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The department has started in the year 1991 to cater to the needs of the students of Malnad region (after the separation of Kuvempu University from the University of Mysore) at Sahyadri Science College. Later, during January 1994, it was shifted to the university campus at Shankaraghatta. The department had started with a strength of 24 students and was offering only one specialisation i.e., Nuclear Physics till 2005. Now the departmental? intake is raised to 37 and two specialisations (i) Nuclear Physics and (ii) Condensed Matter Physics are being offered. The department has introduced choice based credit system(CBCS) with semester scheme for two years M.Sc. course and with project work in the fourth semester, from the academic year 2005-06. The department has qualified teachers who are from various prestigious national research institutions and universities. The department is now equipped with laboratories having sophisticated instruments, computer lab and departmental library. ?The department is also offering M.Sc programme through distance education since 2003-04.
The department has produced 5 Ph.D?s, 7 M.Phils and ten research students are working for their Doctoral Degree. The research work carried out in the department has been published in several research papers of National and International reputeSo far five students of our Department have successfully completed UGC/CSIR/NET/GATE examination. Many students of our Department are continuing their research in various reputed Institutes and Universities in India and abroad.
Name of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Physics Year of Establishment 1991 Name of the ChairmanDr.Jayanna H.S Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Reseach in Physics
Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577 451
Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
Phone: +91(0)8282-256225, Fax: 08282-256255
Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake M.Sc., CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.Sc. Degree with Physics and Mathematics as a cognate subjects 37 Ph. D 3-5 Years M.Sc., 07/Faculty Syllabus
Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialisation 1 Dr. Jayanna H.S M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor Solid State Physics 2 Dr. Sannappa J M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor Nuclear and Radiation Physics, Environmental Radioactivity, Radiation Protection, Radiation effects on Polymers, Molecular interaction Studies, Result 3 Dr. Ashok R Lamani M.Sc. PhD Professor Solid State Physics and area of research is condensed matter Physics 4 Dr. Sudha Shenoy M.Sc., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Theoretical Physics
Research Projects Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status 1 `Quaternionic representation of the group SO(4) in connection with that of the Lorentz Group SO(3,1)’ UGC/Kuvempu University Dr. Sudha Shenoy - 38000 Completed 2 “A comprehensive Study on the Radioactive Eco hazards caused by Geological substances used as Building materials and Ground water in Granite regions of Karnataka state.” UGC Dr. Sannappa J - 1123800 Completed 3 Preparation of fine Particles and Study of Some Properties of Ferrites Using Different Organic Fuels for gas sensing applications. SERB Dr. Ashok R Lamani NIL 4943711 Submitted Research Scholars Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship 1 Science Dr. Sannappa J Srinivasa. E Part Time KU:PHYS: Ph.D: PRG- 05 2012-02-01 Studies on Radon-Thorn Levels and distribution of radionuclides in and around Hassan District 2017-09-14 NO - 2 Dr. Sudha Shenoy Ms. Geetha. P. J PHYS:08(08 0000-00-00 A THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF MONOGAMOUS NATURE OF QUANTUM STATES 0000-00-00 0 3 Dr. Sudha Shenoy Mr. Anantha S Nayak PHYS:07(07 0000-00-00 A THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF ENTROPIC SEPARABILITY CRITERIA USING GENERALIZED q-CONDITIONAL ENTROPIES 0000-00-00 0 4 Dr. Sudha Shenoy Ms. Asha K PHYS:04(04 0000-00-00 PHASE SENSITIVE COHERENT CONTROL IN ATOM-PHOTON INTERACTIONS AND ITS APPLICATION TO QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING 0000-00-00 0 5 Science Dr. Sannappa J Rangaswamy D R 893192161185 Full Time PHYS:64 2013-12-30 A Comprehensive Study on the Radioactive Eco-Hazards Caused By Geological Substances Used As Building Materials and Groundwater Radon Concentration in Granite Regions of Karnataka State 2016-12-30 NO - 6 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Mr.Chaturmukha .V.S adhar no633099921933 Part Time 66/30-12-2013 2014-05-06 Synthesis , Characterization, Electrical and gas sensing properties of PANI/metal oxide composites 2018-05-06 NO NIL 7 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Mr.Avinash .B.S adhar no 291797390472 Part Time 67/30-12-2013 2014-05-06 Studies on electrical magnetic and gas sensing properties of doped TiO2 nano materials 2018-05-06 NO - 8 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Mr.Suresh.S Part Time 68/30-12-2013 2014-05-06 Effect of irradiation on some solid polymer electrolytes 2018-05-05 NO NIL 9 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Harish B M Adhar no 301321557546 Part Time 65/30-12-2013 2014-05-06 Study on some properties of transition metal doped cerium oxide nanomaterials 2018-05-06 NO NIL 10 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Ms Madhuri D R Part Time 347/03-08-2016 2016-09-23 Synthesis and chracterization of graphene/metal oxides nano composite for supercapcitor 2020-09-23 NO NIL 11 Science Dr. Ashok R Lamani Ms. Kavyashree K Part Time 346/03-08-2016 2016-09-22 Synthesis and characterization of graphene/conducting polymer polymers for supercapcitor applications 2020-09-22 NO NIL 12 Science Dr. Sannappa J Hadadi Yallappa Part Time KU:PHYS: Ph.D: PRG- 01 2012-01-30 Studies on Radiation Effect on Miscibility of some Polymer Blends 2017-10-30 NO - 13 Science Dr. Sannappa J Srilatha M C Part Time DOR.9.2/Ph.D/MCS/1887/2009-2010 2010-09-17 Study on the radon concentration in ground water and its indoor concentration in some places of granitic region around Tumkur, Ramanagar and Bangalore districts 2017-06-29 NO - 14 Science Dr. Sannappa J Nagabhushan S R Part Time PHYS:61 2013-12-30 Study on radon and thoron levels in working places and industries around Tumkur and Bangalore 2018-08-31 NO - 15 Science Dr. Sannappa J Srinvasa J Part Time PHYS:65 2013-12-30 Studies on effect of irradiation on HPMC/PVA Polymer blends doped with some metal ions 2018-11-30 NO - 16 Science Dr. Sannappa J Suresh S Part Time PHYS:352 2016-07-26 Studies on background radiation levels in Uttara Kannada district 2020-06-30 NO -
Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency : Title Level Year Funding Agency RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN NANO MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS National Level 2016 PTTS programme for college / university students National Level 17-30 Dec 2015 Understanding our Universe National Level 2009 University Frontier Areas of Physics National Level 2005 UGC, New Delhi Recent developments in Nanoscience and Technology National Level University