Physics

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS


Dr. D. Nagaraja, MSc, Mphill, Ph.D
Professor and HOD

VISION

Instill the spirit of Scientific Curiosity in both the teacher and the taught

MISSION

1. A science club with multi varied activities
2. Institute an extracurricular demonstration room where the students can build and have hands on experience on topics/ experiments not included in the syllabus

The Department of Engineering Physics came into existence along with the establishment of the institution in the year 1979. The department is currently headed by Dr. D. Nagaraja, who is assisted by a team of well qualified and dedicated staff members.

The Physics department has a staff of 7 members of which 3 members have more than 25 years of teaching experience. The students are given individual attention in the lab classes. The results in both theory and practical examinations have been consistently good. Several workshops/conferences sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, KSCST and Rajya Vokkaligara Sangha, are constantly organized.

Research: Five faculty members have Ph. D. and one faculty member is pursuing Ph. D. in different domains and published more than 60 research papers in reputed national/international journals. Department has project fund of Rs20Lakh sanctioned by Government of Karnataka with Dr. D. Nagaraja as principal Investigator.

Infrastructure: Engineering Physics laboratory has well equipped with basic infrastructure and instruments. It has main laboratory = 115.15 m2, optics laboratory = 27.85. m2, and store room= 24.14 m2.

Faculty

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DETAILS

1

Name: Dr. D. NAGARAJA
Designation: Professor and HOD
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Contact: 9844303001
Mail ID: dnagaraja@bit-bangalore.edu.in

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e7Dap70AAAAJ&hl=en https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Nagaraja

Area of Research: Spectroscopic Studies,

Fluorescence Spectroscopy,Thin films,

Nano materials and shock waves.

No. Of. Publications: 20

2

Name: S. RANGAPPA
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., (Ph.D.)
Contact: 9902989973
Mail ID: srangappa2@gmail.com

Area of Research: Liquid Crystals

No. Of. Publications: 05

3

Name: Dr. G. K. NARASIMHA MURTHY
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Contact: 9449350101
Mail ID: gknmurthy64@gmail.com
Area of Research: Liquid Crystals

No. Of. Publications: 06

4

Name: Dr. GEETHANJALI H. S.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.
Contact: 9741100485
Mail ID: geethanjali@bit-bangalore.edu.in

https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=5-HDXncAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Geethanjali_H_S2
Area of Research: Spectroscopic Studies, Fluorescence Spectroscopy, Thin films, Nano materials and shock waves

No. Of. Publications: 11

5

Name: Dr. RAGHAVENDRA U. P.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Contact: 944890243
Mail ID: raghavendra@bit-bangalore.edu.in
Area of Research: Molecular Spectroscopy, Nanoscience and Material science.

Dr. Raghavendra U. P. – Google Scholar Citations

No. Of. Publications: 21

6

Name: Dr. CHALUVARAJU B. V.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D.
Contact: 9980263563
Mail ID:

chaluvaraju@bit-bangalore.edu.in
Area of Research: Conducting Polymer Composites, Nano Materials and Materials Science

Dr. Chaluvaraju B V, M.Sc.(Physics), Ph.D. – Google Scholar Citations

No. Of. Publications: 31

7

Name: HARSHITHA R.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.Sc., B.Ed.
Contact: 9741131336
Mail ID: harshithagowda13@gmail.com

Area of Research: Conducting Polymer Composites and Nano Materials

No. Of. Publications: 02

Remarkable achievements in the department:

Dr.D. Nagaraja had received a project grant of Rs 20 Lakh from Government of Karnataka for a period of 2 years -2017-19

R&D activities:

Faculty are actively involved in research on varied fields which includes photophysical properties of heterocyclic compounds, fluorescence spectroscopy, polymers, composite materials and liquid crystals, and 5 of them have obtained Ph.D from VTU. Dr.D.Nagaraja and Dr.Geethanjali are recognized as research guides by VTU, guiding 5 students for the PhD program. The department has well established research center with major equipments like UV-VIS spectrometer and Shock wave tube. Project proposals are submitted to various funding agencies like VGST, AICTE, SERB, DRDO etc. Department has overall 60 research paper publications in national and international journals. The faculty have attended many refresher courses/FDPs/workshops and presented their research work in many national and international conferences. Dr. Geethanjali HS was selected to present her research paper in 14th International Conference on “Methods and Applications of Fluorescence (MAF14)”, 13th – 16th Sep 2015 at Wurzburg, GERMANY.

Additional and technical support/facilities provided to the students

Our Faculty Dr.BV Chaluvaraju and Dr. UP Raghavendra have encouraged students to take up mini projects like conducting polymer composites and nano materials and assisted 8th Sem students in their final year project.

Curricular and co-curricular activities organized by the department

Department has organized many events. Some of them are

i. Organized 2 days conference on 100th year celebration of Einstein’s works on 22-4-2016 to 23-4-2016
ii. Conducted a 2 day Lecture workshop on Shock waves in science, Engg and Medicine on 23rd and 24th March-2017 in association with Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
iii. Invited talk on “CGPA, SGPA and CBCS – Scheme in VTU” for I year Physics Cycle students on 29th and 30th Aug, 2017
iv. One day conference on “Laser Physics and Non-Linear Optics“ on 30th Oct, 2017
v. Organized a 2 day “Workshop on AICTE Model Curriculum for Basic Sciences and Humanities” at Kuvempu Kalakshetra, BIT in association with VTU, Belagavi between 7th and 8th May, 2018