for oxidation of Si and doping of impurities, vacuum thin film units, etc. are available for device fabrication. Structural characterization is emphasized for Solid State Physics students. X-ray diffractometer and the newly acquired FTIR is a major facility for them.

Nuclear physics students are encouraged to examine nuclear decay scheme using alpha, beta and gamma ray spectroscopy. 1 K multichannel analyzer, scintillation and gas filled detectors, Compton spectrometer, Germanium detector and Coincidence Units are some of the major facilities for them. The Laser and Plasma Physics Laboratories has been recently set-up. The Department of Physics, University of Mumbai, together with Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune; Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai and Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai, offer a course in Astronomy and Space physics, as an optional subject at the M.Sc. (Physics) since 1998. Recently a specialization of Materials Science has been introduced, which covers topics from conventional materials science to Nano-technology.

Alumni



Contact

How to reach: The Department of Physics is housed in Lokmanya Tilak Bhavan and partely in Dnyaneshwar Bhavan located in well-planned Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai. The Vidyanagari Campus is off the C.S.T. Road (now known as Vidyanagari Marg) near Kalina.

Contact No.  26529780/26526250, 26528835


Post Graduate

Course Name M.Sc. degree by research
Eligibility A candidate for being eligible for admission to the M.Sc. Degree in Physics must have passed the Bachelor of Science degree examination with Physics as the major subject, or an examination of another University recognized as equivalent thereto. The University of Mumbai gives M.Sc. degree in Physics both by papers and by research.

The student enrolling for M.Sc. by research in the subject of Physics is required to pass separately obtaining at least 55% marks in Papers I and II listed in section II.3.A before he can submit his dissertation for the award of the Master's degree by research in Physics. The Department generally admits students, depending on the number of vacancies available.

For M.Sc. by research after the admission by papers for that particular year is over. For information of admission to other postgraduate centres (viz. various colleges/institutions) for M.Sc. (by Research), respective colleges/institutions may be contacted directly.

Course Name M.Sc. degree by papers
Eligibility A candidate for being eligible for admission to the M.Sc. Degree in Physics must have passed the Bachelor of Science degree examination with Physics as the major subject, or an examination of another University recognized as equivalent thereto. The University of Mumbai gives M.Sc. degree in Physics both by papers and by research.




Syllabus for Post Graduation




Teaching Staff

Faculty


Name :Prof.(Mrs.) Vaishali A. Bambole.
Qualification :Ph.D. ICT Mumbai
Designation : Professor & Head, Department of Physics
Specialization :Electronics
Email : vaishali.bambole@physics.mu.ac.in , vaishali_bambole@yahoo.co.in


Name :- Dr. (Mrs.) Mishra Anuradha.
Qualification:- Ph D. (IIT Kanpur)
Designation:- Professor
Specialization :- Theoretical high energy physics
Email :- misra@physics.mu.ac.in

Name :- Dr. Radha Srinivasan.
Qualification:- Ph D.
Designation:- Reader
Specialization :-Condensed matter physics


Name:- Dr. Dubey S.K.
Qualification:- Ph. D. (Univ. of Mumbai, 1992)
Designation:- Lecturer
Specialization :- Ion Implantation, Electronic Materials & Devices
Email :- skdubey@physics.mu.ac.in
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Name :- Dr. Balasaheb J. Nagare.
Qualification:- Ph.D., M.Sc.
Designation:- Assistant Professor
Specialization :- Computational Materials Science, Modeling & Simulation of nanoscale Materials, Molecular Electronics, Device scale modeling
Email :-bjnagare@physics.mu.ac.inbjnagare@gmail.com


Name :- Dr. Sajeev chacko
Qualification:-
Designation:- Assistant Professor
Specialization :-
Email :- sajeev.chacko@physics.mu.ac.in

Name :- Dr. M. Hemalatha
Qualification:- Ph.D., M.Sc.
Designation:- UGC Assistant Professor
Specialization :- Experimental and Theoretical Nuclear Physics
Email :-mhemalatha.tandel@physics.mu.ac.inmhemalatha.tandel@gmail.com 


Name :- Dr. Pradip Sarawade
Qualification:- MSc, Ph.D.
Designation:- Assistant Professor
Specialization :- Nanotechnology, Materials Science, Photo catalyst, Metal Nanoparticles, Thin Film
Email :- pradip.sarawade@physics.mu.ac.inpradipsarawade@yahoo.co.in


