Department of Physics @ ANDC has been in existence since 1992 and continually strived for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research while carving out a niche as one of the reputed college departments at University of Delhi. Students are taught never to regard study as a duty, but as an enviable opportunity to learn. When our faculty and students work, whether in library or laboratory, it is always been with an intention to make the world a better place, improve people's lives, enhance understanding and ensure a better future. Going beyond the rote-learning confined within the realms of the classroom students are imparted skill-sets with extensive training on state-of-the-art instruments. The department tries its level best to cover the entire gamut of educational experience and encompasses giving students’ flavours of theoretical study, hands-on experiments and computer based simulation during their three year stay in college. With this spirit, students are encouraged to strive for their own personal joy and work towards the profit of the community which they are later expected to belong.
At ANDC's Physics Department, research has a concrete purpose and doesn't end with the faculty. Undergraduate students pursuing Honours as well as B.Sc. Physical Science disciplines are encouraged to undertake original projects and dissertations as part of their curriculum under able guidance of the faculty members, participate in seminars, workshops, and colloquiums wherein they get opportunity to meet eminent scientists and peers working in frontier areas of science and Physics in particular. Working together closely with faculty members, students follow their individual passions to places hitherto unchartered.
A graduate in Physics has large number of exciting opportunities ahead. They can do post-graduation in Physics or Electronics from IISc, RRI, University of Delhi, JNU, IITs, IISERs etc. Some of our alumni have garnered full scholarship to pursue higher studies abroad in international universities of repute including University of Hamburg, University Jena, Technical University of Dresden, Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics & Astronomy (all in GERMANY), National Tsing Hua University (TAIWAN) and some becoming R&D scientist at Essilor, Paris et ENTPE, Lyon, (FRANCE). After B.Sc. one can also pursue courses in VLSI, Embedded Electronics, Astrophysics, Simulations, Geological sciences, M.B.A. or M.C.A to name a few. A Physics graduate also finds many exciting opportunities in the public and private sectors including DRDO, Perkin-Elmer, Horiba Jobin Yvon, Philips, Thermofisher, Shimadzu, Keithley, Tektronix, Keysight, armed forces, banks, metrological department, sound engineering, visual / VFX effects specialist, special effects manager, game / app designers etc. Those desirous to pursue higher studies can go for Ph.D. after post-graduation.
The Faculty of the Department leads the university community vis-a-vis scholarship and dedication towards creative pursuits and pioneering pedagogy to make teaching-learning of Physics an enjoyable experience. Dr. Mamta Bhatia, senior-most faculty member of the department holds the unique distinction of being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship twice over by the United States – India Educational Foundation. The spirit of innovation is kept alive by the faculty's engagement in research that includes frontier areas of theoretical physics, experimental physics and simulations of real-world problems. The links on the left panel provide a glimpse of their profiles.
The Department has in its folds two dedicated research laboratories – a) Sensing Materials Devices Laboratory looked after by Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri and b) Chandra Computational Physics Laboratory headed by Dr. Subhash Kumar. The laboratories have on offer lots of projects with which the undergraduate students can ignite their minds throughout the year and satiate their thirst for knowledge besides gaining useful research experience. The laboratories envision inspiring students to take up research as a viable career option. Incidentally, Dr. Arijit Chowdhuri is recognized for independent Ph.D. guidance by University of Delhi.