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Academic Programs

About Department of Physics

Department of Physics provides its students with the latest scientific knowledge, technology, innovative thinking approach and guidance which they embark upon in their careers. Our department believes in nurturing the students, and helping them to develop advanced skills to be life-long learners in their respective fields.

The department offers various undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in Physics. Also, it is highly active in the diverse areas of research (specialized and interdisciplinary areas).

Consisting of highly skilled faculty and equipped with high profile instruments, the department puts great efforts in bringing out the best out of its students.




Our Vision

“ The Department has a vision to graduate admitted students as life-long learners and leaders in the diverse Physics programs. ”


Our Mission
Department of Physics of the School of Technology offers well-designed program curricula to provide in-depth knowledge related to the application of Physical Sciences and inculcate scientific temper to students interested in the Engineering and Technology.

In order to contribute and to provide assistance to PDEU to achieve its mission of academic excellence, the program integrates a judiciously-designed comprehensive curriculum and a research module for a sound academic, professional, and personal development of students.


Head of the Department

Dr Satyam Mahendrarao Shinde
Phone: 079-23275443

Dr. Satyam Shinde has joined PDEU in April, 2011. Before that he was associated with Nirma University, Ahmedabad since 2005.He received his Ph. D from M. S University of Baroda in 2006. He has published several research papers in reputed journals and attended international conferences. He is also reviewer of some of the reputed journals.


Contact Us

Department of Physics

School of Technology
Pandit Deendayal Energy University,
Raisan, Gandhinagar - 382007
Gujarat, India
Phone Number: +91 79 23275438
Fax Number: +91 79 23275030


Course Curriculum

The department aims to provide in depth and integrated knowledge in various sub-disciplines of Physics. The graduate and post-graduate programs are especially designed to produce future ready minds for research and innovation that would cater to societal needs.

Course Structure for B.Tech.


Course Code Course Name
SC-102T Engineering Physics
SC-102P Engineering Physics Practical


Course Structure for B.Sc. (Hons.)


Course Code Course Name
16BSP101T University Physics – I
16BSP101P University Physics – I Lab


Course Code Course Name
16BSP201T University Physics – II
16BSP201P University Physics – II Lab
16BSP202T Mechanics
16BSP203T Elements of Environmental Studies



Course Code Course Name
17BSP301T Waves and Optics
17BSP302T Electricity and magnetism
17BSP302P Electricity and Magnetism Lab
17BSP304T Introduction to Modern Physics
17BSP305T Introduction to Geo-Informatics


Course Code Course Name
17BSP401T Mathematical Physics
17BSP402T Heat and Thermodynamics
17BSP403T Material science
17BSP403P Material Science Lab
Elective-2 Physics Elective-2- Time series analysis
17BSP104 Physics Subsidiary- Structure and Properties of Materials



Course Code Course Name
18BSP501T Atomic and Molecular Physics
18BSP502T Solid state physics
18BSP502P Solid state physics laboratory
18BSP503T Classical Mechanics
18BSP504T Electromagnetic Theory
18BSP505T Nuclear and Particle Physics
18BSP505P Nuclear and Particle Physics Lab
18BSP506T Introduction to Biophysics


Course Code Course Name
18BSP601T Statistical Mechanics
18BSP602T Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
18BSP603T Basic Electronics
18BSP603P Electronics Lab
18BSP604T Fundamental of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Change
18BSP604P Atmospheric Science and Remote Sensing Lab
18BSP605T Laser and Applications
18BSP607T Introduction to Plasma Physics



Course Code Course Name
19BSP701T Mathematical Physics – 2
19BSP701P C Programming lab
19BSP702T Introduction to Nanomaterials
19BSP703T Measurements, Instrumentation and Control
19BSP703P Measurements, Instrumentation and Control Lab
19BSP704T Renewable Energy And Energy Harvesting
19BSP706T Elementary study of Bioinformatics


Course Code Course Name
19BSP801T Experimental Techniques
19BSP802T Vacuum Science and Cryogenics
19BSP803 Major Project


Course Curriculum

Course Structure for M.Sc.


