The Department of Physics, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri, has been maintaining a very good track record since its inception in 2006. The department has so far trained several highly successful students producing a high breed of good physicists with high calibre. The Department of Physics at Amritapuri boasts of highly qualified, motivated and experienced faculty members with a variety of specialization viz. theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, astrophysics, cosmology, Solar physics, Thin films, Quantum physics, Nonlinear dynamics, Atmospheric physics, Optics, Plasma physics, geophysics and other such frontiers of research oriented physics. At present, we have 18 faculty members including two full-fledged international faculty. With an excellent teacher student ratio, the atmosphere is quite student friendly. Faculty advisors and councillors are assigned for every 20 student with an aim to cater to needs of every student and provide individual personal attention.
Most of our faculty (14 out of 18) have PhD from reputed institutions /universities from India or abroad with rich experience. Others are perusing for PhD. The research output of the department is enhanced by a team consisting of 9 dedicated PhD Research scholars and 2 research associates. Numerous national international research publication and other research output of the department can be viewed from the main site of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. This young department has produced 5 PhDs so far and many more are expected pretty soon. The department of physics has been maintain a very good track record since its inception in 2006. The department has so far trained several highly successful students producing a high breed of good physicists with high calibre.
Additional amenities like Virtual Lab and Demolabs enable the students to have hands-on experience that mould their ability to be creative and cultivate analytic thinking. The Department boasts of a good collection of books and well equipped Labs for both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The courses have been designed to impart up to date knowledge in various fields of physics providing a flexible elective options, catering to the taste and providing an optimal benefits to the students. The aim of the course is to nurture high class future generation of physicists who would end up as academicians, scientists, researchers, teachers and industrialists.
Our alumni have gone to various reputed international and national universities, scientific and research institutes to pursue their Ph.D stand testimony to the same. Many others are reasonably well placed. In the past almost all of our PG students went to various premier national institutes (like TIFR, IISc, BARC, RRI, IIA, PRL, IISER,IIST, IITs, PRL etc.) for their final semester projects earning a good reputation to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Amrita’s reputation and tie up with foreign Universities enabled our students to do their final semester in some of the western universities.
Apart from the courses offered by the Department, we offer Physics and Science elective courses for Amrita School of Engineering students.
The Department provide additional facilities for students such as Virtual Lab and Demolab, which help the students to improve their thinking ability and to analyze things in a different way.
The Department possess a well equipped Lab of undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The Department library consists of books of more than 200 titles and the Department is also rich in e-learning resources.
By regularly organizing seminars and workshops by external experts, the Department encourages students to get in touch with the progressing areas and new trends in science.
The Department also encourage students to do their projects related to post graduation in major research institutions across India so that they could get an early exposure to burning research topics.
The department stress and encourage research activities and has several national and international research publications Lectures, seminars and workshops by eminent scientists, and academicians from India and abroad are arranged periodically to enable the student to nurture the hidden talent in the students and keep in touch with new trends in science.