About the Department

Knowledge needs Creativity and Creativity needs Diligence. Education plays pivot role in the path of individual’s life and moulds the individual’s character by inculcating high ideas and humane values. Only education can help the younger generation to become the responsible citizens of this Country. 

Upholding these great ideals, J.S.S College of Arts Commerce and Science, Ooty road Mysore, has started M.Sc. Physics programme from the academic year 2011-2012 under the aegis of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, with the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. The starting of the programme is in tune with the objectives of JSS Mahavidyapeetha of providing an impetus to the study of basic sciences. 

The M.Sc Physics programme consists of four semesters under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with Continuous Assessment Grading Pattern (CAGP). The course contents include Hardcore, Soft-core, Discipline Specific Elective, Open Elective and Project work. Specialisation in Solid State Physics has-been introduced in the academic year 2011-12 itself. Specialisation in Nuclear Physics is being introduced from the academic year 2017-18.


  • To be known as PG Department providing skill integrated quality education
  • To be recognized as centre of excellence


  • To create and acquire relevant knowledge along with skill and competencies   
  • To carryout research work contributing to the creation of knowledge, skills and its applications
  • To establish linkage and collaborations for the betterment of teaching, learning


Sl. No Name Area of specialization Publications
E-mail Details
1 Dr.Vijaya Manjunathaguru
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Coordinator
Solid State Physics 04 Mob: 9731845395 View Profile
2 Dr. Pushpa  N
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Physics 24 Mob: 9449223824 View Profile
3 Dr. Padma Prasad K
M.Sc., Ph.D; NET.
Assistant Professor
Solid State Physics 07 Mob: 9663952670 View Profile
4 Mr. Sunil Kumar
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Physics - Mob: 8971413835 View Profile
5 Dr. Pruthvi Rani
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Physics 10 Mob:8951787130 View Profile
6 Dr. Niranjan K. M.
M.Sc, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nuclear Physics - Mob:9008898124 View Profile
7 Mr. Tejamurthy
Assistant Professor
Theoretical  Physics - Mob: 9964139056 View Profile
8 Mr. Chethan L
Assistant Professor
Condensed Matter Physics - Mob:9945212308 View Profile
9 Ms. Meghana R
Assistant Professor
Solid State Physics - Mob:7411862607 View Profile
Total number of class rooms 02
Class rooms with ICT facility 02
Students’ laboratories Lab1: Computer Lab
Lab2: Electronics Lab / Optics Lab
Lab3. Condensed Matter Physics Lab 
Lab4. Nuclear and Particle Physics Lab
Lab 5 Solid state Physics (Special) Lab
           Nuclear Physics (Special) Lab
Internet facilities for staff and students Internet facility for faculty and students (Computer Lab) in the secured network  is provided from a dedicated fiber optic cable line from the main server
Number of Computers 12
Department Library 120 Books


  • Department Computer lab with internet facilities
  • Central Library with Reference Books (3548), Journals and INFLIBNET services
  • E- Journals, CD`s
  • e-learning resources (MIT lectures)
  • Department library 
  • Laboratory Experiments 
  • Science Exhibition
  • Special lectures, Lecture Workshops, Seminars


Batch Number of Students Pass % I Class % I Class  with D.%
Appeared Pass
2011-13 32 30 94 77 23
2012-14 58 58 100 86 14
2013-15 55 53 96 91 4
2014-16 45 43 95.5 86 7
2015-17 55 44 80 93 7

Note : 63.6 % from 2011-2013 batch
35 % from 2012-2014 batch
27 % from 2013-2015 batch
43 % from 2014-2016 batch, 
20%  from 2015-17 batch were employed


Name Topic Sponsored Resource Persons Participants
Research Scholars
Science Academies
Refresher Course
Quantum Mechanics
Dec.2-14, 2013
National Science Academies
1.Prof. V. S. Ramamurthy,
    NIAS, Bangalore
2. Prof. N Mukunda,
    IASc, Bangalore
3. Prof. G Rajasekaran
4. Prof. H. S. Mani
5.Dr. Govind Krishnaswami,
                        CMI, Chennai
6. Prof. K. S.Mallesh, UOM
23 20
Special Lecture
1.Quantum Mechanics
    Feb-March 2013
 2. Formalism
    May 2014
3. Field quantization
    May – June 2015 4.R.QuantumMechanics-
        April 2016  5.R.Quantum Mechanics     
     May 2017
JSSMVP 1. Prof. B A Kagali, BU
2. Prof. K S Mallesh, UoM
3. Prof. M V N Murthy,
     IMSc, Chennai
National Seminar “Two day National Seminar on Materials Science and Engineering”
on 21 & 22 March 2014
New Delhi.
1.Prof. Dr. K. Byrappa,
Vice Chancellor
Mangalore University
2.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee and INSA Fellow
Dr. B.S. Murty
(IIT Madras, Chennai),
3.Dr. Rajeev Rawat (Professor, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore),
4.Dr. P. S. Anil Kumar
(IISc, Bangalore)
5.Sri Shivam Misra
(Scientific officer E,
BARC Mumbai).
6. 45 paper presenters,
56 200
Three days
Lecture Workshop
Statistical Physics
On 25 - 27, Nov 2015
Three National Science Academies'   1. Prof. R Srinivasan, IASc
2. Prof. G Srinivasan, RRI
3. Dr Saptharshi Chaudhary
50 130
Special Lecture “My life in Physics from Quarks to Strings”  at JSSCACS, Mysuru 04-01-2016  JSSMVP Under Special Lecture Series on the Occasion of Centenary Celebration of HH Jagadguru  Dr. Sri Shivarathri RajendraMahaswamiji  and Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College Prof. David Jonathan Gross 2004 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Director and Holder of the Frederick W. Gluck Chair in Theoretical Physics at Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics of University of California  in Santa  Barbara 200 400
State Level Science Exhibition “Science and Village”   20-22 August 2016. Karnataka Science and Technology Promotion Society – KSTeP, Government of Karnataka   80 150


  • Coaching classes for KSET/NET Examination
  • Extension of assistance to UG Physics for Academic and Co curricular activities
  • Organizing Seminar/Workshop/Special lectures
  • Student Seminar  class  in the Curriculum
  • Experimental learning 
  • Students visit to national facility and Research centre  - MICROTRON Centre, Mangalore, CFTRI, Mysuru, University of Mysore, Mysuru
  • Encouraging students to use more of e-learning resources – MIT lectures
  • Encouraging Students to participate in special lectures/ Seminars / symposium/ conferences/ Workshops
  • Encouraging Students to attend intercollegiate debate competitions, quiz competitions and science exhibitions.