Course Code Course Name
SC 501T Classical Mechanics
SC 502T Mathematical Physics
SC 503T Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics
SC 504T Solid State Physics
SC505T Numerical Methods & Computer Programming
SC506T Atomic & Molecular Physics
SC 504P Solid State Physics Laboratory
SC 505P Computer Programming Lab


Course Code Course Name
SC 511T Quantum Mechanics
SC 512T Nuclear and Particle Physics
SC 513T Classical Electrodynamics & Basic Plasma Physics
SC 514T Basic electronics and Instrumentation
SC 515T LASER Physics and Spectroscopy
SC512P Nuclear and Particle Physics Laboratory
SC 514P Electronics Laboratory



Course Code Course Name
SC 602T Elective-I (specialization)
SC 603T Elective-II (specialization)
SC 604T Elective-III (specialization)
SC 602P Lab (specialization)


Course Code Course Name
SC 615 Project work, presentation, Viva voice and dissertation


Specialization options

Sr. No. Course Name
I Advanced Condensed Matter Physics
II Advanced Electronics
III Advanced Fabrication and Experimental Techniques
IV Atmospheric Physics and Oceanography
V Renewable Energy Resources







Research focus

Research Area of Interest:


  • Non-linear optical materials
  • Bio-Materials
  • Transparent Conduction Oxide
  • Computational Material Science
  • Plasma Physics and applications.
  • Perovskite solar Cell
  • Thin Films for Opto-electronic Devices
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Magnetic properties and material


Research Projects

Ongoing Projects
Sr. No. Faculty Project Title Funding Agency PI/Co-PI Partner if Co-Pi Start Month & Year Duration (Yrs) Total Cost (in Lacs) PDEU Share if Co-PI
1 Dr. Rohit Srivastava Study of Heterogenous precipitation patterns with the help of aerosol-cloud properties: Focus on western India and Arabian Sea DST PI None Aug-18 3 20.7 -


Submitted Projects
Sr. No. Faculty Project Title Funding Agency PI/Co-PI Partner if Co-Pi Start Month & Year Proposed Cost (in Lacs)
1 Dr. Ankur Solanki Prototype development of a low cost and stable perovskite solar cell for flexible applications SERB PI None 3 74


To be Submitted Projects
Sr. No. Faculty Project Title Funding Agency PI/Co-PI Partner if Co-Pi Start Month & Year Proposed Cost (in Lacs)
1 Dr. Ankur Solanki Development of flexible perovskite based memristor devices for neuromorphic applications SERB PI None 3 140
2 Dr. Sheetal Rawat Studies with new co-doped multicomponent halide single crystal scintillator DST PI Dr. Mohit Tyagi (BARC) 3 32
3 Dr. Balamurali Krishna Mayya K. Plasma rotation and impurity measurements using visible and x-ray spectroscopy and study of their effect on plasma confinement and transport in Aditya-U Tokamak BRNS PI - 2 18
4 Dr. Balamurali Krishna Mayya K. Development of Plasma Physics Research Laboratory at PDEU Campus. BRNS PI - 2+1 40
5 Dr. Mohendra Roy Development of a smart telemedicine facility for auto characterization of pathological disorders. SERB PI Dr. Tapas Medhi (Tezpur Univ) 3 150
6 Dr. Mohendra Roy An artificial neural network based fake image detection system Bureau of Police Research & Development PI None 3 50


