Department of Physics

The Physics Honours course is taught with a lot of focus in Mathematical Physics, Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism. The programme offers a much broader range of opportunities to students. The advantage of pursuing Physics (Hons.) is that it is logical and principle – based and involves mathematical applications. The Physics Honours course consists of eight papers which are tested over three years. Students who have good mathematical ability may opt for this course. The present syllabus of Physics Honours course consists of Mathematical Physics, Waves, Geometrical and Physical Optics, Electronics, Classical Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electrostatics, Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Theory Quantum Mechanics, Special Theory of Relativity, Atomic Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Solid State Physics and Statistical Mechanics. In practical papers, the students are required to perform various experiments covering different branches of Physics. They are also taught computer programming (FORTRAN or C) along with numerical analysis during the entire course period. The students can pursue their further studies both in applied as well as pure science.

          Faculty Detail :


Dr. Sudipta Midday, M.Sc., Ph.D    (Head of the Department)

Dr. Sudipta Midday
Designation : Associate Professor-Head of the Department
Department : Physics
e–mail-id : smidday@gmail.com
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Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D
Area of Specialisation :  
Alma Mater :

Ph. D. (Jadavpur University) 2013     
M. Sc. In Electronic Science (Calcutta University) 1990

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Area of Research :

Electrical Transport in Semiconductors at Low Lattice Temperature

 
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List of Publication :
  1. Phonon emission in a degenerate semiconductor at low lattice temperatures, Physica B 458, 18 (2015), S. Midday, S. Nag, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  2. Piezoelectric interaction in quantum wires at low temperatures, Superlattices and Microstuctures 72, 126 (2014), D.P. Bhattacharya, S. Midday, S. Nag.
  3. Lattice controlled transport in quantum wires at low temperatures, Physica E 47, 264 (2013), D.P. Bhattacharya, S. Midday, S. Nag, A. Biswas.
  4. Low temperature mobility characteristics in quantum wires, Proc. Int. Conf. on Condensed Matter Physics (ICCP-2012) Madras University, India; D.P. Bhattacharya, S. Midday, S. Nag.
  5. Effect of electrostatic screening due to non-equilibrium carriers on the lattice scattering rate at low temperatures, J. Phys. Chem. Sol.72,1343 (2011), S. Midday, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  6. Energy loss in degenerate semiconductors due to inelastic interaction with acoustic and piezoelectric phonons at low lattice temperatures, Physica Scripta 83, 025702 (2011), S. Midday, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  7. Effect of magnetic field on the electrostatic screening due to non-equilibrium electrons in the presence of deep repulsive traps, Physica B 405, 2251 (2010), S. Midday, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  8. Effect of magnetic field on the screening due to hot electrons in the presence of shallow attractive traps, Canadian Journal of Physics 87, 1203 (2009), S. Midday, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  9. Screening length in presence of attractive traps, Physica B 404, 1190 (2009), S. Midday, D.P. Bhattacharya.
  10. Screening due to non-equilibrium carriers in presence of deep repulsive traps, J. Phys. Chem. Sol.70, 360 (2009), D.P. Bhattacharya, S. Midday.

 

Membership of Professional Bodies :

Life member of Indian Association for Physics Teachers
Life member of Indian Association for Cultivation of Science

 


Dr. Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D

Dr. Sumanta Mukhopadhyay
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
e–mail-id :

sumukherjee_74@yahoo.com

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Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc. in Physics (Presidency College, University of Calcutta)
M.Tech. in Energy Science & Technology
(School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University)
 Ph.D.(Science) in Electronic Science (University of Calcutta)
Area of Specialisation :

Electronics at M.Sc. Level
 Solar Photovoltaics and Solar Thermal Energy Conversion at M.Tech.  
  Fiber Optics and Photonics at Ph.D.(Science) Level

Alma Mater :

Sarada Vidyapith, Jadavpur Vidyapith,

Asutosh College,

Presidency College, University of Calcutta,

Jadavpur University

Awards & Recognitions :

National Scholar in  Madhyamik, Higher Secondary, B.Sc.( Honours)
 Graduate Aptitude Test  in Engineering Scholarship and National
Renewable  Energy Fellowship during M. Tech. Course of study.
Also qualified in CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test.

