P.G.Department of Physics



P.G.Department of Physics

About P.G.Department of Physics

"All of physics is either impossible or trivial. It is impossible until you understand it, and then it becomes trivial." by ERNEST RUTHERFORD

The Department of Physics at General Shiv Dev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College was established in 1960 with an ambition to pursue high-level teaching methodologies in advanced areas of Experimental & Theoretical Physics, and interdisciplinary areas of Science & Technology. Initially college campus was situated in Shri. Dukhniwaran Sahib (Patiala) but later in 1972, Physics department was shifted to the present campus. During session 2011-12, under the guidance and vision of Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal of college,  Post Graduate Physics Department was established.  Currently, Department is supervised by Dr. Arvind Sabharwal as Head of the Department of Physics.

Faculty members had worked very hard to establish the Physics laboratory (Mechanics, Optics, Nuclear, Thermal & electronics) with numerous equipments as per the new syllabus and guidelines suggested by New educational Policy (NEP). The department is covered under Star College strengethning scheme by DBT, Govt of India.  

Physics Department offers two undergrauate courses alongwith one post graduate course.

  • M.Sc Physics (Physics)
  • B.Sc (Non-Medical)
  • B.Sc (Honors) in Physics 

The mission of the department of Physics is to provide high quality teaching and learning experience through these programs. The department is committed to achieve excellence in research in diverse areas of pure and applied physics.

Teaching Excellence: Excellence in teaching has always been one of the main imperatives of the department. It periodically reviews and redesigns existing courses and introduces new courses and programs geared towards current research and industry. It explores new dimensions in teaching and learning and uses various platforms and methodologies. The department is always in the continuing process of strengthening the existing programs.

Research Excellence: The faculty members of the department carry out research in almost all the major areas of Physics such as experimental to theoretical aspects of Quantum computation, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Fabrication and Experimental Techniques).  The department is now vigorously scaling up its research activity and giving more visibility to it. The volume of research publications in peer reviewed journals of repute has been increasing steadily. Regular visits of experts from Academia and industry for technical and popular talks add to the vibrant academic culture of collaboration and sharing. The Department organizes national and international conferences from time to time. 

Faculty Leadership in Administration: The faculty members of the department make significant contribution to administrative leadership and various institute activities and initiatives.

The P.G Department of Physics came out with five well equipped laboratories with latest instruments for M.Sc. and B.Sc students. These are

  • Electronics Lab
  • Optics lab
  • Nuclear Physics lab
  • Mechanics lab
  • Thermal lab

The major instruments in the lab are Dual beam Oscilloscope, Nuclear Counter, NaI (Tl) Scintillation detector and Michelson Interferometer.




P.G.Department of Physics
Dr. Arvind Sabharwal
Assistant Professor

M.Sc (Physics), Ph.D (Nuclear & Radiation Physics), Post-Doc (UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari) & Head, Department of Physics

Dr. Supriya Goyal
Assistant Professor


Dr. Varinderjit Kaur
Assistant Professor


Dr. Kirandeep Sandhu
Assistant Professor

PhD in Nuclear Physics

Dr. Kamalpreet
Assistant Professor


Dr. Sandeep Kaur
Assistant Professor


Dr. Maitreyee Mukherjee
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Post Doc

Ms. Bhawna Tanwar
Assistant Professor


Mr. Amandeep
Assistant Professor


P.G.Department of Physics
PG Courses

Masters in Physics (Pure Physics)

Master in Physics programme at P.G department of Physics, Khalsa College, Patiala is a two-year full-time programme. In the M.Sc Physics course, students can learn about various topics associated with the concepts of Physics like Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Electronics, Electrodynamics, Condensed Matter Physics etc. The entire course is the combination of the academic curriculum, laboratories, thesis and projects. 

Programme Outcomes

  •  Understanding the basic concepts of Physics particularly concepts in Classical mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Electrodynamics and Electronics to appreciate how diverse phenomena observed in nature follow from a small set of fundamental laws.
  •  Learn to carry out experiments in basic as well as certain advanced areas of Physics such as Nuclear physics, Electronics and Lasers.
  • A research oriented learning that develops analytical and integrative problem-solving approaches.
UG Courses

Bachelor in Science (B.Sc Non medical)

B.Sc. in Non-Medical is a 3-year bachelor level program.  The B.Sc programme aim to provide a strong conceptual knowledge and application skills in the domain of science field and to construct a strong foundational grounding in core subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Computer Application.

Programme Outcomes

  • Physics graduate can find ample career openings both in public as well as private sector enterprises; also can apply for all government jobs as graduation is the basic qualification. 
  • One can find various opportunities in governmental organizations like DRDO, VSSC, ISRO, SSPL, BARC, etc.
  • They are also recruited in space research centers and in research laboratories.

Bachelor in Science (Honors) (B.Sc Honors Physics)

B.Sc Physics is a 3-year undergraduate course that deals with the fundamentals of Physics and its different properties like energy or force. This course aims to provide the aspirants with the foundation knowledge possible for a Science-based career. 

Programme Outcomes

  •  To understand the concepts and significance of the various physical phenomena
  • To apply the theories learnt and the skills acquired to solve real time problems.
  • To acquire a wide range of problem solving skills, both analytical and technical and to apply them.
  • This course introduces students to the methods of experimental physics. Emphasis will be given on laboratory techniques specially the importance of accuracy of measurements.
  •  Providing a hands-on learning experience such as in measuring the basic concepts in properties of matter, heat, optics, electricity and electronics.

Certificate Couse (Three Months)

  •  Solar PhotoVoltaic System Design & Installation 


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