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Department of Physics

About the Department

The Department of Physics has been established to produce young students with an orientation towards a career in Physics as well as research on cutting-edge topics, having direct relevance to current science and technologies. The main objective is to provide strong foundations to the students. Also, this Department is trying to create an environment of scientific excellence where every member will be given ample opportunities to excel in their fields. Teaching and research are complementary to each other in creating a healthy, vibrant and productive academic environment. At present, the Department has faculty members who are involved in high-quality research in thrust areas. This research activity will motivate the students who plan to make a career in physical sciences. The Department is striving to be recognized as a Centre of Excellence in education and research on national as well as international level. The Department aims to provide a beneficial impact on nearby educational communities by providing advanced education and research. 

The Department offers M. Sc. and Ph. D. program in Physics. The Master degree program has a balanced, semester and choice based credit course structure with flexible, seamless curricula which emphasize interdisciplinary nature of Science and promote exploration, innovation and research. The Department has been involved in a wide variety of areas in experimental and theoretical aspects such as design of electron and ion source, interactions of electron/ion with thin films, design of DC magnetron sputtering plasma, fabrication of MOS/MIS structure and its electrical properties. Also, proactively involved in development of 2D materials, energetic materials for utilization of efficient renewable/electric/magnetic energy storage devices, plasma physics, nanomaterials and composites and their applications. Furthermore, the study of plasma parameters, periodic, quasi periodic, chaotic behavior of plasma and intrinsic noise induced coherency in plasma. The broad area of theoretical research encompasses understanding of electronic, magnetic, transport, thermo-electric, optical and many dynamical properties in a range of low-dimensional quantum systems (2D materials, nanotube, quantum dot, topological insulators, spintronics, nano-junctions and etc) using quantum many-body theory, density functional theory (DFT) and/or molecular dynamics simulations (MD), numerical simulations to understand the evolution of our solar system.

Department maintains active collaborations with UCLA (USA), Brunel University (UK), University of Bath (UK), Upsala University (Sweden), Michigan Technological University (USA), Central University of Gujrat, Panjab University, University of Pune, H.P. University, NIT Surat, NIT Kurukshetra, JNCASR and IUAC New Delhi

Faculty

  1. Dr. Santosh Kumar Mahapatra, Professor
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  2. Dr. Prashant S. Alegaonkar, Associate Professor & HOD
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  3. Dr. Surender Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor
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  4. Dr. Achchhe Lal Sharma, Assistant Professor
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  5. Dr. Kamlesh Yadav, Assistant Professor
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  6. Dr. Ashok Kumar, Assistant Professor
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  7. Dr. Krishankanta Mondal, Assistant Professor
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  8. Dr. Sourabh Barua, Assistant Professor
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  9. Dr. Chamkor Singh, DST Inspire Faculty
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Academic Programmes

  • 2022-24
    • M.Sc. Physics
    • Ph.D Physics
  • 2021-23
    • M.Sc. Physics
    • Ph.D Physics

Research Thurst Area

  1. Accelerator and Plasma

  2. Theoretical and Computational Physics

  3. Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

  4. Energy 

  5. Applied Physics and Materials Engineering

  6. Nano and Bio-medical Physics

  7. Soft Condensed Matter

 

Facilities

Department of  Physics Research facilities
S. No. Name of the Item Model Company Name

Price (lakhs) Approx.

1 Electrochemical Workstation CHI-760 CH instruments INC Austin USA 12.70
2 Differential Scanning Calorimeter DSC-3500 M/S NETZSCH Germany 14.80
3 Microwave Synthesis System CEM-discover CEM CORP Mathews United states 18.00
4 Spray Pyrolysis Equipment HOTH-04 M/S Holmarl Opto Mechronics 5.45
5 Solar Simulator SS30AAA-EM M/s Photo Emission Tech inc, CA 20.25
6 Thermal Evaporation System STC-300

