Department of Physics

 

Year of Establishment of  the Department     :   1967

A  Brief History of the Department :

The Department of Physics was started in June 1967 at Sri Venkateswara University  Tirupati,  and transferred to Anantapur in June 1968.  It was one of the five Departments started in SVU PGcentre,  Anantapur.  At the time of inception,  the student's strength was 12 and the Staff strength was 8.  At present,  the student strength has raised to 45 which includes paid seats ( 5 ) at Rs 30,000/- P.A.  The Department offers Two-Year M.Sc. Course , M.Phil. and Ph.D. by  Research. 

Chairmen, BOS & Head of Department

Chairman/Chairperson Head/Coordinators
Prof.R.Jeevan Kumar Prof.T. SubbaRao

 

Names and Designations of the faculty

Chairman BOS: 08518-271183
Head: 255749
Office: 255750

 

Name
Designation
Mobile
Phone
e-mail
1. Dr. T. Ramanjappa
Professor
9985442754
272488 (R)
thogata@yahoo.com
2. Dr. K. Raghavendra Rao
Professor
9440204722
230166 (R)
3. Dr. R. Jeevan Kumar
Professor
9491120089
248999 (R), 255959(O)
4. Dr. T. Subba Rao
Professor
9985658486
238486 (R)
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5. Dr. M.V. Lakshmiah
Assistant Professor
9441588189
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6. Dr. K. Ramagopal
Assistant Professor
9912500234
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7. Dr. L. Siva Sankar Reddy
Assistant Professor
9703879853
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Faculty currently holding other positions
Prof. K. Raghavendra Rao Principal, SKU College of Engineering & Technology
Dr. M. V. Lakshmaiah Director, SKIAD
Prof. R. Jeevan Kumar: Dean, U G Examinations

 

Courses offered by the Department  : M.Sc. Physics, M.Phil., Ph.d.

 
M.Phil / Ph.D.: 

1. Research Methodology
2. Topic of Research

Areas of Specialization:

 a.   P.G. Level  :   Electronics, Molecular Bio-Physics , Solid State Physics, Spectroscopy

 

b.   Ph.D. Level:     Ultrasonic,   Molecular Bio-Physics,   Solid State and Semiconductor Physics ,  Moss Bauer Spectroscopy Materials Science , Spectroscopy,  Electronics ,  Atmospheric Science 

 Major Equipment in the Department:

·        Raman Spectrograph

·        X-ray Unit

·        Grating Spectrograph

·        Mossbauer Spectrometer

·        Pulfrich Refractometer

·        Pollution analyzers

 

Major  Projects Handled by the Department:  

Title of the Project
Funding agency
Amount sanctioned
Studies on the Thermodynamic behaviour of multicomponent electrolyte solutions
CSIR
2.00
Mossboues and related Spectrosypic studies on Organo-iron complexes
UGC
1.50
Spectroscopic studies on the Astrophysical molecules evaluation of molecular parameters
UGC
2.50
Resources appraisal, Optimum utilization, conservation and development of land, Mineral and water resources in Rayalaseema region using remote sensing data
ISRO,
Bangalore
11.0
Fabrication and characterization of optical fibre amplifiers for communication systems
ISRO,
Bangalore
14.00
Diatomic molecules of Astrophysical interest Ionization potential and dissociation energies
ISRO,
Bangalore
2.10
Studies of regional features of Atmospheric Aerosols at Anantapur (A.P.) using Multiwavelength solar radiometer
ISRO,
Bangalore
10.64
Design and development of a integrated electrochemical unit (IECU), development software packages and dedicated Hardware unit to Interface IECU with PC
CSIR
2.10
Mossbauer studies and Lattice properties of ternary Ferro Spinels for Ultrasonic plications
DAE
7.50
Dielectric, Microscopic, Refractometric studies of Binary liquid crystalline mixtures.
CSIR
3.50
Development of Magneto-Electric materials for Ultrasonic applications
UGC
5.00
Air Space Pollutants and Environment
ISRO
70.0

 

Collaborative Ventures :    Collaborative work is carried out with the following Institutions:
  • 1      I.I.T. Madras
  • 2.     I.I.Sc. Bangalore
  • 3.     ISRO. Bangalore
  • 4.     RRI    Bangalore

 

Extension Activities      :          The Department of Physics has developed teaching aids useful for Undergraduate and  Post-Graduate students of Physics and Electronics with the UGC Assistance.It has also  demonstrated these Teaching Aidsin developing countries like Nepal , Thailand , Sri Lanka etc.,

Books Published by the Staff:         9