One day Regional level programme
"Experiencing Physics Through Experiments"

November 3, 2016

To make Physics understandable, perceivable and enjoyable, so that at least some of the students can make it a passion, the Department of Physics, St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore organized a one day Regional level programme - "Experiencing Physics Through Experiments" trying to bring in innovations in learning on Thursday 3 November 2016 under Star College Scheme, DBT New Delhi.

The programme was inaugurated in the morning of November 3, 2016 at 9.30 AM in the Audio-Visual Room, Veronica Block, St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore. Dr. Noeline J Pinto HOD & Associate Professor in Botany, St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore was the Chief Guest and Sr. Dr. M Jeswina A.C, Principal of the College presided over the inaugural programme. .Prof Mariola C Pinto, Coordinator of the workshop welcomed the Dignitaries, Participants and the Guests and explained the purpose and the background of the workshop. Dr. Noeline J Pinto expressed her appreciation of the efforts made by Physics Department of the College towards Physics Education and stressed the importance of science in our life. Sr. Dr. M Jeswina A.C inspired the students to make science as their future course of study. Sr. M Evet Priya A.C rendered vote of thanks. Ms. Carol compered the inaugural programme.

Morning session of the programme was conducted by .Prof Mariola C Pinto, by explaining various aspects of Physics through animations. Afternoon, Laboratory session was conducted, wherein different experiments in Physics were explained and demonstrated. Eye-catching experiments were made available to participating students to get hands-on experience in Physics

The valedictory session was conducted in the evening at 4 PM. Sr. Dr. M Vanessa A.C presided over the valedictory session. The participants expressed their extreme satisfaction on what they got academically. Many of them expressed that they have rediscovered themselves. All of them showed determination to work hard in Physics and continue keen interest in Physics. Certificates of participation were distributed to mark the closing of the ceremony. Ms. Zaakiya welcomed the gathering, Ms. Shruthi rendered vote of thanks and Ms. Sapna compered the evening session

Physics - Papers Offered

Semester Course Code Paper No Title of the Paper No. of hours/ week Credits
I PHY 101.2 I Mathematical Physics, Properties of Materials and Relativity 4 2
PHY 151.1   Practical I 3 2
II PHY 201.2 II Mechanics and Thermal Physics 4 2
PHY 251.1   Practical II 3 2
III PHY 301.1 III Acoustics & Optics 4 2
PHY 351.1   Practical III 3 2
IV PHY 401.2 IV Electromagnetism & Current Electricity 4 2
PHY 451.1   Practical IV 3 2
V PHY 501.1 V Spectroscopy & Quantum Physics 3 3
PHY 502.2 VI Solid State Physics 3 3
PHY 551.1   Practical V 4 2
VI PHY 601.1 VII Electronics 3 3
PHY 602.3 VIII Nuclear Physics 3 3
PHY 651.3/ PHY 651.4   Practical VI 4 2

Physics, one of the oldest academic disciplines of natural science, aids us in our understanding of how the universe behaves and this alone should suffice in establishing its increased importance in the contemporary world wherein the analysis of nature seems to be the dire need of the hour. This, however, cannot make us overlook the significance of Physics in new technologies. Products such as television, computers, domestic appliances and nuclear weapons which have dramatically transformed modern-day society owe their existence to electromagnetism or nuclear physics. Our youth can understand and appreciate their inheritance of the universe where they study Physics as an academic discipline.

In the three major systems, we have two combinations with Physics.

  • Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Physics, Mathematics and Statistics

The college attained the Autonomous Status in the year 2007-2008 and was recognized for "Potential for Excellence". The department was given Rupees 5 lakhs for infrastructure development during the year. Using the CPE grant, the Physics laboratory was upgraded with LCD projector, computer with printer, furniture and equipment like GM counter and Hall Effect unit during the year 2007-2008. The LCD projector was extensively used for conducting class seminars, tutorials and Physics quizzes. The staff as well as students made use of it for presentations.
UGC grant money of Rupees one lakh was utilized for upgrading the laboratory by purchasing equipment for mechanics experiments of I B.Sc students during the year 2008-2009 and an amount of Rs.4.75 lakhs was utilized for woodwork like cupboards and tables for keeping the equipment in the laboratory during the year 2009-2010.

Name : Mariola C Pinto
Department : PHYSICS
Designation:Associate Professor and HOD
Qualification:M.Sc, PGDCA

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
4th and 5th February 2016 International Conference on Human Rights Education For Social Work Practices School of Social works Roshni Nilaya Mangalore Participant
5th and 6th February 2016 National Seminar on Quality Initiatives in Higher Education with a special Focus on Women's Education St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
8th August 2015 National Symposium on Recent Advances in Photonics Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, MIT, Manipal University Manipal Participant
17th and 18th July 2014 National Conference on Current Trends in Scientific Research for Engineering St. Joseph's Engineering college,Mangalore Participant
30th and 31st Jan 2013 National Two days workshop on Geoinformatics for natural resource management NITK,Surathkal,Mangalore Participant
16th and 17th September 2011 National Conference on Current advancement in Physical Science Research and its Applications GovindaDasa College Surathkal, DK Participant
16th and 17th December 2011 National Seminar on Recent Trends in Communication Milagres College Kallianpur, Udupi Participant
Name : Marina Lobo
Department : PHYSICS
Designation:Associate Professor

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
5th and 6th February 2016 National Global Biotechnology Summit, Celebrating Biotechnology: Destination India New Delhi Participant
17th& 18th July 2014 State Current Trends in Scientific Research for Engineering St. Josephs engineering college. Mangalore Participant
30th& 31st January 2013 Nation National Workshop on "Geoinformatics" for natural resource management NITK, Surathkal, Karnataka Participant
12th March 2012 Regional From the comprehensible to the in comprehensive - Revolutionary new path of modern holistic Physics NITK, Surathkal, Karnataka Participant
16th& 17th September 2011 National Current advancement in Physical Science Research and its Applications Govinda- Dasa College, Surathkal, Karnataka Participant
Name : Evet Priya Machado
Department : PHYSICS
Designation:Assistant Professor

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended

Date Level Title Place Participation Type
23.07.2016 State Recent advances in Photonics Manipal Participant

  • Physics Forum activity was conducted on 5h July 2017 by the 3rd Degree Physics students
  • Department of Physics conducted Guest Lecture on the topic 'Introduction to functional nano-structured materials and their characterisation' on 16th August 2017. Dr. Kishore Sridharan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics ,NITK, Mangalore was the Resource person
  • Department conducted Seminar Competition on 23rd August 2017. 13 students took part in the competition
  • Department conducted a Physics debate competition on 9 December 2017 in connection with the celebration of Science Fest After the prelims, 10 students participated in the event
Collage Competition
Guest Lecture
Visit To MIT, Manipal
Visit To MIT, Manipal
Seminar Competition
Physics Forum Activities
Physics Forum Activities