IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICS
The study of matter, energy and their interactions - is an international enterprise, which plays a key role in the future progress of humankind. The support of physics education and research in all countries is important because:
Physics is an exciting intellectual adventure that inspires young people and expands the frontiers of our knowledge about Nature.
Physics generates fundamental knowledge needed for the future technological advances that will continue to drive the economic engines of the world.
Physics contributes to the technological infrastructure and provides trained personnel needed to take advantage of scientific advances and discoveries.
Physics is an important element in the education of chemists, engineers and computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences.
Physics extends and enhances our understanding of other disciplines, such as the earth, agricultural, chemical, biological, and environmental sciences, plus astrophysics and cosmology - subjects of substantial importance to all peoples of the world.
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.
In summary for all these reasons, physics is an essential part of the educational system and of an advanced society. We therefore urge all governments to seek advice from physicists and other scientists on matters of science policy and to be supportive of the science of physics. This support can take many forms such as national programmes to improve physics at all levels of educational system.
1. History of the Department
The Department of Physics was established in the year 1970 in this college. The college was under private management till 3rd April, 1981. It was taken over by the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 04th April, 1981.
In the year 1996, this college was bifurcated into
(a) Nehru Memorial Government Degree College and
(b) Government Junior College
Out of Four lecturer posts, two posts were shifted to Government Junior college. During the academic year 2008-09 “B.Sc. Computers” was introduced as restructured course with Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science as combination. At present, the Department offering the B.Sc., Course with two Groups (MPC and MPCs). During the past five years, the Department Served by
With the increase of strength year by year the equipment is purchased and labs are increased in number. The Department has 2 Laboratories with well equipped equipments and Departmental Library with adequacy of books.
The Department has taken up some of the additional curriculum programmes like Guest Lectures, Extension Lectures, Field Trips, Group Discussions and Quiz’s to enrich the student knowledge. The Department also provides the study projects to merit students and conduct the student seminars to improve their presentation skills. The Department is also giving additional coaching for students to get the admission into M.Sc., (PHYSICS) Course conducted by various universities.
The faculty of the Department encourages the students to design and construct the live projects such as Periscope, Kaleidoscope, Rocket models, Electronic Experiments, Extension Boxes etc. Study material, Previous Question Papers and Question Bank supplied to the students to get the good marks in the exams.
The motto of the Department is to inculcate the interest on physics and to enrich the knowledge of the students.