M/s Scientific & Analytical Instruments New Delhi

5.04
7 Glove Box M-Braun Lab star Pro-Eco RV12

M/s M Braun inert gas systems, China

22.26
8 Rutherford Scattering Setup LD-55956

M/s Didactic Systems India Pvt. Ltd. Kochi

5.45
9 High Voltage Power Supply- Project GP66 SL100PN1200/S/C

M/S Nexgen Electric & Cable Company, Kolkata

8.57
10 Microwave Source Unit Project GP66 GAI .25C20A03A2.AT

M/S Nexgen Electric & Cable Company, Kolkata

9.66
11 Vacuum System
Project GP66
Turbo VAC450i/ DN160CF

M/S Leybold India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

7.49
12 Dell Precision Tower Workstation Dell-7920

M/S Transtek infoways Pvt Ltd, New Delhi

12.10

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Placement

DR. A.L.SHARMA DEPARTMENT PLACEMENT INCHARGE

Placement of outgoing students during the last five years

Year Name of student placed   and contact details Program graduated from Name of the   employer with contact details Pay package at appointment
2016-17 Gaurav Yogesh

MSc, Physics

NIT, Jaipur PhD

fellowship

Geeta

MSc, Physics

Michigan State University PhD

2017-2018

Rishabh Kumar

 

M.Sc. Physics

 

Ph.D at IIT Rorkee

fellowship

Kishori Lal

 

 

 

Ph.D. at IIT Kanpur

fellowship

 

Asha Sheoran

 

 

State Govt , Jaipur Rajasthan

fellowship

 

Sanjay Sharma

 

 

Ph.D IIT , Allahabad

fellowship

 

Nirbhay Siggh

 

 

 

Ph.D , Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Central University

fellowship

2018-2019

Mukesh Jakhar

 

 

Ph.D at CUPB

 

fellowship

Anamika Kashyap

 

 

Ph.D at INST Mohali

 

fellowship

Ritu

 

Chandra Kumar

 

Ph.D at Central University Gujarat

 

fellowship

Srivastava

 

 

Ph.D at Chille , USA

 

fellowship

Sumandeep Kaur

 

MichiganTechnolog ical USA

fellowship

2019-20

Jaya Gupta

M.Sc. Physics

PRT, KVS, Orissa

35000/-pm

 

Shubham Kumar

 

M.Sc. Physics

 

PRT, KVS, Lalitpur, UP

 

28000/- pm

 

Mohit Kumar Rathore

 

M.Sc.

Assistant Teacher, UP Basic Education Department

 

40000/- pm

 

 

 

Hardeep Singh

Physics

 

Lecturer, Physics, state higher education institute,

30000/- pm

 

2020-21

Vashu Kamboj

M.Sc Physics

IIT Roorkee M.Tech

On fellowship

Jaspreet

M.Sc Physics

IIT Hedrabad Ph.D.

Mohit Madaan

M.Sc Physics

 IIT Roorkee Ph.D

Seshadev Barik

M.Sc Physics

VSSUT, Sambalpur Ph.D

 

Jyoti

M.Sc Physics

IIT Kanpur Ph.D

Babita Negi

M.Sc Physics

IIT Kharagpur M.Tech

Tavinder Singh

M.Sc Physics

IISER Brahmapur Ph.D

Ayan Roy

M.Sc Physics

Guru Ghasidas University , Bilaspur Ph.D

Manash Jyoti Mech

M.Sc Physics

CSIR-NEIST, Assam Ph.D

Dhaarna

M.Sc Physics

TERI Delhi M.Tech

Md Khalid Ansari

M.Sc Physics

IIT Rorkee Ph.D

Rajshree Parida

M.Sc Physics

IIT Guwahti Ph.D

Rachna Sain

M.Sc Physics

IIT BHU Ph.D

Manash Jyoti Mech

M.Sc Physics

CSIR-NEIST, ASSAM Ph.D

 

On fellowship

 

M. Rudresh

M.Sc Physics

Baylor University Texas, USA

On fellowship

2021-22

Komal

MSc Physics

Punjab Govt Science Mistress (TGT)