Position Held Earlier (Optional)
Sl No : Designation Period Institution
1. Lecturer                             01.10.2001  to  30.09.2007  St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College
2. Senior Lecturer

(Redesignated as
      Assistant Professor (Stage–II))   

                   

01.10.2007 to 30.09.2012  St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College
3. Assistant Professor (Stage–III)   01.10.2012 to 30.09.2015  St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College
Area of Research :
Fiber Optics and Photonics
Current Projects
Title of the Project STUDY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MICROLENSES ON THE TIP OF SINGLE MODE OPTICAL FIBERS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON CIRCULAR OR ELLIPTIC CORE GRADED INDEX FIBERS, LENSED FIBERS AND PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBERS FOR EXCITATION  BY LASER DIODE    
Funding Agency

University Grants Commission

Duration Two Years with effect from 20th April, 2015.
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List of Publication :
(a) Journal Publications
  1. Coupling of a laser diode to a monomode elliptic-core fiber via a hyperbolic microlens on the fiber tip: efficiency computation with the ABCD matrix, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Gangopadhyay and Somenath Sarkar, Optical Engineering, Vol.  46(2), pp. 025008 (1-5), (2007)
  2. Misalignment considerations in a laser diode to monomode elliptic core fiber coupling via a hyperbolic microlens on the fiber tip: efficiency computation by the ABCD matrix, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Sankar Gangopadhyay and Somenath Sarkar, Optical Engineering, Vol.  46(9), pp. 095008 (1-5), (2007)
  3. Coupling of a laser diode to  monomode elliptic core fiber via upside down tapered microlens on the fiber tip : Estimation of coupling efficiency with consideration for possible misalignments by ABCD matrix formalism, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, S.Gangopadhyay, S.N.Sarkar, Optik ,  Vol. 121, pp. 142-150, (2010)
  4. Coupling of a laser diode to single mode circular core graded index fiber via hyperbolic microlens on the fiber tip and identification of the suitable refractive index profile with consideration for possible misalignments, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay and Somenath Sarkar, Optical Engineering, Vol. 50(4), pp. 045004(1-9), (2011).
  5. Misalignment Considerations in Laser Diode to Circular Core Graded Index Single Mode Fiber Excitation via Upside Down Tapered Microlens on the Fiber Tip, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, The Beats of Natural Sciences,  Vol. 2, Issue 2,  pp. 1-17, (2015)
  6. Investigation of coupling of a laser diode to photonic crystal fiber via hyperbolic microlens on the fiber tip by ABCD matrix formalism, A. Karak, D. Kundu, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, S.N. Sarkar, Optical Engineering, Vol. 54(8), pp 086102(1-7), (2015)
  7. Laser Diode to Circular Core Graded Index Single Mode Fiber Excitation via Upside Down Tapered Microlens on the Fiber Tip and Identification of the Suitable Refractive Index Profile, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Journal of Physical Sciences, Vol. 20, pp 173-187, (2015)
  8. Laser Diode to Elliptic-Core Step Index Single Mode Fiber Excitation via Parabolic Microlens on the Fiber Tip: Prediction of Coupling Efficiency by ABCD Matrix Formalism, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Journal of Physical Sciences Vol. 20, pp 159-171, (2015)
  9. Coupling of a laser diode to a quadric interface lensed monomode elliptic-core step index fiber: efficiency computation with the ABCD matrix, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Journal of Optics, Springer, (Date of Acceptance-16th October, 2015), Published online on 4th November, 2015.
  10. Coupling of a laser diode to single mode circular core graded index fiber via parabolic microlens on the fiber tip and identification of the suitable refractive index profile with consideration for possible misalignments, Sumanta Mukhopadhyay, Journal of Optics, Springer, (Date of Acceptance-21st January,2016), Published online on 6th February, 2016.

 

b) Book Chapter Publications

(i) Misalignment considerations in laser diode to elliptic core step index  single-mode fiber excitation via parabolic microlens on the fiber tip by novel ABCD matrix method, Modern Aspect in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Chapter 1, pp 2-26, Edited by Robert Wilson , Published by Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

c) Publications in the Proceedings in Conferences/Seminars/Workshop etc.

  1. Two Single Authorship and One Joint Authorship Poster Presentations in UKIERI Workshop “ Photonics for Imaging and Sensing ” organized by University of Calcutta in collaboration with University of Sheffield, United Kingdom on 27th March, 2015.
  2.  One Single Authorship Oral Presentation in UGC sponsored National level Seminar on “ Recent Trends in Applicable Mathematics ” organized by The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata in collaboration with Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability, Kolkata on 24th April, 2015.

(iii) Two Single Authorship Poster Presentations in DST sponsored State level Seminar on “ Current Thrust Areas of Experimental Research in Physical Science ” organized by Department of Physics, Vidyasagar Evening College   on 25th April, 2015.
(iv) Two Single Authorship Poster Presentations in UGC-sponsored two day National Conference on “Recent Trends in Functional Materials in relation to Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (RTFMNN)” organized by Department of Chemistry, St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Kolkata in Collaboration with Indian Chemical Society during February 4-5, 2016.