Name :- Dr. Nainesh Patel
Qualification:- PhD (University of Trento, Italy, 2007), MSc
Designation:- UGC FRP Assistant professor
Specialization :- Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Catalysis, Hydrogen Energy, Water Purification, Thin films
Email :- nainesh11@gmail.comnaineshp@physics.mu.ac.in
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Name :- Dr. S. Sengupta
Qualification:- Ph.D., M.Sc.
Designation:- DST Inspire Faculty
Specialization :- Semiconductor Nanomaterial Synthesis
Email :-suchetasng@gmail.com 

Name :- Dr. R.Chakrabarti
Qualification:- Ph.D., M.Sc.
Designation:- UGC Assistant Professor
Specialization :- Experimental Nuclear Physics
Email :-ritwika.chakrabarti@gmail.com 


Name:- Dr. A. N. Raghav.
Qualification:- 
Ph.D. (University of Mumbai, 2015), M.Sc.
Designation:- Assistant Professor
Specialization :-Nuclear Physics/ Astronomy & Space Physics
Email :- raghavanil1984@gmail.comanil.raghav@physics.mu.ac.in
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Name :- Mr. Chetan V. Gurada.
Qualification:- M.Sc., M.Phil., SET
Designation:- Lecturer
Specialization :-Laser & Plasma physics/Ferrits
Email :- chetan101@gmail.com, chetang@physics.mu.ac.in,chetan@mu.ac.in



Name :- Mr. Nitinkumar Bijewar
Qualification:- M.Sc. (I.I.T. Bombay), PGD Patent Laws (NALSAR LAW UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD)
Designation:- Assistant Professor
Specialization :- Computational Physics, Environmental Physics, Technology Forecasting and Patent Laws.
Email :- nitin8sp@gmail.com, nitin.bijewar@physics.mu.ac.in


Name :- Mr. Siddharth Kasthurirangan
Qualification:-
Designation:-
Specialization :-
Email :- s.kathurirangan@physics.mu.ac.in,
Former Heads of the Department

 

 

From

 

To

1.

Late Prof. M.C. Joshi

1971

-

1983

2.

Prof. A.A. Rangwala

1983

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1993

3.

Prof. Ram Pratap

1993

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1994

4.

Prof. S.B. Patel

1994

-

2000

5.

Prof. V.H. Kulkarni

2000

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2002

6.

Prof. A.M. Narsale

2002

-

2004

7.

Late Prof. Rao T. R.

2004

 

2005

8. Prof. Gupta Sureshchandra J. 2005   2007
9. Dr. Yadav A. D. 2007   2010
10. Dr. Kothari D. C 2010   2013


Technical and Research Staff

1. Dr. S.N. Iyer

Ph.D., University of Mumbai.

2. Dr. T.K. Achal

Ph.D., University of Mumbai.

3. Dr. Sanjay S. Patil

Ph.D., University of Mumbai.

4. Dr. Vidya Shinde

Ph.D. 2009, University of Mumbai.



Adjunct faculty / Distinguished Professors / Emeritus/ Scientists

Sr.No.

Name

Designation

1.

Professor A. A. Rangwala

Adjunct Professor

2.

Professor S. B. Patel

Adjunct Professor

3.

Professor (Mrs.) L. Natarajan

Adjunct Professor

4.

Professor V.H. Kulkarni

Honoary Professor

5.

Professor. S.J.Gupta

Honoary Professor

6.

Professor. Dr. Yadav A. D.

Honoary Professor

7 Dr. Kothari D. C Professor
8 Dr.(Mrs.) Bhattacharya Varsha Professor

Non-Teaching Staff

Administrative, Laboratory and Workshop Staff

Sr. No. Name of the Employee Designation
1. Mr. Harjuram jaggaram Sr.Typist Clerk
2. Mr. S. R. Salunke Jr.Typist Clerk & Store Clerk
3. Ms. Swati Kunchikorve Jr.Typist Clerk
4. Mr. R.H.Ghadi Peon
5. Mr. D.R. Khapre Hamal
6. Mr. Vijay D. Ghag Lab Assst.
7. Mr. V. V. Jadhav Lab Assst.
8. Mr. M.A.Pawar Lab. Attendant
9. Mr. S.K.Chavan Lab. Attendant
10. Mr. Y.C. Raut Lab. Attendant
11. Mr. M.S. Rane Lab. Attendant