10300-34800 +3600GP

Student Corner

List of M.Sc. Physics 2020-22 batch students

Sr. No. Regd. No. Name of Student
1 20mscphy03 ALOK KUMAR MAHANTA
2 20mscphy05 ANJANA VINCENT
3 20mscphy06 ASGAR ALI
4 20mscphy07 ALEENA JIMMY
5 20mscphy08 ATHULKRISHNA S V
6 20mscphy09 BRAHMANANDA BEHERA
7 20mscphy11 ABDUL KALAM
8 20mscphy13 DIYA SINGH
9 20mscphy14 IPSITA BISWAL
10 20mscphy15 KALPANA KUKRETI
11 20mscphy16 KIRAN KUMARI
12 20mscphy17 KULDEEP KUMAR KUSHWAHA
13 20mscphy18 MAGAN HIMANSHU
14 20mscphy19 MURLI MANOHAR KUMAWAT
15 20mscphy20 NAMITA KHANDA
16 20mscphy21 NAVIN S MATHEW
17 20mscphy23 ROHIT KHANDOORI
18 20mscphy24 ROSHAN LAL KURDIYA
19 20mscphy25 SAGAR KUMAR PATHAK
20 20mscphy27 SARANG J
21 20mscphy28 SIMPLE
22 20mscphy29 SOURABH PANCHAL
23 20mscphy31 SUPRAVA SAHOO
24 20mscphy38 HARSHITA KHANDELWAL
25 20mscphy41 RITUPARNO SEN
26 20mscphy42 SAMARKANT SINGH
27 20mscphy43 SATISH KALYAN
28 20mscphy45 SHWETA RANI
29 20mscphy46 SOUMYASHREE DAS ADHIKARI
30 20mscphy47 TIRUVEEDI VEERARAGHAVULU
31 20mscphy48 RAHUL ROLANIYA
32 20mscphy49 VINOD KUMAR PATEL
33 20mscphy50 YOGESH JEWARIYA
34 20mscphy51 ETIKA JOSHI
35 20mscphy52 VIRENDRA SINGH CHOUDHARY

Research Project M.Sc. Physics Batch 2019-2021

List of Ph.D. students

Sr. No. Name of Scholars Registration No. Date of Joining Fellowship source Name of Supervisor(s)
1. Nilesh Saykar 16phdphs01 11/01/2017 BRNS Project Dr. S.K,Mahapatra
2. Ram Swaroop 16phdphs02 11/01/2017 DST Project Dr. S.K,Mahapatra
3. Anu 17phdphs01 25/01/2018 UGC-JRF Dr. Kamlesh Yadav
4. Muzahir Iqbal 18phdphs02 17/07/2018 CSIR-JRF Dr. S.K,Mahapatra
5. Jaspreet Singh 18phdphs04 31/07/2018 CSIR- JRF Dr. AshokKumar
6. Mukesh Jakhar 18phdphs03 31/07/2018 UGC-JRF Dr. Ashok Kumar
7. Deeksha 19phdphs01 02/07/2019 CSIR-JRF Dr. Kamlesh Yadav
8. Shweta Tanwar 19phdphs03 17/08/2019 UGC-JRF Dr. A.L Sharma
9. Pinki Rani 19 phdphs02 08/08/2019 UGC-JRF Dr. S.K.Mahapatra
10 Poonam 19phdphs04 09/01/2020 CSIR-JRF Dr. Ashok Kumar
11 PawanpreetKour 19phdphs05 09/01/2020 UGC-JRF Dr. Kamlesh Yadav
12 SimranKour 19phdphs06 20/01/2020 CSIR-JRF Dr. A. L. Sharma
13 Ravi Pratap Singh 20phdphs01 23/11/2020 CSIR-JRF Dr. Kamlesh Yadav
14 Dharmendra
Kumar
20phdphs03 23/11/2020 CSIR-JRF Dr. Surender Kumar
Sharma
15 Priyanka 20phdphs04 22/11/2020 UGC-JRF Dr. Prashant S. Alegaonkar
16 Ravi Vikash
Pateriya
20phdphs08 10/03/2021 UGC-JRF Dr. A.L.Sharma
17 Nidhi Verma 20phdphs09 10/03/2021 CSIR-JRF Dr. Ashok Kumar

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Sports : Students are members of CUP football, cricket team

 

Cultural : Bhangra competition, solo song, dance 

 

Other Activities : NSS activities

 

 

 

 

 

