Dr. PRAVEENA S. D.
Professor & Head of Department
History and Features of the Department
Physics - the study of matter, energy and their interactions - is an international enterprise, which plays a key role in the future progress of humankind. Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature. It generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world. It contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries. Physics extends and enhances our understanding of other disciplines, such as the earth, agricultural, chemical, biological, environmental sciences, astrophysics and cosmology - subjects of substantial importance to all people of the world. Knowledge of physics improves our quality of life by providing the basic understanding necessary for developing new instrumentation and techniques for medical applications, such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, ultrasonic imaging and laser surgery.
The department of Physics was established in the year 1986. The department is equipped with modern lab to improve the knowledge and skills of the students to face the challenges in their professional career. The department has qualified and experienced staffs who are actively involved in teaching and research work.
Program Educational Objectives(PEO) of the Department
- PEO 1: To provide quality education and knowledge in contemporary science and technology to meet the challenges in the field of Civil Engineering and to serve the society.
- PEO 2: To impart the knowledge of analysis and design using the codes of practice and software packages.
- PEO 3: To inculcate the sense of ethics, morality, creativity, leadership, professionalism, self confidence and independent thinking.
- PEO 4: To motivate the students to take up higher studies and innovative research projects.
- PO1: Engineering Knowledge: To apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems
- PO2: 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.
- PO3: Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate considerations for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
- PO4: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.
- PO5: Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, 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.
- PO6: 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.
- PO7: 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.
- PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
- PO9: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member of leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
- PO10: 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.
- PO11: 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 multidisciplinary environments
- PO12: Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life- long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
- PSO1 : PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS Demonstrate sound knowledge in analysis, design, laboratory investigations, survey, map and plan layouts for buildings, structures and alignments for canals and roads aspects of civil engineering infrastructures.
- PSO2 : PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Specify, design, supervise, test and evaluate foundations and superstructures for residences, public buildings, industries, irrigation structures, hydraulic machines and surge systems, powerhouses, highways, railways, airways, docks and harbors.
- PSO3 : The ability to analyze the effects of natural calamities like earthquakes, landslides etc. including disaster management and to design stable structures for relevant stress resultants