The Department of Studies and Research in Physics under the School of Basic Sciences was established in the academic year 2011 offers Master of Science (M.Sc.,) and Ph.D., programme in Physics. Department was started with an intension to strengthen the science education in the northern part of Karnataka. The present intake for M.Sc., course is 45 and the admission is based on the merit cum roster system as per Govt. of Karnataka. The department follows CBCS Scheme syllabus. The Department of Physics is equipped with modern laboratory equipment’s and currently offering Condensed Matter Physics as a specialization. In future the department is intended to start other specialization subjects such as Nuclear and Particle Physics Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Electronics and related inter disciplinary nature courses. Faculty members of the department generated external research funds to the tune of 1.2 crores and involved in designing and building research instruments. Several students of the department cleared SLET examination and considerable number of students are pursuing research in various Universities.

To make the Department of Physics under the umbrella of Rani Channamma University, the most preferred centre of higher education in the areas of Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and Electronics.

• To create an opportunity for meaningful learning in the areas of Physics for the students in the region.
• To develop the human capital from this region to contribute to the growth of Science and Technology.
• To develop world class teaching and research laboratory facilities for training students for higher education and job opportunity.
• To develop a center of research and higher education for social development of the region.
• To carry out research in the interdisciplinary areas in collaboration with other departments under the university, other institutions of higher learning & research and industry.


Students are trained hands-on in building low cost instruments and adopting them in research and teaching. High end research instruments are designed and built in-house.