Grants

S.No. Title of Project PI Duration Amount Sanctioned Funding Agency Remarks
1 UGC- START-up GRANT (Development of nanostructured Plastic Separator as Rechargeable Battery Component) Dr. A.L.Sharma 2015-2018 600000/- UGC Completed
2 UGC- START-up GRANT (Synthesis and Study of Structural, Magnetic, Dielectric and Transport Properties of Doped nanodimensional BiMnO3 Perovskite manganites) Dr. Kamlesh Yadav 2015-2018 600000/- UGC Completed
3 UGC- START-up GRANT First Principles Investigations of van der Waals Heterostructures of Two Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides     Dr. Ashok Kumar 2017-2020 600000/- UGC Completed
4 CUPB-BRNS- " Development of Solid State Mescpic Solar Cells (MSSCs)" Dr. S.K.Mahapatra 2015-2019 20,13018/- BRNS Completed
5 Diagnosis of plasma in ECR ion source - SERB Dr. S.K.Mahapatra 2015-2019 50,85649/- DST-SERB Completed
6 Effect of nitrogen on industrially important ZnO/Cu catalyst: structure, Interface and activity for Methanol production from CO2+H2 Dr. Krishnakanta Mondal 2019-2024 3500000/- DST-SERB On-going
7 Complex Flow Networks Dr. Chamkor Singh 2020-2025 3500000/- DST On-going
8 2-D materials: Design, Development and Assessment for electro-magnetic shielding and shock absorption applications Dr. Prashant S. Alegaonkar 2021-2023 300000/- RSM On-going
9 Iron oxide based vortex nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia applications Dr. Surender Kumar Sharma 2021-2023 300000/- RSM On-going
10 Thin Film Deposition of Magnetic Oxides using Spray Pyrolysis Technique and their Characterization Dr. Kamlesh Yadav 2014-2016 300000/ RSM Completed

Seminar/Symposia

Title of the Lecture

Date

Name of the Expert with Place & Institution

Series of lectures on Modern Physics

8th to 12 April, 2019.

Prof. R.C.Verma Retd: Punjab University Chandigarh

Seminar on Biometric 3D printing and its Potential

9th April, 2019

Dr. Sunita Mehta

Webinar Taking CUPB from Central to Global in collaboration with Institution’s Innovation Council     

10 Dec 2020

Padmashree Dr. Prahlada Pro-Chancellor and Director, S-Vyasa Yoga University, Bangalore.

 

Event Report of 125th birth anniversary celebration of eminent Indian physicist Prof. M. N. Saha

Event Report of Indo-European Seminar on Nuclear & High Energy Physics

Alumni

Central University of Punjab, Department of Physics

S. No. Name Batch Current Status
1 Geeta 2014-2016 Ph. D.  Michigan State University 2017, Nano Composite.
2 Chandra 2014-2016 Latin America, Chile, Solar cell applications joined in 2018
3 Rahul 2015-2017 Ph. D.  IIT Roorkee wef 2019
4 Rajashri 2015-2017 IIT Guwahati, Theoretical Physics, w.e.f. 2020
5 Ajay Kumar Yadav 2018-2020 Preparing for competitive exams
6 Komal Kanwar 2015-2017 Central University of Rajasthan, 2018, PhD.
7 Gaurav Yogesh 2013-2015 Ph.D. w e.f. 2016 NIT, Jaipur
8 Richa Jindal 2015-2017 Married and housewife
9 Mano Rudhresh 2018-2020 Delhi University, Cosmology, researcher
10 Dr. Anil Arya 2015-2019 Faculty(Temporary) NIT, Kurukshetra, Sept. 2019
11 Rishab Kumar 2015-2017 IIT Roorkee, Ph.D., Nuclear Physics wef 2018
12 Babita Negi 2017-2019 M.Tech. in Mat. Sc. and Engg., IIT KGP
13 Deep Thakur  2015-17  Preparation of Competitive exams
14 Kishori Lal 2015-2017 Ph.D. IIT Kanpur spintronics
15 Mohit Madaan 2017-2019 Ph.D. IIT Roorkee, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
16 Sanjay Sharma 2015-2017 Ph.D. IIITDM Allahabad Theoretical and Experimental Physics
17 Rachana S 2016-2018 Ph.D. IIT BHU in Material Science and Engg.

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