The St. Xavier's College Physics Department is one of the best places in India for research and education in physics. Our undergraduate students every year achieve excellence in their subject learning and application.
The department has 9 permanent faculty and more than 300 undergraduate (BSc) students. We have a postgraduate (MSc) program where 40 students are enrolled. We have project based learning implemented across all the years and courses. We have programmes like PROBE and JIGYASA to promote creative research among students. Our students and staff publish and present a large number of research papers every year and many get awarded. Our students intern in major institutes all across India.
The Department has been the source of innovation in physics education for decades. Specially after autonomy we have been able to innovate constantly. I am sure you will find this place academically creative and challenging.
– Head of Department
No. of courses: 20 (BSc)
Revision: Almost100 % for all
SYBSc: New skills
Zero Rote Learning
We Ask: Analyse, Apply, Comprehend
We Avoid: Define, Derive etc.
Students are encouraged to get deeper in the subject matter
Strong correlation between theory and experiments; New Experiments developed/introduced (BSc): 44
Better understanding of theory; Better hands on training
Literature Review, SYBSc and TYBSc: 1 per course, Research Papers from last 5 years
Exposure to new research
Semester long project, mini research, exposure to synopsis and thesis writing
Application to real life; developing new/low cost techniques
Project Based Learning
1 small project per course; 20 Projects in 3 years
Independent thinking, lab skills and ability to take initiative
Promoting Academic Talent
PROBE (Student Research Seminar), 54 posters/12 Oral presentations in 2020
Jigyasa (Exhibition), 51 Exhibits in 2020
Competitive, External Judging
Showcasing and Appreciating scientific/academic talent
4 New Courses in UG, Astronomy, Acoustics (SY), Digital Image Processing, Applied Physics (TY)
PG (MSc) Course in Physics
Industry Specific, Contemporary, Research oriented
3 assignments per course; all application based; evaluated in end semester exam
Better learning of applications, better concept understanding, helps in entrance exams
Make Your own CV
For students CV matters when they apply for PG/PhD courses or a for a job. Here they have an opportunity to choose project topics to propel their career. For example, if one is interested in astrophysics he/she can select project topics of different courses which leads to astrophysics and make a unique CV for their future progress. What more? They can also control the difficulty level of their project making learning suitably paced.