The Department of Physics aims to provide stimulating, elevating, and problem-oriented programmes in basic and applied physics. The undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate education must be in accord with scientific and industrial research, having both basic and advanced courses taught by faculty members in the pertinent fields of research.
The mission of the Physics department is to teach and learn physics through interactive, collaborative, performance, and project-based pathways. Physics majors and minors have an effective curriculum, with the depth of study for students to pursue physics and engineering at the undergraduate level. The students can embark on a career in technology or science education both in industry and higher education.
Physics is the most fundamental science that deals with the properties and interactions of matter and radiation. Understanding the world around us, including the modern technological advancements, is based on centuries of developments in physics. As such, physics provides the basis for all applied sciences and technologies.
Currently the Department of Physics at SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh offers the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics, Master of Science (MSc) in Physics, and PhD graduate programmes in physics. The BSc Physics major programme gives the students a solid foundation of concept and problem-solving ability with which they are able to solve real-world problems by modelling them and designing them with the application of new experimental techniques. The BSc in Physics with a minor in other programmes gives the students a solid foundation in skills like problem-solving, observation skills, numerical aptitude, practical thinking and reasoning ability. This can lead to a variety of other careers, which the students can choose after the completion of the program. The department also encourages research opportunities for undergraduate, master students, as well as graduate students, in several areas of experimental and computational/theoretical physics.
The department's faculty members are engaged in cutting edge research problems. The faculty members have published more than 90 research articles with an average impact factor of 5.7 along with 3 published patents. One more patent has been filed and 10 govt. funded projects (DST, SERB, BRNS, UGC-DAE, NSM) are ongoing with a total outlay of > 4.1 Crores.