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Physics Department: DSB Campus, Nainital

Kumaun University has Physics departments at DSB Campus, Nainital as well as SSJ Campus, Almora.


Under Agra University, Department of Physics in D.S.B. Campus, Nainital was originally established in 1951 as a leading department of Thakur Dev Singh Bisht Govt. P.G. College, Nainital. Dr. D.D. Pant was appointed as the first Head of the Physics department and he initiated the research work in the field of Spectroscopy. In S. S. J. Campus, Almora, the Department of Physics was established in 1962 and since 1971 it was upgraded as a PG department with minimum resources.


Since 1973 after the establishment of Kumaun University these departments were recognised as a model department of the University with its excellent research work. After being merged with the University and with subsequent extensions & development, the department earned remarkable name and fame in the field of research work. This was the time when renowned Physicists Dr. D.P. Khandelwal founder of IAPT and Prof. H.D. Bisht , first Head of Physics Department, Kumaun University carried out their research work in the department. Later in 1980s research work was also initiated in the field of High Energy Physics under the dynamic leadership of Prof. B.S. Rajput ,which subsequently achieved great heights in this new area of research. This period also witnessed the initiation of research work in another renowned field of Astrophysics. Now departments at both places have been well established in the University and are recognised nationally as well as internationally for their excellent teaching & research in the abovementioned branches of Physics. Because of its excellence in the field of teaching and research the departments were selected for DRS – I in 1987 and subsequently DSA – I under the Special Assistance Programme of UGC, New Delhi. Excellent research work in the field of Spectroscopy was also recognised by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi and included the Spectroscopy Laboratory of the department under National Laser Programme in the 90s and provided sufficient grants for the Upgradation and establishment of sophisticated lasers in the laboratory. Apart from this the department at DSB CAMPUS was also recognised and provided grants by DST, New Delhi under its FIST Phase – I programme.


Presently the departments have successfully completed the DSA Phase – III and has been awarded CAS – I under the special assistance programme under which a grant of Rs. 1.37 crores has been provided to the department for a period of five years (i.e., from 01.04.2013 to 31.03.2018). Since the department has been recognised under the special assistance programme of the UGC, five junior research fellowships are being awarded to the department annually under the RFSMS scheme of the UGC from 2006 onwards for promoting research environment in the department. An MOU has been signed between the University Physics department and ARIES, Nainital for the benefit of the students for promoting teaching & research and utilizing the expertise available in both the institutions. Moreover, many faculty members of both the departments are engaged as Principal Investigators of various International Collaborative programmes and other research projects funded by various funding agencies, the details of which are available in the individual profiles of concerned faculty members.


In both the campus departments also have well-equipped computer laboratories, and very good laboratories for UG and PG students and rich libraries which have collection of more than 6000 reference & text books both for PG as well as research students including many rare and excellent reference books by foreign authors.


Various national as well as international seminars / symposia have been organized by the department from time to time where scientists of national as well as international repute have presented their research work. Every year many reputed scientists are invited to deliver invited / guest lectures in both departments for the benefit of the students as well as faculty under the DSA / CAS programmes of the UGC.


The faculties of the departments are well connected with other National and International Universities/ Research Institutes not only in India but abroad also. Prof H C Chandola, Prof Sanjay Pant from DSB Campus & Prof. O. P. S. Negi and Prof. P. S. Bisht of Almora Campus are collaborating in their specific fields of High Energy Physics (Theoretical),Spectroscopy and Astrophysics with prestigious foreign Scientific Institutes specially Institute of Theoretical Physics Beijing, China, Kavali Institute of Physics, Beijing, China, University of Konstanz Germany, European Nuclear Research Organisation (CERN) Geneva, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) at Trieste (Italy) and Institute of Physics, Beijing, China continuously since 2005 under CAS – TWAS Visiting Scholar Fellowship and UNESCO – TWAS Associateship programme. In spite of this the faculty members and the research scholars of the department have been participated in several International/ National conferences and presented their research work.


In the PG programme of four (6 monthly) semesters, commencing from July every year, 25 students are normally admitted in DSB Campus, Nainital and maximum 20 students are admitted in SSJ Campus, Almora.


