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About The Department

Department of Physics started in the year 1997. The department is handling Engineering Physics at the first year level of all the Engineering programs. The curriculum is designed according to the requirements of all these programs by VTU. The department has the credence of attaining a success rate of 90% and above in each semester consistently. The department has well qualified faculty members. Department has proved its achievements in the area of research by publishing papers in National and International Journals. Apart from academics all the staff members are involved in various curricular and co-curricular activities.

Dr. Divakara S
 M.Sc, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Physics


Engineering Physics shall provide basic fundamentals and strengthen individual’s contribution to the technological development in Engineering program


  1. To provide basic fundamentals of Science through competent and motivated staff
  2. To stimulate their technical knowledge by imparting basics of Engineering Physics

Course Outcomes (CO's)

Engineering Physics (18PHY12/22)

At the end of the course pupil will be able to

  • CO 1: Understand Simple Harmonic oscillation and to classify waves based on Mach number
  • CO 2: Understand Elastic properties of materials and their applications
  • CO 3: Infer the relation between time varying electric and magnetic field, the transverse nature of the EM waves and their role in Optical fiber          communication
  • CO 4: Compare between classical and Quantum Mechanics and to understand working of Laser
  • CO 5: Analyze physics of materials

Engineering Physics Lab (18PHYL16/26)

At the end of this course the pupil will be able to,

  • CO 1: Apprehend the concepts of interference and diffraction of light.
  • CO 2: Understand the principles of operations of optical fibers and semiconductor devices.
  • CO 3: Understand the Elastic properties of materials.
  • CO 4: Recognize the resonance concept and its practical applications.
  • CO 5: Understand measurement technology and use of new instruments.


1. Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
5. Modern tool usage: Create, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional Engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in Multi-disciplinary environments.
12. Lifelong learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.



  • The department has very good infrastructure consisting of two spacious laboratories (Main Lab & Optics Lab), HOD’s chambers, staff rooms, departmental library and store room.


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Department Activities (2019-20)

Prize distribution to the winners of Essay writing and Collage making competition in view of “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad” birth anniversary (National Education Day).

 Facilitation for the students who have scored 100/100 in Engineering Physics theory and Engineering Physics lab.

Special lecture by Dr.T N Mahadeva prasad for 1st SEM CSE-B section students on “Electromagnetism”

Special talk on life and times of Michel Faraday in view of Birthday celebration of “Michael Faraday” by Dr. S A Mohan Krishna

Department Activities (2018-19)

Motivational talk on “IN-AM THE MOMENT” By Mr. Syed Inamullah (Inam)

Special Lecture on “Current and future ambitious venture of ISRO” by Dr. S A Mohan Krishna

Talk on “Marie Curie & Sir C V Raman” in view of Birthday celebration of Marie curie and Sir C V Raman by Dr. S A Mohan Krishna

Special talk on “Lasers and its applications”  by Prof H L Bhat, Department of Physics, IISc, Bangalore

Special Lecture by Dr. Mahadeva Prasad T.N on “Maxwell’s Equations”

Department Activities (2017-18)

Motivational talk by an entrepreneur Mr. Sandeep Sugumaran, Founder of Sugar Shot Films, Bengaluru

Special lecture On“Some Interesting Aspects of Quantum Mechanics” by Dr. Swarnamala Sirsi, Associate, professor and PG coordinator, Department of Physics, Yuvaraja’s College, University of Mysore, Mysuru.

Special Lecture by Dr. T Shivalingaswamy, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, GCM (Autonomous), Mandya.

Special Lecture by Dr. Chandra, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, NIE (Autonomous), Mysuru.

Special Lecture  “ The Life and Times of Galileo Galilei ”  in view of the Birth Anniversary of  “Galileo Galilei” by  Dr. S A Mohan Krishna, Associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysuru.

Special Lecture on “Early History of LASER” By Dr. S P Basavaraju, Formerly, Prof & HOD of Physics, Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.

Special Lecture on “Physics of materials, Properties and its Applications” By Dr. Padma Prasad K, Asst.professor, Dept. of Physics-PG, JSS College, Mysuru.

Technical talk on “X-Ray Diffraction an Overview” by Dr. M Nethaji, Chief Research Scientist, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Special Lecture on “The So Called weirdness of Quantum Mechanics” By Dr. Swarnamala Sirsi Associate Professor, Yuvarajas College, Mysuru,

industrial visits

Education Trip to IOE, University of Mysore, Mysuru

Industrial Visit to Solar and Hydro power plant at Shivana Samudra on 16-04-2019

Industrial Visit to Mysore milk dairy on 03-04-2019


Research Center

The Department of Physics has very good infrastructure with spacious laboratory, library and research center recognized by VTU (approved in the year 2016). Since then the research center has grown to provide various sample preparation and data characterization facility to the faculty members, research scholars and the students.

Our R & D center has LCR meter facility with accuracy and versatility which makes this precision instruments the ideal choice for many different tasks and applications including passive component design, dielectric material testing and resonant frequency characterization. The Precision Impedance Analyzer is therefore ideal for many demanding tasks. It provides

Precise high frequency impedance measurements

  • Clear graphic displays
  • Impedance (Z)
  • Phase angle (θ)
  • Capacitance (C)
  • Dissipation factor (D)
  • Inductance (L)
  • Quality factor (Q)
  • Resistance (R)
  • Conductance (G)
  • Admittance (Y)

Engineers need to evaluate component characteristics at high frequencies with very high levels of accuracy. Hence the Department of Physics extends this facility to our college students and faculty members at free of cost and reasonable rates for outsiders.

Discussion Room

LCR meter 

Experimental & Sample Preparation Room


Dr. Divakara S
Professor and Head
Department of Physics
Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering
P.B.No.206, Gokulam III Stage,
Mysuru – 570002, Karnataka, INDIA
Phone: 0821 427 6226
Email Id: [email protected]
Fax:  0821-2510677