History of the Department of Physics, Christ University, Bangalore, India.
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The Department of Physics in Christ University was started in the year 1969, offering Undergraduate courses. The goal was to equip the students to become effective teachers and researchers in Physics, to contribute to the needs of the society, by providing an environment of learning and knowledge creation through academic rigor and innovation. By 1993, the Postgraduate programme was established, offering M.Sc. in Molecular and Crystal Physics specializations. It was the final, formal and rigorous training for students, to provide an in-depth knowledge of the subject. The regular class room teaching was supplemented with tutorials, brain storming ideas and problem solving efforts, pertaining to each theory and practical course. It was in 2002, the specialization was made Crystal Physics, while in 2005, one more specialization, Electronics, was introduced. In 2014, Astro Physics was also added as another specialization.
M.Phil Programme was started in 2008 with five specializations namely Crystal Physics, Astrophysics, Spectroscopy, Nuclear Physics and Superconductivity. The course was designed to prepare the students for teaching, for further higher studies or advanced work in industries. In fulfilling of the degree requirements, every student was expected to undertake course work, attend and present seminars and conduct thesis research.
Ph.D. programme in Physics was introduced in the year 2009 with specializations in Crystal Physics, Astrophysics, Spectroscopy, Nuclear Physics and Superconductivity. Certificate courses were also offered by the department to enrich the students' scientific knowledge. Most of the faculty members of the department published their research work in various national and international conferences and journals and had UGC and DST sponsored major and minor research projects.