 

 

Membership of Professional Bodies :

Indian Association of Physics Teachers
Indian Physics Association
Indian Physical Society
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

 


Dr. Sabyasachi Mahapatra, M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. Sabyasachi Mahapatra
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
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Dr. Amitava Sil, M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. Amitava Sil
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
e–mail-id : amitavadrsil@rediffmail.com
Ph. No. (Optional) : +919830089087
Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D
Area of Specialisation :

Nuclear Physics (M.Sc.)
General Relativity, Gravitation, Cosmology (Ph. D.)

Alma Mater :

Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Ph. D.)
I.I.T., Kharagpur (M.Sc.)
S. A. Jaipuria College, Kolkata (B. Sc.)
Scottish Church Collegiate School, Kolkata (10+2)

Awards & Recognitions :
Position Held Earlier (Optional)
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1. Lecturer 01.11.1996 to 30.10.2001 St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling
2. Senior Lecturer 01.11.2001 to 31.03.2002  St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling
3. Lecturer 01.04.2002 to 28.11.2002  Darjeeling Government College
2. Assistant Professor 29.11.2002 to till date St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College
Area of Research :
General Relativity, Gravitation, Cosmology
Current Projects
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Title of the Project

Reconstruction of equation of state of ‘Dark Energy’ to explain the accelerated expansion of the Universe

   
Funding Agency

University Grants Commission
Sanction No. : F. PSW-050/08-09 dated  12-Dec-08

Duration 02-Feb-2009 to 01-Aug-2010 (18 months)
List of Publication :

1. Inflationary solutions in general scalar-tensor theory of gravitations
A.Banejee, S.B.Dutta Choudhury, N.Banerjee and A.Sil. Pramana, 40, 31(1993)

2. Extended inflation in higher dimensional spacetime with a Brans-Dicke scalar field
S.Chatterjee and A.Sil. General Relativity and Gravitation, 25, 307 (1993)

3. Gravitational collapse of an inhomogeneous dust sphere in higher dimensional spacetime
A.Banerjee, A.Sil and S.Chatterjee. The Astrophysical Journal, 422, 681 (1994)

4. Singularity structure of a self-similar Tolman type model in higher dimensional spcetime
A.Sil and S.Chatterjee, General Relativity and Gravitation, 26, 999 (1994).

5. Motion of particles in five dimensional Kaluza-Klein spaceime
A.Banerjee, A.Sil and S.Chatterjee. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 35, 2423 (1994)

6. Relativistic plasma in a homogeneous cosmological background
A.Banerjee, S.Chatterjee, A.Sil and N.Banerjee. Physical Review D, 50, 1161 (1994)

7. Naked singularities in a self-similar Tolman-Bondi spacetime.
A.Sil and S.Chatterjee. General Relativity and Gravitation, 28, (1996)

8. Magnetohydrodynamics in a homogeneous cosmological background
A.Sil, N.Banerjee and S.Chatterjee, Physical Review D, 53, 7369 (1996)

9. Generalised singularity-free cosmological model in five dimensions
Ajanta Das, A.Sil and A.Banerjee, Physical Review D, 56, 8099 (1997)

10. ? varying cosmological models with viscous fluid
S. B. Dutta Choudhury and A. Sil, Astophys. Space Sc., 301,61 (2006)

11. A Better way to Reconstruct Dark Energy Models?
A. Sil and S. Som, Astrophysics and Space Science, 318, 109 (2008)

12. The Coincidence Problem in f(R) Gravity Models
A. Sil and S. Som, General Relativity and Gravitation, 45, 531 (2013)

13. Interacting Holographic Dark Energy Models: A General Approach
S. Som and A. Sil, Astrophysics and Space Science, 352, 867 (2014)

Membership of Professional Bodies :
  1. Life Member of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
  2. Life Member of Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation

 


Dr. Pintu Mandal, M.Sc., Ph.D   

Dr. Pintu Mandal
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
e–mail-id : pintuphys@gmail.com
Ph. No :

+91-8902442561

Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc., Ph.D
Area of Specialisation : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Alma Mater :

1. Radioactive Ion Beam Group, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center (Post – Doc)
2. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Ph. D.)
3. University College of Science and Technology, Rajabazar, University of Calcutta (M. Sc.)
4. Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, University of Calcutta (B. Sc.)