In the final semester teaching is carried out in the following specializations:


  1. DSB Campus, Nainital
    1. Advanced Electronics
    2. Astrophysics
    3. High Energy Physics
    4. Molecular & laser Spectroscopy
    5. Condensed matter Physics

  2. SSJ Campus, Almora
    1. Advanced Electronics
    2. High Energy Physics
Research work is primarily being carried out in the following branches of Physics:
  1. Molecular & laser Spectroscopy
  2. High Energy Physics
  3. Astrophysics
  4. Condensed Matter Physics
Head of the Department

Name : Prof. H.C. Chandola

Phone : 09412986369

Email : chandolaharish@gmail.com


Physics Department: SSJ Campus, Almora
Head of the Department

Name : Dr. Praveen Singh Bisht

Phone : 7409118621

Email : Ps_bisht123@rediffmail.com

Faculty Members of SSJ Campus, Almora
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Dr. Om Prakash Singh Negi Professor High Energy Physics hodphysicsku@gmail.com 09412092677 Dr. Om Prakash Singh Negi View Profile
2 Dr. Praveen Singh Bisht Professor and Campus Head Electronics, High Energy Physics Ps_bisht123@rediffmail.com Dr. Praveen Singh Bisht View Profile
3 Dr. Pratibha Fuloria Assistant Professor Astrophysics, General Theory of Relativity p.fuloria@yahoo.com 9557413558 Dr. Pratibha Fuloria View Profile
4 Mr. Vijay Ballabh Assistant Professor Material Science maxballabh@gmail.com 09410306269 Mr. Vijay Ballabh View Profile
5 Dr. Nandan Singh Assistant Professor Singular Optics, Spectroscopy bisht.nandan@gmail.com 5962233051 Dr. Nandan Singh View Profile

Faculty Members of DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Prof. H.C. Chandola Professor & Head High Energy Physics chandolaharish@gmail.com 09412986369 Prof. H.C. Chandola View Profile
2 Prof. Sanjay Pant Professor Electronics, Time Domain Laser Spectroscopy sanjaypent@yahoo.com 09411198359 Prof. Sanjay Pant View Profile
3 Dr. Shuchi Bisht Professor High Energy Physics shbisht@gmail.com Dr. Shuchi Bisht View Profile
4 Dr. Ramesh Chandra Professor Solar Physics rchandra.ntl@gmail.com 09690681836 Dr. Ramesh Chandra View Profile
5 Dr. Alok Durgapal Associate Professor Astrophysics alokdurgapal@gmail.com 09411301000 Dr. Alok Durgapal View Profile
6 Dr. Bimal Pande Associate Professor Electronics, High Energy Physics pandebimal@yahoo.co.in 09412044061 Dr. Bimal Pande View Profile
7 Dr. P.K. Mishra Assistant Professor Condensed Matter Physics pkmishrabhu@gmail.com 09411102476 Dr. P.K. Mishra View Profile
8 Dr. P. S. Negi Assistant Professor Astrophysics psnegi_nainital@yahoo.com 09627646414 Dr. P. S. Negi View Profile
9 Dr. G. Chandra Assistant Professor Condensed Matter Physics grishphysics@gmail.com 07579251602 Dr. G. Chandra View Profile
10 Mr. Raj Kumar Assistant Professor Electronics rajkchanyal@gmail.com 07351979539 Mr. Raj Kumar View Profile
11 Dr. Seema Pande Associate Professor Electronics, Solar Astrophysics pande.seema@yahoo.com 9412361931 Dr. Seema Pande View Profile

Revised Syllabus (With Effect from Academic Session 2019-20)
  1. Post Graduate Classes
  2. Under Graduage Classes
B.Sc Physics Syllabus (year Wise)
  1. B.Sc I Year
  2. B.Sc II Year
  3. B.Sc III Year
UG Semester Syllabus Physics
  1. B. Sc. Physics Syllabus (Semester Wise)
M.Sc Physics Syllabus (Sem Wise)
  1. I Semester
  2. II Semester
  3. III Semester
  4. IV Semester