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About the Department

The Department of Physics, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, is a SPPU recognized postgraduate teaching and research centre. It offers BSc, MSc and PhD degree programs at present. The Electro-Acoustics Research Laboratory (EARL) at the department has been an SPPU recognized research centre for MPhil and PhD programs since 1974.

The department now also offers opportunities in Materials Science research. The Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory (AFML) offers research opportunities in nanomaterials and functional thin films centred around conductive and transient properties vital to thin film device technology.

The centre has produced several PhDs and MPhils to date and has a number of candidates registered for PhD at present. The department has received grants from the APS, UGC, BCUD-UoP, and DST.

Courses conducted by the department

Highlights of the department

The department has highly qualified, experienced faculty members and excellent infrastructure and research facilities."

  • The three undergraduate laboratories are spread over an area of 3250 ft2, and the postgraduate laboratory is 900 ft2.
  • The research facilities available at the centre include a 500 ft2 Electro-Acoustics Research Laboratory (EARL) - separate from the other labs that houses the acoustic transducer testing and calibration suites, data acquisition equipment for building and room acoustics, instrumentation for acoustic impedance, reverberation, and transverse vibration characterization.
  • In addition, the Lab comprises equipment like Digital and multimedia storage oscilloscopes, programmable waveform generators, multimedia amplifiers, amplifier booster, timer-scalar-counter; audio oscillators, power supplies, function generators; effects processor, a wide range of loudspeakers and microphones, etc.
  • The Advance Functional Materials Lab (AFML) occupies 250 ft2 in the postgraduate building and includes a two-zone high-temperature tube furnace (1200 degrees), vacuum oven (250 degrees), programmable spin coater NT6000 V1, Medico C-852 centrifuge; autoclave, and an indigenously built spray pyrolysis unit.
  • The characterization equipment includes ultra-sensitive digital source meter, Keithley KickStart software for automated I-V characterization, Holmarc XYZ tilt arm manipulator and a high-resolution CCS."

  • Head of department

    Prof. Dr. L. M. Chaudhari

    Professor & Head, Department of Physics

    M.Sc. Ph.D.

    Senior College Faculty
    Sr. No.Name of FacultyDesignationProfile link
    1Dr. L. M. ChaudhariProfessor & Head, Department of Physics
    2Prof. S. G. JamdadeAssociate Professor
    3Dr. S. R. KateAssociate Professor
    4Dr. V. V. AntadAssistant Professorclick here
    5Dr. S. D. ShindeAssistant Professorclick here
    6Dr. S. S. WaruleAssistant Professorclick here
    7Dr. B. B. GabhaleAssistant Professorclick here
    8Mr. D. C. GadhaveAssistant Professor
    9Mr. S. S. GaikwadAssistant Professor
    10Mr. Akshay SonavaneAssistant Professor
    11Mr. P. S. AutiAssistant Professor
    12Mr. Shubham JadhavAssistant Professor
    13Mrs. H. P. NagargojeAssistant Professor
    Junior College Faculty
    Sr. No.Name of FacultyDesignation
    1Mrs .Smita S. NirpharkeSupervisor & Junior College Teacher
    2Mr. Sanjay V. KhadeJunior College Teacher
    3Mr. Dhiraj YadavJunior College Teacher
    4Mr. Pramod B. AmaleJunior College Teacher
    5Mr. Dilip P. ShendeJunior College Teacher
    6Mr. Kumar G. AlhatJunior College Teacher
    7Mr. Jagdish. A. MahajanJunior College Teacher
    8Mr. Sanjay S. LendeJunior College Teacher
    9Ms. Pradnya B. KudaleJunior College Teacher
    10Ms. Ashwini DigheJunior College Teacher
    11Mrs. M. I. ShaikhJunior College Teacher
    12Mrs. Swati A. DeokuleJunior College Teacher
    13Mr. Mahendra S. RokadeJunior College Teacher

    Department Infrastructure

    The Advance Functional Materials Lab (AFML) occupies 250 ft2 in the postgraduate building and includes a two-zone high-temperature tube furnace (1200 degrees), vacuum oven (250 degrees), programmable spin coater NT6000 V1, Medico C-852 centrifuge; autoclave, and an indigenously built spray pyrolysis unit. The characterization equipment includes ultra-sensitive digital source meter, Keithley KickStart software for automated I-V characterization, Holmarc XYZ tilt arm manipulator and a high-resolution CCS.

    In addition to research, the department has been offering the BSc Physics degree-program since inception, and the MSc Physics program since 1991. The three undergraduate laboratories are spread over an area of 3250 ft2, and the postgraduate laboratory is 900 ft2.

    The research facilities available at the centre include a 500 ft2 Electro-Acoustics Research Laboratory (EARL) - separate from the other labs that houses the acoustic transducer testing and calibration suites, data acquisition equipment for building and room acoustics, instrumentation for acoustic impedance, reverberation, and transverse vibration characterization.

    In addition, the Lab comprises equipment like Digital and multimedia storage oscilloscopes, programmable waveform generators, multimedia amplifiers, amplifier booster, timer-scalar-counter; audio oscillators, power supplies, function generators; effects processor, a wide range of loudspeakers and microphones, etc.