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Area of Research :

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences

Current Projects
Title of the Project Studying linear ion trap geometry for experiments on Coulomb crystal and mass spectrometry
Funding Agency University Grant Commission (Minor Research Project)
Duration April, 2015 – March 2017
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List of Publication :

1. "Creation of electric potential minima in 3D: Trapping charged particles", P. Mandal, Physics Education 31 (2), 2 (2015)
2. “Space charge and collective oscillation of ion cloud in a linear Paul trap”, P. Mandal, S. Das, D. De Munshi, T. Dutta and M. Mukherjee, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry  364, 16 (2014)
3. “Parity nonconservation studies in odd-isotopes of single trapped atomic ions”, B. K. Sahoo, P. Mandal and M. Mukherjee, Physical Review A 83, 030502 (R) (2011)
4. “Simulation study and analysis of a compact einzel lens-deflector for low energy ion beam”, P. Mandal, G. Sikler and M. Mukherjee, Journal of Instrumentation  6, P02004 (2011)
5. “Quantum metrology to probe atomic parity nonconservation”, P. Mandal and M. Mukherjee, Physical Review A 82, 050101(R) (2010)
6. “A wavemeter for precision application”, P. Mandal and M. Mukherjee, Indian Journal of Physics 84, 1095 (2010)
7. “Radium ion: A possible candidate for measuring atomic parity violation”, P. Mandal, A. Sen, M. Mukherjee, Hyperfine Interactions 196, 261 (2010)
Published Book:
1. Atomic Parity Nonconservation Experiment: Possibilities With Trapped Ions, P. MandalLAP LAMBERT Academic PublishingISBN-13: 978-3848482696

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Dr. Binita Ghosh, M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. Binita Ghosh
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
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Sm. Aditi Sarkar, M.Sc.

Sm. Aditi Sarkar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Physics
e–mail-id : emailaditisarkar@gmail.com
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Academic Profile
Educational Qualifications : M.Sc, Pursuing Ph.D.
Area of Specialisation :

Material Science

Alma Mater :

M.Sc. from University of Calcutta in 2006.
B.Sc. from University of Calcutta (Serampore College) in 2004.

Awards & Recognitions :

CSIR –NET Fellowship from 2010-2015.
GATE in 2007.

Position Held Earlier (Optional)
Sl No : Designation Period Institution
1. Assistant teacher                                    2007-2010  Baratajpur High School
 
 
Area of Research :
Material Science, Left Handed Maxwellian System
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List of Publication :
  1. “Left-handed Maxwellian behaviour of natural Mica”, Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, Modern Physics Letters B., 25, 30 (2011) 2323–2333.
  2. “Left-handed Maxwellian nature of nano structured layered material- Mica”,  Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, Asian Journal of Chemistry 23, 12 (2011), 5557-5560.
  3. “Electrical characterisation of ZnO nano composite”, Arnab Gangopadhyay, Aditi Sarkar and A.Sarkar, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 23, 12 (2011), 5581-5583.
  4. “Material characteristics of sea shell” , Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar , AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, (2012) 191-192.
  5.  “Formulation of Dielectric Behaviour of Composite material” Ananya Banerjee, Aditi Sarkar and A. Sarkar, Advanced Material Research,665 (2013), 168-171.
  6. “Experimental investigation on core shell nano composite of Cr1-xVxS2”, Arnab Gangopadhyay,  Aditi Sarkar and A. Sarkar, Advanced Material Research, 665 (2013),  233-238.
  7. Left-handed Maxwellian aspects of natural pearl", Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, Proc. SPIE 8423, 84230I (2012).
  8.  “A Study on Natural Coral Stone – a Fractal Solid”, Arnab Gangopadhyay,  Aditi Sarkar and A. Sarkar, Applied physics A , 109, 4, (2012), 979-983.
  9. “Photonic aspect of sea shell”, Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, AIP Conf. Proc1512, 1222, (2013).
  10. “Study of Optical Nature of Fish Scale”, Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 1, 1, (2013).
  11.  “Analysis of electrical properties of Nano Composites with LRC Circuit Simulation”, Arnab Gangopadhyay, Aditi Sarkar and A.Sarkar, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, 1, 1, (2013).
  12. “Transport Properties of Nano Composites and its Simulation with L-R-C Circuit”, Arnab Gangopadhyay, Aditi Sarkar and A.Sarkar, AIP Conf. Proc, 1591, 336, (2014).
  13. “Simulated Optical Properties of Stratified Material and Comparison to LHMS”, Aditi Sarkar, Arnab Gangopadhyay and A. Sarkar, 6, 2, (2015), 132-140.
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