Completed Projects
Sr. No. Project Title Agency Investigators Status
1 Design and Development of Cost Effective Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) System GEDA 15.05 Lakhs Dr. Manoj Kumar (PI)
Brijesh Tripathi
Shailesh Sanawada (Co-PI)
2 Fabrication and characterization of TiO2 based Dye-Sensitized Solar cells(DSSCs) DRDO 18.74 Lakhs Dr. Manoj Kumar (PI)
Brijesh Tripathi
Dr. Pawan Sharma
Completed (2011-2015)
3 Study of light confinement properties of metal nano-particle embedded ZnO thin-films for solar photovoltaic applications INUP, IIT Bombay Experimental work and stay funded by IIT Bombay Brijesh Tripathi (PI)
Dr. Manoj Kumar (Co-PI)
Completed (2011)
4 Study of Light Confinement Properties of Metal Nanoparticle trapped on Graphene Thin-Films for Solar Photovoltaic Applications ORSP, PDEU 0.60 Lakhs Investigator: Ms. Pooja Kanade (M.Tech. student)
Dr. Manoj Kumar (Supervisor)
Brijesh Tripathi
Completed (2014)
5 Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite based solar cells ORSP, PDEU 1.10 Lakhs Investigator: Mr. Kaushik Natarajan (M.Tech. student)
Dr. Manoj Kumar (Supervisor)
Brijesh Tripathi
Completed (2015)
6 Design and Developed of high resolution diagnostics for ADITYA-U and SST-1 Tokamak BRNS Rs. 30 Lakhs PI: Dr. Balamurali Krishna Mayya K.
PC: Prof. Joydeep Ghosh, IPR, Gandhinagar
Completed (2019)








Mr. Dhaval Santola
Contact: 079-2327-5048



Sr. No. Candidate Name Year of Admission Roll No. Category Name of the Department Supervisor/Co-Supervisor Thesis Title
1 Solanki Miteshkumar Balavantbhai 2013 13RSC005 Part Time Physics Bharat Parekh (Guide) Satyam Shinde (Co-Guide) Experimental and Theoretical Study of Non Linear Optical Material Crystals
2 Shah Hiral Kamleshkumar 2015-June 15RSC008 Full Time Physics Bharat Parekh Growth and Characterization of some borate crystals.
3 Gaurav Shukla 2016-June 16RSC009 Part Time Physics K. B. K. Mayya (Guide) Joydeep Ghosh (Co-Guide) Study of Plasma rotations and impurity transport in ADITYA-U/SST-1 Tokamak using Charge Exchange Recombination Spectroscopy
4 Kajal Manilal Shah 2016-June 16RSC010 Part Time Physics K. B. K. Mayya (Guide) Joydeep Ghosh (Co-Guide) Study of Plasma rotations and Impurity transport in ADITYA-U/SST-1 Tokamak using X-ray Imaging Crystal Spectroscopy.
5 Shah Ruchita Priteshkumar 2016-June 16RSC001 Full Time Physics Rohit Srivastava Study of cloud micro physical properties.
6 Ali Abed Alhamid Moulhim 2018-June 18RSC005 Full Time Physics Brijesh Tripathi (Guide) Manoj Kumar (Co-Guide) Non-equilibrium diagrammatic technique for analyzing quantum transport in nano-electronic devices(single electron transistor)
7 Jalaja Bhadreshkumar Pandya 2018-June 18RSC004 Full Time Physics Satyam Shinde -
8 Parth Shaileshkumar Raval 2018-June 18RSC003 Part Time Physics Bharat Parekh -
9 Sharvil Patel 2019-June 19RSC007 Full Time Physics K. B. K. Mayya (Guide) Joydeep Ghosh(Co-Guide) Under Process
10 Ashvin Mali 2020-June - Full Time Physics K. B. K. Mayya (Guide) Joydeep Ghosh(Co-Guide) Under Process
11 Kavil Mehta 2020-June - Full Time Physics Prahlad Baruah Under Process
12 Divyang Prajapati 2020-June - Full Time Physics Sheetal Rawat Under Process




Upcoming Events
Sr. No. Name of the Event
1 International Conference on "Condensed Matter and Device Physics", 9 – 11 September, 2021
2 Guest Lecture on Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics in Feb. 2021