The post graduate course on Physics in the College was started in the academic year 2012. The department offers three specializations 1) Electronics 2) Nuclear Physics and 3) Condensed Matter Physics.

The qualified and research-oriented faculties are dedicated to give good education to the students. Faculties are available in the department to guide the students even during off hours. Practical thinking and problem-solving capacity of a student is enhanced by conducting seminars, demonstrations and discussions regularly. The department is housed with sophisticated laboratories and round the clock fast internet facility. The laboratory is well furnished and the instruments were procured by prominent suppliers. Apart from the main library, the department has a department library for the benefit of students. Each classroom is equipped with an LCD projector for hi-tech learning.

At present the Physics department is actively engaged in research areas like Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics, Light and Matter Physics, Radiation Physics and Medicinal Bio-Physics.

The department is also promoting and conducting outreach and extension activities. Some of the significant works are exhibition of science models in some primary and high schools of rural backward areas to invoke scientific temper among students and workshops on preparation of Science models also conducted by PG Students and some faculty members. The department conducted a series of stargazing programmes for the public.

The Course:

M.Sc (Physics) Programme, under CBCS scheme, comprises “Core” and “Elective” subjects with a total credit of 92 including open electives.

The elective papers of the program are:

1. Condensed Matter Physics

2. Electronics

3. Nuclear Physics


The PG Physics Department Faculty is committed to providing outstanding educational and research opportunities. Our highest priority is to help all students achieve their educational objectives and also contribute to the scientific community in the way of research. We serve the people of the St. Philomena College by:

  •       Providing educational opportunities to students

  •     Developing a current going research program

  •     Implementing quality physics instruction

  •   Reinforcing outreach activity


The PG Department of Physics in St. Philomena College will become a national model among public colleges for its approach to and modernization in education, its excellent and diverse faculty and graduates. Also, the implication of the research in theoretical and experimental Physics which gives an idea for the scientific field. The department will provide a unique path to the students’ career as well as their life. The department will continue to enhance its national and international prominence and will be considered among the highly established departments in the country.


  •         To impart quality education in Physical Sciences.

  •     To enable the students to acquire deep knowledge in fundamental aspects

  • of all branches of Physics.

  •     To assist the students in acquiring basic knowledge in the specialized thrust areas

    such as Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics and Electronics.

  •      To make the students technically and analytically skilled.

  •      To give exposure to a vibrant academic ambience.

  •       To prepare students to take up the career in the challenging fields of research in diverse

    areas of theoretical and experimental physics.

  •     To create a sense of academic and social ethics among the students.


Learning Objectives / Programme Outcome

  • Physics knowledge: The MSc physics programme create a comprehensive scientific knowledge, and this knowledge will help to understand, explain, and to solve advanced scientific problems.

  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulated and analyse advanced problems in physics.

  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex problems using the knowledge of physics.

  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use methodology and knowledge of physics to design innovative experiments, analyse and interpret the data.

  • Modern tool usage: To apply modern experimental and theoretical tools of physics along with modern computation technology to predict and model advanced problems in physics.    

  • Physics and society: Apply the knowledge of physics to critically assess and analyse the problems of society. 

  • Environment and sustainability: To ensure that the development in physics maintains and sustains the environment.     

  • Ethics: Apply and commit to professional ethics of physics.  

  • Communication: Effectively communicate the activities of physics to physics   

  • Project management: To demonstrate the knowledge of physics and to apply it to multidisciplinary environments. 

  • Life-long learning: Recognize the need to engage in independent and life-long learning in the context of scientific/ technological change.

 Programme Specific outcome (PSO)

  •     On completion of the course the students will be able to explain the wide range of physical phenomena with underlying principles with respect to condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics both scientifically and in the wider perspective to the community.

  •    The current status of physics and associated developments can be understood and explained thoroughly.

  •       Show the ability to solve physics related problems and demonstrate the physics phenomenon through experiments.

  •        Well qualified to clear national level and state level qualifying examinations for research and teaching at graduate and postgraduate levels.

  •        The knowledge acquired during the course would also make the students able to pursue their higher studies as well as to use their knowledge to get into R & D and industrial sector.

  •       The knowledge acquired during the course will make the students to think, innovate and help to make original contribution to the domain knowledge.

  •        The inter-disciplinary knowledge gained during the course will help the student to understand a problem in a better way and would be able to address the problem with a complete understanding.



Candidates with BSc Degree of Mangalore University or any other university considered as equivalent thereto with Physics as major / optional / special subject are eligible for the program provided they have studied Mathematics as optional / special / minor / subsidiary subject for at least two years and secured minimum of 45 % (40% for SC / ST / Category – I candidates) marks both in Physics and Mathematics.



M.Sc (Physics) Programme, under CBCS scheme, comprises “Core” and “Elective” subjects with a total credit of 92 including open electives.

The elective papers of the program are:

1. Condensed Matter Physics

2. Electronics

3. Nuclear Physics

Practical Laboratories:

The department has 5 practical laboratories; 1) General Lab, 2) Spectroscopic Lab, 3) Condensed Matter Physics, 4) Electronics and 5) Nuclear Physics. 

Research Laboratories:
The department has two established research laboratories:

1.     Theoretical Physics research laboratory funded by BRNS (To Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro; Rs 11.71 lakhs)


2.     Light and Matter Physics Research Laboratory funded by VGST (To Dr E Deepak D’Silva; Rs 05.00 lakhs)


The Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST) Department of IT, BT and S & T, Government of Karnataka has approved and sanctioned fund to establish two more research laboratories namely:

3.     Instrumentation Centre for Science Education, Analysis and Research in Physics (To Dr A P Radhakrishna; Rs 30.00 lakhs)


4.     Centre for Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics for Advanced Studies (To Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro; Rs 20.00 lakhs)


Each laboratory is equipped with basic amenities like water, electricity, round the clock fast internet, computers, printer, scanner,


Ever since the department was established, it is our aim and dream to cater the needs of students and research scholars and to serve the society. Over the 09 years of the establishment, we have conducted more than 07 to 08 National and International seminars / conferences / workshops with the help of funding agencies. We have conducted numerous scientific outreach activities. All these are for the benefit of our own students and for the scientific community.

We have associated with Government Scientific Agencies like Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA), Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) etc. 

Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. (Physics)
Specialization :Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics
M.A. ( Kannada)
Teaching from 12 Years
With us from 12 Years
Dr A P Radhakrishna
Associate Professor
M.Sc. (Physics)
Specialisation- Nuclear and Radiation Physics
Teaching from 36 Years
With us from 33 Years
Dr K Chandrashekar
Associate Professor
Head, Dept of Physics
M.Sc. (Physics)
Specialization : Electronics and Radiation Physics
Teaching from 23 Years
With us from 21 Years
Vipin Naik N S
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. (Physics)
Specialization : Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics
Ph.D. (registered)
Teaching from 11 Years
With us from 11 Years
Poojashree V Rai
M.Sc Physics
Specialization: Nuclear Physics
Teaching from 3 Years
With us from 2 Years
Bhavya D Souza
Assistant Professor
M.Sc Physics
Specialization: Condensed Matter Physics
Teaching from 1 year
With us from 1 year
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