Physics Department

The Department of Physics is one of the oldest and prestigious departments of the College. The Department started functioning in 1949 when the College was established. The B.Sc. degree course was started in 1957 with a sanctioned strength of 48. In 1995 the M.Sc. degree course was started and the strength of students sanctioned was 10. Later in 2000, the Department was upgraded as a research centre. Currently the Department has nine faculty members, one guest lecturer and four technical staff. Eight out of the nine faculty members are Ph.D. holders.

One of the major initiatives of the department is the Science Facilitation Centre (SFC). The centre offers opportunity, for the students of VIII and IX classes of the nearby Institutions to do simple experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The Department also extended its experimental lab facilities for the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) students of B Tech Aerospace, Avionics and Physical Science students during 2007 to 2010

The Department hosted the 2nd and 5th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICOPVS 2008 and ICOPVS 2014 respectively).The proceedings of the Conference were published by AIP and IOP. In 2015, the Department organized a state wide Awareness Programme in Science Education and Research (APSER) funded by KSCSTE, Government of Kerala. The programme was conducted in all the 14 districts of Kerala. The department has organized two national level workshops on Experimental Physics. The Department conducts workshops and seminars regularly.

The research activities of the Department are of international standard. The Department has produced 41 Ph.Ds, about 330 international publications and 240 seminar presentations. There are 9 new entries in the JCPDS files and 6 patents to the credit of the Department. The Department has received and utilized research funds of about Rs. 271 lakhs. There are 3 ongoing research projects and 28 Ph.D. students in the Department.

Dr. Jijimon K. Thomas is the current Head of the Department.

Dr. Jijimon K. Thomas MSc, MPhil, PhD , MInstP (London)

Associate Professor, HOD

Phone:2543478 , 9447205190


Dr. Sam Solomon MSc PhD

Associate Professor



Dr. I. Hubert Joe MSc. MPhil. Ph.D

Associate Professor

Phone:2340767, 9447220563


Dr. Annamma John MSc, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor

Phone:2534475, 9495244175


Dr. John Jacob MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor




Ms. Silpa Satheesh B.

Guest Faculty





Dr. K. S. Mathew MSc, MPhil, PhD

Dr. Benny George MSc, MPhil, PhD

Prof. A. V. Varkey

Prof. A. J. Jacob

Prof. P. V. Vareed

Prof. P. K. John

Prof. Mr. Michael D'Souza

Prof. Zachariah Mathew

Prof. N. Viswanantha Pillai

Prof. M. J. Cleetus

Prof. Earnest Stephen

Prof. V.V. Abraham

Prof. P. V. Ramaswamy Iyer

Prof. E. J. Jacob

Prof. Thomas P. George

Prof. M. K. George

Prof. K. M. Varghese

Prof. T. I. Mathai

Prof. P. A. Alexander

Prof. Thomas P. Thomas

Prof. P. S. Sebastian Kunju

Prof. P. J. Thomas Kutty

Prof. Mich Stanley

Prof. Yohannan Pappan

Mr. Varghese P. Abraham

Prof. Mathew Varghese

Prof.Dr.Antony Eapen

Prof. Thomas Samuel

Prof. P.N.Easwaran Nampoothiri

Prof. Jacob Sebastian

Dr. P.V. Thomas, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Mr. Y. George, M.Sc, M.Phil., B.Ed.

Dr. V.S. Jayakumar,M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.

Mrs. P.V. Sicilykutty, M.Sc., M.Phil.

Mr. Y. Mathew, M.Sc., M.Phil

Mrs Aleyamma Philip, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed

Mrs. Leelamma T. Alexander, M.Sc., M.Phil

Prof Alexander P.A.

Prof. Alice Beeta Moraes

Dr. K Joy

Dr. Georgi P. Daniel MSc, PhD

Dr. Shyla Joseph MSc, MPhil

Mr. K. Thomaskutty MSc, MPhil

Dr. Daizy Philip MSc., M.Phil.

The Department has 3 Major Projects funded by DST-SERB, KSCSTE and CSIR. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, etc have received total grants of Rs. 49 Lakhs.

The UG students work on their projects at VSSC

The students go on study tours accompanied by the Faculty to Koodamkulam Nuclear power plant and the Radio Astronomy Centre, Ooty.





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