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M.Sc. in Physics

The department of Physics was established in the year 2012.

Goals and objectives of the course
Physics is the study of nature through theoretical models and experimental means. There are research and educational institutions, both in public and private sectors, which aim to meet these requirements. The main objective of our postgraduate programme in Physics is to imbibe and impart scientific knowledge, which will help the students to enter the field of scientific research, teaching and industry.
A rigorous training through classroom lectures, tutorials and practical training through laboratory modules will be given for the all round development of the students willing to achieve them. Innovative methods like student seminars, projects, student faculty programme are introduced to develop the skills of students, which will be useful for teaching and research. Apart from the curriculum, students are trained to enhance the vocational skills and leadership qualities to forge them into good human beings.

Candidates who have passed the three year B.Sc. degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent thereto with Physics as optional/major/special subject are eligible for the programme provided they have studied Mathematics as major/optional /special/minor/subsidiary subject for at least two years and secured a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST/Category-I candidates) marks in Physics / Mathematics.

National Seminars Organized
A workshop on ‘Hands on Training on Solar PV systems.

Nuclear Energy for a Better Society” Organized jointly by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. National seminar on ‘X-ray Crystallography’.
National seminar on ‘International Year of Light’.
Lecture series on ‘Quantum optics’ by Prof. M V Satyanarayana, IIT Madras and ‘Empiricism, Mathematics and Theory’ by Dr Ravi V., Senior Manager IP analytics, Honeywell, Bangalore.

Eminent scientists invited for guest lectures. 
Workshops and National Seminars conducted annually. 
Students selected for Summer Research programmes. 
Former students joined National reputed Institutions like IIT, IISc, Universities. 
Students excelled in curricular and co-curricular activities. 
Educational tours organised to visit Institutions of National repute.

More than 11,500 sqft built up area, having two laboratories for general and Electronics experiments, separate dark Room for optical experiments.

Two research laboratories for Ph.D.scholars.
One reading room with on line library facility.
Two class rooms of 40-student capacity each equipped with LCD and OHP projectors & screens.
Wi-Fi connectivity.
A large collection of latest editions of books in General Physics, Materials Science, Electronics, spectroscopy, Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics and the college library.
Al-Solarium, Astronomical observatory with 8 inch reflecting Telescope.
 Experienced and qualified staff.
One UGC minor research project is completed.
Well qualified and experienced staff members with Ph.D. degrees.
Research papers are published in international and national peer reviewed journals.
Research Presentations are made in National and International Symposia.

Extra-curricular and Co-Curricular activities Physics Students Association- Phoenix
Wall Board Magazine – Eureka
Field visits and study tours to premier research institutes in the country.
PG Day – Sangam
Sports day
Intercollegiate competitions
Rural exposure program for a week
English Language training
Soft Skills Training
Student seminars every semester

Student Achievements

Mr Manjunatha M (2012-2014Batch) 
Mr Anthony Lopes (2013-2015Batch) 
Mr. Manjunath, completed for summer research program at Indira Gandhi Centre Atomic Research, Kalpakam. 
Ms Trilochana Shetty completed summer research program at CARRT Mangalore University. 
Ms Trilochana Shetty attended a two days national level conference on ‘Condensed Matter Physics’, organized jointly by Manipal University and UGC at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal on 27, 28 December 2013 and presented a research a paper. 
Mr Clavian Larry Miranda (2013-2015 batch) has registered for PhD under Visweswarayya Technological University. 
Ms Trilochana Shetty (2012-2014 batch) has registered for PhD under Mangalore University. 
Ms Shrmila (2013-2015) has registered for PhD under Mangalore University. 
Mr Anthony Lopes (2013-2015Batch) has registered for PhD under Manipal University. 
Mr. Manjunath, (2012-2014) has registered for PhD at Bangalore University 
Overall champions at competitions conducted by Physics association, Mangalore University. 
Runner-up in Phoenix, Organized by PG Department of Physics at St Philomena College Puttur. 
Physics students won III prize in inter departmental cultural variety competitions ‘Sangam 2014‘ 
Physics students won II prize in inter departmental cultural variety competitions ‘Sangam 2015‘ 
Physics students won II prize in inter departmental cultural variety competitions ‘Sangam 2016‘

Dr. Chandra Shekhara Shetty T
HOD, Associate Professor,
M.Sc(Physics).,M.Phil.(Physics), PGDCA, M.Sc(IT), B.Ed, Ph.D
Experience: UG: 13 years, PG: 5 years
Specialization: Electronics, Nonlinear Optics
email: csshetty@staloysius.edu.in

Dr. Prakash P Karat, M.Sc, PhD. Professor,
Experience: PG: 50 years
Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics, Liquid Crystals
email: ppkarat@yahoo.com

Mr. Nilakanthan V. K, M. Sc., Asst. Professor,
Specialization: Theoretical Physics
Experience: PG: 5 years, Research: 2 years
email: nveluthat@gmail.com

Dr. Rita Crasta, M.Sc., Ph.D , Asst. Professor,
Specialization: Nuclear and Radiation Physics
Experience: UG: 5 years, PG: 3 years, Research: 5 years
email: rita_crasta@yahoo.co.in

Ms. Ghanavi M. B, M Sc., Asst. Professor,
Specialization: Plasma Physics and Lasers
Experience: 4 years
email: ghanavimb@gmail.com

Mr. Prashobh R Warrier, M. Sc, Asst. Professor,
Specialization: Electronics
Experience: 3 years
email: prashu7warreir@gmail.com